What is the Feldenkrais Method?

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Engineer and Physicist Moshe Feldenkrais founded The Feldenkrais Method to focus on the mind-body connection. It states that by moving the body in gentle and mindful ways, you develop a greater sense of self-awareness, understanding, and empathy for yourself as a whole.

The Feldenkrais Method claims awareness can come about through movement, so sessions involve gentle physical exercises, stretches, and mindfulness techniques. It can help you reconnect with your body and discover appreciation and respect for your physical being in ways that can inspire appreciation and respect for your whole self.

The Feldenkrais Method is technically an exercise approach, so traditionally, it doesn’t involve talk therapy. But you can use it simultaneously with other forms of counseling.

This approach might be specifically helpful for people recovering from injuries, who have experienced trauma, or who are interested in physical exercise. The Feldenkrais Method is said to improve mobility, flexibility, and coordination. These skills can lead to positive mental health changes. Movement can also create physical self-awareness, which can potentially lead to a more thorough understanding of thoughts and emotions.

Therapists Who Specialize in Using the Feldenkrais Method