Opening the Plane of Possibilities with Mindful Movement

Interpersonal Neurobiology the Feldenkrais Way
By Donna Ray, M.A.

“Donna did an excellent job of demonstrating how she integrates IPNB,
Feldenkrais and Psychotherapy in this paper.”
Dan Siegel, MD

The Feldenkrais Method (FM) is named for its founder, the late Russian-born physicist, engineer, judo teacher, and inventor, Moshe Feldenkrais, Ph.D. Feldenkrais wrote five books describing his revolutionary neurosomatic training methods, […]

By |February 11th, 2015|Creative|0 Comments

Recovery from Pain & Injury, The Feldenkrais Way

An Interview by Donna Ray on Recovery from Pain & Injury, The Feldenkrais Way
Donna Ray, Feldenkrais Practitioner, and Anne Frankl, a student of Donna’s, dialogued about Feldenkrais and how it helps with recovery from injury and pain.
Donna – Anne, how and when did you learn about Feldenkrais?

Anne – About a year ago—I had been seeing […]

By |January 17th, 2015|Creative|0 Comments

Perspectives on anxiety

Perspectives on Anxiety by Donna Ray, M.A., M.F.T.

Anxiety shows itself in many ways. When people remember traumatic events like a car accident or loss of a loved one, at the moment of recollection there can be an overwhelming sense of reliving the experience, muscles tighten up, posture and breathing change and the fear or anxious […]

By |January 16th, 2015|Creative|0 Comments

Case of Christi

Case of Christi by Donna Ray, M.A., M.F.T.

Introduction A beautiful, curly headed, blond, blue-eyed, five-year-old girl was brought to my office by her mother. She was the younger of two girls, both adopted. Her older sister was nine years of age. The mother described the girls as different as night and day, the first being […]

By |January 15th, 2015|Creative|0 Comments

Healing sciatica using the Feldenkrais Method

Healing Sciatica using the Feldenkrais Method® By Greg Dennis

Many people turn to the Feldenkrais Method for relief from conditions that have not been healed by other methods. One such condition is sciatica, a chronic pain in the buttock and leg that is caused by pressure upon the sciatic nerve.

Among those who have found tremendous relief […]

By |January 12th, 2015|Creative|0 Comments

Cerebral palsy and the Feldenkrais Method

Cerebral Palsy and the Feldenkrais Method® By Greg Dennis

The Feldenkrais Southern California Movement Institute and its practitioners have experience and success using the Feldenkrais Method® with people of all ages who have cerebral palsy. This work includes both the hands-on method of Functional Integration® lessons, and teaching people with CP through Awareness Through Movement® classes.

The […]

By |January 11th, 2015|Design|0 Comments


Breathing by Mark Reese, Ph.D.

Together with the beating of the heart, breathing is life’s most continuous muscular action, sustaining us from birth to death. The connection between spirit and respiration reflects how closely breathing is associated with the essence of life. It is therefore not surprising that breathing has captured people’s imaginations perhaps more than […]

By |January 10th, 2015|Creative|0 Comments

Aging Elegantly

Aging Elegantly by Mark Reese, Ph.D.

“Old age…begins with the self-imposed restrictions on forming new body patterns. First, one selects attitudes and postures to fit an assumed dignity and so rejects certain actions, such as sitting on the floor or jumping, which then soon become impossible to perform. The resumption and reintegration of even these simple […]

By |January 9th, 2015|Design, Videos|0 Comments

Moshé Feldenkrais’s Work with Movement – A Parallel Approach to Milton Erickson’s Hypnotherapy

Moshé Feldenkrais’s Work with Movement – A Parallel Approach to Milton Erickson’s Hypnotherapy by Mark Reese, Ph.D.

The work of Moshe Feldenkrais and Milton Erickson epitomizes mastery of the facilitation of human learning. On the surface their approaches are dissimilar: Feldenkrais works primarily in the physical domain of touch and movement, while Erickson worked primarily in […]

By |January 8th, 2015|Creative|0 Comments

About Moshé Feldenkrais and The Feldenkrais Method

About Moshé Feldenkrais and The Feldenkrais Method® by Mark Reese, Ph.D.

Moshé Feldenkrais was born in Russia in 1904 and emigrated to Palestine at the age of 13. Like many innovators, he came to his field by a circuitous route, weaving together numerous influences. As a young man, he was an excellent athlete, a soccer player […]

By |January 8th, 2015|Design|0 Comments