Do you start each day knowing that you’ll spend some part of it in pain?

Living with chronic pain can be exhausting. You struggle to get through daily tasks, rarely have the energy to do the things you enjoy and get irritable with the people you love. Your pain leads to anxiety and stress, which in turn, make the pain even worse.

You're starting to feel despair and hope is one thing you want more of.


Hi! I’m Linda Natanagara.

With 20 years as a Feldenkrais practitioner, I can help you reduce or eliminate chronic pain.

How do I do this?

Feldenkrais practitioners are experts in using strategies for neuroplasticity, as outlined by Norman Doidge in his book, “The Brain's Way of Healing.” (pp 168-176)

Neuroplasticity means that your brain can make new connections. Sounds great, right? But sometimes, the strategies your brain comes up with can also be the ones that cause pain. The Feldenkrais Method uses the principles of neuroplasticity to help rewire our brains in ways that reduce chronic pain. That’s way simplified, but it’s a place to begin.

I see clients for individual sessions in my home office in Monmouth County NJ. I also teach workshops about improving posture, reducing stress, sleeping better as well as strategies for back, neck and shoulder pain.

If you’re still reading, let’s find a time to talk. Please fill out the contact form and let’s set up an initial call to discuss the possibility of working together.

I’ll ask you a lot of questions. You can share with me the struggles you’ve been having. I will listen and consider everything you tell me.

If it feels like we are on the same page, we’ll set up an initial appointment to meet.

To read more about what a Feldenkrais practitioner does, click on this link— What Does a Feldenkrais Practitioner Do?


To read an excerpt from that blog post, of how I work with people, or to read more about chronic pain, please scroll below the contact form. 


Below, I’ve listed four fundamental approaches I use during a Feldenkrais session. Together, we will find the combination that is specific to your needs. 

The four fundamentals are

  • Quiet your nervous system (reduce inflammation) with breath education, and supportive touch.
  • Develop the skill of paying attention to how you move.
  • Learn the basics of better body mechanics – counterbalance, reversibility, lift and uninterrupted breath.
  • Do the homework.

To read the entire blog post, click here to read, “What Does a Feldenkrais Practitioner Do?”

If you want to know more about chronic pain and how the Feldenkrais Method is different from a traditional approach, please keep reading.

Chronic pain is complicated and you’re not imagining it. I’m talking about back pain, shoulder pain, hip joint pain, neck pain, foot pain that returns no matter how faithful you are to various therapies. You may have pain after medical images show that an injury has healed. You may have had surgery only to find that you still have pain.

I don’t recommend running to the doctor for every troublesome ache or pain—There is much we can do on our own, once we know how. But, please, support your own health by finding a physician you trust and getting the check-ups you need to ensure a clean bill of physiological health.

Did you know that medical imaging can overdiagnose injury?  Many people who feel just fine will often show damage on an mri. To learn more about that, click here.   Even “slipped discs” and other seemingly chronic conditions can get better without surgery when given the conditions for healing.

The problem is that the traditional medical approach arose in the industrial age when doctors compared the body to a machine with moving parts. The “body as a machine” approach can short-change your healing potential and keep you in a cycle of pain and one-size-fits all therapies. You are a living, breathing, changing and, most importantly, changeable entity.

As a Feldenkrais practitioner, I can help you access the potential of your brain to change the way you move. You will discover your particular strategies for carrying tension and learn to un-do old movement patterns, the ones that contribute to pain. 

When you do that, you are on the road to reclaiming your life. The approaches we use in the Feldenkrais Method always take into account your individual experience. Rather than treating you like a protocol, I will treat you like a person. If you’ve read this far, let’s talk. These are just a few comments I’ve received from clients the past few years —

(If you've liked what you've read, scroll back up and fill in the contact form. I'd love to talk to you.)

“I just want to say hello and thank you so much for helping me with my back, in particular. I have been feeling so much better, thanks to you” . . .  MJB

“. . . . First year, of many, that I’ve had this vacation with no pain. Thanks to you!”  G

“. . . . There is something so unconditional in your touch that I am able to just let go, even if it is only for a short while.”  H

“For the first time in a long time, at this moment, I am completely pain free.”  Jm

“I feel like a little genius.”  V
(while figuring out how to coordinate turning head and shoulders)

“Hello. Just wanted to thank you yesterday for my wonderful and much-needed session. Your listening ear helped me to refuel and refocus…for whatever is thrown my way. I got this!!! Thank you again for all You Do and The Manner In Which You Do It!!!”  V