Our human bodies know how to heal.
As organisms, we seek balance. This ability was built into your system before you were born. You can return to it—It’s your birthright.
But how do you get there after you feel as if you’ve tried everything to emerge from chronic pain, chronic injury and anxiety?
Welcome to the Feldenkrais Method.
Chronic pain is complicated, no doubt. There isn’t a quick fix, but there is a path. The path is called The Feldenkrais Method. It’s a scientifically sound path that you can trust—A potent path that puts the reins for improvement in your hands.
Does this sound too good to be true and you wonder why haven’t you heard of it? That is a valid question, and a discussion for another day (Which I am happy to have when I see you!).
Rest assured, this method has been working for almost 100 years, there are thousands of practitioners around the world and tens of thousands of people who include Feldenkrais Movement practices into their lives so they are not sidelined by chronic pain.
Most of us are familiar with “stretch-and-strengthen” protocols. But when things go wrong, when the injury and pain just won’t quit, we need something that works on a deeper level, a nervous system level.
That’s because chronic pain is created by your brain to keep you safe. Part of the solution to chronic pain is a nervous system approach—changing your brain, in addition to any a tissue-based approaches (massage, ultrasound etc). Tissue based approaches are powerful, but they are only part of the story.
And that’s the magic sauce. The Feldenrkais Method is powerful at a nervous system level.
If you’re familiar with the terms Nervous System Regulation, Vagal Tone, Neuroplasticity, Somatic education – This is it. And it is the best thing out there to shift away from low expectations, attend to your living, moving body and reclaim your vitality.
You can do this and I will help you.
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.
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To read the entire blog post, click here to read, “What Does a Feldenkrais Practitioner Do?”
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