• Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich endorses the Feldenkrais Method®

    Ever wondered what scientists think of the Feldenkrais Method®? Check out this great video interview with neuroscientist Dr. Michael Merzenich, PhD–former professor at the University of California a San Francisco (UCSF), creator of BrainHQ online brain-learning software, and author of Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life. He explains how the brain […]

  • How trying harder can hold you back

    Imagine while parking your car, you suddenly feel a “crunch.” Oops! You hit a parking meter! Now, once you realized this, would you continue to go in the same direction, thinking “well, if I accelerate hard enough, I’ll be able to get through this obstacle”? And then if it didn’t work the second time, would you keep […]

  • Two Ways to Train Your Proprioception

    In a previous post, we talked about what Proprioception is, and why it’s important. (Click here to catch up.) Today we’re going to talk about how to train your proprioceptive sense. Why bother training your proprioception? I mean, we automatically have a sense of ourselves in space, right? Well…. Yes and No. Some people struggle […]

  • How improving your posture improves your Self-Confidence

    Giving an important presentation? Have an important job interview? Feeling a bit insecure in some social setting?   Watch social psychologist Amy Cuddy explain how just two minutes of changing your posture can improve your self-confidence, decrease your stress hormones, and lead to greater speaking “presence.”  

  • Interview on “The Heart of Healing”

    Check out my interview on “The Heart of Healing” on Blog Talk Radio. Hosted by Tom Fuld. We talk about some of my past occupations (Pilates instructor, sound technician on Broadway, etc), and how my diverse career journey shaped my thinking, and my current commitment to helping others live a healthier, pain-free life. The episode expires on Dec […]

  • It’s “International Day of People with Disability”: Celebrate their NORMALness!

    I just found out that today is International Day of People with Disability. While it’s true that I do enjoy helping “disabled” children learn to unlock their body’s best potential, today I wanted to share a short TED Talk by a comedian who requests to be viewed as she sees herself–as a surprisingly Normal, unremarkable […]

  • Constructive Fidgeting Video

    “Constructive Fidgeting for Self-Management” Transcript: Hi, I’m Amber Adams and I teach children how to manage their strong physical or emotional sensations using a system called the Feldenkrais Method®. This workshop is called “Constructive Fidgeting for Self-Management.” If children are unable to manage their own strong emotions, it’s very difficult for them to focus or learn, or get along with […]

  • Improving Meltdowns, Tantrums and Emotional Overwhelm

    What causes meltdowns and tantrums? Every child has them as part of their learning and growing process, yet some children seem to be subject to more intense outbursts than their peers, or continue to have them beyond the “normal” age. The ability to gain control of bodily functions, manage powerful emotions, and maintain focus and […]

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    How to Increase Your Freedom Through Movement

    Happy Independence Day! This day is strongly associated with freedom… and for good reason. Regardless of your political convictions, it can’t be denied that U.S. citizens enjoy a great degree of external freedom. But what about our internal freedom? Today we’ll look at one of the most subtle destroyers of internal freedom: unconscious movement habits. But how could movement habits affect freedom?