I have two hats on when I'm working with individuals. The first hat is a Sherlock Holmes one; the Feldenkrais Method inspires curiosity and an openness to see what unfolds between the client and practitioner, and we unravel the mystery together. As awareness of our movement improves so too does our balance, ease and overall sense of well-being.
When our history contains accident, injury and trauma, it's often challenging to come out of a protective pattern in our movement which at one point helped us to feel safe in the world. This is where Somatic Experiencing can be so useful. This is a body-oriented approach to trauma. It's based on the realization that human beings have an innate ability to overcome the effects of trauma, and they can return to a greater sense of aliveness.
The other hat is of a tour guide. As I teach groups or work with individuals, I get to take people on one of the most exotic explorations possible; their own self.
The Feldenkrais Method and Somatic Experiencing dovetail well to guide a person to greater agility, resiliency and sense of well-being.
Being in one's own body can be enjoyable.
Vicki Robinson, LMP MFA
Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (GCFP)
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP)