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Moshe Feldenkrais, neuroplasticity and the Feldenkrais Method®

The 11 Principles Behind the Method, Movement, Learning and Optimal Function

Recently  I’ve been reading and rereading Norman Doidge’s new book on this subject, titled “The Brain’s Way of Healing Itself”, studying it, as it discusses what I work with on a daily basis and thus provides me with an opportunity to study as well as reflect on how I work with, think about and understand the Method and its many implications.

After giving us a background on Moshe Feldenkrais and depicting the origins of the Method, the author comes to discuss the “Core Principles” Moshe employed in his revolutionary new method: after all, we can consider him the first “neuroplastician”, way before the term neuroplasticity was even coined.

I read through the chapter and I knew my interest was really piqued: Continue reading


The Brain’s Way of Healing

This is the “sequel” to Norman Doidge’s best selling book on neuroplasticity, “The Brain That Changes Itself”, truly discovering the healing power and potential of our brains. It is a proof of how, due to the very nature of the brain,  it has the ability to change its own structure and function and therefore the ability to overcome and repair damaged and lost function in the process.

It dedicates two full chapters to  the Feldenkrais Method(R), a remarkable modality, using the principle of neuroplasticity in practice to help people recover lost physical and mental function, as well as optimize what they currently possess.  Highly recommended!