PHILOSOPHY AND VALUES
I have a long-standing, vital Feldenkrais practice working with individuals, groups and communities. I love the intelligence behind Feldenkrais work and how it continues to be so relevant to contemporary life, particularly as it is essentially the embodiment of neuroplasticity. I consider it an exquisite tool for lifelong learning, enabling people to adapt, change and become more centered, authentic and vibrant through their life.
I believe in empathy, being present-centred, establishing a transparent relationship and supporting clients through their learning process. I have a gift in seeing the potential possibilities in people. I retain my conviction for a person's ability to generate choice and change for themselves no matter how complex and difficult their situation is.
Recent advancements in brain mapping have shown the brain is malleable or plastic, called neuroplasticity, and can change itself and adapt, whatever the condition, age or stage in life. Often a person becomes convinced that change is not possible, particularly when there is a very strong diagnostic label and the condition may be long-standing or attributed to ageing. Neuroplasticity and Feldenkrais concepts have shown that change is ALWAYS possible. Neurons can reprogram themselves and new brain paths and maps are created daily. The implications of this can lead people to unforeseen and sometimes rapid improvement, hope and greater autonomy.
My practice's core beliefs are to meet someone where they are, make contemporary concepts clear and offer the work in a quiet systematic manner that leads people to engage with the essential elements of the Feldenkrais Methodology and practice.
Skills include my ability to empathise, very close observation and analysis of complex body, mind and emotional patterns i.e. pattern detection. With 40 years of experience and a physiotherapy background, my hands are fine tuned to the intricacies of the human body.
I have an equal love for science and art contributing to human potential.
I like to keep abreast of research and experts in the scientific, particularly neuroscience, arts and movement sectors to refresh my practice and adapt to new discoveries.