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Movement Made Effortless: based on the Feldenkrais Method, a kinaesthetic movement education system of learning. 

The Australian Feldenkrais Guild has just announced the Feldenkrais Communication Competition winners. 

Congratulations go to Julieta Mateo-Vitale and Shona Lee who are joint winners for both the Video and Photo categories. 

View their work presenting aspects of the Feldenkrais Method. View the videos https://youtu.be/YOMYJd6Nnzk and https://youtu.be/XqyFaKoryi4. T
he photos will be available in the gallery on the AFG website 'www.feldenkrais.org.au' soon .

Free Movement Assessments in October & November

During November I am offering a limited number of free no obligation movement assessments based on the Feldenkrais /Child'Space Method.

I am willing to make space to meet with parent(s) to talk about any concerns you might have about your child's movement development, and to give advice and guidance where applicable.

Assessments will be at the Abbotsford Convent in the WellBeing Centre Studio C1.51. on Friday or Saturday.

To book your assessment contact Louise by phone or email: 0415 494 539 / lrothols@melbpc.org.au


Update

In May 2017, Louise completed training in the Child'Space Method for Developmental Monitoring developed by Israeli Feldenkrais Trainer Dr. Chava Shelhav. Child'Space supports and nurtures a child's learning during the period of development from birth to independent walking. The method's strategies focus on learning by providing functional opportunities. This makes Child'Spaces applicable to all babies and children - from the spectrum of typical development to special needs children.

Child'Space uses touch, movement and sensory mapping in a respectful learning 'space' and works at the child's 'pace' so as not to overwhelm the learning process. The method also guides parents in the language of early development and encourages parents to observe their child's individuality. Sessions begin from where the child is developmentally and aim to assist in filling in any functional gaps that emerge as missing ingredients in the developmental process. For more details go to childspacemethod.com

A "Let's Begin Moving" introductory package consists of 3 lessons and is designed for children who are new to the method. 

To book a series of lessons, please email lrothols@melbpc.org.au or phone 0415 494 539

Feldenkrais and Anat Baniel Method Brochure

2015

ABC Radio National broadcast 'Feldenkrais for Dummies' on the Body Sphere program on Sunday, February 8th.

You can download this program podcast on the RN website http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bodysphere/

It's well worth a listen if you are interested to learn more about the Feldenkrais Method.
 

2014

Michael Cann's video 'How Does Feldenkrais Help People?' now available on YouTube.

See this informative and entertaining three minute video.


Practice Locations

Movement Made Effortless operates from the following locations:
 
Hawthorn East and WellBeing Studio, Abbotsford Convent Individual lessons by appointment

WellBeing at the Abbotsford Convent 

KASA Crystal Healing Centre, 125 Edgevale Road, Kew 

Workshops, group ATMs and individual lessons

Awareness Through Movement lessons

Next Awareness Through Movement series starts Nov 6 - Nov 27 (4 lessons)

Lessons in Moving into East and Comfort flyer: DETAILS on KASA Facebook

For more details contact Louise on 0415 494 539


See the Group Lessons Page for more information.
 

Individual Movement Lessons - A Non-invasive Learning Process

In particular, Movement Made Effortless©supports children to become better and happier learners through lessons using 'natural movement' that acknowledges where that person may be needing support and assistance to move on using minimal effort.

For young and old, the development of movement skills forms a solid basis for learning and is necessary for daily life.

In the case of developing children, transitional steps or finding ways to move out of one stage and into the next can sometimes be a challenge. In a Movement Made Effortless lesson, the practitioner observes how a child moves and looks for easier pathways and functional movement options. The lessons provide this learning interaction through play, gentle touch and discrete handling.

When the child senses a clearer way of moving, a connection is made in the brain. As a result, appropriate development can emerge with minimal effort. The child is encouraged to move without strain, to relax and have fun through self-discovery and slow movement. The child learns to combine 'thinking-sensing-moving' to be able to stay involved and attentive in the learning process.

To affect how we move is immediate. The neurology of the human system and the plasticity of the brain are tuned into our thinking, feeling and moving. When movement quality improves, this potentiates change in any of the cognitive areas involved in perception of what we are doing. Hence, experiencing and understanding movement differently makes a difference to physical and therefore, brain organisation.

More learning options become available which is important for ongoing emotional and physical growth. Lessons also focus on such areas as the visual-motor, oral-motor, auditory-processing and balance systems and their impact on language, sensory and motor development. 

Those who can benefit include newborns and older dealing with learning difficulties and/or auditory processing issues, developmental delays, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, stroke, torticollis, brachial plexus injury, agenesis of the corpus callosum, undiagnosed or other neurological conditions.  

This work is also highly beneficial for adults who are seeking to improve their quality of movement or wishing to overcome patterns associated with previous injury.  

Movement Made Effortless combines the Feldenkrais Method™, Anat Baniel Method™ for Children with Special Needs, M.O.R.E. Method (Motor-Oral-Respiratory-Eyes) and Integrated Listening System™ program  - integrative systems that work by directly speaking to the brain stimulating neurological connections that unlock the potential for movement and the capacity for lifelong learning.

For more information about how this approach could benefit you or your child, please contact me on lrothols@melbpc.org.au

Louise Rothols - Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner M.A.F.G. (Melbourne, Australia), Child'Space Method Practitioner, ABM for Children Practitioner, iLs Professional

                                               

 


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