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Adapted Feldenkrais Principles: Mindful Awareness: Movement for Pain Care
Sat, June 24, 2017, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM BST
Adapted Feldenkrais Principles (AFP): Mindful Awareness: Movement for Pain Care
If you are a healthcare professional you will base your work on a model or framework. If you work in the field of pain management, you will be interested in many aspects of pain science including neuroscience & bio-psycho-social factors. When you introduce your patient to movement you want principles which fit with your thinking, movement which can be adapted to each patient and their presentation.
Format of the Day
1 The course starts with reviewing myths about pain and reframing pain through a lens of modern science.
2 Then we explore some movement science in relation to pain
3.Then we embark on the 6 Adapted Feldenkrais Principles
After this we go experiential, take the science & principles onto the floor lab working alone & in pairs.
In Feldenkrais, we use movement to gently & safely explore whole person self-use so we learn to do what we want.
"Moshe Feldenkrais was one of the first Neuroplasticians' (Norman Doige The Brain's Way of Healing 2015). As early as 1949, Feldenkrais wrote that the brain could form new neural pathways to organize the brain to fit with the surroundings. Modern research supports that brain & system activity is neuroplastic and can change and we can learn through our whole life.
Listen to a Sample Lesson Here
VENUE: Sulham Village Hall This hall has an excellent floor, is quiet and tucked away. There is NO public transport but it is a beautiful space with parking. Bring some food for lunch. Postcode RG7 4DD
Who are you?
This one day introductory course is for practitioners. You are very welcome to come along if you are a clinician and work with people who have persistent chronic & recurrent pain or maybe you have pain and want to move through life in a different way.
What is it?
The course brings into your awareness the 6 Adapted Feldenkrais Principles which are at core to the work I do. These can be can be mapped across to use with health & wellbeing issues. The principles presented are underpinned by modern science, some science will be introduced on the day, but the aim is make the day enjoyable play & system learning.
The course will be mainly practical experiential floorwork so you leave with some phenomenological knowledge, understanding & experience.
There will be some morning classroom style training in applicable pain & science. Practitioners who want to learn more and who are interested in using Adapted Feldenkrais in their clinical practice can progress to complete a certification.
A Little Bit More...
If you've not experienced Feldenkrais work before then you may be as surprised as I was when I first came across this work back in 1990. "Moshe Feldenkrais was one of the first Neuroplasticians' Norman Doige The Brain's Way of Healing 2015. As early as 1949, Feldenkrais wrote that the brain could form new neural pathways to organize the brain to fit with the surroundings. New ways of researching brain & system activity studies have confirmed that our system has great neuroplasticity and we can continue to change and learn through our whole life.
It's probably easier to describe what the movement work is not like. No other movement work is presented like the Feldenkrais Method. The atmosphere is a class is gentle with calm, encouraging verbal directions. The mode of class delivery is unique, trainers use their voice tone, word patterns, spacing and encourage exploration and safe novel fun movement sequences.
Often, we start on the laboratory of the floor especially with new students, but over time we progress and take the work into function and improving performance & skill.
I’ve trained this work for over 18 years, my role is to assist you to learn new skills and assist you to make subtle change to the maps in your brain & nervous system.
Under my guidance, you will harness your system's ability to change. Discoveries can lead to you becoming more confident, mature, integrated and aware. As you become more organised so does your ability to self-manage your pain and the pain of others.
There are no contraindications, no client group is excluded, everybody can learn & change. During my decades as a HCPC Registered Physiotherapist thousands of people have sought my help. Many suffer from pain, neurological & orthopaedic problems that restrict their potential. Since 1994 I've been using Feldenkrais Principles in my clinical work and it has changed my practice. In addition, as a certified coach, hypno-psychotherapist & Trainer in Neuro-Linguistics my practice integrates psychological processes.
Listen to some Short Lessons.
If this has tickled your interest and you are wanting to try something new, then come and join us. If you are not sure or have questions then send me a message, email and I will give you a call.
What do I Wear and Bring?
During the day, you will spend time on the research lab of the floor.
Bring mats, pillows, duvets for your own comfort, wear loose comfortable stretch trouser & tops clothing and be prepared to get down to the floor. A single raised wide table will be available on the day for one course participant who cannot get down to the floor. This will need to be reserved so please enquire before you book.
Bring some food for lunch
You are welcome to book if you work & fee earn as a movement & bodywork therapist, personal trainer, AHP, Doctor and your client base includes individuals with pain. You get a CPD certificate, notes and your attendance counts towards future courses
Number of course participant’s maximum of 10
NB: On the day, you will be asked to confirm that you will not carry out any recording, take photographs, videos, tweet etc. You will be asked to agree to maintain confidentiality and not disclose any personal or private data revealed by any other course participate
The course is run by Jill Wigmore-Welsh MSc HCPC Physiotherapist, Hypno-Psychotherapist, Level 7 Achievement Coach and a Trainer in Neuro-Linguistic-Programming
She began studying Feldenkrais movement in 1992 and from 1994-1999, she completed the four year IFF Certified Feldenkrais Method Teacher training, post-graduation she has also completed advanced training in Bones-For-Life & The Trilogy.
A single raised wide table will be available on the day for one course participant who cannot get down to the floor. This will need to be reserved so please enquire before you book.
NB: On the day you will be asked to confirm that you will not carry out any recording, take photographs, videos, tweet etc. You will be asked to agree to maintain confidentiality and not disclose any personal or private data revealed by any other course participate
The course is run by Jill Wigmore-Welsh MSc HCPC Physiotherapist
Hypno-Psychotherapist, Level 7 Achievement Coach, Trainer in Neuro-Linguistic-Programming
IFF Certified Teacher Feldenkrais Method & Bones-For-Life.