April 5, 2017 at 11:24 am #37275
This is a great idea to get me back on the mountain and getting back to my own passion and projects
And it starts April 7th so I’m not too late!
I was all sad-face thinking “I don’t know what to do for this” but then I thought – yes I do, I want to do something that demonstrates this whole “hey you can reprogram your own movements/feldenkrais/neuroplasticity thing” – a month challenge sounds great and like others have said, good timing for me as well!
Will bimble over to the facebook live or wherever the coaching thing is going on these daysApril 5, 2017 at 11:39 am #37278
…..right, as I listen to the facebook live event I’m realising I’m still limiting myself to only ideas that are part of my business stuff, but actually want I really a want to do is animation. So maybe my 30 day is for creating a full animation to convey a message or a storyApril 5, 2017 at 2:39 pm #37323
Bradley MorrisMountain Guide@bradleytmorris
Ohhh fun. I love both ideas Catherine. Which one gets you THE MOST EXCITED? Do that one!!April 6, 2017 at 1:43 pm #37430
Animating Feldenkrais movements sounds like something I’d want to watch!
April 8, 2017 at 4:27 pm #37656
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As a fan of Feldenkrais and a long time martial artist and dance movement explorer…
I would love to see more bite sized specific ecourses out there about say healinng neck pain, or lower back issues or knees, etc.
I just signed up for GMB Fitness ecourse of core strength. I know a bunch about core strength and teach it but they offered a mindfulness self-paced 8 week version that helps me take it up a notch. Great value so far!
So, whether it be animated or just you on camera walking folks through it with some theme… I would dig something simple and bite sized like that. Just me thinking about selfish me. : )
May that inspire you about how you might do something fun and that meets some small and specific need in people.April 13, 2017 at 9:24 am #38063
Hi everyone –
thanks for the encouragement on the Feldenkrais course. I think this will be my big e-course plan, because although there is a wealth of information or lessons on feldenkrais, a lot of it is 40-45 minutes, not well organised, and requiring quite a time commitment. It’s ripe for a gamification approach I think, breaking it down into bite sized pieces and providing a sense of learning and progress.
where I get stuck on that is HOW to break it down into bite sized pieces because all the movement lessons involve multiple body parts, and will have an effect on multiple areas, and then beyond that there are core learning concepts that weave throughout the whole thing – like learning from differences, going slow, not pushing to the limits. It’s not quite as simple as “this lesson for neck pain” —- or perhaps more there is a lot of overlap? I’m picturing something where there is a journey that goes through the whole body, learning a bit of movement, anatomy, understanding of the way the skeleton works, so gradually people get more body-competent/cognizant? It could be broken down into body regions..
The other issue is that the lessons themselves aren’t helped by watching someone do the movement…at least not initially. You have to notice what it is you are already doing, before watching what and how others do it for new ideas…it’s really key that the learning comes inside out, not by imitation or direction on “do it like this”.
anyway it’s cool to hear these comments, and encouraging, as this is certainly my big project!!April 13, 2017 at 9:53 am #38065
The “holographic” nature of the material as you talk about it here, Catherine, sounds a lot like the NLP materials I teach. There are so many ways to connect things together and themes that run through everything and no single place to start. I have found that even if a student can’t get the full depth of the gestalt, any benefits are welcomed even from “shallow” learning.
I’m interested in hearing more about the overarching themes and concepts from Feldenkrais’s work. I also love the idea of an intro class that is focused on observing my own movement. In and of itself, it has value that can be built upon with “corrective” movement patterns in a later course.
Hope those thoughts help!April 13, 2017 at 10:04 am #38067
I appreciate that you want to stay true to the integrity of the Feldenkrais method and not just do it like other systems may. Helping people learn from the inside out is what I love about it too. I wonder about chunking it into smaller bits that are still congruent with Feldenkrais AND like you say gamefied and exciting as a journey for people. I imagine your idea of a journey through the body as a core basic training and pre-req for deeper work later on.
The challenge is also how to package it and market it — I think it needs to be true to your understanding AND directly relavent to solving a problem people identify as having.
I have confidence you will solve that puzzle and are well on your way already!April 13, 2017 at 11:28 am #38077
Bradley MorrisMountain Guide@bradleytmorris
This is really exciting Catherine. Love the ideas and feedback you’re getting here too.
My question here is: What is the simplest way you can do this that will be enjoyable for you to create? (once you get simple figured out, throw a little creativity on top of it to spice it up)
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