Scientists

(√) Lectures and Presentations

Six Body-to-Brain Strategies

Movement Is 2018

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School

Unorthodox Inquiry in the Feldenkrais Method

International Consortium for Research (ICRSME) 2022

Online International Conference

Embodied Development

Society for Research and Child Development Poster (SRCD) 2015

SRCD Developmental Science Teaching Institute, Philadelphia, PA

(√) The Muscle Sense to Consciousness

(√) Tips for Researchers

Body-to-Brain Awareness
  1. Analyze movement tendencies that could stimulate symptoms of cognitive behavior.
  2. Reeducate movement patterns through the Feldenkrais Method. Direction of movement mirrors the awkward motion back into the nervous system (See Research presentation “Six Body to Brain Strategies,” and the “Notes and Background” in the book A New SENSORY Self Awareness).
Feldenkrais® Movement

Get sustainable benefits by working with the nature of mind-body function using movement as a teacher

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  1. Reeducate biological tendencies locked in attention and listening patterns.
  2. Changes behavioral patterns associated with identity by analyzing movement patterns.
  3. Let attention not change movement but learns from movement, and flexibility, coordination, and behavior improve.
Cognitive Disorders
ADHD Symptoms

Awkward movement patterns are often associated with cognitive disorders. The effects of balance, gravity, and organization of alignment help explain why the child behaves in a particular manner. Analyze the awkwardness in action, and imagine the feeling of the action. Use movement as a teacher and choose a move to amplify the sensation of the pattern. Another tool is to direct activities similar to the first year of life movement development. Do not force the action. Use the movement to see what body parts are missing in action. Next, create an environment, for example, tunnels for crawling through, if the child can’t get on their belly and scoot forward. These are two tips we used to reeducate the pattern. If grace returns in the developmental movement, the pattern changes, and attention improve EVERY TIME within 24-48 hours

WTM Applications Research
  1. Advance the research of cognitive disorders by analyzing the character of movement patterns, mental and physical.
  2. To experience the “body as a brain,” do not model movements but watch how a child’s perception interprets by the influence of the movement. The key to experiencing how the body is a brain is to understand the children’s depth of awareness of their bodies. (See the book: A New Sensory Self Awareness )
  3. Ask these questions: What areas of the body move differently than the movement direction? Are movements graceful and coordinated? If actions are uncoordinated, how would the movement affect the child’s sense of self, perception, and brain function?
  4. Use what teachers are already doing in classrooms to introduce current cognitive research and the body. Practical WTM steps to bridge research and the body into school day activities are in the book, A New SENSORY Self Awareness. The book teaches learning from the inside, the feeling in the body, and how it helps learning.

Movement lessons use the science of a “muscle sense” and developmental movement with the Feldenkrais® Method. Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais was a world-renowned physicist well beyond his time in understanding the brain. He used motion to teach the brain awareness of what it is doing mentally and physically.

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(√) Book A New Sensory Self Awareness

A New Sensory Self Awareness, Part I

Note: Written for Elementary School Teachers and Parents

Though the book is written for teachers and parents the lessons are what we used in the Body-to_Brain Strategies (see above for presentation). The book teaches the beginning stages how to introduce the body to the mind.

Part II will have all the movement lessons used to reeducate movement associated with cognitive behavior. Sign up for announcements.

Other WTM resources

Here’s how WTM works

Thinking, feeling, and acting are also a muscle sense.

Muscle sense forms sensorimotor patterns.

Sensorimotor patterns forms development and ways of function.

Function and life’s circumstances form perception.

Perception forms choices.