We no longer see Feldenkrais as a training method but as an everyday practice
We started by training our son Alexander who is eight years old and multi-handicapped with the Feldenkrais Method in 2013. His cognitive function corresponds to a child of six months. Alexander has no communication skills or ability to walk or stand.
We were looking for a training method that ensured Alexander got the training his body needed and allowed us to help him learn by following his interests and attention rather than trying to make him do things that he couldn’t actively participate in.
With the Feldenkrais Method, Alexander learned how his body worked and through the method we can adjust his movement patterns so that he learns to use his body to the maximum of his ability.
After a Feldenkrais session, we often see changes in Alexander’s movement. In fact, we no longer see Feldenkrais as a training method but as an everyday practice of getting Alexander to become as independent as possible.
For us, it works to give Alexander intensive sessions every six weeks where he gets two sessions per day for a week.
Sophie and Malcolm also coach us on ways to help Alexander continue to learn between visits. Sometime this means we get to lie down and they work on us so we can better understand what to do with Alexander. Not only is this good for Alexander but it’s good for us too!
We would highly recommend it whether you are an athlete or severely disabled, it makes a difference you notice.
Karina and Thøger 🇩🇰