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Recommended Reading

Below you’ll find some books we recommend to parents to help understand better how we are working and give them ideas on how to support their children.
The short introductory texts in italics explain why we recommend them. The longer texts are the blurb from the backs of the books!
Awareness Through Movement
by Moshe Feldenkrais
Feldenkrais classic and most readable and concise explanation of his method.
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“Thousands have found renewed health and increased sensory awareness through the Feldenkrais method as explained in Awareness Through Movement. Here is a way for people of every age to integrate physical and mental development into a new, invigorating wholeness. Feldenkrais provides a modern-day, practical program for the perennial ideal of a healthy mind in a healthy body.
His down-to-earth method carefully avoids any mystical component and never obliges any pupil to master abstruse theories. Exercises for posture, eyes, imagination, and more will simultaneously build better body habits and focus new dimensions of awareness, self-image, and human potential.”
Kids Beyond Limits
by Anat Baniel
Anat Baniel’s wonderful distillation of the Feldenkrais Method applied to working with children, written with parents in mind.
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“Supported by the latest brain research, The Anat Baniel Method uses simple, gentle movements and focus to help any child, who has been diagnosed with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy or other developmental disorders.
In this supportive and hands-on book, Anat Baniel guides parents through the nine essentials of the method, each one designed to harness the brain’s capacity to heal itself — with remarkable and sometimes immediate results.
By shifting the focus to connecting rather than “fixing,” this powerful yet simple method helps both children and parents to de- stress, focus, and grow. Most of all, the it helps all children maximize their potential, no matter what their diagnosis.”
Awareness Heals: The Feldenkrais Method For Dynamic Health
by Steven Shafarman
One of the most beautifully written and clearest introductions to the method… despite the strange cover!
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“The Feldenkrais Method is a revolutionary approach to health and fitness. Using what Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais called “Awareness Through Movement,” people of any age or condition can learn to move more comfortably and effectively. In pleasant yet powerful ways, his method reawakens the natural process by which we as babies learned to crawl, walk, and talk.
Awareness Heals is the first book to present the full benefits of the Feldenkrais Method in clear language. It details six basic lessons which help you to become more aware of how you breathe, sit, walk, and otherwise move. By sensing these natural actions, you grow more skillful and supple in all your movements. Through the Feldenkrais Method, you can learn to relieve pain, enhance flexibility, and recover from physical or emotional stress.”
The Whole-Brain Child
by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
Provides excellent tools and explanations for how to nurture your child’s emotional development through understanding their developing brain.
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“In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children.
The authors explain—and make accessible—the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain.
No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth.”
The Brain's Way of Healing
by Norman Doidge
Stories of how people (including Feldenkrais) have employed neuroplasticity to heal themselves and others. We also recommend The Brain That Changes Itself for an introduction to neuroplasticity.
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“The Brain’s Way of Healing explores the astonishing advances in the discovery of neuroplasticity, showing that the brain has its own unique way of healing, only recently uncovered.
Norman Doidge discusses a series of remarkable recoveries: patients told they would never improve have years of chronic pain alleviated or damage from debilitating strokes undone, and symptoms of multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, brain injury, autism or learning disorders are reversed.
He also shows how the risk of dementia can be lowered by 60%. Using stories to present cutting-edge science, Doidge illustrates principles that everyone can apply to improve their brain’s performance.”


Here’s a collection of links that you might find interesting

Our individual web sites:

Malcolm (Dance and movement) (Feldenkrais)


Other Methods of working with children with roots in the Feldenkrais Method