Books and Products I recommend:
On the Feldenkrais Method® and other inspiring words for healing and expanded awareness:
Awareness Through Movement: Easy-to-Do Health Exercises to Improve Your Posture, Vision, Imagination, and Personal Awareness – 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.
Body Awareness as Healing Therapy: The Case of Nora – Body Awareness as Healing Therapy: The Case of Nora is Moshe Feldenkrais’ classic study of his work with Nora, a woman who has suffered a severe stroke and lost her neuromuscular coordination, including the ability to read and write. Feldenkrais uses rational and intuitive approaches to help his student relearn basic motor skills. One can observe here the groundwork of Feldenkrais’ extraordinary insights which became known as the Feldenkrais Method. We follow his detailed descriptions of the trial and error process which led him to see the ingredients that were needed to help Nora reshape her attention, perception, imagination and cognition.
Books on Other Healing Modalities:
The Barefoot Book: 50 Great Reasons to Kick Off Your Shoes by Daniel Howell. Compelling arguments for how walking barefoot can be healing for not only your feet, but entire body. (go slowly with the process)
The Bowl of Light: Ancestral Wisdom from a Hawaiian Shamanby Hank Wesselman - As modern interest in indigenous wisdom grows, more and more spiritual seekers are turning to Hawaiian shamanism for its remarkable ability to reveal our inner divinity to us. With The Bowl of Light,, paleoanthropologist Hank Wesselman, PhD, provides a rare glimpse into the heart of this tradition as he unveils the teachings passed down to him from the great Kahuna elder, Hale Makua.
Embracing Your Inner Critic: Turning Self-Criticism into a Creative Asset – by Hal and Sidra Stone. The inner critic. It whispers, whines, and needles us into place. It checks our thoughts, controls our behavior, and inhibits action. It thinks it is protecting us from being disliked, hurt, or abandoned. Instead, the critical inner voice causes shame, anxiety, depression, exhaustion, and low-self-esteem. It acts as a powerful saboteur of our intimate relationships and is a major contributor to drug and alcohol abuse. Through examples and exercises, the Stones show us how to recognize the critic, how to avoid or minimize “critic attacks,” and, most important, how the inner critic can become asn intelligent, perceptive, and supportive partner in life.
Great Naturalist Resources, Field Guides and Favorite Reads: (much more coming soon….)
Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wildernessby Lyanda Haupt - There are more crows now than ever. Their abundance is both a sign of ecological imbalance and a generous opportunity to connect with the animal world. CROW PLANET is a call to experience the wildlife in our midst, reminding us that we don’t have to head to faraway places to encounter “nature.” Even in the cities and suburbs where we live we are surrounded by wildlife such as crows. Through observing them we enhance our appreciation of the world’s natural order, and find our own place in it. Haupt, a trained naturalist, uses science, scholarly research, myth, and personal observation to draw readers into the “crow stories” that unfold around us every day, culminating in book that transforms the way we experience our neighborhoods and our world.
A Ring of Endless Light: The Austin Family Chronicles, Book 4- a classic for young adults by Madelyn L’Engle. After a tumultuous year in New York City, the Austins are spending the summer on the small island where their grandfather lives. He’s very sick, and watching his condition deteriorate as the summer passes is almost more than Vicky can bear. To complicate matters, she finds herself as the center of attention for three very different boys. Zachary Grey, the troubled and reckless boy Vicky met last summer, wants her all to himself as he grieves the loss of his mother. Leo Rodney has been just a friend for years, but the tragic loss of his father causes him to turn to Vicky for comfort—and romance. And then there’s Adam Eddington. Adam is only asking Vicky to help with his research on dolphins. But Adam—and the dolphins—may just be what Vicky needs to get through this heartbreaking summer.
New and Selected Poems, Volume One- by Mary Oliver.
One of my favorite collections of her poetry
Recommended Feldenkrais Practitioners in Washington State–In Seattle Area/Eastside/Everett: Carrie L. Lafferty, PT, GCFP, Master Healing Chi Qong teacher
Movement From Within Therapy, Inc.
Seattle, WA 98105 206.459.1773 Voice Business
http://www.movementfromwithin.net Bridget Thompson, GCFP
Seattle, WA 98115
206.525.0363 Voice Business
http://www.m-illumino.com ; Experienced dancer, martial artist and yoga practitioner. Peggy Protz, GCFP
Shoreline, WA 98133
206.412.7758 Voice Business
206.533.0820 Voice Home
email@example.com Mike Doren, GCFP
Feldenkrais® Institute Northwest
Woodinville, WA 98072
425.890.8756 Voice Business
425.890.8756 Voice Home
http://www.feldenkraisinstitutenw.com Flamina Cohen, GCFP
firstname.lastname@example.org Janice Vincent, GCFP
MindMoves FELDENKRAIS® Institute
Bellevue, WA 98005
425.278.2220 Voice Business
http://www.mindmoves.com Jeff Haller, PhD, GCFP
Inside Moves, LLC
Bellevue, WA 98006
425.502.8346 Voice Business
http://www.insidemoves.org Martha Jordan, GCFP
Positive in Motion
Everett, WA 98208
425.787.0258 Voice Business
206.713.3684 Voice Cell
http://www.positiveinmotion.com specialty with animals On Whidbey Island: Julie Gersten, FP – south end
email@example.com Connie Lloyd, FP, PT
Lone Lake Physical Therapy
2864 Andreason Rd
(360) 321-4434 Igene Engell, GCFP
Island Learning Center, LLC
Coupeville, WA 98239
360.678.4335 Voice Business
360.678.4335 Voice Cell
http://www.islandlearningcenter.com South End of Seattle, Puyallup, Enumclaw, Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Olympia: Dori Ruth Andre, GCFP
Federal Way, WA 98023
253.838.0211 Voice Business
firstname.lastname@example.org Nancy Haller, GCFP, MA
Advanced Wellness Connections
Renton, WA 98057
425.282.0406 Voice Business
http://www.advancedwellnessconnections.com Rhonda L. Sobie, GCFP, MA
Alliant Physical Therapy and Integral Medicine.
Gig Harbor, WA 98335 — also Tacoma
253.572.4611 Voice Business
http://www.alliantcare.com Timothy J. Sobie, GCFP, MS, PT
Alliant Physical Therapy and Integral Medicine.
Gig Harbor, WA 98335 (also Tacoma, Olympia and Vashon)
253.572.4611 Voice Business
http://www.alliantcare.com Jennifer Yagos, GCFP
Puyallup, WA 98375
253.224.4793 Voice Business
253.224.4793 Voice Cell
email@example.com Cara Dawn Landwehr, GCFP
Connected Hearts Farm
Enumclaw, WA 98022
360.825.6454 Voice Business
firstname.lastname@example.org Performance horses and riders Ellensburg, Walla Walla: Jane McClenney, GCFP
Ellensburg, WA 98926
509.929.3838 Voice Business
http://movelightly.net Mary Klueber, GCFP
Walla Walla, WA 99362
206.265.2881 Voice Cell
email@example.com Portland:Michael Wolk, FP, PT
Other Healing Modalities and Practitioners:
Voice Dialogue: I recommend the work of Hal and Sidra Stone’s Voice Dialogue as an excellent resource for working with parts of the personality/mind that sometimes “take over” the self. https://delos-inc.com/ - Hal and Sidra Stone’s Website (Founder of Voice Dialogue) for books and workshops.
NorthWest Coast: for local voice dialogue trainings and private sessions
http://catherinekeir.com/index.php – Practitioner Catherine Keir
http://www.voicedialoguework.com/ – Practitioner J’aime ona Pangaia
http://www.thevoicedialogueinstitute.org/ - Practitioner Miriam Dyak