Carl Ginsburg

The Eyes Have It: Exploring the Influence of the Eyes in Functional Integration and Awareness Through Movement

From both a developmental and functional perspective, the eyes are profoundly connected to our earliest learning. In this rich two-day workshop, Carl Ginsburg shares his insights into the role of the eyes in movement and demonstrates the practical application of these ideas in both Awareness Through Movementand Functional Integration.

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By Carl Ginsburg

As human beings, the eyes are our dominant sensory organ and are an integrated part of our every action and function. Understanding how a person uses their eyes reveals essential and hidden aspects of a persons organization. From both a developmental and functional perspective, the eyes are profoundly connected to our earliest learning. And yet, we rarely utilize the potent potential of working with the eyes in Functional Integration.

In this rich two-day workshop, Carl Ginsburg shares his insights into the role of the eyes in movement and demonstrates the practical application of these ideas in both Awareness Through Movementand Functional Integration. You will discover how a our patterns of seeing intimately affect our movement, and ways of standing, walking, and breathing and then how to effect powerful re-organization in others.

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Day One
  1. Introductory Talk
  2. ATM Lesson: Investigating Eye Dominance on All Fours
  3. Discussion: What is the Dominant Eye
  4. Experimental Situation: Standing and Walking with the Eyes Patched Functional Integration with Eyes Patched
  5. ATM Lesson: Softening the Eyes Through Reversing the Proximal and Distal Relations, Part One
  6. Discussion: The Difference Between the Dominant Eye and the Eye That Works Harder
  7. FI: Using Softening the Eyes Through Reversing the Proximal and Distal Relations
  8. Discussion and Clarification of Role of Visionv
  9. Finding New Distinctions While Walking

Day Two
  1. Discussion: The Eyes in FI
  2. ATM Lesson: Softening the Eyes Through Reversing the Proximal and Distal Relations, Part Two
  3. ATM Lesson: How the Eyes Lift the Head (Aliza Stewart
  4. Discussion: How the Eyes Effect the Whole Self
  5. ATM Lesson: Soft Eyesv
  6. Discussion: Soft Focus vs. Narrow Focusv
  7. FI: Touching with Soft Eyesv
  8. Discussion: Soft Eyes = Soft Hands
Carl Ginsburg, Ph.D. (1936—2018)

Carl Ginsburg taught in and later directed professional training groups for people interested in becoming Feldenkrais practitioners for 30 years. He studied directly with Moshe Feldenkrais during his first North American training program held in San Francisco from 1975 to 1977. 
 
During his training with Moshe Feldenkrais, he began writing about the Feldenkrais Method,drawing on his experience with a number of somatic (mind-body) practices, and his background in science. Carl also served as a past president of the Feldenkrais Guild, and was involved for many years with the Shake-A-Leg Program. 

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