Mentoring & Advanced Training
Relief from Emotional & Physical Pain: Trauma Recovery and the Feldenkrais Method
An Advanced Training with Donna Ray
September 23 - 25, 2016, Friday - Sunday
Friday, 12 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Saturday, 10:30 am. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego, 3680 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
Regular tuition: $360.
The Feldenkrais Method supports the emergence of flexibility in our habitual structures, and gives us access to new ways of thinking and feeling. As we experience flexibility in one part of ourselves, it becomes easier to experience flexibility in other parts of ourselves. In a gentle way, the Feldenkrais Method and Interpersonal Neurobiology can help us — each at our own pace — to heal and move forward after traumatic events.
To read an article about Donna's approach, originally published in the Feldenkrais Journal, please click here.
Join special guest teacher and Feldenkrais Trainer, Donna Ray, to learn new ways to support your recovery from trauma. Donna has been in private practice for 30 years. In her work, she utilizes the Feldenkrais Method, Esther Thelen’s Dynamic Systems Theory, Interpersonal Neurobiology, EMDR, and Ericksonian hypnotherapy. She lives near San Diego, in Cardiff, California.
This class was a wonderful mix of doing, watching, and discussing. I felt stretched (in a very positive way) and free to explore what I didn’t know as well as what I thought I knew. Donna’s guidance is always honest and thorough, and always delivered in a supportive, loving way, even when she is explaining why we misunderstood or misrepresented something. She provides the best kind of learning environment.
Donna’s articulate warm style of presenting allows her listeners to absorb information easily. Her ability to synthesize the Feldenkrais Method, neuroscience and psychotherapy are extraordinary. She makes difficult concepts easy to comprehend. I highly recommend her as a professional speaker and trainer.
~ Connie Smith, GCFP, MT
Donna’s specificity and thoroughness in clarifying the guidelines for giving FI and teaching ATM were challenging and eye opening. I learned more specifically about the impact of both my communication habits and how I handle my own emotions and reactions can have on my clients and all my other relationships. I believe Donna’s perspective on how Dan Siegel’s work of describing the mapping and processes of the brain and the mind can be used as a tool to describe how Feldenkrais can work so specifically, broadly and profoundly. I also believe this updated way of describing our work can provide a more anchored understanding and image of the Feldenkrais Method.
~Viviana Diaz, Massage Therapist, Feldenkrais Practitioner, Berkeley, CA.
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