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Seminar Feldenkrais Post-Graduate Studies Zurich

ZAGREB - Empowering Parents / Feldenkrais and ABM / Children's Project

Instructor:
Nancy Aberle

Co-Instructor:
Lynn Bullock

Price:
€ 350 with very flexible sliding scale fee (Seminar for Parents and Professionals)

Language:
English (with Croatian translation)

Schedule:
10am to 5pm, May 25-26, 2019 (2 Days Parent's Seminar)
10am to 6pm, May 27-28, 2019 (2 Days free lessons for children)

Location:
Šestinski vijenac 2, Zagreb, Croatia

Date:
May 25-26, 2019: Seminar for Parents and Professionals (incl. Feldenkrais & ABM Practitioners)
May 27-28, 2019: FREE Lessons for babies and children

In May 2019, Nancy Aberle and Lynn Bullock will give the eigth Feldenkrais and Anat Baniel Method Seminar for Parents and Professionals in Zagreb about WORKING with CHILDREN. A team of experienced Feldenkrais and ABM Practitioners will give 2 days of free lessons for the children with disabilities and their families.

The two-day workshop is for parents and professionals (incl. Feldenkrais and ABM Practitioners).

The curriculum is specific to the needs of the families who attend. Thus, each workshop has new theory and hands-on techniques. Nancy and Lynn will focus on empowering parents to find practical ways to use movement and awareness so that their child's brain can change itself as much as possible.

Many parents of children with disabilities say that the theory and techniques from the Feldenkrais and Anat Baniel Methods make a paradigm shift from more traditional therapeutic methods. There is a fundamental change in approach when one goes from using a mechanical model to an informational model. Parents say that they experience a shift in their underlying assumptions about their child’s ability to learn and improve. The goal is no longer to insist that the child do what they cannot do, the goal is to wake up the child’s brain by starting with whatever he or she can presently do. When parents understand more about brain plasticity, they can better support their child’s ability to act.

Babies and children with disabilities often need support to learn movement progressions that other children experiment with spontaneously. Lynn Bullock and Nancy have helped many parents and professionals to use techniques and ideas from this gentle non-invasive method with children. Participants will be invited to more consciously experience their own way of functioning in combination with improving movement coordination.

LEARN TO PERCEIVE DIFFERENCES
It does not matter how old the person is, or how little voluntary movement or very highly developed motor control they have, the greater our ability to differentiate, the more capacity we have for future choice. Less differentiation usually means less awareness and less choice.

• Learn how to learn and improve motor, sensory and cognitive functioning with lessons that focus on movement with attention.

• Learn to recognise differences with more precision and to train your brain to use what you feel.

• Learn how to create conditions for being able to tell differences, as this is the basis of all learning.

This approach is based on neuroscience and uses movement to send relevant information to the brain. Helping a child to improve their ability to perceive themselves and to act as they intend, can improve all areas of a child’s life, be it physical, emotional or mental.

Lynn Bullock and Nancy Aberle are senior Feldenkrais and Anat Baniel Method Practitioners.

The organizer Ingrid Kasumagic, is a mother, who herself has a grown child with cerebral palsy. She is a physical education teacher, a kinesiology teacher and a Bones for Life trainer. She has completed the professional training program in the Feldenkrais Method with Mia Segal and Leora Gastor.