National Pain Week 22-28 July 2012
Feldenkrais practitioners will be involved in activities during National Pain Week, 22-28 July, 2012. National Pain Week is an initiative of Chronic Pain Australia, a not for profit national organisation that aims to reduce the unnecessary suffering and isolation caused by chronic pain in the Australian community.
For AFG Members, click here for information on activities.
Key events will be:
28 July The Festival of Hope, Parramatta Leagues Club, Parramatta NSW
The aims of National Pain Week 2012 are to:
1. Promote hopeful messages about the management of chronic pain
2. Strengthen a sense of community for people in pain to reduce social isolation
3. Dispel myths associated with chronic pain
4. Reinforce scientific knowledge about the experience of chronic pain in order to reduce the stigma associated with pain
5. Foster partnerships between health professionals and people in pain.
Public Events to sample the Feldenkrais Method during National Pain Week:
Balaclava, VIC, Sunday 22nd
Forum/Workshop: From Pain to Possibility, Reconnecting your brain and body through movement and sensing
You will learn how new understandings of the pain system,
brain science, neuroscience, relate to mind/body connection and somatic practices such as mindfulness, meditation and the Feldenkrais Method®. You will have the opportunity to hear about and experience some effective pain management practices.
There will be opportunities for discussion and questions. You will be led through simple movement and sensing practices
and be intrigued as to how a small movement can make a significant difference
to the way you feel.You will also learn how to continue implementing these practices at home in a seamless way, leading towards retraining your brain, quality of your daily functioning and to permanent change.
This Forum/Workshop will be lead by Holly Huon, Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, N.L.P. Practitioner and Physiotherapist, together with Dr Daniel Lewis, Rheumatologist and Director of the Lewis Institute for Health and Wellbeing.
Date: Sunday 22nd July Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm Location: Studio 202 Level 1 -16/20 William St Balaclava Cost: special price of $35 (cash only)
Bookings needed: Please call Maria at 0423 668 351 Or email email@example.com
Grange, SA - Monday 23rd
Brooklyn Park, SA - Tues 24th/Wed 25th
FREE Feldenkrais Classes during National Pain Week (22nd-28th July) at Grange Uniting Church, Monday 23rd July 2-3pm and at St Richard's Hall, Brooklyn Park on Tuesday 24th July 10-11am & Wed 25th July 6.30-7.30pm. Bookings and details; Jane Searle (08) 7225 7111 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kadina, SA - Monday 23 July, 7.15- 8.30pm
Inform Health, 9 Kensington Rd, Adelaide, SA - Saturday 28 July 2.15-4.45pm
"Moving Health, for Backs, Necks, Hips & Shoulders."
Some applications of the Feldenkrais Method addressing some of the pain dilemmas arising out of or benefitting from better patterns of movement of the trunk and its parts relative to one another.
Most of us have heard or know that when one part plays up, others pay for it. Through 2-3 awareness through movement lessons form the Feldenkrais Method you will have the chance to approach your difficulty with a freshness that will help find the small shifts in relationships of these parts so that they will move more in harmony and comfort. You will learn how to make small easy shifts in the connections between your back, neck, hips,& shoulders so that most likely walking, sitting, reaching and bending will all feel easier and more satisfying
For National Pain Week; this event will be FREE to all attendees; but please book; as numbers and floor space are limited. Phone Alastair Love on 0419814317
Please attend in comfortable clothing for moving quietly on the floor and in sitting. You will not be asked to do anything that is beyond your capacity or comfort
West Perth, WA - 23 July 5.45pm
Molly comes from a Dance background and has been teaching Pilates for 12 years and Feldenkrais ATM classes for 3 years. Her current interests include Dance technique and injury rehabilitation, and anxiety and stress reduction.
My name is Vlad Solowiej. I am a Feldenkrais Practitioner with over 20 years experience in the field. During the course of the Pain Week I am offering the following FREE ACTIVITIES to anyone and their friend to experience what the Feldenkrais Method can offer to people in chronic pain. The person or persons can attend either an ATM (Awareness Through Movement®) class - book for an FI (Functional Integration®) or both.
An ATM is a group gentle movement exploration class where the instructions are conveyed verbally while FI is a one on one gentle movement exploration activity. (For a more detailed explanation please visit the Feldenkrais website). For details regarding my classes or to book an FI please contact me via either email or by telephone: 98776793 and 0425845036.
Hawthorn, VIC Saturday 28th
Feldenkrais Move to Ease Pain: When there is pain the natural instinct is to inhibit movement- a wise strategy in the short term. But in chronic, long term pain not moving actually hampers healing and contributes to pain hypersensitivity. Discover a safe, gentle way to restore movement abilities. Pleasing, intriguing, relaxing Feldenkrais exercises can help to ease pain and equip you with strategies for the ongoing management of pain.Learn techniques for self-maintenance, injury prevention and injury recovery. Suitable for adults of all ages, all levels of fitness/unfitness; beginners and continuing students.
10.00am - 1.00pm Saturday 28th July 2012 Venue: Augustine Centre (Habitat), 2 Minona St, Hawthorn, Victoria
Fee: $70 Enquiries: 0425 742 048 or email@example.com
Balaclava, VIC - Tuesday 24th July 2012 - 11:30 to 1:00pm
Special fee: $15 For more information: Holly Huon 0428 595 109
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