Day 2. Learning & Neurological Conditions

Australian Feldenkrais Guild Online Summit 2020

Day 2 - Learning & Neurological Conditions


Learning happens through the medium of a body that is constantly adjusting to feedback loops. Refining the quality/accuracy of the feedback is what we focus on in Feldenkrais. This is especially relevant when someone has had a stroke, however often getting up and down off the floor can represent a barrier to attending ATM classes. But there are many ways to overcome this hurdle and this interview with Susan Hiller and Jane Searle will inspire you. They describe how participants in a randomised, controlled pilot study, exploring the effectiveness of ATM, find their independence in getting up and down off the floor through successive approximations; how providing a sense of support and safety, is what lets them try.


Susan Hillier

Susan Hillier is a Professor of Neuroscience and Rehabilitation as well as a Feldenkrais practitioner. She conducts a small private practice offering lessons to people with movement challenges and is regularly inspired by their capacity and engagement.


Jane Searle


Jane Searle enjoys supporting people explore and discover ways of moving more efficiently and comfortably. She has an extensive background in Neurological Physiotherapy and has worked predominantly in rehabilitation settings. She now runs her own private practice in Adelaide, South Australia offering FI and ATM classes.

Jane will be sharing experiences from her involvement in a pilot study conducted through the University of South Australia. The pilot study explored ATM lessons with a group of people who had a stroke.


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