A little about me...
A key thread of my professional life has been a passion for helping individuals improve their wellbeing, the heart of my work as a physiotherapist and as a Feldenkrais practitioner. It also led me to complete a Grad Dip in Health Promotion as I sought to appreciate the broader factors in positively influencing wellbeing in communities as well as individuals.
Having practised as a physiotherapist since the 70’s, in the late 80’s I stumbled across the Feldenkrais Method and knew instantly that here was a way to really help those people with chronic pain and sought to learn more. I completed my Feldenkrais training in 1997 and have been using the Feldenkrais Method in my work since then. This unique approach to learning has proven to be especially valuable for enabling people to uncover their innate capacity for making positive change and to find more pleasure and agility in how they move.
The people I see invariably express a wish to improve their ability to engage in everyday activities with greater ease and comfort. Some are recovering from injury, neurological challenges and chronic pain, some wish to overcome effects of anxiety, while others may be seeking assistance with improving their performance in various fields of activity – including sports, gardening, music and other creative pursuits, to name a few.
As people develop greater awareness of their embodied self in movement, they begin to recognise that it is possible to experience pleasure and ability in everyday activities that have been difficult or impossible.
“Make the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy elegant.” - Moshe Feldenkrais
“Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.”
- Moshe Feldenkrais
While working primarily as a Certified Feldenkrais practitioner and physiotherapist, I am also qualified to teach Mindfulness meditation. Meditation is a practice I have engaged in for over forty years and I completed Meditation Teacher Training with the Gawler Foundation in 2010. I subsequently did some work in their cancer and MS programs and meditation retreats over the following seven years. In my experience, meditation can be a helpful extra strategy in learning to overcome the effects of anxiety. I find Feldenkrais and meditation complement each other beautifully, and have been exploring this interrelationship in one and two day Feldenkrais and Meditation workshops over many years.
Currently I have a private practice in Abbotsford, at the Abbotsford Convent. As well as some individual sessions, I run classes and one-day workshops throughout the year. I also lead an ongoing meditation group.
Classes: Tuesdays 11.00am to 12.00pm - 4 week series. Currently classes are held online, via Zoom. Please contact me for class dates
Individual sessions: by appointment. [Please note availability of face to face appointments is limited.]
To make an appointment, or regsiter for classes, please get in touch.
Ph: 0407 749 404