I will be teaching at the Feldenkrais Conference in San Francisco 2013 Experience How Stanley Keleman’s Formative Perspective Relates to the Feldenkrais Method – with Sonja H. Sutherland This morning series of one-hour sessions following the keynote address will experientially investigate Moshe’s four components of action: sensing, feeling, thinking and moving from a Formative framework.
Continue reading… A Potent Practice: Feldenkrais Conference 2013
Stanley Keleman, the founder of Formative Psychology, will give the keynote address at the upcoming Feldenkrais Method Conference August 29, 2013 – San Francisco
Continue reading… Feldenkrais Newsletter: SenseAbility published my article: “The Feldenkrais Method Meets Formative Psychology”
There are both strong similarities and significant differences between Keleman’s Formative Psychology® and the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education. This is what provides a rich opportunity for learning. Both are grounded in science with a commitment to an educational approach toward human growth and development. Feldenkrais was deeply informed by physics; Keleman asserts that “Psychology is Biology.”
Continue reading… Feldenkrais Professional Publication “In Touch” published my article
I’ll be presenting a daylong workshop entitled “Deepening Our Somatic Dialogue: Shaping Actions into Behavior” at the Feldenkrais Conference EMBODYING NEUROSCIENCE in San Francisco this September.
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I wrote this article to share my Feldenkrais journey with the public, and as a brief introduction to how my studies and work with Stanley Keleman and his formative principles and approach relate to and influence my Feldenkrais practice.
Continue reading… Feldenkrais Newsletter: Senseability published my article “Actions & Emotions”
Sonja’s Feldenkrais work was featured in this blog post on brillianceinc.com
January 21, 2011 source: Brilliance Inc.
Find a Sensei: To shed the waste more efficiently, get a partner. Great teachers come in many forms including coaches, trainers, bodyworkers, and cognitive therapists. A couple of years ago, I found the Feldenkrais method to help me relieve pain. Every week my practitioner Sonja Sutherland, also an Aikido black-belt, helps me re-educate my nervous system with what seem like simple, inconsequential, movement instructions. As I try to execute her instructions, the A-student inside me struggles to move as far as I can, putting lots of effort in. Her constant reminder is “do less.” The new movement only works if I do it without any struggle. When I insert struggle, I short-circuit the goal.
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Aikido, Somatic Psychology and Feldenkrais® have been my practices, passions and lifepath for well over a decade. I was grateful to partake in a workshop with others who are also interested in the intersection of aikido and psychology. click to see larger image I am deeply curious about how aikido practices can engage us in
Continue reading… Aikido & Psychology Seminar, review by Sonja
Sonja was recently featured in an article, Sonja Sutherland – A Martial Artist Making a Difference, in the SF Examiner which in turn was noted on the front page of the Aikido Journal. She also wrote an article, Creative Learning Through Movement with Children which was published by the FELDENKRAIS GUILD® of North America. San
Continue reading… Sonja Sutherland – A Martial Artist Making a Difference
Sonja’s article, Creative Learning Through Movement with Children was published by the Feldenkrais Educational Foundation of N.A. click to read the full article