The North American Training Accreditation Board (NATAB) wants to bring you up to date about how we respond to complaints and issues. As fellow Feldenkrais® practitioners, we share a deep commitment to the integrity and respect that is a foundation of the Feldenkrais work. NATAB's job within that is to help ensure good quality educational programs and processes in Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs. Having strong and effective ways to bring forward and deal with complaints is a key part of our profession. NATAB's role within that is to receive and address complaints related to the behaviour of educational staff, the learning environment and the educational process. FGNA also has an ethics and grievance process in place to deal with ethics complaints. NATAB appreciates that our inability to communicate about the status of complaints can be challenging and frustrating for those who want to know more. However, this is "the nature of the beast" in order to respect the legal constraints and required confidentiality in our work.
Don't be shy! Share your insights into the Feldenkrais Method® with your peers by writing for The Feldenkrais JournalTM. The deadline for submissions to the 2018 Feldenkrais Journal is April 1. We're looking for case-studies, interviews, first-person narratives, research, book reviews, letters to the editors, drawings, poems, illustrations, photographs, and more. Follow your creative impulse: this is an open issue without an articulated theme.
Dear Colleagues, We are delighted to announce that the 2018 Feldenkrais Method Conference will take place in Washington, DC, September 26-30. Our conference theme is “The Art and Science of Transformation.” In choosing this year's theme, we considered some of the words that practitioners and clients often use when talking about our work, and one we kept returning to was “transformation.” We, as well as our clients and students, feel transformed after an Awareness Through Movement or Functional Integration lesson, while we also look to create transformation in our work.