FEFNA 2016 Activities Update
Thursday, March 10, 2016
by: Patricia Buchannan, PhD, GCFT, FEFNA President and interim Executive Director

Section: FEFNA News

I am excited to announce that FEFNA has a team in place to analyze and strategically address the persistent challenges of maintaining a factual and balanced American English Wikipedia entry for the Feldenkrais Method®. A team of volunteer Feldenkrais® Teachers has enthusiastically come together to provide the expert content and advice. I am very grateful to Colleen Lang (NC), Donna Maebori (OR), Jim Stephens (PA), and Matt Zepelin (CO) for accepting this challenge. Thanks also to Josh Wolk (VT) for his initial contributions. Our technical advisor is Mikal Anderson, owner of LakeOMedia, in Portland, OR. At this time, we ask for your support by not taking unilateral action. Please do not submit edits or comments to the listing on your own.

If you have a committed interest in contributing to this effort, please contact me at fefnaed@gmail.com.
Esther Thelen Research Committee Activities
The Esther Thelen Research Forum and Research Poster Session return to this year’s conference in my hometown, Asheville, NC. My colleagues and motor behavior experts David Stodden and Danielle Nesbitt from the University of South Carolina and Nancy Getchell from the University of Delaware will join me for the forum “Developing Skillful Movers to Improve Health and Quality of Life.” The Poster Session will run throughout the conference. The Esther Thelen Research Committee invites you to submit an abstract of your research findings, creative ideas, and insights from systematic inquiry for presentation to your colleagues at the conference. Posters can take a variety of forms ranging from the traditional academic/scientific poster to more inventive and interactive formats. The deadline for submission is May 15, 2016. More details are available here.
Remember, too, the Esther Thelen Research Committee is pleased to request proposals for Objective 1, research only. Research proposals for a maximum grant of $5000 from the Esther Thelen Research and Education Fund are due no later than midnight Pacific Time, May 31, 2016. For more information, please see the 2016 Guidelines and Application.

Support for FEFNA
I am extremely grateful to the volunteers who donate their skills and time to execute the majority of FEFNA’s activities. Contributions to FEFNA provide resources and operational support the efforts of our volunteers to promote the Feldenkrais Method. Please help grow these resources and support with a donation to FEFNA.
Imagine the possibilities!
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