Conference Workshop Preview: Bending Reality with Ralph Strauch
Thursday, April 25, 2019
by: Lavinia Plonka

Section: Practitioner Spotlight

Ralph Strauch has dedicated his life to examination of perception and how the ability to shift one’s attention can change outcomes. His book, The Reality Illusion, is an in depth journey into the mysteries of how we “see” and therefore “create” our own limitations and possibilities. Ralph has created a process he calls re-focusing and is offering an opportunity at the 2019 FGNA Conference for practitioners and trainees to experience this phenomenon and understand its applications in working with students.

These subconscious perceptual choices play a significant role in determining what your experience of freedom and constraint both in lessons and in life. "When I first met Moshe I saw this theme reflected in his work, and that was a big part of what drew me to him. These ideas underlie my understanding of the Feldenkrais Method®, and more broadly, my understanding of reality itself."

His conference workshop, entitled "Knowing More of What You're Doing To Do More of What You Want," will include experiential explorations of Ralph's ideas. Here are videos on his work with self-imposed limitations and of how one can compose different experiences from the same situation. Participants will learn how to apply these novel ways of thinking to Functional Integration. You will discover new ways to think about the problems your clients bring to you, and acquire new tools to apply to solving those problems.

If you want to explore this more deeply, there is a longer article on Ralph's Blog.

Ralph Strauch