Fight, Flight and Freeze: How these affect learning - and why the Feldenkrais Method® helps

Some amount of stress in life is vital for our survival. It fires up our body's biological responses that keep us alive - including the protective fight/flight and freeze responses. But… in our students and clients, when the fight/flight and freeze responses are too much or continue too long, this blocks their capacity to learn. Since the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education is all about learning, if we as practitioners can help our students to shift into a biological state that feels safe and is open to learning, they can get more out of their experiences of the Feldenkrais Method. The Feldenkrais Method way of working already contains key features that support this biological shift – and we can strengthen that by being very intentional about it. The science behind this is broad and fascinating! In this workshop, we will look at the science (of what’s happening, what works, and why), along with more ways to apply this as a practitioner. This is powerful stuff!

As a Feldenkrais® practitioner and Tellington TTouch® practitioner, Violet Van Hees remains fascinated with how to help get stuck stuff, unstuck. She enjoys combining science with practical experience and the "feel" of doing. Violet loves to share how research is confirming things that help explain why the Feldenkrais Method works the magic that it does.

Please note that FGNA holds the right to cancel a workshop due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of a workshop cancellation, attendees will be notified accordingly and given the option to enroll in a different workshop.

Sunday, Sep. 30


Open to: 
Practitioners & Trainees

©Tiffany Sankary