By doing! I have extensive experience working with children and adults and participate regularly in ongoing professional development training.
In addition to my professional Feldenkrais training in Wellington, New Zealand (2006-2010), I have undertaken wide-ranging post graduate training, and professional coaching and supervision, in working with children including; Advanced Training for Feldenkrais Practitioners with Theory and Techniques from Anat Baniel Method (sm) for Children (2013-14) taught by Nancy Aberle, and becoming a certified practitioner of the Jeremy Krauss Approach for Special Needs Children and Child Development (2014-15). Both these trainings are based on the work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais.
I have also undertaken training in Clean Language (2017-18), which offers a template for directing attention and asking questions without imposing the facilitator’s own interpretations, suggestions and presuppositions on a client’s experience: allowing for their own insights and knowledge to emerge of their perceptions and behaviour.
I also have a background in dance and theatre as a performer, choreographer, writer and director. I have been recognised for my original theatre work and hold a Master of Arts (First Class Honours) in Theatre Studies.
I have been involved in helping people learn through movement since the age of 14 when I began to teach dance to adults and children.
I read widely on my field and those that intersect it including; psychology and human development, child and family psychology, developmental learning, pedagogy, neurobiology, philosophy of mind, sociology and politics.
You can read more about me and my background here.