More about my specialist training

When I began working with children I undertook extensive postgraduate training and mentoring and supervision. I now enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience not only for helping children and their families, but also mentoring and supervising other practitioners in our transformative work for children. I have also grown from graduate to assistant teacher for the Working with Children training taught by Nancy Aberle and co-instructor Lynn Bullock.

Working with Children practitioner

Advanced Training for Feldenkrais practitioners with theory and technique from Anat Baniel Method for Children (ABM), taught by Nancy Aberle (sm)

A post-graduate training for practitioners working in the Feldenkrais lineage, including Feldenkrais Method, MBS, ABM, JKA, and Child’Space practitioners. The focus is on how young children with movement or neurological disorders can benefit from our work and improve how they coordinate their movement. Humans have a long apprenticeship from lying, to standing and walking. Regardless of where a child is in this process, we can give lessons that get the child’s brain to do its job better. Such learning can change the lives of children and their families.

The training includes giving lessons to children with supervision of Nancy Aberle, Lynn Bullock and Sophie Dingemans. 

The curriculum is specific to the needs of the families who attend and whose children receive these supervised lessons from the attending practitioners. 

Many parents of children with disabilities say that the theory and techniques from the Feldenkrais and Anat Baniel Methods make a paradigm shift from more traditional therapeutic methods. There is a fundamental change in approach when one goes from using a mechanical model to an informational model. Parents and professionals say that they experience a shift in their underlying assumptions about a child’s ability to learn and improve. 

The goal is no longer to insist that the child do what they cannot do, the goal is to wake up the child’s brain by starting with whatever he or she can presently do and better support a child’s ability to act.

Jeremy Krauss Approach practitioner

The Jeremy Krauss Approach was developed by Jeremy Krauss and  is a unique way of helping Special Needs Children learn, grow and develop, education based on the work of Dr. Feldenkrais. The primary focus is on helping Special Needs Children develop their potential and abilities – physically, mentally and emotionally. It supports a child to learn, change and overcome developmental challenges of various kinds through a process of Progressive Developmental Abilities Formation.

Working with Children Assistant Teacher

I was invited by my mentors Nancy Aberle and Lynn Bullock to work as assistant teacher for the 2019-2020 Working with Children practitioner training. My responsibilities include directly supervising practitioners as they work with children and contributing to the development of the curriculum.