Movement Made Effortless: a dynamic approach to learning through movement based on the Feldenkrais Method

Is your child needing a little help in some aspect of his/her movement development? Whether due to special needs or simply due to slower progress in learning and confidence, the Feldenkrais method provides new ways to improve your child's self-awareness, attention, self-regulation and movement ability. Movement that fills in the gaps.

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Individual Movement Lessons - A Non-invasive Learning Process

In particular, Movement Made Effortless© supports children to become better and happier learners through lessons using 'natural movement' that acknowledges where that person may be needing support and assistance to move on using minimal effort.

For young and old, the development of movement skills forms a solid basis for learning and is necessary for daily life.

In the case of developing children, transitional steps or finding ways to move out of one stage and into the next can sometimes be a challenge. In a Movement Made Effortless lesson, the practitioner observes how a child moves and looks for easier pathways and functional movement options. The lessons provide this learning interaction through play, gentle touch and discrete handling.

When the child senses a clearer way of moving, a connection is made in the brain. As a result, appropriate development can emerge with minimal effort. The child is encouraged to move without strain, to relax and have fun through self-discovery and slow movement. The child learns to combine 'thinking-sensing-moving' to be able to stay involved and attentive in the learning process.

To affect how we move is immediate. The neurology of the human system and the plasticity of the brain are tuned into our thinking, feeling and moving. When movement quality improves, this potentiates change in any of the cognitive areas involved in perception of what we are doing. Hence, experiencing and understanding movement differently makes a difference to physical and therefore, brain organisation.

More learning options become available which is important for ongoing emotional and physical growth. Lessons also focus on such areas as the visual-motor, oral-motor, auditory-processing and balance systems and their impact on language, sensory and motor development.

Those who can benefit include newborns and older dealing with learning difficulties and/or auditory processing issues, developmental delays, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, stroke, torticollis, brachial plexus injury, agenesis of the corpus callosum, undiagnosed or other neurological conditions. 

This work is also highly beneficial for adults who are seeking to improve their quality of movement or wishing to overcome patterns associated with previous injury. 

Movement Made Effortless combines the Feldenkrais Method™, Anat Baniel Method™ for Children with Special Needs, M.O.R.E. Method (Motor-Oral-Respiratory-Eyes) and Integrated Listening System™ program  - integrative systems that work by directly speaking to the brain stimulating neurological connections that unlock the potential for movement and the capacity for lifelong learning.

More information?

For more information about how this approach could benefit you or your child, please email me at:

Louise Rothols - Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner M.A.F.G., Child'Space Method Practitioner, ABM for Children Practitioner.


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