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.
Contact Louise on 0415 494 539 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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.