Composing Experience

Perceiving and interacting with the world around you — a Feldenkrais perspective

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Entries Tagged as 'Perceptual process'

What’s REALLY happening here?

May 11th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Action, autonomy, Awareness, contains video, Perception, Perceptual process, refocusing

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Refocusing. Refocusing can be a weird and confusing activity — to participate in, to watch, or to write about. I’m finding it particularly clumsy to try to write about Refocusing in third person scientific voice — as an outside observer objectively describing the interaction between […]

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Introduction to Refocusing

March 6th, 2013 · 6 Comments · , Action, Awareness, Choice, contains video, Perception, Perceptual process, somatic organization

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series Refocusing. Refocusing is a way of exploring the connections between perception and physical interaction, and the ways that we we unconsciously impose limitations on ourselves. Bob Nimensky, a friend with whom I practiced Aikido, and I developed this approach in the 1970s, as we attempted to understand […]

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Teaching “Composing Experience” in England

November 24th, 2008 · No Comments · Awareness, Feldenkrais, Perception, Perceptual process

In May 2008, I presented a five day Feldenkrais advanced training in Composing Experience in Devon, England. The Winter 2008 issue of Functional Information, the Feldenkrais Guild UK Newsletter, included an article on the training and participants’ reactions. A portion of that article is reproduced below. A description of the material presented in that workshop can […]

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Awareness and Attention

January 27th, 2008 · No Comments · Awareness, Choice, Feldenkrais, Perception, Perceptual process

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Perception. The Perceptual Process model describes the information flows we use in the composing experience. I want to shift focus now to look at some of the ways we manage that information. Two major processes through which we do that are awareness and attention. As […]

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The Somatic Dimension

January 8th, 2008 · No Comments · Action, Choice, Effort, Feldenkrais, Perception, Perceptual process, somatic organization

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Perception. So far we’ve been looking primarily at the perception of information impinging on you from the outside world. But human experience involves more than that. You are a physical being, with a physical body that moves through space and interacts with the world around […]

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