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Body Awareness as Healing Therapy: The Case of Nora
Body Awareness as Healing Therapy: The Case of Nora is Moshe Feldenkrais' classic study of his work with Nora, a woman who has suffered a severe stroke and lost her neuromuscular coordination, including the ability to read and write. Feldenkrais uses rational and intuitive approaches to help his student relearn basic motor skills. One can observe here the groundwork of Fel ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published December 20th 1993 by Frog Books
(first published January 1st 1977)
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Feldenkrais is a freakin' genius. Let me just say that. I'm not sure this book reveals all the ways he's a genius - but it does open a window into his thinking process as a genius and that's very cool. If you knew nothing about his work and have never witnessed this sort of stuff happening, I have no idea if reading this book would give you a sense of it. It's not nearly so compelling as some of the transcriptions of interviews and speeches that he's given. It's still pretty compelling, though. ...more
What an inspiring tale! This book really demonstrates Feldenkrais thought processes as he attempts to help Nora improve the quality of her life. It's a great read, especially for those studying or looking to learn more about the Feldenkrais Method.