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Body Awareness as Healing Therapy: The Case of Nora

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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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Caleb Winebrenner
Nov 01, 2015 Caleb Winebrenner rated it it was amazing
A snapshot of Feldenkrais's process.

Moshe Feldenkrais was, in my mind, a genius. This book was my introduction to his work, and I could not recommend it more highly. In my opinion, this book is also the most accessible of his works. It is his shortest published work, originally intended to be the first in a series of case studies for practitioners. The bad news is that Moshe never published the other case studies. The good news is that, as a case study, the book is explicitly focused on a cours
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Emily
Sep 06, 2009 Emily rated it liked it
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
Alea
Jun 23, 2014 Alea rated it it was amazing
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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.
Mae
Nov 05, 2010 Mae rated it liked it
Dont like self help books... this is a different version of them. His style bothers me a bit.
Luke Zhang
Feb 27, 2013 Luke Zhang rated it it was amazing
This is the best introduction to the feldenkrais method. Very thin and light reading.
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