Feldenkrais Guild UK — member profile




Gillian Allan

PhD and MA in Social Policy, Llb in Law
Feldenkrais Training: Heidelberg 2014

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Workshops: I'm currently developing a set of online workshops for counsellors and psychotherapists to deepen their own embodied experience as a way to support their work. Do get in touch if you want to know more
Individual lessons: Online for the foreseeable future due to covid.
Are you interested in slowing down and letting go of inefficient or stressful ways of using you body? Would you like to learn to move through the world more easily and with a sense of connectedness? What I love most about the Feldenkrais method is that it offers us a way to do these things by providing a way to deepen our awareness of our own bodies. This can lead to a greater sense of balance and feeling at home in your body. ​ I work with people who want to explore how to slow down and connect with their bodies. ​ I also work with counsellors and psychotherapists who want to deepen their own embodied experience as a support for their work. ​ I am delighted to be able to share this wonderful method with you as it has had such a big impact on my own life!
I discovered the Feldenkrais method in my mid-twenties after suffering for nearly a decade with chronic back pain which was increasingly restricting my range of movement. ​ After beginning to experiment with the methodís Awareness Through Movement lessons I found I could move my body more effortlessly, freely and without pain. Rather unexpectedly, I also experienced a decrease in stress levels, a new curiosity for learning and a deeper level of self-acceptance. ​ I graduated from the four year Feldenkrais training course in Heidelberg in 2014. My focus in both group and individual lessons is to facilitate the process of learning how to let go of tension and improve posture in a way which promotes curiosity, creativity and self-confidence. ​ I believe we make positive changes most effectively when we accept ourselves and become curious about our present situations. ​ I have a PhD on friendship and adults with learning difficulties and I am also a Gestalt Therapist www.edinburghgestalttherapy.co.uk