The Feldenkrais Method® is a complex system of practice and has a broad range of applications. Addressing this complexity with a variety of research approaches is a constant challenge – both conceptually and methodologically – and has lead to a broad spectrum of studies and publications. Below are examples of curated collections and bibliographies in the Feldenkrais Studies reference database that have a theme or research question in common.
Effectiveness of the Feldenkrais Method
A growing number of studies have researched the effectiveness of the Feldenkrais Method for various conditions and fields of application over the last three decades. Susan Hillier and Anthea Worley conducted a comprehensive meta-review of these studies at the University of South Australia in 2015. The article provides an excellent overview of the studies included in the review and critically acclaims their findings and limitations. This collection contains the full list of articles that are included in their paper as well as references to a number of other review articles. View the related collection in the reference database.
Feldenkrais in Dance and Theater
The Feldenkrais Method is applied in various educational contexts for the performing arts. Many Feldenkrais practitioners and trainers share a background in theater or dance. This thematic collection has the contributions to the special issue on “Moshe Feldenkrais” – published by the Journal Routledge Theater Dance and Performance Training in 2015. It presents a variety of studies and theoretical papers related to the application of the Feldenkrais Method in the domain of performing arts. View the related collection in the reference database.
Capturing reports of people experiencing the Feldenkrais Method in ATM and FI settings in a systematic manner is a challenging task. This collection showcases examples of publications that present the results of inquiries based on qualitative approaches utilizing e.g. phenomenology and grounded theory. View the related collection in the reference database.
Until now, more than two dozen PhD Theses have been written investigating various aspects of the Feldenkrais Method. This collection brings together work from a multitude of university departments. Please keep in mind that some of them are also available as book publications. View the related collection in the reference database.