However, the applications of Feldenkrais’ insights go far beyond helping people move. They can be applied to any skilled performance including creativity training, psychotherapy and even large-scale social change.
My own thinking has also been greatly expanded by working with Matt and Gail Taylor’s DesignShop approach to creative group facilitation. They not only help come up with innovative approaches to thorny problems, they create the space to think through the action plans necessary to make the innovations work.
All of this adds up to a new paradigm for thinking about social change. This new paradigm is about enabling people to think more comprehensively and insightfully about the great issues of our time. The following articles introduce this new paradigm.
Feldenkrais and Transformative Social Change
The article goes on to show how this approach to enabling people to think better applies to large-scale social change.
Creativity and High-Performance Team Collaboration
It presents in a simple form the neurology of the Feldenkrais approach to improving human performance, and gives many interesting examples of applications.
Applying Design Thinking to Large-Scale Social Change
Their thinking is incomplete because they have either not thought through the deep systemic changes necessary to actually ‘solve’ these issues, or, beyond producing their own writing or films, they do not have a well-thought-out model of how to inspire mainstream commitment to transformative change.
Applying Design Thinking addresses both these gaps. Here is what a friend – and now a colleague in the Great Transition Initiative – commented when he first read it: Read More