Introducing a new paradigm for social change

(Melbourne workshop, 17 Sept 2022) Largely unnoticed, but huge, the past 50 years have seen the emergence of disciplines that dramatically improve people’s mental and emotional functioning. This workshop will introduce several of them, and show how you can apply them...

Improving brain functioning and social change

At a garden party in Tel Aviv in the 1950s Moshe Feldenkrais observed a little girl trying to catch a light ball. The adults would gently throw the ball to her, and she would try to catch the ball by throwing her arms wide. This did not work. The ball would hit her in...

Mind-blank: A new climate psychology insight

A few months ago, reflecting on the confrontation between the US/NATO and Russia in Ukraine I concluded that there was a high probability of escalation to an intercontinental nuclear war, which via would mean the horrible unravelling of civilization as we know it....

Healthy cultural evolution

I have been in the business of improving brain functioning for forty years as a Feldenkrais practitioner, creativity trainer and psychotherapist. I am far from alone in being someone who improve human performance.  There are millions of Feldenkrais practitioners,...

Climate anxiety in kids

I received an email requesting information about how various practitioners help kids deal with climate anxiety. Here is how I responded. What I am about to say is not what you’re looking for, but it is relevant to the climate change and anxiety conversation....

Climate anxiety in kids

I received an email requesting information about how various practitioners help kids deal with climate anxiety. Here is how I responded. What I am about to say is not what you’re looking for, but it is relevant to the climate change and anxiety conversation....

Our aspiration should be adequate to our challenge

Our aspiration should be adequate to our challenge

Decades ago the great mythologist Joseph Campbell suggested, “Follow your bliss!” That was excellent advice for his time, which some called The Age of Conformity. And while Campbell’s advice still has merit, our time is different. We are in the midst of a great...