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Building Your Resiliency Practice

With EFT and the Feldenkrais® Method

4-week ONLINE Workshop Series

Wednesdays, 10:30am-12pm EDT

June 12 – July 3, 2024

Full Series Registration ONLY, no drop-ins

Limited to 12 participants.

Reserve your spot now!


Instructors: Fritha Pengelly and Sarah Young

 “Whereas health is conventionally thought of as a static state to be maintained, Moshe defined health as a dynamic condition, the ability to recover from shocks. Whether originating from within or without, from sickness or accident, from violence or social upheaval shocks perturb our balance; health is the capability of regaining balance and standing poised again on one’s feet.”

– Mark Reese, from Moshe Feldenkrais: A Life in Movement

If you’re feeling anxious, stressed-out, or overwhelmed by everyday life and need help “regaining balance,” join Fritha and Sarah for a workshop that combines Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) with the Feldenkrais Method®. You will be supported in building emotional resilience and a sense of agency within life’s challenges. 

Resilience is defined as an ability to regain our balance, to bounce back, to recover quickly, to be flexible and adaptable in response to difficult situations in our environment. In other words, resilience supports our general well-being and health.

The complementary modalities of EFT and The Feldenkrais® Method provide powerful synergies in helping us access this potential. By going slowly, making connections between past experiences and current beliefs and behavior patterns, we can change our habits and live with more ease and joy. We can build our resilience and our sense of agency.

EFT tapping is a gentle technique that helps reduce stress and the effects of prior experiences so that we can stay present to the moment, responding with choice rather than (re)acting without choice. 

The Feldenkrais Method® provides opportunities to sense, through movement, our habits and patterns and how they relate to our sense of ourselves in the world. Each Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® lesson is unique and offers simple, gentle movements to experience ourselves in new ways. 

Combining EFT tapping followed by Awareness Through Movement® lessons offers participants the opportunity to explore their experience of posture, emotions, personal beliefs, and self-image, and how behavior and habits are reflected in body and mind.

Through experiencing ourselves in new ways, we can regain balance in our lives and different choices become possible. 

No previous experience necessary! 

IF you’d like to read more about how EFT and Feldenkrais® work to help develop resilience, read Fritha’s article:
Stress Management: Building Your Resiliency Practice

If these are new methods for you OR
if you are not sure if this is the right fit for you:
Schedule a free 15-minute Initial EFT Consult with Fritha

Bio for Sarah Young:
Sarah is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner. Her ongoing curiosity of movement and an old dance injury led her to study the Feldenkrais Method® under the direction of David Zemach-Bersin, New York City, 2011-15. As a movement artist, Sarah has collaborated with and performed works by dance makers Nancy Stark Smith, David Dorfman, Jill Sigman, Hilary Easton, Stephan Koplowitz, and the Treehouse Shakers. She served as the Executive Director of Earthdance, Plainfield, Massachusetts from 2013-18. She is an Alum of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, BFA 2003, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Morocco 2008-10, and a mother. She currently lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Bio for Fritha Pengelly

June/July 2024 Workshop Series Fee:

$120 early-bird ($145 after 6/5) 

In line with the Center’s efforts to promote racial equity and justice we are inviting Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color to attend at no charge.
Use Coupon Code: Fee-waived2 

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“Not to be missed! A real treat to have Feldenkrais & EFT combined and held in a safe and spacious place! The teachers are so present and willing to share their knowledge and wisdom. I’m humbled to have this opportunity and the gift of such skillful teachers. I think it’s a must skill for anyone who wants to deepen their scope for living in this chaotic world full of uncertainty. This is something I shall weave into the fabric of my being. The resources to regulate and the rooting of resilience in this practice is a treasure. Thank you Fritha & Sarah!”
– Catherine, UK

I would say if you have a chance to take an EFT workshop and are on the fence, just try it – it will be one of the best gifts you’ve given yourself in a long time. Adding the Feldenkrais lesson with the EFT was completely wonderful to me. This workshop exceeded my expectations in so many ways and I will continually be thankful for it.”
– Workshop Participant

“Feldenkrais and EFT together offered a way of releasing tensions held in my body and mind. With each session I have a deeper understanding of myself. Thank you!”
– L.L.

“This work has contributed a vital energy to my life that never existed before… people like Fritha and Sarah are truly, truly special for facilitating profound transformations among those they teach.”
– Workshop Participant

“One of my favorite classes ever.”
– Linda N.

“It was for me a heart opening experience that brought another layer of tenderness regarding my body and my emotions. I felt seen and caringly guided throughout the time.”
– Manal Tass

“Feldenkrais and EFT are a powerful combination and one that I had never experienced before. The subtle tuning into the body (Feldenkrais) and the specific work on calming our physical and emotional responses to challenging situations (EFT) really worked for me and was a good reminder that I can change the perspective of both my body and my mind as they work together. Thank you , Fritha and Sarah!”
– Workshop Participant

“Fritha and Sarah create a safe supportive container to explore Feldenkrais and EFT. Both practices are so gentle that my nervous system relaxes and is able to unravel & process stress and old patterns.”
– Workshop Participant

“My workshop experience with Sarah and Fritha was a lovely addition to my week at an especially stressful time in life. They both held the space with such grace and care providing an excellent learning environment!”
– L.O.R.

“Fritha and Sarah offer a unique workshop experience that is both safe and fun! Feldenkrais and Emotional Freedom Techniques complement each other wonderfully as practices, as do Fritha and Sarah as practitioners. What more can you ask for? I had the joy of participating in the Building Your Emotional Resiliency Practice Series twice and highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in developing and nourishing healthy resilience habits.”
– Ninette Rothmüller