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sequence of acceptance

Having decided on one particular action or way of presenting a change, all depends now on the client's response, or rather on the reaction of that subsystem of the client's central nervous system that deals with self-defense. This reaction could be nonverbal, and express either "Accepted," or perhaps, "No, this is not my way," "'This hurts."

The practitioner has now several options to consider. He could, for example, modify one of the parameters, just in case, so that the tendency for self-defense residing with the client might be calmed down and the proposed pattern be accepted. For example, if it is about moving a part of the body, the parameters apt for modification are: a change of direction, the amount of displacement velocity and amount of force used.

Since sequences of "movements" are supposed to follow the sequence of acceptance, they are not repeatable in some stereotyped way, precisely because the client's reasons for accepting, or perhaps not accepting, each step of the sequence are so manifold.

from “Envisaging the Future of the Feldenkrais Method” by Yochanan Rywerant



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