Alan Questel

Perception... It's Not What You Think

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by Alan Questel
Perception is the ability to become aware of something through our senses; how we make sense of the world. It is through our perceptions that we develop perspectives of what we think, what we feel, how we act and define who we are. And all of this exists and occurs within your body and how you move. Sensing differences in yourself through movement is the vehicle to change how you feel, think and act…a kind of hidden treasure! The ability to shift your perceptions…your perspectives, is the road of awareness. This shift can lead to new understandings, new insights and different ways of approaching your work, your relationships and your play. This road of awareness can guide you to fresh ways of thinking, greater creativity and the ability to see yourself and others in a new light. Utilizing Feldenkrais® - Awareness Through Movement® lessons you will create new ways of perceiving yourself and the world around you…broaden your understanding of how you view things…and discover there are many more ways to see the world than you might have imagined… through movement you can change what you think, what you feel and how you perceive! Your perceptions aren’t necessarily what you think…they are just what you believe at this moment.
8 CD Set


Perception is the ability to become aware of something through our senses; how we make sense of the world. It is through our perceptions that we develop perspectives of what we think, what we feel, how we act and define who we are. And all of this exists and occurs within your body and how you move. Sensing differences in yourself through movement is the vehicle to change how you feel, think and act…a kind of hidden treasure! The ability to shift your perceptions…your perspectives, is the road of awareness. This shift can lead to new understandings, new insights and different ways of approaching your work, your relationships and your play. This road of awareness can guide you to fresh ways of thinking, greater creativity and the ability to see yourself and others in a new light. Utilizing Feldenkrais® - Awareness Through Movement® lessons you will create new ways of perceiving yourself and the world around you…broaden your understanding of how you view things…and discover there are many more ways to see the world than you might have imagined… through movement you can change what you think, what you feel and how you perceive! Your perceptions aren’t necessarily what you think…they are just what you believe at this moment.
ONE
  • 1. Intro / Humor / Liking ourselves more / Perception & perspective / How long? / Systemic thinking / Possibilities 17:06
  • 2. How to do ATM 02:25
  • 3. ATM 1 – X-position / Lengthening and shortening 53:22
Total: 72:53 TWO
  • 1. Discussion / Different perception of the same thing / Different experience, just another lesson / Wrong!?! / How uncomfortable… / Nausea / Imagining…to doing / One way of dealing with pain / Intro to next ATM 09:59
  • 2. ATM 2 – DaVinci Scan – Measuring parts 31:20
  • 3. Discussion / Orientation & perception / Proportions / Symmetry-asymmetry / Not every lesson is for everybody / Imagining / Feeling differences 06:54
  • 4. Discussion / Strengths and weaknesses / Going towards and away / Correcting or doing something well / Symmetry & functional symmetry / Where we put our attention 05:16
Total: 53:29 THREE
  • 1. ATM 3 – Attention on the return 45:06
  • 2. Discussion / One sided lessons / Using the ground / Initiating from different places / The pause / Are we really asleep? 08:10
Total: 53:16 FOUR
  • 1. ATM 4 – Folding and unfolding 39:40
  • 2. Discussion / Examples of how a system works / Science / Front and back / What is truth? / Peters Projection Map / The Geography of Thought / The Powers of 10 / The best and the worst that can happen 25:06
Total: 64:46 FIVE
  • 1. ATM 5 – Converging/diverging your eyes 54:13
  • 2. Discussion / How a lesson might affect us / Stability & mobility / Glasses & walls / Moving towards or something moving towards / Movies / Muscles & eyes / How our eyes can affect us / Details & big picture / Eyes & the ocean / Lasik surgery 11:33
Total: 65:46 SIX
  • 1. Intro to ATM 6 01:48
  • 2. ATM 6 – Prayer lesson 35:57
  • 3. Discussion / How a context affects us…gentle commands / Taking care of Ourselves / Differentiating our feelings from our actions / Is it a religion? 09:12
Total: 47:57 SEVEN
  • 1. ATM 7 - Hands & knees with attention to the other side 36:50
  • 2. Discussion / Nice feelings / Bacon / Rests 04:38
Total: 41:28 EIGHT
  • 1. ATM 8 - Turning around a central axis 51:21
  • 2. Discussion: That made it easier / Experience vs. talking / Thank you and goodbyes…kindness…and barking! 03:25
Total: 54:45

Alan S. Questel trained directly with Dr. Feldenkrais in Amherst, Massachusettes. Since that time, he has lectured and taught at hospitals, colleges and Feldenkrais Professional Training Programs throughout the world. He is known for his clarity, creativity and down-to-earth style of teaching. He brings a depth of understanding, humor and a gentle human perspective to the learning of the Method and creates lively conditions for learning.

An actor before becoming interested in the Feldenkrais Method, Alan worked and toured with Jerzy Grotowski (My Dinner With Andre) and Paul Sills (Second City, Chicago and Story Theatre). Even today, one of his great interests is the embodiment of creativity, and he has developed a body of work for performers utilizing the Feldenkrais Method. Alan sees the Method as a means for individual maturation, and aspires towards making this appreciable and concrete for his students both in training programs and in his practice.

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