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Database: AT02

Created On Wednesday, 07 August 2013 12:15 By José Jesús Delgado


ID Code (e. g. HU1):
AT02
1 – MIND/MENTAL FITNESS/MENTAL WELLBEING/MEMORY/COGNITIVE TRAINING PROGRAM / SERVICE /
ACTIVITIY NAME (IN NATIONAL LANGUAGE):
Ein Leben lang beweglich sein / Feldenkrais (inkl. die Weiterentwicklung "Im Gleichgewicht bleiben“)
ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Staying mobile for life/Feldenkrais (incl. further development “Stay in balance”)
URL
http://www.drehpunkt.at/ (see link: Praxis – Die Feldenkrais Methode)
LANGUAGE German
AUTHOR
not defined

2 - CONTACT DATA AND TYPE OF ORGANIZATION
ORGANIZATION (NAME):
Drehpunkt – Studio für ganzheitliche Bewegung
ORGANIZATION (URL):
http://www.drehpunkt.at/
COUNTRY:
Austria
TYPE (SME, Company, Community Centre, Health Centre, Educational Centre, Foundation,
Municipality, governmental institution, etc):
SME
ADDRESS:
Mariahilferstr. 29, A-6900 Bregenz
TELEPHONE: +43 5574 62
E-MAIL: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  Private  
  In this case, please indicate the territorial
scope of the organization:
Regional

3 - TARGET POPULATION
Age range:
From: N/A to N/A years Not defined
Older than: N/A years  
Gender: Unisex
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:
N/A

4 - CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MIND FITNESS PROGRAM / SERVICE / ACTIVITY (NB: Should the program, service or activity be included into more than one category, please select the most representative category for that PSA. But, REMEMBER: THE PSA MUST BE SELECTED ONLY IN CASE THAT MENTAL FITNESS / MENTAL WELLBEING IS INCLUDED IN ITS GENERAL AIMS OR GOALS. IF NOT, YOU SHOULD NOT SELECT IT. The characteristics below are the means, not the goal)
Providing opportunities for physical activity and exercise, Providing opportunities for creative activities
Other: N/A
COST FOR PARTICIPATION, FEES (in Euros):168 (10 units) N/A N/A
(EXPECTED) DURATION OF THE Programme/Service/Activity: Not defined
Begin (Month/Year, e. g. 02/2012):N/A
End (Month/Year, e. g. 02/2012):N/A or Number of weeks:N/A
Number of units:eg. 6 or 10
Hours per unit:one in the morning, one in the afternoon

5 - PROGRAM / SERVICE / ACTIVITY PURPOSES
The aim of the Feldenkrais method is to foster the nervours system and to foster learning through neurophysiological self-organisation. Hence, learning is holistic through body and “soul” whereas learning is grounded on physical activity and through it emotional, cognitive and kinetic skills are learned and further developed.The approach orients on the existing resources of the older individual and empowers to develop them in a qualitative and quantitative way. It is possible to participate even if participants have impairments. In addition it fosters creative thinking and wellbeing among falls prevention, reduction of complaints and the improvement of mobility.

6 - RESOURCES
a.- Which materials were used?
The course is leaded by professionals. The course is offered in a gymnastics room with a meadow (Matte) on the floor plus towels. The course conductor uses a microphone so that older people with hearing problems can follow the instructions.
b.- Who conducted the program / service activity? (What role, what qualifications, etc.)
It is necessary to be a professional in the Feldenkrais method (eg Georg Feuerstein).

7 - METHODOLOGY USED (presentations, pair work, group work, peers, mentors, blended
learning, e-learning, etc.)
Participants lie on the floor and participants do some (simple) movements (eg with the eyes and the coordination with other body parts) in order to “reprogram” the brain and to reduce physical-mental blockades.
There are some breaks in which participants were able to consume some drinks (water, coffee and tea) in a nice atmosphere.

8 - PROGRAM / SERVICE / ACTIVITY SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
“Ein Leben lang beweglich sein” was initiated 1992 and is now implemented in the entire Austrian region of Vorarlberg and renamed into “Feldenkrais” because it is based on the Feldenkrais-Method and in order to attract more people.

Since 2006 it was further developed in order to reach not only older people with physical complaints. It cooperates with existing groups from various institutions (eg gymnastic associations).

Participants said that this course was able to reduce depressive feelings and to stimulate physical mobility, in sum physically and mentally healthier. In the evaluation 71 % said that participants were able to get new knowledge and mental training. About 80 % said that this knowledge can be put into practice easily and it helps to raise mood status and the self-confidence. Only 33 % reported about the possibility to co-influence the course and 14 % that they want to socialise with others.

9 - ADDITIONAL COMMENTS / CONCLUSIONS / RECOMMENDATIONS FOR OUR
MATERIAL/COURSE
N/A

10 - RELATED REFERENCES (BIBLIOGRAPHY AND/OR INTERNET LINKS)

Drehpunkt. (2013a). Drehpunkt Seminare Winter/Frühjahr 2013. Studio für ganzheitliche Bewegung (www.drehpunkt.at). Bregenz: Drehpunkt Studio.

Drehpunkt. (2013b, 21.03.2013). Drehpunkt. Studio für ganzheitliche Bewegung. from www.drehpunkt.at

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