IFF Research Group
Research the Method - Network between Scientists - Empower the Community
The Feldenkrais Method changes lives for the better. But we have insufficient scientific evidence for how this happens and legitimacy is now often based on the evidence from high quality scientific research. So we have formed a Research Working group (under the auspices of the IFF) whose aim is address this lack of scientific evidence.
Who we are
The IFF Research Group is a group of Feldenkrais practitioners and trainers with research backgrounds, committed to supporting the value of scientific knowledge in supporting and disseminating the significance of the Feldenkrais Method for improving human lives.
Promote research into the Feldenkrais Method
Encourage the engagement of the Feldenkrais professional community with academic research
Coordinate a network of Feldenkrais practitioners who are interested in the scientific understanding of what they do
Encourage academic researchers to study how the method is efficacious
Gain recognition that the Feldenkrais Method offers models for exploration and research in academic disciplines concerned with the human experience of learning and development.
Support both outcomes-oriented research and basic research into mechanisms of action of the Feldenkrais Method.
To create an active and globally operating networking forum to support research in the Feldenkrais Method with online and live events.
To facilitate meetings and exchange, research cooperation and fundraising
To support participation in scientific conferences
To enable publication on research with and at the Feldenkrais Method and further training for Feldenkrais teachers on scientific topics.