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Lawrence’s Work

Lawrence Phillips is an intuitive and highly skilled Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner with over twenty-five years of experience. He was a member of the last group that personally trained with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. Lawrence has presented workshops and seminars for holistic, corporate, adult-learning, and body work centers.

Lawrence co-founded Princeton Mind/Body Associates, a ground-breaking coalition of practitioners of the medical and associated healing arts based in Princeton, New Jersey. He also co-founded a holistic studies center on the Philadelphia Mainline, and helped establish a wholesale natural-foods distribution company. His ability to inspire and support embodied transformation is an important part of his teaching work with his life-partner Myron McClellan. Together they educate clients and audiences about a wide variety of spiritual and physical practices that nurture a holistic awareness of body and spirit.

Lawrence's work is ideal for men and women who take pleasure in actively participating in their health and well-being, and those who are engaged in personal and spiritual growth.

Lawrence sees clients in private practice and speaks to groups about the ways to move beyond physical suffering to comfort, from unconscious living to conscious living in the body, and from imbalance to joyful and free movement. He teaches his clients to integrate thinking, feeling, sensing, and moving and to learn how to bring a deeper awareness to the body and its connection to Spirit.

Lawrence assists clients in increasing their flexibility, resilience, balance, and vitality by guiding them using the Feldenkrais Method. (Additional information is available at www.Feldenkrais.com.) The method provides a body focused, or somatic approach to overcoming the deeply ingrained habits of holding stress, and the improper posture and negative physical patterns that often create chronic back pain and a host of other functional disorders that can have an impact on physical and psychological health.

His work provides an important complement to the methodologies of psychotherapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and body workers of every kind, and is sought-out by clients who are dealing with illness, disease, and functional problems. The work is also very valuable to those who want to improve their already good health by becoming more skillful about how they care for their bodies, and more conscious about how emotions are experienced and processed in the body.

Lawrence often facilitates major breakthroughs with clients in a few sessions, but also enjoys the opportunity to help clients rebuild a fundamentally new way of holding and moving their bodies by working with them over a longer period of time. This establishes a strong foundation for a life-time of supported movement and provides the benefits described so beautifully by Dr. Feldenkrais as making the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy elegant.

Lawrence is gifted at showing us the essential interconnectedness of our physical, emotional, and spiritual body. He guides subtle movements that release our armor and put us in touch with our higher and more joyous nature. - David Blinder, Ph.D., Vice President of Wellesley College

As an eye surgeon, I was frightened by my problem with hand numbness, but my successful work with Lawrence has been an amazing healing process, both physically and emotionally. Learning to listen to my body and letting it express its innate wisdom has been very freeing. I whole-heartedly recommend Lawrence to my friends and patients. - Victoria Coulter, MD

I have found that combining Lawrence's work and psychotherapy nurtures efficient and long-lasting change. It allows clients to move through areas in which they are "stuck," which brings new insight to habitual patterns of mind, body, and emotion. - Louine Vaughan, MSW, LCSW, Psychotherapist

I enthusiastically recommend Lawrence's Feldenkrais work as not only improving overall general health and well-being, but also being an extremely effective holistic health practice to transform the mind, heart and spirit. The power of the work is bolstered by the latest neurological research into the plasticity of our brain, and our on-going capacity to improve and fine-tune our functionality. - Rob Ivker, MD, Past-President, American Board of Holistic Medicine and American Holistic Medical Association

The Feldenkrais Method is the most sophisticated and effective method I have seen for the prevention and reversal of deterioration and function. - Margaret Mead, PhD, Anthropologist

I have been intrigued by this subtle form of retraining the nervous system, which I recommend to patients whose movement has been restricted by injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain. I find it to be much more useful than standard physical therapy. I also believe that the Feldenkrais Method can help older people achieve greater range of motion and flexibility, and help all of us feel more comfortable in our bodies. - Andrew Weil, MD, Author of Guide to Optimum Health, Natural Medicine



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