portfolio

The following is a portfolio of my work encompassing over twenty years of embodied learning, teaching, writing and workshops...I am adding a few entries daily, but it may take a bit of time until this page is complete! The entire website, in fact, is under construction, but you can get a sense of the level of integrity I am after by seeing the framework underlying the entire process...

For articles related to horses, please see my portfolio at http://commonsensehorse.com/archive-of-published-articles

The Sensory Nature of Inspiration to Write

The Sensory Nature of Inspiration to Write

Spontaneous Creativity for Writers

Thursday, May 25, 2017
by: Gabrielle Pullen, GCFP

Conventional approaches to writing that have tended to dampen ability and enthusiasm. The status quo is to focus on the outcome. It's all about getting that novel or short story completed. Yet, all the composition studies demonstrate that putting process front and center is how people really get down to writing the kind of work that feeds them, both materially and emotionally.

Grief

Grief

Reaching A Deeper Consensus of Reality

Friday, October 9, 2015
by: Gabrielle Pullen, GCFP

The Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education offers a way to move through the frightening passage of profound grief, to expand the self-image to include it, rather than contracting against it. This opens the individual to literally 'move on' at an embodied level.

Creativity

Creativity

Musing on How to Access the Muse

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
by: Gabrielle Pullen, GCFP

Creativity demands access to a state of anarchy where ‘not knowing’ is no problem. Without the willingness to be in that state of uncertainty it’s nigh impossible to tap into the muse. Ironically, the same conditions necessary for optimal learning are also requisite for creativity

 

Learning to Tolerate Uncertainty

Learning to Tolerate Uncertainty

Mobility of thought

Monday, October 18, 2010
by: Gabrielle Pullen, GCFP

In this month’s spotlight on those who trained directly with Moshe Feldenkrais, I spoke with Russell Delman, whose interest in body/mind perspectives and human potential began in 1969. People assume there needs to be some sort of physical impairment to benefit from Functional Integration. Russell emphasizes the change in a person’s thinking and in their consciousness: a larger dimension of reality. "Moshe was really helping us change our ways of viewing life and of living in the world."

The Nature of Possibility

The Nature of Possibility

If Structural Limitations aren't as they Seem, What Else is Possible?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
by: Gabrielle Pullen, GCFP

In this practitioner spotlight, I spoke with Ralph Strauch, a FELDENKRAIS practitioner since 1983. His academic training was as a theoretical mathematician specializing in probability theory. He is also author of The Reality Illusion: How You Make the World You Experience,

Hypervigilance

Hypervigilance

too much communication, too much stimulation

Friday, April 1, 2011
by: Gabrielle Pullen, GCFP

Is it hyper-vigilance we want or is it vigilance? Vigilance has a high degree of awareness to it, and hyper-vigilance has a high degree of compulsivity to it. When we get stuck in a response, we can’t act in any other way. In this practitioner spotlight, I spoke with FELDENKRAIS practitioner Alan Questel who has produced a video for navigating pregnancy with awareness...

Sudden grief catapults the psyche into a loss based on having the ground beneath your feet dissolve as everything you hold dear is called into question. Is it possible to find solid ground afterwards? How can you possibly navigate reality when what is real seems so emphemeral? [20 Min. Talk]