The Feldenkrais Center for Movement Education is pleased to offer Sounder Sleep System® workshops from time to time. Check our Workshops listings for our next offerings.
About the Sounder Sleep System
The Sounder Sleep System® is a world-renowned system of insomnia self-help taught by over 200 health-professionals in 12 countries.
Disturbed and inadequate sleep are common symptoms of over-stimulation and the stresses of modern life. While inadequate sleep has long been associated with accidents, other health effects from lack of sleep are now becoming better recognized. Recently, lack of sleep has been linked to obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. Thankfully, there is an antidote - a drug free way to a better night's sleep: the Sounder Sleep System®.
The Sounder Sleep System® is based on the discovery that certain small, slow, repeated physical movements can shift us from the active, waking state to one of profound physical and mental repose. When we reach that tranquil state, if we need sleep, we will fall asleep. The System consists of gentle, yet remarkably effective physical movement and breathing techniques that are practiced by day and at bedtime. The System can be learned in convenient weekly or biweekly classes, half-day and day-long workshops, and other formats. The learning process is pleasurable and profoundly restful in itself.
Moshe Feldenkrais observed this connection between movement and sleep in his book The Potent Self: "Our...sleep [and] regularity of rest...are performed by muscular acts... we have significant control over [them], mainly through voluntary motor centers [of the nervous system]."
The Sounder Sleep System® offers gentle, pleasurable movement and breathing techniques to restore your natural sleep cycles, quiet your mind, and support deeper and more satisfying sleep.
- Read Kathy Flock's article about the day time relaxation technique, Day Tamers.
- The Sounder Sleep® home program from Michael Krugman, called Rest Assured: Self-Healing for Insomnia and the Stress of Life, is now available online from the Sounder Sleep website. Rest Assured consists of three full-length audio Compact Discs playable on any CD player, plus an eight-page, illustrated booklet. Each disc is different, and contains three audio tracks specially programmed to make it a snap to use Rest Assured.