Ms. Michaeli is a graduate of the movement Institute of Seminar HaKibbutzim, an institution of higher learning under the aegis of Israel's Kibbutz Movement. Then, as now, its curriculum emphasized integrated physical / intellectual topics such as body awareness development, self-recognition through movement and noncompetitive movement education.
While at the Movement Institute, and for several years afterwards, Josepha Michaeli worked in close Association with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, as well as studying various other methods.
Graduating with honors, Ms. Michaeli began to work on her own, developing the early methods in which The Body Cognition Method was rooted. After her graduation (with distinction) from the Wingate Physiotherapy School, her original combination of movement education methods with physiotherapy gained broad recognition in the field. She was subsequently invited to teach in the Physiotherapy School of Assaf HaRofeh, a prestigious hospital near Tel-Aviv.
Ms. Michaeli ultimately returned to the Movement Institute of Seminar HaKibbutzim where she established the unique Health Movement Department. During her years in the Department she continued her private work with movement groups and in physiotherapy, all the while continuously developing and refining the methods which would later become The Body Cognition Method.
Body Cognition - The Method: Movement, Health, Treatment (Relieving Pain and Living a Healthy Life)
by Josepha Michaeli
Thousands of people have experienced it! Since the development of "Body Cognition" in the 1960s and 1970s However, when we ask: What is "Body Cognition", some of the answers are given in the negative form: this is not gymnastics in the usual sense; this is not a treatment for back pains only, and so on. How, then, can we define the...
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