Do you want a way to promote your Feldenkrais practice, classes and workshops? FeldenkraisFinder.com is now live and worldwide and ready for you.
I have decided to give away one year free listings for those of you early adopters who want to join us now…just register and create your listing…including photos, a link to your website, list of your specialties…the location of you practice on Google Maps…whatever you need…
And no waiting for me or the Guild or a volunteer or anyone else to change or update your listing…you can easily and simply do it yourself whenever you want to or need to….
Feldenkrais Finder is an awesesome way to find a Feldenkrais practitioner on your computer, iphone or other smarthphone, iPad…you name it. It works on pretty much any device. Here is a short video on the project that explains how AWESOME it is: http://feldenkraisfinder.com/feldenkrais-finder-overview/
Hi all – I got feedback yesterday from several people that my video was WAY too long and rambling. I agree. My apologies.
The quick question that I have is: Where is your main interest and need?
1) The “Find A Practitioner” website would include practitioners worldwide and would start out having a basic listing (likely for free) for everyone with options to simply add a google map and link to your website (for some type of additional payment). It would simultaneously build your brand and visibility and that of the Method, while making it easier for the public to find Feldenkrais practitioners worldwide. It is one heck of a complicated project and have spend quite a bit of time on it. I would to get a sense of how important it is to practitioners to have this new resource.
2) The second project, “The Feldenkrais Insider” would give you access to short form (5 to 15 minute) podcasts and videos as well as long form (an hour or longer) videos and podcasts and would be pulling from the international Feldenkrais community, including “famous” and “soon-to-be famous” practitioners and thought leaders. It would also have detailed historical and philosophical blog posts about the method. The goal would be to give folks access to materials and ideas and insights that had been previously hard to find.
Unlike my previous podcast and blogging, this would be more of a membership website, with a small charge to access the materials.
Again, the question that I have, if you want to answer: Where is your main interest and need?
In the last four years, I have launched about a dozen projects in the psychotherapy field and have had several thousand people in my online events and conferences. I would like to duplicate those results in the Feldenkrais world and need some feedback, if you have the time or interest.
Ok, as I alluded to in my last blog post, I am creating some new projects in the Feldenkrais world. But after doing some thinking and planning, I realized that I need some input on how to move forward…and more specifically on WHICH project to do first. Can you help?
The Feldenkrais Insider: Find a Feldenkrais Practitioner
Comments below. I may not respond individually to all of them, but I will read and use all the replies.
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By the way, I am a little bit “wordy” in the video. My apologies. I hope to get better as I record more videos.
Oh god….I think I might be ready to jump into the unknown again and launch a big, new project in the Feldenkrais community. I very rarely feel fear or anxiety when I start new projects but I feel them on this one.
The internet has brought so many changes into our lives and consciousness (good and bad) and has created so many new movements, companies and wealth. But in the Feldenkrais world, I do not think it has lived up to its potential. Our various efforts have been so fragmented and Feldenkrais people seem to have some difficulties grasping marketing…
But hey, maybe NOW is the time for change.
I largely gave up on doing podcasting in 2010 over four years ago. My last podcast was with Mia Segal and Leora Gaster. I stopped because the podcasts were taking up a lot of time and making me very little income. But the tech skills and connections that I created were applicable in so many other areas that I was able to create Feldenkrais download products, online psychotherapy conferences, affiliate income and to move to a foreign country and learn Spanish and the art of being an expat. But I have been trying in earnest to return to my roots as a podcaster, interviewer and historian (and yes, a rabble rouser) in the Feldenkrais community.
I thought this was a brilliantly done “send up” of modern marketing and parody by Nathan Fielder, the Founder of “Dumb Starbucks.” Perhaps with a deep message for the Feldenkrais Practitioners, Ericksonian Hypnotists and other so-called “Alternative Health” Practitioners. Art, marketing, comedy and health perhaps have some similarities:
Nathan has a show on Comedy Central, Nathan For You which is now on my watch list for comedy and zany marketing insights.