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Body Sensation and Movement “Primary” In Trauma Recovery? (Free Webinar)

Dr. Pat Ogden. "Trauma and The Body"

Dr. Pat Ogden. “Trauma and The Body”

Update, Thursday, May 9th: The free series is done. However all the sessions are available as video and audio with transcripts for a small price. But the price is going up on May 13th, so enroll now if you want the content. These webinars helped me understand why some people get more benefit from Feldenkrais sessions and some people (such as myself) get LESS benefit. Many of us have trauma symptoms, dissociation and neurological “blocks” that limit what we can gain from the Feldenkrais Method. These webinars with Peter Levine, Pat Ogden and Stephen Porges have given me tools for dealing with these traumatic after effects, “healing” them and helping a person stay in the present moment and in the lesson.

If you are interested you can purchase all the downloads and transcripts for one price: http://www.nicabm.com/php/redirects/?id=322

Leave a comment if you have questions. Cheers! – Ryan

Update: The webinar is starting in just a few hours, today, Weds, March 8. It will be broadcast at two times: 5pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) and 6:30pm EDT. But you must register to attend free: Register for Pat Ogden Webinar on Trauma.

***If you missed the webinar or would like to download it or have trancscripts, there is also a paid option on the same page. cheers! Ryan

….I am in the midst of preparing myself for an online webinar that is coming up very soon on Trauma and The Body. The next speaker is Pat Ogden, PhD who is not only a psychologist but has also studied Hakomi and the Alexander Technique. She also makes a point to mention Feldenkrais in her various books and papers. I do not always share the details of these webinars. I only share the ones that I have a deep interest in or that I think other Feldenkrais practitioners will enjoy. This one looks to be great for Feldenkrais people.

The Ogden webinar, part of a larger series on trauma, is interesting as her language and strategies, to me, are very “Feldenkrais friendly” and often mirror the experiential, process-based, and action-based means of the work of Moshe Feldenkrais. For example, this quotation that I took from one of her research papers:

“The role of the therapist is to facilitate self-awareness and self-regulation, rather than to witness and interpret the trauma. [It] involves working with sensations and action tendencies in order to discover new ways of orienting and moving through the world.”

Does that evoke familiar ideas for you? She focuses not on judgement and “insight” but getting people to take action in the world. And later in the same article:

“In the act of noticing their bodily experience, innate somatic regulatory capacities, or “resources,” become spontaneously available or can be evoked by the therapist: resources such as taking a breath, adjusting the spine, making a movement, orienting, perceptually and physically to the environment.”

Pretty cool! There is much more that I could say about this webinar, but I am relatively new to Dr. Ogden’s work and should perhaps leave it to her to describe what she does. The webinar is free if you register ahead of time and attend “live.” You can also pay if you would rather download the video (and audio version) and get transcripts and such. I wonder a great deal how many people come to the Feldenkrais Method (consciously or otherwise) because they are dealing with unresolved trauma. And I wonder yet again, if the Method can give them relief. I think the answer for many is “no.” There are some specific strategies and ideas missing in the Method. Strategies and ideas which, though similar, are different in their implementation and use. This is a topic I will return to in a later blog post on RyanNagy.com. In the meantime, to hear Dr. Ogden’s talk please click the link below and find the line and grey box on the page that reads: Register here for the Wednesday broadcasts only. Free of Charge. Feel free to forward this blog post or post on social media if you know of others who will benefit. I do get an affiliate fee for each paid registration.



I apologize in advance for any spelling or grammar errors. I did this quickly Sunday morning, before taking the rest of the day off.

Feldenkrais in Nicaragua, Feldenkrais for the Eyes and a MOVE….

I am nearly done blogging here on UtahFeldenkrais.org. I am slowly but surely moving my writing to the blog on RyanNagy.com. I have to say that it is a rather embodying experience to bring all my various interests under “one roof.” For years, RyanNagy.com was primarily a blog about search engine optimization and search marketing. The website was a tool that I used successfully to build a practice in that field. I had several clients who were start-ups and also several who were larger, multi-million dollar businesses. Fun stuff for a while. But I got bored. I now only work on my own projects and of those with whom I collaborate. And I no longer live in Utah! So, time to leave “utah feldenkrais” and bring it all home to Ryan Nagy.

I still have a few more posts here on UtahFeldenkrais.org and I have much work to do on the other site before it is completely ready.

But, if you are interested, there are several blog post regarding a Feldenkrais Volunteer Opportunity in Nicaragua, a new Feldenkrais mp3 series for the eyes that I am working on. And more.

Join me over there if you choose. When I finally stop blogging here, I will send you a notification. And for those of you who only want to read about certain topics (such as Feldenkrais) and not others (Marketing, Technoology, Hypnosis etc), I will have the option of deciding which types of notifications you receive.

cheers! – Ryan

Selling on iTunes, Amazon and Online: Want to Make the jump?

Ryan after his last webinar. These things are FUN.

Ryan after his last webinar. These things are FUN.

Do you have recordings of your ATM classes or workshops? Have you wondered about selling them online? Or you want to make recordings and reach a larger audience, even become an “international player”? Perhaps you simply want to diversify your practice and have more sources of income….?

I often get people asking me about how I sell my products online and if it is worth the time and effort. Like many things in life the answer depends on what you want and what you value. On a monthly basis, I get payments from over a dozen sources – not only from selling my downloads on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play, but also selling them on my websites and blogs, not to mention other sources of online income such as google ad revenue, affiliate fees for promoting products, coaching sessions, online conference and, yes webinars such as this one.

If you want to get an overview of how to sell your Feldenkrais products online and what the benefits could be for your particular situation, join me for this 55-minute webinar. I will not only give you a broad overview of how to sell online (and to do so easily and cheaply) but also give you the tools you need to do so.

Money, of course is a benefit of selling Feldenkrais mp3´s, CD and other products. But you can also sell online to get yourself better known, to help the method gain more traction and, sometimes, you may to give your Feldenkrais sessions away in exchange for people’s email addresses. Once you have email addresses you can follow-up with messages promoting your classes and workshops.

If you know what you are doing, you can…um…just do it.

Much of this “online stuff” is only complicated until you know what to do. Let me give you an overview so that you can take the next step in your professional and personal development!

As usual, I am not only going to teach you cool and useful stuff, but also give you some bonuses such as a video tutorial series that will show you exactly how to set-up and use a cheap, effective shopping cart system called, “E-Junkie.” I also have a special code that will give you a 67-day free trial. You can have your first sale before you have to pay.

One of the main things that I love about selling online, especially mp3´s of Feldenkrais ATM series is that everything is automated. People pay, get their products, and the money is deposited in my account automatically. And, no, you don’t need to be a programmer to set-it up.

I am keeping the cost of this webinar low. Join me for only $27.00. That is the lowest price that I have ever charged for a session! And, as always, you will have access to a recording of the webinar that you can download or play online. You don’t have to attend “live” (though I recommend that you do.)

Ready? Click the button below to reach my new webinar site, “Ryan’s Webinars.” After you enroll, you will be directed to a special page that has your webinar link. The same page where you can watch the recording of the webinar after I post it and ask any follow questions that you have.

Click to Learn More And Enroll: Ryan’s Webinar on Selling On iTunes, Amazon and Online

Have You Made a Commitment To The Work?

Have You Made a Commitment To Sharing The Work of Moshe Feldenkrais?

Have you taken certain steps to fulfilling that commitment such as giving sessions, teaching workshops and promoting yourself?

Perhaps you have also taken an advanced workshop, bought and worked with Feldenkrais materials, even created a website or social media presence?

Great! Ready to take your commitment into the internet realm and turbocharge your results online?

If so, I invite you to join me for the first of a series of webinars in which we will explore practical hands-on, kick-ass Feldenkrais marketing tactics as well as a few radical aspects of Moshe’s work as it lives on and evolves through YOU.

Begin At The Beginning: Getting Results From Your Web Presence.

The first step on our journey together is learning to control (yes, control) those aspects of your online presence and marketing that you can control. What that means in practical terms is having a web presence and message that RELIABLY brings you new students, workshop participants, product sales or whatever goal it is that you have. The vast majority of websites within the Feldenkrais community are nothing more than brochures put online. This is not a bad thing. We all have to start somewhere, right? But an effective website needs to be optimized to get people to take ACTION and actually DO something….like pick up the phone and call you for more information or send you an email. And it needs to do so in way that respects the needs and desires of the person reading your website.

A Website That Builds Your Practice

Why are we starting with your website? Because it is the crucial first step and having a killer website is something that is 100% in your control Having a great website is not ALL that you need. But without one, the internet cannot do much for you. Let me ask you a question, if 1000 people visited your website tomorrow, would you have a way of capitalizing on that? Can you put a dollar figure on it? Do you know how many new students you would get?

Your influence and ability to get more students and workshop participants is a function of the percentage of people who “convert” or do something on your website. Having a website where you only get 1000 visitors per month but 25 people contacting you, is infinitely better than having a website where you get 1000 visitors but only 1 contacts you. This is called your “conversion” rate. Getting more people to “convert” and take action on your website is a critical skill for expanding your reach in the world and it’s importance cannot be overstated.

Get Your Website Visitors To Take Action!

In this first webinar with me you will learn exactly what to put on your website to get more students or sales, including

How to get more people to contact you via phone or email.

How to gently but firmly get people’s attention and keep them reading your website.

How to use testimonials to make more sales. (Even though most people don’t think they work!).

Why being clear is more important than being persuasive.

The importance of safety and how to communicate that you are a safe choice. (This is THE most important factor of all).

Some quick search engine tips to give you a higher google ranking.

***The vast majority of health practitioners especially doctors and PT’s are doing Search Engine Optimization now. Without it you are at a big disadvantage.

Why You Should Listen To Me?

Bill O’Hanlon Recommends Ryan

“Ryan Nagy taught me something within the first five minutes of his coaching that has impacted my business success ever since. I knew after that first five minutes, he was a great teacher and coach and subsequent experience has only solidified that certainty. Ryan knows his stuff, is clear and generous with his skills and coaching. Work with Ryan and move to the next level in your visibility and effectiveness.” -Bill O’Hanlon, featured Oprah guest, author and speaker

I have been making 100% of my income through the web for over 5 years now and selling online for nearly a decade. I know what it takes to get people to take action online. I not only make over $25,000 per year in automated passive income through mp3 sales, ad revenue and affiliate marketing, but my newest online business is grossing six figures (over $100,000 in the last 12 months). Since mid-2006, I have been conducting experiments on my and my client’s websites to find out what works in internet marketing. I have real knowledge of what works and I will teach it to you.

The Geek Stuff Is (Mostly) Not Required

There are many ways to instantly increase your website’s effectiveness. Many of them are very simple and involve nothing more than changing a few words and adding some very specific language. Seriously. Even a child could make some of the changes. Other changes are slightly more complex. They involve changing or moving certain elements that you have on your site such as your pictures and graphic elements. Depending on your skill, comfort level, and website, you can make the changes yourself or have your web person do it. I

There are so many ways to approach being on the web and after attending Ryan’s webinar, I was able to see what the next steps are for me. It helps that Ryan is a Feldenkrais practitioner – he understands that this is a process and that you make a first pass and then a second pass. Ryan definitely has the technical information to answer all your questions and the resources he provided with the webinar were invaluable. I’ll be back for the next one. Kim Cottrell, GCFP, 2009 FGNA Program Chair

“My website is bringing me more referrals from local students and also generating interest and comments from colleagues all over the United States.” Carrie Lafferty, GCFP

Ready to Give it Go?

I only have room for 25 people on my online meeting service (GoToMeeting) and as of this moment, the first 15 spaces are already taken, so I only have room for 9 more. This blog post will be read by well over 2000 people in the next 48 hours and the webinar will likely fill-up. Likewise, it has been over TWO YEARS since I have offered webinars to the Feldenkrais community and it might be another few years before I do this again, if ever. So take action and join me so that you don’t miss out.

In this live, interactive online workshop I focus on the critical and crucial changes that you must make now to accelerate your results. I have eliminated all the fluff. And the information is laser-targeted to helping you increase your conversion rate and get better results from your online presence. When we are done, you will have a list of easy-to-make changes – many of which you can do yourself. And you will be empowered with the knowledge of what works online and how you can get there. Some of you may find that you are just one or two “tweaks” away from increased results.

The workshop will be recorded so that you can review it later. To attend you only need a computer and an internet connection. You will be able to see my computer screen (so I can show you examples of what works) and you will also be able to hear (via your phone or computer speakers) and interact with me. Enroll below and you will get your own personal link to the session.

***If the button below will not let you register, that means the workshop is full. Sorry.

When? Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Where? Everywhere. Just get online!

Time? 11:00 AM Central Time (Which is 9:00 AM Pacific/Noon Eastern

How Long? One hour.

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I stand behind what I sell. Always. If you are not satisfied with the workshop for any reason, you will get your money back – no questions asked.

GoToMeeting is the most advanced, reliable and easy webinar service that I have used. You only need a web browser and internet connection to join. If your internet is slow, you may want to consider calling in to hear the audio.

Sex, Drugs and Feldenkrais: Feldenkrais Classics, Volume 1

This was originally published on RyanNagy.com a website that I am slowly but surely “taking back” from its former focus on search engine marketing. Soon, most of what I write will be there. I got a very good response from the article below and I thought to edit and republish it here. I have added a few details that were not in the original article. Details perhaps to painful to remember and write about at the time. I hope you enjoy it.

Sex, Drugs and Feldenkrais

It was 1980-something and I was a recovering drug user and drug dealer. I was living in a nearly vacant and almost condemned apartment building in Dallas, Texas. Some of the apartments had holes in the floor and you could see the apartment below. Thankfully no one was living in those apartments, though there was a beautiful red-headed lesbian in the building who had painted her entire apartment black. She and I were the only ones living in the building. After several months, she discovered that living in a black apartment was not a good idea. She freaked out and left. I then lived there alone.

I was barely making a living as waiter at “Uncle Julios’s” a reasonably hip Mexican restaurant in Oak Lawn, otherwise known as the “gay” part of town. I was very slowly and very painfully recovering from my drug and body abuse. In the 1980´s Ecstacy (XTC) was legal…at least for a few months…and cocaine was about as common as weed. Sadly, methamphetamine (“crank” and “speed” as we used to call it) was easily available as well. Have you ever snorted a drug that kept you up for 24 hours and made you forget to eat? That may sound like one of Oprah Winfrey’s wet dreams, but trust me it sucks. In less than two months, I went from being highly-muscled and over 201 pounds to slightly less than 148 pounds. That is the glory of methamphetamine. Very few things can fuck with your self-image more than staring in the mirror and seeing a scarecrow looking back at you. If I could have, I would have said, “What have I done to myself?” but those words could not come. I could only feel loathing that as I turned away to look at something else – anything else. My “image of achievement” was death. Several of my friends from that era died. One, I am sorry to say, whose name I cannot remember. She was so incredibly beautiful when I first met her. Intimidating. The last time I saw her I hardly recognized her. She looked like a concentration camp prisoner who was given just enough food to keep her alive and working.

On second thought, I don’t actually know if she died. I never saw her again. Perhaps she recovered.

I didn’t realize it at the time, but my drug using days were truly over. I would never go back. But I was still very much in the phase of trying to figure out what, if anything, my future had in store for me. I had dropped out of an honors program in Philosophy at the University of Texas at Arlington. I had lost touch with most of my friends and nearly all my emotions. I severed contact with my family. I really didn’t have a clue what would come next and didn’t have much in the way of resources -financial or otherwise. Somehow watching Star Trek reruns 5 hours per day didn’t make life more livable.

Thanks to vagaries of recovering from massive drug use, I’m still uncertain of certain parts of my history from that time. What came before and after? Not quite sure. I do know that I eventually left the apartment to live in my car as I traveled to California. I had migrant labor of sorts, getting paid per signature to get support for political initiatives. I slept in national parks, cheap hotels and beaches. I eventually ruined my credit. But my will somehow remained intact. What kept me together during my journey back to having a life?

My lifeboat, what gave me hope and a future, was the work of Moshe Feldenkrais. Seems like everyone has some crazy messianic jew somewhere in his or her background. Why not me? What the fuck. How did I find his work? I believe it was through a workshop that had a section by Feldenkrais Practitioner Jack Heggie. Though I’m not 100% sure. And somehow after hearing about Feldenkrais and while still living in that apartment in Dallas, I got a hold of a copy of Awareness Through Movement (the book). At a library? In a bookstore? I think it was a bookstore. It was probably the only copy for sale with 500 miles. I can still remember picking it up and holding it my hands. I can still smell its newness.

I was lucky enough to have the time and energy to experiment with the work for a bit. Still in Texas and with little to lose, I would occasionally spend my rent money on Feldenkrais sessions with Jack Heggie and spend what time I could doing Awareness Through Movement by reading passages from the book of the same name. I would read a paragraph and then lie down to try and “do” the movements. I was never quite sure if I was getting them right. But I continued to be stunned by differences that I felt. It was an absolutely, positively life changing experience. It was “learning how to learn” on my own, in my own time and in my own way without the interference of anyone telling me definitively what was “right” or “wrong.” I had to rely on my own resources and interpretations. If I had to do it all over again, I would have spent more time in that space, living in the unknown and doing the work for my own pleasure and at my own rate and my own time. I later took a Feldenkrais “training” and to this day, I have still have regrets about doing so.

But how does one get the materials and support to go more deeply into the work of Moshe Feldenkrais? Where do you get the materials and sessions? For me, in the 1980’s it was relatively impossible. It was a time before the internet as we know it today. It was a time before mp3 players and file sharing services. There were no ebooks, iPads, iPhones nor cellphones with headphones. The Feldenkrais materials available at that time could only be sent “snail mail” and they seemed ridiculously expensive – $69 for a tape set, plus $14.00 for shipping. It could have been $100 or $1000, no matter. It was out of reach to me. I did buy one set, but it only had 8 sessions, and afterwards I was left wanting and needing more.

As I fast forward to the world we live in today, the technology has changed. Ideas can spread around the world in seconds, files can be sent in nanoseconds and we are awash in information. However, many people practicing the Feldenkrais Method have not caught on to the changes. They either do not see or are not willing to act on the possibilities. People routinely sell Feldenkrais CD sets for $50, $100 or even $200 dollars. And usually you still have to get the damn things mailed to you. And then what? What if you don’t like the series or the person’s voice or style, do you send it back? Whose got time for that?

The possibility of getting Feldenkrais to the masses is here. But people are not using the possibilities. That is why I have re-started a long time dream of getting high-quality material – and lots of it – into the hands of people that want it and doing so affordably.

I have started and stopped the project many times over the years, but have finally begun pursuing it in earnest. I am calling it “Feldenkrais Classics” (Formerly, I called it “The Feldenkrais Forty” but I decided to create many more than forty). And the first volume is ready for sale as a download. That means you can buy it now and start using it in minutes. That means some recovering drug-user or other person in need can get materials wherever he or she might be. And the price is affordable. As I will soon be selling the Feldenkrais Classics series worldwide on Apple iTunes, Amazon MP3 and a few other services, I am going to keep my prices in line with those services: $9.99 for each volume. And who knows, as I get create more volumes, I may create a package with a discount. Feldenkrais does not need to be expensive to change your life. Interested in proving that to yourself?

Feldenkrais Classics Volume 1

These “classic” Feldenkrais sessions are derived from sessions that Moshe Feldenkrais taught to several select groups of people. I believe one of them only had 14 people. He felt these sessions were important to teach to these groups who were encountering the work in the intensive workshops. These are not necessarily easy sessions, and in fact they can be frustrating at times. I want to emphasize that: These are not necessarily easy sessions. But done by you in a gentle and curious manner, they have the potential to help you revolutionize your life, your understanding of yourself, and your ability to take effective action in the world.

You do not need any special skills or equipment to do these sessions; you just need a space where you can lie down on the floor. They are not exercises nor a workout so be gentle with yourself and go at your own speed as you learn. Never do anything that is uncomfortable or painful. Stop and rest at anytime during the sessions. You do not need to adopt any special beliefs to benefit from these sessions and there is no ideology to accept. You just need to have a bit of curiosity and the willingness to attend to your own experience. You can do them in the order that they are presented or you can do them in your own order and skip around. How you use these sessions is completely up to you. The downloads are playable in all computer operating systems and mp3 players.

As always, with my products, if you don’t like them or want a refund for any reason, let me know. I will refund your money with no questions asked.

What will you receive?

Over 4 hours of material and 6 Sessions:

1. Classic Flexors and Extensors (Very unique and not what you might expect: A must for anyone’s collection)
2. Finding Your Hip Joints (One of my favorites, can be very powerful)
3. Your Dominant Shoulder (Reduce shoulder strain)
4. Exploring Your Extensors, Part 1 (Proof that you can get taller as you age!)
5. Exploring Your Extensors, Part 2
6. Your “Dominant” Hand (Can reduce or completely eliminate some repetitive strain injuries)

Feldenkrais Classics, Volume 1

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Feldenkrais Classics, Volume 1 With Transcripts

Are you a Feldenkrais or other body-based, awareness-based practitioner? Get the transcripts of the materials for use in your classes or workshops. They are in word doc, pdf and rich text for maximum compatibility. Note: These are the transcripts that I used to record the sessions. They have not been professionally edited and they are not exact transcripts of the sessions.

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Feldenkrais Classics, Volume 1: Transcripts Only

If you bought Feldenkrais Classics on iTunes, Amazon or elsewhere you can buy just the transcripts of the sessions. Or if you would prefer to work directly with the transcripts and not buy the mp3’s, that’s fine too.

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