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Franklin Method

There’s always good news and bad news. Which do you want first? This is how a Franklin Method experience often begins.

Well the good news is actually great news! I am a licensed Franklin Method Educator and our first teacher trained in this revolutionary system in Jacksonville, FL.

What is the Franklin Method?

One of the most incredible discoveries of our lifetime is our brain’s neuro-plasticity. Basically, that our brains can re-wire. We are not stuck in our bad habits. We are not doomed by our destructive patterns. We do not need to continue to suffer in pain.

The Franklin Method stands at the forefront of practical application for change. Through exercises, we learn how to use our brain to improve our bodies’ function.

We learn to harness the transforming power of our mind. And, it begins with the knowledge that we have the power to change.

The Franklin Method has trademarked the name Dynamic Neuro-Cognitive Imagery. The system is pioneering an exciting new field of research with scientists at University of Georgia – Athens and Emory University.

Furthermore, the system’s work is highly regarded by health providers in Europe as well as movement educators worldwide such as The Julliard School in New York as well as the University of Vienna.

In addition to Dynamic Neuro-Cognitive Imagery, the Franklin Method also uses anatomical embodiment and educational skills that create lasting change in your body.

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What Do You Do in a Franklin Method Class or Workshop?

First, Franklin Method offerings develop a topic that will help you feel better by using your mind. Typically, a Franklin Method class or workshop centralizes an idea on a particular theme connected to the body and its ability to move more efficiently. Topics might include

  • Activating your Inner Core
  • Pelvic Power – The Pelvis Floor
  • Healthy Spine.

As well, topics might include additional thoughts on mind-body techniques and in particular, include imagery. These topics may include the following:

  • Creating flexibility and strength simultaneously
  • How to release long held tension in your body
  • How to melt, sponge, slide, elongate, and strengthen your muscles.

Then, Franklin Method offerings help you create a mental map of how you are using your body as well as how it is optimally designed to function. Some of the techniques include the following

  • metaphors
  • precise anatomical imagery
  • boney rhythms.

Finally, the system uses movement to deepen connections as well as further explore your movement potential. You can expect to use a few simple props to aid in your understanding and clear movement combining mind and body. A few of the typical props include the following

  • large elastic bands
  • air filled balls
  • individual bones of the body
  • life size skeletons
  • unique and creative visual props that help you “get” a mental picture quickly.

You learn a lot, quickly. And what you learn stays with you through all of your other life occurrences.

What are the benefits of the Franklin Method?

Benefits include more efficient movement, decreased pain, improved posture, increased range of motion, and vibrant, youthful energy.

Finally, I started this article with the good news. It turned into a lot of great news! The Franklin Method revolutionizes how we think, feel, and move.

So, what’s the bad news, then?

Well, I guess you’ll have to look at my classes and workshops to see if what I offer fits with your life. I hope you can join me to elevate your mind-body connection to not only move better and feel great but to also prevent injuries and improve your performance.

It’s just really good news, just for you.

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about the author

Lisa Long, M.A.

Lisa Long wants to live in a world where Love gives you a "permission slip" to drop the mask and be who you are. Known for her hearty and full-body laugh, Lisa meets people where they are in the present moment. She passionately believes in the healing potential of movement. As a teacher and producer/writer, her work has been featured on Good For You blog, CBS television station affiliates, and telelvision cable channel networks as well her print manual called "Home Practice: A Guide for Healing from Breast Cancer" was published by a 5 hospital health care network. When she's not helping others reach their fullest potential, you'll find Lisa hiking a trail to a waterfall or riding her bike at the beach. Her latest collaboration with a university launches in 2020.

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