Developing Somatic Writing from the Perspective of the Feldenkrais Method

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Embodied practices have not yet been widely studied in the field of creative writing, although writing is a core medium of emotional understanding. This article aims to develop connection between creative writing and a certain somatic approach, Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement practice, by seeking interlapping areas of interest and concepts, such as attention, and voice. This setting of writing and somatic practice into dynamic interplay aims to create an understanding of how the body‘s embodied knowledge, ability to sense, learn, and change can affect writing. The possible contact points of Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement method and creative writing practice have potential to improve writers‘ relationship to their practice and medium, and additionally, the discussion presented in this article enwidens our understanding of creative writing. Some Feldenkrais body mapping techniques, like using constraints and freedom and differentiation and combination, can be further applied in writing practices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-35
Number of pages35
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoEC publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • creative writing
  • embodiment
  • somatic writing
  • Feldenkrais method
  • neuroplasticity
  • luova kirjoittaminen
  • kirjoittaminen

Field of science

  • Literature studies


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