The Franklin Method
Sub-group: Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Neurology
The Franklin Method uses dynamic imagery, anatomical embodiment and educational skills to create lasting positive change in your body and mind. The Franklin Method was founded by Eric Franklin in 1994 and is taught all over the world, including the Universities of Vienna, Cologne, Karlsruhe and the Juilliard School in New York. The Franklin Method is recognized by the health providers in Switzerland and is a regularly seen at Dance, Pilates, Yoga and Physiotherapy conferences.
One of the greatest discoveries of the 21st century is the plasticity of the brain; that the lives we live shape the brain we develop. The Franklin Method is at the forefront of practical neuro-plasticity; showing you how to use your brain to improve your body’s function. It teaches you how to harness the transforming power of the mind. It can be applied to improve all of your abilities. It all starts with the knowledge that we have the power to change.
The Franklin Method teaches dynamic alignment and how to move your body with maximum efficiency to keep your body youthful and energized. Your whole body is part of a symphony of coordinated movement. In a sense, your posture is reinvented at every instant. In every moment, the ideal combination of limbs, joints, gravity, moving parts, connective tissue, and muscle must be found and directed by your brain and nervous system.
Online certification: Yes, online courses available.
First we recommend you participate in a workshop; titles range from:
Dynamic Imagery for strength and flexibility
Pelvic Power – Imagery for a Healthy Spine
Liberate your Shoulders/Release your Neck
Fabulous Feet – Organize your dynamic Base
Breath – The key to life
After you attended one of the above said workshops (or any other workshop offered by Eric Franklin or Morten Dithmer), there is the Franklin Method™ Teacher Training Course that contains 3 levels.
Introductory Level (Year One)
Intermediate Level (Year Two)
Advanced Level (Year Three)
Certificate Title: None
Duration: Up to three years
Special equipment required No
Books by Eric Franklin:
The Psoas – Integrating Your Inner Core
Happy Feet – Dynamic Base, Effortless Posture
Franklin Method Ball and Imagery Exercises Booklet
Beautiful Body, Beautiful Mind
Conditioning for Dance
Dance Imagery for Tech & Perf
Inner Focus Outer Strength
Relax Your Neck Liberate Your Shoulders
Franklin Fascia Massager – Oval
Franklin Fascia Massager – Peanut
Franklin Textured Ball Set
Franklin Smooth Ball Set
Franklin Mini Roll
Franklin Air Ball
Franklin Easy Grip Ball Set
Franklin Band – 11′ Blue Heavy
Franklin Band – 9′ Green Medium
Franklin Plush Ball Set
Official website franklinmethod.com/