Charlotte Selver
Charlotte Selver

 

Interviews for the Charlotte Selver Oral History and Book Project

These interviews (nearly 100 and counting) are not only an important source of information for my work on a biography of Charlotte. They are a fascinating collection of voices in their own right of people who's lives have been touched by her. I am collecting these memories for us to learn from and enjoy now and for future students of Sensory Awareness as a source of information and inspiration.

(Highlighted names in the first column point to articles on this web site; in the second column highlights point to external web sites.)

Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen peer and friend, Body-Mind-Centering / El Sobrante CA
Joan Barbour student and friend / Portola Valley CA
Robin Bisio student, dancer / Santa Barbara CA
Michael Blumenthal student of Heinrich Selver at Kaliski School in the 30s /
former secretary of the treasury under Carter,
Director of the Jewish Museum in Berlin
Ulrich Bode grandson of Charlotte's early movement teacher, Rudolph Bode,
Bode Gymnastik
/ Munich, Germany
Louise Boedeker student, Senory Awareness leader / Mendocino CA
Markell Brooks student in the 50s / Pacific Palisades CA
Edward Espe Brown Zen teacher, cook and author, The Peaceful Sea Sangha / Fairfax CA
Bruce Bryant student / Los Angeles CA
Carol Buck student / Sensory Awareness leader / Brooklyn NY
Seymour Carter
(1936 - 2012)
student, Sensory Awareness leader / Big Sur CA
Claudia Caviezel student, Sensory Awareness leader / Neuhausen-Rheinfall, Switzerland
June Christensen student, Sensory Awareness leader/ Santa Barbara CA
Sally Clark student / New York NY
Mary Connelly student, Sensory Awareness lleader / Sackville NB, Canada
Peggy Crawford student since the 50s / Santa Fe NM
Ed Deci student, professor of psychology (Self-Determination Theory),
University of Rochester NY
Ruth Denison (1922 - 2015) student, Buddhist Teacher, Dhamma Dena / Joshua Tree CA
Dieter Donner Son of early friend, colleague and Gindler student Erika Donner /
Lautrach, Germany
Natalie Ednie student, Sensory Awareness leader / Sandpoint ID
Marianne Ehrat student, Sensory Awareness leader / Zürich, Switzerland
Etta Ehrlich student, psychotherapist, independent SA teacher
Julie Esterly student, Sensory Awareness leader (web site) / Santa Cruz CA
Kathie Fischer friend, San Francisco Zen Center / Muir Beach CA
Norman Fischer friend, San Francisco Zen Center, Zen Buddhist teacher / Muir Beach CA
Ray Fowler student, Sensory Awareness leader, Winchester VA
Leslie French student, Sensory Awareness leader, Toronto ON, Canada
Don George former director of La Casa de Maria, Santa Barbara CA
Alissa Goldring 50s student, photographer / Aptos CA
Katja Gruettner-Donner Granddaughter of Erika Donner, Germany
Bernie Gunther student, early Esalen years, u'dabuddha, Encinitas CA
Jill Harris student, Sensory Awareness leader / Palo Alto CA
Lenore Hecht student, New York City
Susan Henning student, Sensory Awareness leader /Pittsboro NC
Helga Hoenen student, Sensory Awareness leader / Rottenburg Germany
Lamar Hoover (died 2007) student / Ojai CA
Anneke Hopfner
(1934 - 2013)
student, Sensory Awareness leader, Bruchhausen, Germany
student of Gindler-student Mieke Monjou
Kathie Iannicelli friend / Monhegan Island ME
Ellen Jacobs student, leader / Santa Fe NM
Don Hanlon Johnson friend, Somatics professor, writer (web site) / Mill Valley CA
Wendy Johnson friend, San Francico Zen Center,
Buddhist teacher and master gardener
/ Muir Beach CA
Stanley Keleman somatic therapist, Formative Psychology / Berkeley CA
Robert Kest student, Sensory Awareness leader / Montpelier VT
Lee Klinger Lesser student, Sensory Awareness leader / Mill Valley CA
Betty Krsonsky
(1932 - 2015)
student, phsychotherapist / Santa Fe NM
Johanna Kulbach
(1912 - 2010)
colleague, Gindler Student / New York City
Bill Kwong-roshi San Francisco Zen Center,
Sonoma Mountain Zen Center / Santa Rosa CA
Alice Ladas 50s acquaintance of Charles Brooks,
Reichian psychotherapist, Lowen student, Santa Fe NM
Christine Lehnherr student, former abbess at SFZC City Center / San Francisco, CA
Jack Lindheimer nephew, son of Charlotte Selver's sister Ruth / Rosemead CA
Bill Littlewood student / Portland OR
Victor Lord

neighbor, caretaker of Charlotte's house on Monhegan Island in Maine

Richard Lowe student, Sensory Awareness leader, president of the Sensory Awareness Foundation, San Rafael CA
Pat Meyer-Peterson student, Sensory Awareness leader / Charlottesville VA

Jeff Mordkowitz with
Martha Santer

student, former president of the Institute of General Semantics
former secretary of the Institute of General Semantics / Brooklyn NY
Michael Murphy co-founder of the Esalen Institute in Big Sur CA
Thomas Niering student, Sensory Awareness leader,
student of Gindler-student Frieda Goralewski, Berlin, Germany
Silke Nixdorff student / Berlin, Germany
Lily Nova student, Sensory Awareness leader /Grass Valley CA
Amrei Pfeiffer host of Charlotte's workshops in Prien am Chiemsee, Germany
Lilith Pincus student / leader Greenfield MA
Jim Powell La Casa de Maria, Santa Barbara CA
Leonore Quest student, Sensory Awareness leader,
student of Gindler-student Frieda Goralewski, Berlin, Germany
Yvonne Rand friend, SFZC, Zen teacher, goat in the road, Center Philo CA
Ruth Ray student / New York City
Terry Ray student, Sensory Awareness leader, Boulder CO
Charlotte Schuchardt Read (1909 - 2002) student, Sensory Awareness leader,
General Semantics / New York City
Sophia Rosoff early NYC student, piano teacher,
Sensory Awareness leader, New York City
Krista Sattler student, Sensory Awareness leader, Frastanz, Austria
John Schick student, friend, neighbor / Muir Beach CA
Charlotte Selver  
Leona Shahani student / Walnut Creek CA
Anna Shemin student / Berkeley CA
Len Shemin student / Berkeley CA
Harriet Slavitz (1930 - 2007) student, secretary of Charlotte Selver in the 50s / Santa Fe NM
Bob Smith student, Sensory Awareness leader / Flushing NY
Penny Smith student, Sensory Awareness leader / Flushing NY
Connie Smith Siegel student, Sensory Awareness leader and painter / Woodacre CA
Sue Shapiro student, psychoanalyst / New York City
Pamela Strong student, former secretary of the Sensory Awareness Leaders Guild, San Francisco CA
Ute Strub student, Sensory Awareness leader, student of Gindler-student Elfriede Hengstenberg, pikler-hengstenberg-gesellschaft / Berlin, Germany
Eugen Tashima student, Sensory Awareness leader / Davis CA
Michael Tophoff student / teacher and consultant / Limmen Holland
Pat Trocmé early NYC student 1950s in / Paris, France
student / leader Point Reyes Station CA
Ruth Veselko (1918 - 2014) student, Sensory Awareness leader,
student of Heinrich Jacoby and Elsa Gindler / Winterthur, Switzerland
Karoline von Steinaecker author of Luftsprünge, a book about the beginnings of modern somatic practices in Germany / Berlin, Germany
Eberhard Wangemann student of Elsa Gindler / Berlin, Germany
Jutta Wangemann student of Elsa Gindler / Berlin, Germany
Judyth Weaver student, Sensory Awareness leader / Mill Valley CA
Bernard Weitzman student, Sensory Awareness leader, psychoanalist / New York City
Sima Weiztman student, Sensory Awareness leader, psychoanalist / New York City
Babette Wills (1912 - 2009) student and friend / Portola Valley CA
Lise Wittgenstein cousin / Bavaria, Germany
Marsha Woll student, Sensory Awareness leader / St. Cloud FL
Sever Woll student, Sensory Awareness leader / St. Cloud FL
Peggy Wood (1924 - 2014) student / early SAF officer / New York City
Bo Wreden student / Berkeley CA
Hannes Zahner student, Sensory Awareness leader,
Ruth Matter Foundation
/ Luzern, Switzerland
Monika Zitta student, Sensory Awareness leader / Bregenz, Austria
Marlene Zweig student, Sensory Awareness leader / Denver CO
Paul Zweig student, Sensory Awareness leader / Denver CO

 

 

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