Dr. Hillel Braude
DR. HILLEL BRAUDE, MBBCh PhD, is the Founder-Director of SomaticWell.
Hillel is an Integrative Medicine Doctor,
expert Feldenkrais Method Somatic Practitioner, and philosophically trained Bioethicist.
Hillel received his medical degree from the University of Cape Town Medical School, South Africa.
Hillel has extensive experience working with infants and toddlers on the autism spectrum. Between 2014-2020 Hillel was the Director of Research at the Mifne Center, specializing in the treatment of infants with autism and their nuclear families.
The Feldenkrais Method provides the foundational backbone of Dr. Hillel Braude’s hands-on somatic practice. Hillel received accreditation as a Guild Certified Practitioner in 2013.
Further accreditation and training with infants and children:
Child'Space with Chava Shelhav
Jeremy Krauss Approach (JKA)
Feldenkrais and Play with Uli Komay (based on the pioneering work of Yael Ophir)
Hillel is presently studying Dynamic Embodiment and collaborating with Martha Eddy.
Philosophical Studies & Biomedical Ethics
Dr. Hillel Braude completed his doctoral studies in philosophy of medicine and bioethics with the University of Chicago’s Committee for the History of Culture, obtaining his PhD cum laude (1998-2006). Hillel has additionally trained as a Clinical Ethicist with the MacLean Center’s Center for Clinical Ethics, the University of Chicago (2002-2003), and completed Post-Doctorate Fellowships in Neuroethics with McGill University’s Biomedical Ethics Unit and Religious Studies Faculty (2008-2011).
Hillel has published extensively in the field of Neuroethics, Somatics and Philosophy of Medicine. Hillel sits on the board of the International Feldenkrais Federation (IFF) Journal and Research Committee. Hillel continues to research Somatic Practices, and specific processes and outcomes associated with hands-on therapeutic work.
Dr. Braude has spent many years researching the role of intuition in clinical reasoning. Hillel’s book: Intuition in Medicine: A Philosophical Defense of Clinical Reasoning was published by The University of Chicago Press in 2012.
Hillel has a particular interest in harnessing the embodied, intuitive dimensions of our human-beingness, together with advances in Neurosomatic wellness technologies.
SomaticWell Professional Network
Roni Enten Vissoker, PhD, CNS, LDN
Roni Enten Vissoker is an Individualized Biomedical Nutritionist and is proud to have worked with special needs families around the world, providing bio-nutritional support for autism/ASD as well as clients with a variety of other conditions, for over 15 years. She offers unique expertise due to her professional roots in herbal and holistic nutrition, together with a deep knowledge of functional/biomedical nutrition.
Roni is passionate about using Individualized biomedical nutrition to support children with special needs and their families. Her personal mission is to identify and understand the underlying causes of symptoms and to help harness the immense power of food and nutrition (using specialized testing, diets and individualized nutritional protocols) to improve chronic conditions and support vitality.
Roni is a published researcher in the area of eating and gastrointestinal problems in ASD and her work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. She has completed numerous trainings over the years in biomedical nutrition through the Autism Research Institute (ARI) and the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPs). In addition, she currently incorporates the main tenets of the SOS Approach to Feeding in her work with food selective children.
Roni has a PhD from the University of Haifa, an MSc in Nutrition Sciences from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a BSc in Nutrition from Bastyr University, in Seattle, the world’s leading academic center for natural health sciences. She is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), a Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist (LDN, State of MD), a practitioner of the biomedical approach advocated by the Autism Research Institute and a level one SOS-trained therapist.