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What Are the Hands For in Teaching the AT?

What Are the Hands For in Teaching the AT?

In teaching the Alexander Technique, the hands are for communication. Effective communication using the hands means a flow of information in both directions: via the hands to the teacher about the pupil and via the hands to the pupil from the teacher. Hands Can Convey...

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Teacher Training Third-Year Report

An Enquiry into Teaching and Learning the Skills Needed to Become a Competent Alexander Technique Teacher Canberra Alexander Teacher Training School Heads of Training: Michael Stenning and Léonie John Year Three Report (Terms 7,8, 9, of projected 9 terms) October...

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Teacher Training Second-Year Report

An Enquiry into Teaching and Learning the Skills Needed to Become a Competent Alexander Technique Teacher Canberra Alexander Teacher Training School – Michael Stenning and Léonie John Year Two Report (Terms 4, 5, 6, of projected 9 terms) July 2018   SUMMARY The...

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Teacher Training First-Year Report

An Enquiry into Teaching and Learning the Skills Needed to Become a Competent Alexander Technique Teacher Canberra Alexander Teacher Training School Year One Report August 2017   SUMMARY The Canberra Alexander Teacher Training School is a non-standard Alexander...

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What do we like about the Alexander Technique?

What do we get out of it? What are the AT goodies? Agency - the Alexander Technique  empowers us – we can be in our own ‘driver’s seat’, making conscious choices (in the moment) rather than being run by unconscious habit. This provides all the downstream benefits...

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“Primary Control” Part 1

“Primary Control” Part 1

I am putting inverted commas around our concept, because people mean different things by it. E.g. if you had asked me 35 years ago, I may have waffled vaguely about the head and neck. Now I would say more precisely that the ‘PC’ is a relationship between the head,...

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Not So Certain – What Can We Learn From Each Other?

Not So Certain – What Can We Learn From Each Other?

Bruce Fertman, charming man and terrific Alexander teacher, has written a piece called ‘Constructive Doubt’. I like what Bruce says, and I wanted to pick up on the word ‘rifts’ as I think this is an important issue in our AT community. Is the word ‘rifts’ helpful?...

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Tip: Are You Paying Attention?

Tip: Are You Paying Attention?

Last time we talked about the quality of your attention and asked, “Have you ever noticed the 2 typical modes in the way we use our attention?” In the one mode, discussed last time, we tend to be heavily and exclusively focused on a particular task, often to the...

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Tip: Paying Attention

Tip: Paying Attention

In learning to use yourself better, ie, how to improve postural support, breathing and movement, paying some attention to how you do what you do is inescapable. How to pay attention? How do we remember to remember? The first thing is a decision that it is worthwhile...

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