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WEEKLY STUDY TEXTS 


These weekly texts are organised over 10 weeks; starting with notes from an introductory lesson in week-1, they can be read in any order.

 

Week 1 

        

BRIEF HISTORY 

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE INTERACTIVE TEACHING METHOD (ITM)

 

THE PRIMARY CONTROL, HEAD, NECK, BACK - FROM THE HEAD AND NECK TO THE WHOLE OF YOU   Extracts are taken from the book ‘Indirect Procedures’ by Pedro De Alcantara

TWO DISCOVERIES   Extracts taken from Donald Weed's book 'WhatYou Think is What You Get'

 

Week 2

CONSTRUCTIVE REST   This extract is taken from the book ‘The Alexander Technique - A Skill for Life’  by Pedro De Alcantara

'THE LURE OF THE FAMILIAR'    Quotes from F.M. Alexander and a short extract the book Reach Your Dreams by Donald Weed

PERCEPTIONS AND REACTIONS   Extract from the book ‘A Skill for Life’ by Pedro De Alcantara

 

BREAKING HABITS   Text by  Mio Morales  

Week 3

MAKING A PLAN VERSUS DOING IT MY WAY  A couple of short extracts taken from the book Reach Your Dreams by Donald Weed

USE AND FUNCTIONING   This extract is taken from the book The Alexander Technique -A Skill for Life’ by Pedro De Alcantara 

 

HOW DID ALEXANDER WORK ON HIMSELF WHEN HE SET ABOUT SOLVING HIS OWN PROBLEM?   This is an extract taken from the book ‘Reach your Dreams - An ITM Introduction to the Alexander Technique’ by Donald Weed 

ALEXANDER USED CERTAIN WORDS IN CERTAIN WAYS WHEN WRITING ABOUT HIS WORK   Alexander used words in specific ways when he wrote and spoke about his work. This is a list of some of these words and Alexander's definitions. 

 

Week 4

CAUSE  AND EFFECT   These extracts are taken from the book ‘Reach Your Dreams’ by Donald Weed

END GAINING This extract is taken from 'The Alexander Technique - A Skill for Life’ by Pedro De Alcantara

ALEXANDRIAN INHIBITION OR NON-DOING  Quote by F.M.Alexander and short extract taken from 'The Alexander Technique - A Skill for Life’  Pedro De Alcantara

QUOTES FROM THE BOOK 'NOT TO DO' by Fiona Robb.     

Week 5 

THE IMMACULATE CONTRACTION and USING TOO MUCH ENERGY   These excerpts from Donald Weed's text book for the study of the Alexander Technique ‘What You Think is What You Get’  

PRINCIPLES OF THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE taken from the book ‘The Alexander Technique - A Skill for Life’ by Pedro De Alcantara

Week 6 

F.M.ALEXANDER quotes 

STOPPING THE WRONG THING VERSUS CORRECTING THE FAULT    This extract is taken from ‘Reach Your Dreams’ by Donald Weed

MARJORIE BARSTOW - TEACHING APHORISMS

Week 7

FRANK PIERCE JONES and F.M.ALEXANDER - Quotes 

BEWARE OF SO CALLED CONCENTRATION! Extract from the book 'Man's Supreme Inheritance' by F.M.Alexander

Week 8 

NOTES ON MIO MORALES APPROACH TO LEARNING THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE   Text by Mio Morales 

CONSTRUCTIVE THINKING   Text by Mio Morales 

STALKING THE ELUSIVE EASE    Text by  Mio Morales 

F.M. ALEXANDER - TEACHING APHORISMS

Week 9 

GENUINE TRUST    These extracts are taken from the book, 'What You Think Is What You Get'' by Donald Weed 

 

Week 10 

MIND BODY UNITY    This extract is taken from the book ‘The Alexander Technique - A Skill for Life’  by Pedro De Alcantara 

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