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Resources for students learning the Alexander Technique

 

 

WEEKLY STUDY TEXTS   WEEKS 1 - 10

 

This is a collection of book extracts, quotes and teaching aphorisms from F.M.Alexander and other teachers which I have chosen to illustrate some of the principles of the Alexander Technique.

 

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ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE BOOKS and other resources 

Many books have been written about the Alexander Technique; I have listed some of the books which I have found useful:

Books by F.M. Alexander:

 

Man’s Supreme Inheritance (1910) by F.M. Alexander

Constructive Conscious Control of the Individual (1923) by F.M. Alexander

The Use of the Self (1932) by F.M. Alexander

The Universal Constant in Living (1941) by F.M. Alexander

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Book by Frank Pierce Jones: 

Freedom to Change -The Development and Science of The Alexander Technique by Frank Pierce Jones 

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Books by Donald L.Weed:

Reach Your Dreams - An ITM Introduction to the Alexander Technique by Donald L.Weed

What You Think is What You Get - An introductory text book for the study of the The Alexander Technique by Donald L.Weed

Four Days in Bristol - The Alexander Technique in Action by Donald L.Weed

Escape from the Monkey Trap - The Alexander Technique commentaries volume 1 by Donald L.Weed

(Donald Weed's books are available to buy from the Interactive Teaching Method website  www.itmalexandertechnique.org)

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Books by Pedro De Alcantara: 

Indirect Procedures: A Musician's Guide to the Alexander Technique by Pedro De Alcantara

The Alexander Technique: A Skill for Life by Pedro De Alcantara

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Other books about the Alexander Technique: 

Body Learning - An Introduction to the Alexander Technique by Michael J. Gelb

Art of Breathing: Collected Articles by Jessica Wolf 

This book can be purchased from Jessica Wolf's website: www.jessicawolfartofbreathing.com 
 

Not to Do by Fiona Robb

The Undivided Self - Alexander Technique and the Control of Stress by Theodore Dimon, Jr. 

The Alexander Technique - Twelve Fundamentals of Integrated Movement by Penelope Easten

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VIDEO LINKS:

 

Jessica Wolf's Art of Breathing demo - You Tube 

Jessica Wolf's Art of Breathing demo - YouTube

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TED TALKS: 

David Burns - Feeling Good  

https://youtu.be/H1T5uMeYv9Q?si=lffGWf59glnOoxYr

Kelly McGonigal - How to Make Stress Your Friend

https://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

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THINKING about THINKING    

 

Cognitive Distortions

 

What are Cognitive Distortions?

Check list of negative and positive distortions 

 

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ARTICLES ON THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE 

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE 

ITM ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE - MUSICAL PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT by Aingeala De Búrca

 

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 Week 9 

 Week 10

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