Acting Head of Training: Pamela Mason ( Margaret Rakusen 1994)
Telephone Pam Mason - 07875 250491
Email address - firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous individual lessons, interview with head of training; visit to school advised.
The course follows STAT guidelines. About 80 per cent of the teaching time is devoted to practical work. Practical work is regarded as the main tool for absorbing the principles of the Alexander Technique:
awareness of self, others and the world around,
inhibition: stopping the going down of the same road and into the same ”holes” over and over again,
directing: a way of newly aligning and tuning ourselves with freer and more flowing ways of responding to stimuli,
faulty sensory appreciation: the realisation that what we think we do is not necessarily what we are doing,
force of habit: the acknowledgement of how strongly we are pulled into the ways of thinking, feeling and acting that feel familiar.
Theory: we read the books of FM Alexander and related relevant literature, learn about anatomy in a hands on, practical way. The interests of application of the Technique of the students are included as much as possible. Currently work with eyes, drumming, singing and juggling figure amongst the areas of application.
Private study is expected of every student in the form of a training diary, presentations on AT related topics of their interest and a final year essay on the student's understanding of the Alexander Technique and their process through the course of three years.