continuous learning session
course code: CL726
giving it everything you've got
A completely practical workshop from the Constructive Teaching Centre, London.
'You see you've got to get it in yourself first!' Walter Carrington
What is the Alexander Technique about? – Inhibition , direction, the control of human reaction to stimulus…? We do know that, but often when we are teaching we can forget or work as if these things did not apply to us as much as they apply to our pupils. We need to keep coming back to the basic truth that we cannot offer other people something we don't have in ourselves. We cannot, for example, ask our pupils to stop and not tighten if we are not stopping and are tightening ourselves.
Throughout the whole training of students at the Constructive Teaching Centre, the focus is on working on the self, looking after the self, so that even when students are working on each other they are encouraged not to worry about the person they are working on but to think about themselves and their own use.
This same approach to the work is adopted for the Refresher courses for teachers run at CTC at Easter and in the summer and all of us, as we learn from each other, find it invaluable.
In this completely practical workshop, 4 experienced teachers: Ruth Murray, Alan Philps, Jean Fischer and Bobbie Gallagher will look at a number of ways of working on the self leading up to putting hands on each other whilst continuing to 'get it in ourselves first'.