Actively engaged in a continuous learning session at Alexander Technique Congress

continuous learning session

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course code: CL704

, presenting at the Alexander Technique Congress 2015

day 1: thinking hands / day 2: thinking hands talking

with brita forsstrom
2 sessions, 9:00 - 11:00  |  repeated mon-tue, wed-thu, fri-sat
venue: IW2-041, Irish World Academy Building (level 2)
suitable for all

Despite the different approaches to teaching the Alexander Technique we probably all agree that hands are important. Most of us use hands-on touch in most of our teaching and I would say that even for those who don't use hands much the use of the hands are an essential part of their own good use.

Day 1: In the first part of this pair of workshops I will go through some hands thinking including anatomy, evolution, ulnar deviation, hands on the back of the chair, hands on the seat of the chair, hands on the table and hands as feet, different parts of the hands, and more. We will work in pairs using chairs, tables, polystyrene blocks, squeezy balls and tiny beads, and more.

Day 2: In this part we will take our thinking hands and let them do some talking – and some listening. That is about how we use hands to teach. We will explore applying the thinking from day one in different ways of communicating with our hands. We will look particularly at two ways: one as extensions of our whole self, something at the end of the whole; the other in what I call self-motivated hands.

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