Actively engaged in a continuous learning session at Alexander Technique Congress

continuous learning session

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course code: CL717

, presenting at the Alexander Technique Congress 2015

touching without defining: moving toward a deeper understanding of professional touch

with tommy thompson
2 sessions, 9:00 - 11:00  |  repeated mon-tue, wed-thu, fri-sat
venue: A1-055, Main Building (level 1)
suitable for all

We are quick to define who, how, and what we see. When we touch who we see – having defined the person in that moment – we have not truly seen the person in their full presence of being. Thus, we limit the moment of self recognition for both ourselves and them.

What would happen if we were to touch someone with fewer expectations and preconceived notions? If we were to withhold definition and allow more of the person to show up, how might that change our touch and the experience of being touched?

This continuous learning workshop will explore deeper ways of working with professional touch. We will look at how withholding definition can allow us to touch the potential of a person, rather than working with the intention of correcting a habit.

all continuous learning sessions daily schedule weekly schedule