-bringing ideas to life






Experiencing the Embodied Mind
An interdisciplinary workshop with scientists and Alexander Technique teachers
October 7th -12th 2013 -Gargonza (Arezzo, Italy),
Program Chairs: Rachel Zahn and Prof. Massimo Bergamasco
Report by Pia Quaet-Faslem and Michael Vogler
Translation: Bridget Gerstner, AnTrans

What is consciousness for? A glimpse into the world of Ezequiel Morsella.
by Henry Fagg (MSTAT)

Understanding The Technique
Dr Theodore Dimon 
28 & 29 September 2013, London (organised by HITE)
Reviewer: Tanya Shoop

The Science of Non-action
Symposium on Intentional Inhibition: from motor suppression to self-control. Hosted by UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25 September 2013.
Review by Malcolm Williamson 

Taking inhibition onto the roads
Barry Collins shares some of his experiences of training to be an iInstructor/Observer with the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM)

A pilot study on the effectiveness of the Alexander Technique for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis (KOAT).
eacherís report by Peter Bloch mSTAT

The Alexander Technique, science and new ideas 
Michael Protzel continues the discussion of the scientific context surrounding Alexanderís discoveries, with reference to his own theories of "weight commitment"

From Russia with love
Yaroslavi, Russia
August 2012
by Lisa First

Keep calm and kick on
Your Horse Live, Warwickshire, November 2012 

Alexander Technique: Diary of a Medical Student
Introduced by Peter Ribeaux

Derek Smith: notes from lessons at Ashley Place, 1947
Memoirs of a long-term AT enthusiast
by Jill Payne

Hypermobility Syndrome
By Julie Barber

Alex Through the Looking Glass, (with apologies to Lewis Carroll)
What Did Alexander See in the Mirror? A talk given by Shaike Hermelin as part of A Tribute to Patrick Macdonald held in London in February 2011.

The Alexander Technique and Neuroscience: Three Areas of Interest
By Henry Fagg

General Studies of the Sit to Stand Movement
By Tim Cacciatore

Bringing the Alexander into Cycle-Technique
Sue Fleming, Alexander Technique Teacher and Ursula Harries Cycling Instructor

Inhibition in Action
Francesca Aldridge

Alexander Technique and Postural Tone
Research shows Alexander Technique changes postural behaviour

Inner Voice Plays Role in Self Control
by Malcolm Williamson 

End of an Era:
Constructive Teaching Centre moves out of Lansdowne Road
With thanks to Alex and Joan Murray and Christina Wilton for providing background information, and to Annie Sayer and NoŽl Kingsley for the photographs.

Widening access to the Alexander Technique
report by Sue Fleming

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Alexander Technique -the next research project?
Annie Whitehead

Randomized controlled trial of Alexander Technique lessons,
Exercise And Massage (ATEAM) for chronic and recurrent back pain. 

ATEAM Trial & the Press
Links to the press reporting the ATEAM research 
Alexander Teachers in Print

Teachers in Print:
Piano Playing

An article about Nelly Ben-Orís work applying the Alexander Technique to piano playing has appeared in Piano magazine.
Teacher Jo Fisher and student Ruth Tod have each had an article published in the Friend, the Quaker weekly journal.

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
Claire Quinn writes about Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) also known as Hereditary Motor and  Sensory Neuropathy.

Celebrating Generosity
Dear Editor, Iím writing to celebrate and share something which happened in my practice recently.........


In the January 2008 issue of Statnews an article was published about the activities of Friends of the Alexander Technique, Denmark. The article mentioned the training course which ran for some years in Aalborg. This section contained some errors in regard to the roles of some of the people involved.

We apologise for this inaccuracy; the facts should have been checked more thoroughly before submitting the article for publication.

Pia SÝrensen
Alexander Technique on the Curriculum
Eileen Armstrong describes her work with adults with special needs

RSI Awareness Day
Claire Rennie reports on the 2008 RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) Conference and Awareness Day held at Friends Meeting House, London on Saturday 1st March. 

On the Alexander Technique and Mindful Eating
Unconscious, automatic habits around food can have a negative effect on our health...... by Shirley Wade Linton 

How I found the Alexander Technique at the Back Show
Hilary Saw tells how she discovered the Alexander Technique at a recent Back Show.

Friends of the Alexander Technique, Denmark
by Pia SÝrensen 

Educare Small School
A remarkable school in Kingston, Surrey where the Alexander Technique is a part of every day school life. Sue Merry is lucky enough to work there.

West Coast of Scotland -Holiday/Alexander Lesson Exchange
Claire Rennie writes about her experiences at a farm in Scotland.





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