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Back in balance: Use the Alexander Technique to Combat Neck, Shoulder and Back Pain.
Richard Brennan
Review by Judy Vigurs 

Voice Power: the Voice in Business and Public Speaking
by Michael McCallion
Published by Mouritz
Reviewed by Alan Philps 

Playing with Posture: Positive Child Development Using the Alexander Technique.

By Sue Holladay,

London: HITE,

Review by Judy Vigurs  

The New Rules of Posture -How to Sit, Stand, and Move in the Modern World
By Mary Bond.
Review by Polly Waterfield 

Integrated practice: coordination, rhythm & sound
by Pedro de Alcantara. Oxford University Press, cop. 2011
Two reviews: Peter Buckoke and Judy Vigurs

The Body in Motion: It’s Evolution and Design
By Theodore Dimon.
Published by North Atlantic Books, January 2011. 128pp, ISBN 978-1556439704, £16.99.

Review by Ken Humphreys

Your Body, Your Voice
The Key to Natural Singing and Speaking
By Theodore Dimon.
North Atlantic Books, 2011. 184pp, ISBN 978-1-58394-320-5, £16.99.

by Judy Vigurs


Alexander Technique: the Ground Rules -Marjory Barlow in conversation with Sean Carey
152pp, ISBN 978-0-9568997-0-5. Published by HITE,
London (www.hiteltd.co.uk), £18.99.
Review by Diana Devitt-Dawson


The Alexander Technique Workbook

Richard Brennan, Collins & Brown, 6 January 2011, pbk, 160pp, ISBN 978-184340-594-8, 218x180x12mm. Available from Amazon.  (First published in STATNews, May 2011)
Review by Anthony Kingsley

Free Yourself from Back Pain

A guide to the Alexander Technique

Noël Kingsley, Kyle Cathie Ltd, February 2011, pbk, 160pp, ISBN 978-1-85626-956-8, 250x210mm, £14.99. 45% discount & free postage to STAT members, contact Lisa Brown: tel. 020 7 692 7224, lisa.brown@kyle-cathie.com  (First
published in STATNews, May 2011)

Review by Roger Kidd

CRPS Awareness

Moving Against Pain

Sunny Boshoff, Rightime Books, 8 August 2010, hbk, 240pp, ISBN 978-095663-600-3, 248x20x178mm. £17 from Amazon. See also www.crps-selfhelp   (First published in STATNews, May 2011)

Review by Dr Miriam Wohl

Golf Sense
Practical Tips On How To Play Golf In The Zone

Roy Palmer, illustrated by Sophie Webber, FrontRunner Publications
2010, pbk, 153pp
ISBN 978-0-956259-30-1
(First published in STATNews, January 2011)
Review by Martyn Jones


The Well-Tuned Body:

Banish Back Pain With Gentle Exercises Based on the Alexander Technique

Penny Ingham & Colin Shelbourn, Summersdale, pbk, 192pp, 129x198 mm, ISBN 978-184024578-3, £6.99.

(First published in STATNews, January 2010)

Review by Anna Cooper


Thinking Where I Am

Thinking About A Smile

Thinking About Space

A set of self-published books for children by Janette Costin, AUSTAT. AU$9.95 each from www.alexandertechniqueknowledge.com (First published in STATNews, September 2010)

Review by Jeannie MacLean with thanks to Charlie Haden


The Master and his Emissary

The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World

Iain McGilchrist, Yale University Press, 2009; hbk, 597pp, ISBN 978-0-300-14878-7, £25.00; pbk available in October, ISBN 978-0-300-16892-1, £10.99. (First published in STATNews, September 2010)

Review by Ron Colyer


New and Forthcoming Publications


Golf Sense

Practical Tips On How To Play Golf In The Zone

Roy Palmer, illustrated by Sophie Webber, FrontRunner Publications, 2010, pbk, 153pp, ISBN 978-0-956259-30-1, available from Amazon.


Integrated Practice:

Coordination, Rhythm & Sound

Pedro De Alcantara, Oxford University Press, UK, USA, by December 2010.



What Every Singer Needs to Know About the Body

Melissa Malde, MaryJean Allen, Kurt-Alexander Zeller, Plural Publishing Inc, 232pp, Ill. (B/W), pbk, 8.5 x 11", ISBN10: 1-59756-324-2, ISBN13: 978-1-59756-324-6, $49.95. (First published in STATNews, January 2010)

Review by Patrick Gundry-White


The Thought Propels The Sound
Janet Madelle Feindel, Plural Publishing Inc, 288pp, Ill. (B/W), pbk, 6 x 9", ISBN10: 1-59756-206-8, ISBN13: 978-1-59756-206-5, $45.00. (First published in STATNews, January 2010)

Review by Penny O’Connor


New Publications


The Integrated Musician

Pedro De Alcantara, Publ. Oxford University Press, UK, USA. June 2010.


The Practice of Presence

Patty de Llosa, Publ. Morning Light Press, USA, March 2006. http://www.practiceofpresence.com.

Now available as a downloadable audio and in Spanish.

Original version reviewed in Statnews, June 2006.



Spring Term 2003 at Lansdowne Road

Walter Carrington at Work

DVD-R, 121 minutes, produced by Hella Linkmeyer. €37.00. Available in UK from Bernard Vetter Tel: 0207 226 2158; available in other countries from Hella Linkmeyer, e-mail hella.linkmeyer(at)freenet.de

Review by Clarissa Palmer


Alexander Technique Workshop

With Rivka Cohen

Two-DVD boxed set: each DVD c. 82 mins. NTSC format. $35.00 + $3.00 S&H. Available from http://www.rivkacohen.com.

Review by Jean Clark


Pedro de Alcantara

Publ. Delacorte Books for Young Readers, US, March 2009, eBook or hbk, 272 pp, ISBN 978-0-375-89200-4 (eBook), 978-0-385-73419-6 (hbk), US$15.99.

Review by Judith Kleinman



Earlier Reviews


Forward and Away: A Memoir
Elisabeth Walker. Publ. Gavin R Walker, UK, August 2008, pbk, 232pp, ISBN 978 09 559493 0 2. £15.00 + p&p: UK £2.00, Europe £4.50, USA $40.00 total. Available from Gavin R Walker, ‘Columba’, 4 South Parade, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1PZ. Tel. 019467 29463. E-mail gavinstaffa@btinternet.com
Review by Francesca Greenoak


The Up within the Curve

Topics in the Alexander Technique

Rivka Cohen, Published privately 2008, pbk, 99pp, $20.00 + $3.00 S&H . Available from http://www.rivkacohen.com, cohen.rivka@gmail.com

Review by Malcolm Williamson


Body, Breath and Being

A New Guide to the Alexander Technique

Carolyn Nicholls, D&B Publishing, UK. US Oct 2008, Europe Sept 2008. ISBN 190446842X, pbk, 192pp.

Review by Anne Battye


Mind and Muscle and Music:

A companion to Mind and Muscle: an owner’s handbook

Elizabeth Langford, Publ. Alexandertechniek Centrum vzw, Leuven, 2008, pbk, 227pp, ISBN 978 90 808491 3 6, €25. http://www.alexandertechniekcentrum.be. Tel/fax +32 (0)16 25 12 89.

Review by Elisabeth Waterhouse



From Stress to Freedom

with the Alexander Technique

Revised and re-issued in DVD World Format, Produced and Presented by Anthony Kingsley. Available from Alexander Books, Amazon, or www.qleap.co.uk, £15.99.

Review by Grant Dillon


Release Into Balance

An Introduction to the Alexander Technique

Robin John Simmons, audio CD and booklet, 52 mins, 20pp, £15 + £2 p&p, 2-5 copies £3.50 p&p. David Reed Media, St Christopher House, Ridge Road, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 1PT. http://www.davidreedmedia.co.uk

Review by Anna Cooper


How You Stand, How You Move, How You Live

Learning the Alexander Technique to Explore Your Mind-Body Connection and Achieve Self-Mastery

Missy Vineyard, Publ. Marlowe & Company, 3 July 2007, price US$18.95, 336pp, 60 B&W illustrations, ISBN-10: 1-60094-006-4, ISBN-13: 978-1-60094-006-4.

Review by Anthony P Kingsley (first published in Statnews, September 2007).


Live Better: Alexander Technique

Skills and Inspirations for Well-being

Joe Searby, Publ. Duncan Baird, 2007, pbk with flaps, 128pp, 170x140mm, price £4.99, ISBN: 978-1-84483-389-4

Review by Marjorie Hodge (first published in Statnews, September 2007).


Dare To Be Wrong

The Teaching of Judith Leibowitz

Ed. Kathryn Miranda, Publ. Mornum Time Press, Berkeley CA, June 2007, hbk, 146pp, ISBN 0-9644352-8-4, £15.50 from Mouritz, www.mouritz.co.uk

Review by Ruth Diamond (first published in AmSAT News, Issue No. 74, Summer 2007, adapted for Statnews September 2007).


Conscious Control

A Journal of the F. M. Alexander Technique

Vol. 1 No. 1, Spring 2007, Publ. Mouritz, ed. Jean M. O. Fischer, 96pp, ISSN: 1753-853X, www.mouritz.co.uk

Review by Stephen Cooper (first published in Statnews, September 2007).



Revolutionise Your Riding with the Alexander Technique

Sally Tottle, 16:9 widescreen PAL DVD, 55 mins, price £19.99

Review by Clare Adams (first published in Statnews, September 2007).


Master the Art of Working Out

Raising your performance with the Alexander Technique.

Malcolm Balk and Andrew Shields, Publ. Collins & Brown, 8th January 2007, pbk with flaps, 176pp, 175x220mm, price £12.99, ISBN 978-1-8434-0350-0
Review by Christine Brown (first published in Statnews, May 2007).


How Are We Living Our Lives

Viewpoints on the Alexander Technique in relation to living and child education.
Grethe Laub. Interview and talks 1982-1988. Publ. Novis Publications, Denmark, 3rd October 2006. Compiled and edited by Chariclia Gounaris, pbk, 152pp, illustrated, 148 x 210 mm, price £16.50 + p&p. ISBN 87-89389-11-5. Order from www.novis.dk
Review by Joshua Enkin
(first published in Statnews, February 2007)


Pedro de Alcantara
Publ. Delacorte Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House. November 2005, hbk, 192 pages, ISBN 0-385-73265-1. $15.95. Available from Amazon.
Review by Judith Kleinman
(first published in Statnews, February 2007)


The Alexander Technique: Freedom in Thought and Action

Tasha Miller and David Langstroth. A hyperlinked, searchable digital book. 129pp with illustrations & colour photos, ISBN 0-9739786-0-0. CD ROM in PDF format, CAD $20+p&p from Nous Publishing, 219 Sambro Creek Road, Halifax, NS, Canada B3V 1L8. Tel. +1 902-346-2065, enquiries@alexandertechniqueatlantic.ca
Review by Jonathan Drake
(first published in Statnews, February 2007)















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