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Teaching by Hand, Learning by Heart
Delving into the Work of F.M. Alexander
Author/Editor: Bruce Fertman
Teaching by Hand, Learning by Heart is a collection of illuminating stories drawn from Bruce Fertman's teaching of the Alexander Technique over many years. They show how people from around the world, beginners or experienced pupils and teachers, have learned from Bruce's explorative questioning, his suggestions and his use of touch.
Bruce's multi-layered approach to teaching the Technique includes anatomy, imagination, sensory guidance, movement, thinking rather than doing, change of intention, and even the recreation of a difficult situation so as to meet and deal with them differently, consciously, and with clear intent.
The stories in this book illustrate the many aspects of the Alexander Technique as it deals with the whole human being. Thinking, feeling, sensing, reacting, wishing, breathing and moving are all simultaneoud processes, both singly and in combination, facilitating a fundamental change: a change in the response to a stimulus.
Such a change creates a more unified individual. These stories exemplify the indivisibility of the self. They enlarge our understanding of the many layers through which the Alexander Technique works.Stock#: BK500