Prison here also refers to jail, dentention centre, correctional facility and similar institutions for incarceration. ‘Changing the Pattern of Behaviour – Outline of a Therapy for Criminal Reform’ by Kenneth J. Maconochie argues that the Mark system and the Alexander Technique ‘in combination, approach nearer than any single system known to being a therapy […]
The Scythe Book – Mowing hay, cutting weeds, and harvesting small grains with hand tools by David Tresemer contains a six-page introduction to the Alexander Technique and how it helps with scything. The relevant section begins with: Awareness of the dynamics of one’s own body can be employed to improve one’s ability at mowing, […]
F. M. Alexander There is a picture of Alexander holding a pen in the slideshow on this Companion homepage. He was a keen letter writer. In CCC Alexander describes a case with a pupil whom he recommended to take frequent breaks while writing: A pupil of mine, an author, had been in a […]
This article covers the application of the Technique to the workplace and the teaching of the Technique at the workplace, on site. (This entry excludes music, dance and acting colleges, hospitals and schools, see below). F. M. Alexander Although there are references to the application of the Technique to work in Alexander’s writings, there […]
F. M. Alexander F. M. Alexander taught several doctors, especially in the 1920s and 1930s. In UoS Alexander dedicates a chapter to ‘Diagnosis And Medical Training’. Here he writes that No diagnosis of a case can be said to be complete, unless the medical adviser gives consideration to the influence exerted upon the patient, […]
Ergonomics is here used in the restricted sense of the adaptation of humans for the workplace and the adaptation of work equipment for humans, primarily for the purpose of comfort, productivity and safety. F. M. Alexander criticised the concept of a ‘correct type of chair’ in MSI: And I may note in this […]
‘Taking inhibition onto the roads’ by Barry Collins; on applying the Technique while training to be an Instructor/Observer with the Institute of Advanced Motorists. References  ‘Taking inhibition onto the roads’ by Barry Collins in STATNews vol. 8, no. 3 edited by Jamie McDowell (STAT, May 2013), p. 19.
‘Teaching Alexander Technique in the community’ by Astrid Holm reports on teaching mainly women in Whitehawk, outside Brighton, an area with more poverty and crime than neighbouring areas. References  ‘Teaching Alexander Technique in the community’ by Astrid Holm in STATNews vol. 6, no. 12 edited by Ann James (STAT, January 2004), pp. 20–21.