• Personally Speaking

Walter Carrington here shares his large teaching experience - among the many subjects covered is the development and evolution of specific teaching procedures, for example the use of the hands in teaching. This revised and enlarged edition offers many fascinating insights into the history and the teaching of the Alexander Technique.              

Walter Carrington provides the historical context of the Technique as it is taught today, covering basic procedures such as the whispered "ah", hands on the back of the chair, "monkey" and lying down work. Going back to origins of these procedures, Carrington describes how Alexander taught, both in lessons and on his training course, and a clear picture emerges not only of Alexander as a teacher but also of the man behind the Technique. Walter Carrington explains how his approach to the training of teachers evolved through developments like saddle work. A significant part of the book is devoted to practical teaching considerations.


Introduction by John Nicholls
Part I: Origins
Part II: Context
Part III: Teaching
Appendix: Diary of First Lessons wth F. M. Alexander in 1935
About the authors


Book Specifications
Author/Editor Walter H. M. Carrington and Sean Carey
Subtitle Walter Carrington on the F. M. Alexander Technique in discussion with Sean Carey
Binding. Pages. Year. Paperback. 160 pages. 2001.
ISBN 095255741X/978-0952557418.
Size 196 x 126 mm.
Errata Page 52, five lines from bottom (re the chair): for 'George Coghill' read 'Raymond Dart'.

Personally Speaking

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