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Constructive Conscious Control of the Individual [Paperback]

Walter Carrington , F. Matthias Alexander , Jean M.O. Fischer , John Dewey
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3 Aug 2004
This book is a companion volume to the author's "The Use of the Self" and shows the development of F.M. Alexander's theory of movement and body function - the Alexander Technique - which is used sometimes as a method of dealing with stress.
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  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Mouritz; 3rd Revised edition edition (3 Aug 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0954352262
  • ISBN-13: 978-0954352264
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.4 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 394,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard work but worth it. 4 Nov 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Well I would say that, I'm a trainee teacher.

Never easy, Alexander's prose style is elaborate and often sentences will take three or four readings to really make sense. It sometimes feels as though he is being deliberately unclear... and perhaps he is. Alexander felt that his work was ill conveyed by others (he de-authorised the authorised summaries after they were written) and felt that the meaning behind his work was difficult to grasp. So he wasn't going to write an easy book from which people could walk away thinking they'd understood him, only to go on and misrepresent his work.

The bottom line is that there is NO substitute WHATSOEVER for hands on lessons. If you are reading this because you are doing a STAT course or are an existing Alexander pupil, get it. If you are reading because you are intruigued or doing a distance learning course, save your money and spend it on a lesson with a good teacher.

Oh and if you run an Alexander Technique distance learning course, have a good hard think about what you're doing, then drink some bleach.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book! 16 Dec 2010
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Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I ordered many books on the Technique, this 1 really did the trick! I recommend it to anybody looking to master there body-mind. I Also recommend Body rolling and the Franklin Technique, many Alexander Technique practitioners use these other methods in conjunction with the technique, together it's like a miracle. This supplier is very good as well.
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