Attention, Awareness, and the Body: A Short Exploration of the Alexander Technique
When an Australian actor named F.M. Alexander was troubled by recurring voice problems, he set out to fix them through self-experimentation. In doing so, he became so excited about his discoveries around what he called psycho-physical unity that he made it his life’s work to teach them. Aldous Huxley was a student, John Dewey wrote forewords to his books, and the Nobel laureate Nikolaas Tinbergen dedicated part of his acceptance speech to Alexander.
This experiential workshop offers basic knowledge of what the Alexander Technique is about and how its simple yet powerful principles are relevant for being fully embodied in the present moment. This workshop will encourage exploration and critical thinking, for example, around fashionable terms like ‘embodiment’ and links between the Alexander Technique, psychotherapy, and the experience and treatment of trauma.
DATE: Monday, 12th of July
TIME: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm BST, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CEST, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
In this workshop, we will look into the theoretical and historical underpinnings of the Alexander Technique and experience its key principles through a set of small experiments. Participants will be encouraged to consider how they might integrate their new experiences into their daily lives.
About the presenter
Marianne Promberger, PhD, is an Integrative Psychodynamic Counsellor practising in Berlin and online. She worked in academic and applied research, including at the Anna Freud Centre in London. In 2014, she discovered the Alexander Technique, which gave her an entirely different, embodied and non-verbal access to knowledge. Inspired by this experience, she started training in integrative psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute in London, where she qualified as an integrative psychodynamic counsellor.
Stillpoint Spaces Berlin profile: https://www.stillpointspaces.com/counsellor/7783
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