Learning how to Learn
People from all walks of life are always asking me some version of the following: “When I leave your studio, I feel great! I have a wonderful experience of being me apart from the experience I usually have of being me. I like this experience and I want to keep it. However my new experience fades and I gradually revert to how I was before. How do I learn to find this experience again on my own?” The answer of course, is not to try to find what no longer exists except vividly in your memory, i.e. your new experience of being you. No experience is meant to last. What endures is your awareness of potential (from the new experience in being you) apart from the probable (from the accustomed experience in being you). But how do I explain this so that you will readily understand, and how do I teach so as to emphasize awareness born from the experience? What if I were to provide you with an answer along the lines of: “When I am working with you verbally or through touch, you have a different awareness of potential in being you apart from your accustomed behavior, and that lets you have a different experience. When I take my hands away, I promise to leave you with the awareness. You own that. It is more enduring than the physical changes that are a part of your new experience.” You have learned something, and from this learning you have a deeper understanding of you; of who you are or might become. In this workshop we will explore awareness born from experience as a means of making lasting changes.
Sunday, October 9th, 2016
10 am – 6 pm with lunch break 1-3pm
Mutton Crossing suite 108, Bamboo Road, Boone NC. 29607
Alexander teachers, trainees students and interested public.
$145 for the workshop, $125 for students
$125 for a private lesson: To be scheduled 9-1 pm on Monday, October 10th.
$ 235 for workshop and a private lesson.
To register for the workshop and book your private lesson, contact Corinne Cassini:
For the past 40 years, Tommy Thompson has taught the Alexander Technique to professional and Olympic athletes, dressage riders, scientists, physicians, corporate and university professionals, high school teachers, university presidents, musicians, dancers, actors, children, and the disabled. He has given over 400 workshops, seminars and lectures for Alexander teachers, trainees and the general public in 14 countries. Tommy is on the faculty at Harvard University where he teaches the Technique to graduate students enrolled in the Institute for Advanced Theater Training, Harvard University/Moscow Art Theater and the American Repertory Theater.