Thinking Aloud: Talks on Teaching the Alexander Technique
About the Book
Thinking Aloud is a serious exploration of the Alexander Technique that goes beyond the standard introductions to this educational method. Walter Carrington, the author, condenses 50 years of teaching into 25 straightforward essays on all aspects of the Alexander Technique. The book was originally designed for teachers and teachers-in-training, but has proven popular with those readers interested in learning more about this approach to changing habitual behavior.
In Thinking Aloud, Walter Carrington takes a commonsense approach to the most commonplace of problems–the ways we use ourselves in daily life. Mr. Carrington is renowned for his hands-on teaching skills. He also has a remarkable ability to communicate complex ideas in an accessible way to teachers and students alike. The reader will find the relevance of these essays reaches far beyond the confines of a specific professional training program. The fundamental ways we think and function in daily life are the true subjects of Thinking Aloud.
How we use and take time is a recurring theme throughout Thinking Aloud. If there is any ticket for admission to this book, it is that time be taken while reading each of these talks. For the interested reader–whether one sings or plays a musical instrument, sits at a computer all day, or lifts children in and out of car seats–that investment will be repaid many times over.
Designed by Marianne Ackerman
Hardcover, 176 pages, ISBN 0-9644352-0-9,