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What does it mean to be aware, and how do we learn to heighten our awareness? As a means of observing and being aware of bodily action, the Alexander Technique is a well-known method for becoming kinesthetically aware. Based upon hands-on guidance, the student learns to identify tensions that interfere with natural functioning, to become more generally poised, and to perform actions with greater ease.
But the Alexander Technique is more than a method for improving bodily action. When we gain greater overall poise, we also gain the ability to pay attention to what we are doing, to maintain this awareness during daily activity, and to raise the process by which we do things to a more conscious level. Understood in this way, Alexander’s work represents a new educational and evolutionary approach to development.
The question is, how do we achieve this level of awareness? Because our work is based largely on hands-on guidance, few of us learn how to bring about an improved working of the system on our own, or how to apply knowledge of this system to our actions. To address these questions, Ted Dimon has developed Sensorimotor Awareness, a new theory and practice for observing oneself in action, learning to gain greater awareness and control, and for applying this knowledge to activity. Based on an innovative and detailed curriculum, the student learns to observe, to project messages, to identify when positive changes are taking place, and to apply these principles to concrete activities.
In this workshop, we will review four aspects of Sensorimotor Awareness including the expansion of awareness, directing, fine motor coordination, and the extensors of the back.
To learn more about Sensorimotor Awareness and Ted’s upcoming series of online modules in Sensorimotor Awareness, go to: https://www.dimoninstitute.org/fall-2022-sensorimotor-awareness-modules.
About Ted Dimon
Ted Dimon, Ed.D., is Director of The Dimon Institute, where he is developing Sensorimotor Awareness (SMA), a new program in kinesthetic education and the mindful study of the self in action. An internationally renowned teacher and lecturer in the study of mind and body, he received both his masters and doctoral degrees in education from Harvard University. Ted has written ten books, including Anatomy in Action; Anatomy of the Moving Body; The Body in Motion; Anatomy of the Voice; Your Body, Your Voice; The Elements of Skill; The Undivided Self; A New Model of Man’s Conscious Development; and Neurodynamics: The Art of Mindfulness in Action.
See also: Ted Dimon – Presenter Detail Page
Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)
15-17h (3-5pm) & 9-11h (9-11am)
Floor: EG (ground floor)
Room: H 0111
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