Articles, links and a collection to support your wholeness in action in life.
Here is the article, The Performers Predicament, referenced in the Conflict Revelation Reflection in my 2020 Winter Newsletter:
Here is the article on Frustration also referenced in the newsletter. Pdf or this LINK
ACDA 2017 A Virtuous Circle-Empowering Wholeness of Body, Mind and Well-being in Rehearsal This was done through a look at the difference between postural and suspension system model.
If there was only one topic to clarify to help people change pain and tension issues it would be RUSHING! Here is a tool kit: The Anatomy of Rushing.
Here's a powerful tool for dealing with life when what is happening isn't what you want or The Anatomy of Frustration.
Locating exercise video. This is a powerful tool for remind a person of a larger perspective as well accepting self and the world as it is, pleasant or unpleasant. Lots of people do this just before a performance. I use it to start class or rehearsal..
Coming to Your Senses takes your through several locating practices you can use for your self or in the class room
When Your are Out of Your Mind, Get Into Your Skin is a pwoerful tool for finding ease and coming home to your body.
The following articles give you specific tools to look at teaching and performing. Performers Predicament addresses the common conflict between 'natural' expression and tension. Change in Action is a radically different way of looking at changing habit. Vocal Pedagogy Perspectives invites a wholeness framework to the discussion of teaching voice. The Learning article is a description of an exploratory process you can use to demonstrate we are learning creatures and the feeling of learning is inherently energizing.
The following three articles look at ways of setting up explorations when a teacher has content to teach compared to solving an interference when it is the student who has the relevant information. The Investigating root of problems introduces a process for that situation. Habit of teaching describes a process for looking at out tendency to jump in and direct students rather query and explore.
Playful article with brilliant teaching tips from distinguished Alexander Teacher Alice Pryor
Here is a link to an album of videos related to wholeness in Motion: https://vimeo.com/album/5039253
Applying WIM to life. FUN STUFF!
The Exploratorium is a series of articles written for a Tips for Making Life Easier section of my newsletter. These mostly short pieces are some of my favorite writing. Please give them a look.
See them all at Exploratorium.
Or Choose and article:
1. Move yourself, not the object
2. Listen to your system
3. How's Your Wholeness
4.. Try Wholeness
5.. Listen to Yourself
6.. Cooperating with your Coordinating System
7.. Try Delight