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PATHWAYS TO CHOICE

with Tommy Thompson
 
23-25 August 2024

 

Among numerous meritorious benefits, the Alexander principle facilitates our conundrum in dealing with habit and change. This allows us to successfully make non habitual choices given Alexander’s concept of Inhibition as the path to follow. For him Inhibition plays a major role in downplaying reaction, thereby facilitating choosing a more appropriate and reasoned response. If successfully achieved then…

  • A choice is made more appropriate to the circumstance. 

  • We are free to choose what we might not have chosen before. 

  • We can change our behavior. 

 

Yet do we actually have free will?

Do ‘we’ make choices? 

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Neuroscience would have us question that premise believing that the brain does the choosing. However, we do register the intent to act. It’s just that the  brain organizes our whole neuromuscular mind-body fascial self around that intention well before we act on the choice we intend. That being said might we say then at least that we are partners in choosing along with the brain? 

 

  • Partners in choice perhaps?

 

Moreover, perhaps to the degree that our expanded field of attention incorporates an acute and heightened sense of awareness given the circumstance, choice is more or less ‘presented’-not made. This will be our exploration for…

 

  • Awareness is the silent and choiceless observation of 'what is'. 

 

In this awareness an issue or a eventful happening unfurls itself and therefore is more completely understood before an individual response takes place.

 

  • A gentle dialogue between individual and brain perhaps?

 

In this workshop we will explore  choiceless awareness governed by ‘Withholding Definition’. 

 

In other words your destiny is ‘now’.  

Then perhaps there is such a state of mind, given choiceless awareness to a given response, (a heightened sense of awareness when one is so  deeply connected with possibility) that  choice is presented not made. One comes into an alignment with choices which may or might not be made because choice in this moment is fluid, not fixed and much united with the way one’s organism is designed to function.

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When?

23 - 25 August 2024

Schedule:

Friday

15:00 - 18:00 training

19:00 dinner

 

Saturday

09:30 - 12:30 training

13:00 lunch

15:00 – 18:00 training

19:00 dinner

 

Sunday

09:30 - 12:30 training

13:00 lunch

14:30 – 17:30 training

 

Where?

Hof Tueshaus, Weselerstr.433, 46286 Dorsten

www.hof-tueshaus.de

 

Fee?

300,- € students at the Alexander Alliance

350,- € early bird until 22 July 2024

375,- € normal fee

Payments to:

Alexander Alliance Europe

"Workshop Tommy Thompson Aug24"

DE 28 4306 0967 1289 6190 00

 

Food?

You can sign up for homemade dinner (2x) plus lunch (2x): 44,-€

Sleep?

Accommodation possible at Hof Tueshaus, www.hof-tueshaus.de

Contact Margarete Tueshaus, sodasein@alexandertechnik-ruhr.de,

+49-151-12407089

Private lessons?

Possible Thursday 22 August, Friday morning, 23 August or Monday, 26 August

45 minute lessons 135,-€

60 minutes lessons 155,-€

If already signed up for the workshop the following:

45 minute lessons 120,-€ 

60 minute lessons 140,-€

Translation?

Provided if needed

Registration?

Mails to Margarete Tueshaus, sodasein@alexandertechnik-ruhr.de

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