Course Structure

The First Year – Main Aims

  • To improve student’s psychophysical use
  • To have an understanding of F.M. Alexander’s meaning of ‘inhibition’, ‘direction’,‘end-gaining’ and ‘means whereby’, and put them into practice
  • Develop and improve powers of observation and awareness
  • Develop hands-on skills in small groups and with one-to-one teaching
  • Understand the importance of language and rapport with pupils
  • Provide in-depth study and practice of F.M. Alexander’s ‘position of mechanical advantage’ (monkey pose)
  • Maintaining integrity of oneself while working in small group games 
  • involving movement patterns, emphasising ‘primary control’ and ‘means whereby’  
  • Study basic anatomy
  • Study F.M. Alexander’s four books
  • Cover physiology and psychology through talks and discussions


The Second Year – Main Aims

  • Continue to improve students’ psychophysical use
  • Continue to improve powers of observation and the use of language in teaching situations
  • Continue to develop ‘hand-on’ skills in groups
  • Further study of F.M. Alexander’s books, anatomy, physiology, etc.


The Third Year – Main Aims

  • Continue to improve students’ psychophysical use
  • Continue to develop ‘hand-on’ skills in groups
  • Further study of F.M. Alexander’s books, anatomy, physiology, etc.
  • Emphasise educational nature of the technique