The Face of Decision
When we encounter an obstacle to our plans, we contract our corrugator muscles, shorten in front, in a pattern that Alain Berthoz has called the face of decision. This workshop will play with becoming aware of this face and its implications for the re-thinking that then follows. Participants will be invited to use Alexander’s technique to inhibit the face of decision in exploring conceiving a new way of how to proceed.
In exploring inhibition this way, we will look at the implications of different types of obstacles and the difference between working at behavioural, strategic, role governing and ontological levels according to the invalidation experienced. We will also touch upon how the face of decision can be habitually used in evaluating and rejecting new experiences within the context of an Alexander lesson.
About Richard Casebow
I have been teaching Alexander’s technique for 28 years to a diverse group of people with different needs and interests in developing constructive conscious control for themselves. I also work as a constructivist psychotherapist after training in Personal Construct Psychology.
The interface between Alexander\\\’s work and psychotherapy within the inter-personal field is a primary interest. I set up the STAT Special Interest Group on the Alexander Technique and the inter-personal, who meet regularly throughout each year.
This year I will give the F.M. Alexander Memorial Lecture for STAT, which will focus on the development of embodied mind and the importance of inhibition as its primary skill.
Helping people learn through constructive conscious control to develop an embodied mind and articulate their possibilities from within this is what makes this work interesting for me.
When I am not working, I like to be out walking on the hills or beaches of Scotland or in a gallery or opera house somewhere in Europe.
See also: Richard Casebow – Presenter Detail Page
Tuesday, 23 August 2022
14:30 h - 15:45 h
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