The Alexander Technique and Mindful Reality
This website is a home for information about the Alexander Technique, and the body of work I have developed called Mindful Reality. For all information regarding Alexander Technique lessons, please see particular section under Menu, or click HERE.
Mindful Reality is a self-inquiry practice that assimilates my experience as an Alexander Technique teacher, my education in Transcendental Meditation, my long-time exposure to various practices of Buddhism and Hinduism, and my knowledge of the work of Byron Katie. Mindful Reality combats anxiety, depression and stressful thoughts that stem from worry, self-blame and the belief that we must do something to fix our life. Grounded in our “physical reality,” we learn to counter inner judgment and “should” thoughts with an awareness that we must always be doing whatever we are doing. Thoughts, feelings and beliefs that tell us we are not living our life correctly are put up against the knowledge that we can each only do the things we are doing in each moment, as anything else is physically impossible. Acceptance and inner validation are the results.
I have written two books, Body Over Mind: a mindful reality check: attaining psychological freedom by confronting thought with reality (which introduced Mindful Reality), and The Myth of Doing: managing guilt, shame, anxiety, regret and self-judgment, which expanded my work into the fields of philosophy, cognitive science and neuroscience. You can find information and descriptions for both books HERE.
The entries in the Blog posts reflect this practice. There is also a section called “related themes” which offers videos, books and articles in the fields of philosophy and science that correspond with my work. I hope you enjoy the ride!
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Here is a podcast interview by Alexander Technique teacher, Robert Rickover, where I describe Mindful Reality: