About This Website

This website offers information about my teachings of the Alexander Technique and the body of work I have developed called Mindful Reality. Please note these are two separate practices. For Alexander Technique description and lessons, please see section under Menu, or click HERE.  For Mindful Reality description and sessions, please see section under Menu, or click HERE.

Regarding Mindful Reality, I have written two books, Body Over Mind: a mindful reality check: attaining psychological freedom by confronting thought with reality, and The Myth of Doing: managing guilt, shame, anxiety, regret and self-judgment. You can find descriptions, reviews, and purchase information for both books HERE. (A third book called, Reality in Action: How We Spend Our Time is in the workings!) All Blog posts on this site reflect this practice. And finally, there is a section called “Mindful Reality Related Themes” which provides videos, books and articles in the fields of philosophy and science that correspond with my work. For my personal bio, please scroll down to the very bottom of this page. I hope you enjoy the ride!

Jill

spiewakeng@yahoo.com

Here is a podcast interview by Alexander Technique teacher, Robert Rickover, where I describe Mindful Reality:

8 Comments

  1. It’s so easy to get caught up in the ‘shoulds’ and compare ourselves to someone else’s yardstick. And though I’m a huge fan of social media (I wouldn’t have found my way here otherwise) I feel that it can at times exacerbate this issue.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thanks for commenting. Yes. I hear you. Social media puts us into direct contact with billions of people doing so many things which absolutely stimulates our shoulds! We just have to remember that we are each the only ones who can do the things we do ;-).

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Hi Jill. I happened to stumble across your blog and I’m happy I did. I am new to this blogging game and I’m trying to learn as much as I can while connecting with others. I like your ideas. Anything to help me think a little better and learn a little more is a huge plus in my day. That’s what life is all about.

    Like

    1. Hi Bryan, thank you so much for your comment. Yes blogging is something to learn for sure, I am still finding my way in many ways. Please always feel free to ask me any questions about my work. I’m glad my ideas to speak to you.

      Like

  4. Hi Jill – Wow, what a treasure this teaching is! It feels so true to me… I’m in the middle of your book “The Myth of Doing,” which I luckily found in a late night search. I’ve heard of the Alexander technique but never exactly understood it. Thank you for your rigor, your generosity in sharing this teaching, & your writing — which I find to be lucid & challenging.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi Max, I am so pleased that this work speaks to you! Thank you so much for letting me know. I wanted to mention that as I hopefully make clear in the book, this work is not about the Alexander Technique as much as a result of my assimilation of it with eastern and western philosophies, etc. However, I certainly do present aspects of it that may be what you are referring to. I am also available to converse with you if you are interested via email. You can find my email address on the Welcome page of this blog. Again thank you so much for your feedback, it means so much!

      Like

    2. Hi Max, I also wanted to mention that my first book, Body Over Mind, which is also short like the one you are reading, really introduces how I came to integrate The Alexander Technique with other awareness practices and came to the conclusions I have about choice.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s