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Freedom to Change : The Development and Science of the Alexander Technique Paperback – Import, 1997
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My one quibble with the book is that Jones becomes overly moralistic when discussing what he sees as the reluctance of the majority of people to acknowledge their own responsibility for their personal problems and their hesitancy to take up the very difficult work of changing themselves. I agree completely with the basic proposition that many people do not wish to undertake the grueling process of seeing themselves fully and admitting that there is much work of a very basic nature to be done. However, this viewpoint could be delivered with less scolding and with a greater recognition that our so-called defects are the very gateways to growth and change. Those of us who take up the challenge of passing through those gateways can recognize themselves compassionately in those who do not...and help them along by modeling growth and change instead of feeling the least bit smug about it.
On a practical note, this book is ridiculously priced on Amazon. You can obtain it (new) for a much more reasonable price by going to the website of the publisher -- Mouritz, located in the United Kingdom.
To date, the richest and most informative book on the Technique. Jones reviews the history of the Technique, summarizes Alexander's books, gives an account of his own experiences as student, trainee and teacher, and gives a short presentation of the contents of his 31 published experimental papers. Some beginners may find this book a little rich for their blood, but this is the one to take to that desert island; the superb bibliography alone is worth the price of the book. Required reading for serious students and teachers.