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NEWS Update - October 7, 2008

*The 9th International Congress of the F.M. Alexander Technique will be returning to Lugano Switzerland, and will be held from August 7 to 13, 2011.





NEWS Update - September 5, 2008

*The final attendance count for the 2008 Congress is in, with nearly 600 people having attended the Congress! Thanks to all who attended for making the Congress a successful event. Our unique community of teachers is what creates the fine atmosphere of learning and respect that is so palpable at the Congress.

*The address list is now being completed and will soon be sent out by email.

*Apologies for the delay in sending out receipts and certificates of attendance. Watch for them soon.

*We have received feedback from a number of attendees and expect to receive more. We will be posting it on the website in the near future.


FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION is the theme of this event and emphasizes the importance of passing on Alexander’s principles. In attendance will be Elisabeth Walker, from Oxford England. She is one of the last senior Alexander Teachers trained by F.M. Alexander. Elisabeth will present a keynote address at the Congress and will give master classes.


CONTINUOUS LEARNING – opportunities each morning from 9 - 10.30h  - will also address this generational shift. More than 25 Senior Alexander Teachers from many different countries, representing many streams of our work, will be teaching daily classes and you can study with 3 of them for two consecutive days.


The topics throughout the week are:

* CONSCIOUSNESS AND PLASTICITY OF THE BRAIN
* MAKING A LIVING AS AN ALEXANDER TEACHER
* EXPLORING THE SPIRIT OF OUR WORK



* Keynote Address by MARSHALL ROSENBERG, PhD - founder of Non Violent Communication

* Keynote Address by ELISABETH WALKER, MSTAT - "From Generation to Generation"

* Releasing the Natural Voice with KRISTIN LINKLATER - Internationally recognized voice teacher; author of 'Freeing the Natural Voice' and 'Freeing Shakespeare's Voice'

* KEVAN MARTIN,  DPhil - Director of The Institute of Neuroinformatics at the University of Zurich will be hosting the Daily Plenary Sessions:

* The Plastic Brain - BARONESS SUSAN GREENFIELD, DPhil - Distinguished scientist, broadcaster, writer and best selling author of 'The Human Brain' and 'Brain Story'

* The Neural Correlates of Consciousness - CHRISTOF KOCH, PhD - Professor of cognitive and behavioral biology at the California Institute of Technology and author of 'The Quest for Consciousness'

* The Creative Brain - IDAN SEGEV PhD - David & Inez Myers Professor in Computational Neuroscience and former director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation (ICNC) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

* Empathy and the Brain - TANIA SINGER, PhD - Assistant Professor of Social Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics at the Center for the Study of Social and Neural Systems at the University of Zürich


Please register soon and join us for this rare opportunity to share our work and our love for "The Technique". You are sure to have both a rewarding and illuminating professional experience.


Please note that August is holiday season in Lugano, so early booking of accomodation is highly recommended.


With best wishes from
Michael D. Frederick, Rosa Luisa Rossi & Judy Stern


Board of Directors: Michael D. Frederick (Chairman), Rivka Cohen, Doris Dietschy, Peter Ribeaux, Michael Fortwängler, Ora & Shmuel Nelken, Frank Ottiwell, Lucia Walker


International Congress since 1986