The barefoot riverbank adventure

Barefoot Running

The Great Banks of the River Swale Adventure Listen to the Sound of Silence: this is a game that we've just made up. As softly and sweetly as possible you sing the last line of the famous Paul Simon song. Wait poised and silent for 2 or 3 seconds. Then on the ...

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Put on your shoes

Mindfulness

I am on the train journey returning from a golden week-long holiday in Granada. We both wanted a low-key celebration for our 50th wedding anniversary. The weather and the setting truly came up for the occasion. It has been a week bathed in the golden weather of paradise: air so ...

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Anger 2 Plumbing the depths

Mindfulness

It is a dilemma: her plumber, a man who has previously been so reliable, a shy and retiring soul but who recently has become uncharacteristically unreliable. He has repeatedly failed to finish-off jobs for her properly. On more than one occasion he has badly let his client down by not ...

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Alexander Lessons: Teaching Tales

Alexander Technique

INTRODUCTION My work is a form of poetic science.   Although at this time such work is peripheral, invisible and largely unrecognised, it is the shape of the future.   In my teaching, a good lesson is like a poem, shaping new and different ways that an individual may see themselves, often ...

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Anger blog

Mindfulness

      “Okay. You are just about to have a melt-down and here we are blocking the aisle of the plane.” We aptly refer to a certain stage in infant development as “the Terrible Twos”! There is a logjam of passengers waiting to return to their seats on the plane ...

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