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Posts by Stella Weigel

Stopping long enough to see makes the difference

Seeing clearly takes stopping tot think

As ever, it’s stopping long enough to see that makes the difference. I’m sure I’m by no means the only one, but this morning I found myself reading something which actually meant quite the opposite to me of that which it really meant. Try as I might it made absolutely no sense whatsoever to me,…

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Unlearning the old so as to learn the new

Unlearning the old so as to lean the new

Since the end of last week I have now successfully worked out how to improve the search engine optimisation of my blogs and website in general, and this wasn’t actually brought about by attending the workshop on SEO which I did earlier this month. No, it was brought about by allowing myself to wake up…

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A skill for living, living with skills

A skill for living, freedom of choice in thinking

I happened to have added the phrase “a skill for living” to my homepage and now appreciate that a highly esteemed colleague used a similar phrase for one of their books, Pedro, with whom I was fortunate to have had a lesson myself towards the beginning of this month. Now I had absolutely zero idea…

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Easter renewal of stopping to consider

Easter renewal

I’m such a slow learner, I am aware of this, of course, and I’m actually no different to anyone else. I’m gradually becoming even more aware of the fact of choosing the Easter renewal of stopping to consider, to do less in respect of doing, as in doing things which are unhelpful to us in…

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Poise with presence via the giving of directions

This morning I attended a meeting which I knew required me to maintain my poise and say what I needed to say  Most of all I considered ahead of time that I wished to come across as being at ease in myself whilst conveying this. I was very much applying the Alexander Technique during this…

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Experiential learning curves

Experiential learning curves

I’m aware of what happened to me in terms of experiential learning curves, I don’t need to explain it all here, although I would mention that I am no doubt the only Alexander Technique teacher who has been sectioned four times, for what were/are very common peri menopausal symptoms, albeit chronic, and yet I landed…

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Self-kindness with serendipity

Self-kindness and serendipity

I’m not seeking to ‘fix’ anything, I’m accepting the situation, accepting how I feel about it. We often fail to understand and appreciate  that change is brought about by the way in which we think. Added to which, when we think of thinking, we tend not to think of thinking as a process which requires…

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Switching from habit to awareness

How do we feel when we acknowledge and accept that we unconsciously made a mistake, something about which we may have already been thinking all along didn’t serve us well, that we were aware how this affected us? Of course it’s all usually riddled with our unconscious habit. We may indeed be aware of pain…

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The opposite of wrong is wrong

Are we aware that it is very much possible for us to learn how to interrupt and intercept our habitual unconscious reaction by stopping and thinking, very much applying the Alexander Technique principles of inhibition and direction? Our wholly unconscious habitual reaction is to somehow think that we need to do something in order to…

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In the moment of now

Yesterday I was fortunate to participate in some Alexander Technique work with a visiting teacher. I very much enjoyed the whole experience of working with this teacher and was grateful for the opportunity to do so given that we go back some way in terms of my experiences of the Alexander Technique. Everything very much…

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