CAREER ENRICHMENT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM IN CONTEMPORARY ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
A one year career enrichment certification program in the Alexander Technique for all those who directly use their hands in their work to help others.
Ideal for movement educators, somatic practitioners, physical, occupational, & speech therapists, massage therapists, nurses, and hospice workers.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
For this who support, move, future, educate, and rehabilitate others directly through touch:
You will graduate this course with more confidence, with more skill, with deeper understanding, and with hands that are refined, receptive, more curious, more communicative, and more effective.
You will learn how to take better care of yourself, while you work. You will become freer, more powerful, and more beautiful; transforming your skill from technique to artistry.
Through his hands, FM Alexander was able to access people’s innate coordination, enabling them to comfortably and freely. He found a way to bring all of this about without any force. To most it felt totally magical. But it wasn’t. It was skill. It was technique. It was “high touch”. And you can learn this too.
WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?
UPGRADE YOUR HANDS SKILLS
Develop a profoundly sophisticated, communicative, and skilled touch. Learn to quiet yourself, allowing your hands to listen deeply to another.
LEARN TO CARE FOR YOURSELF, AS YOU CARE FOR OTHERS
We can’t give support, nurturance, comfort, power and ease through our hands unless we are, in ourselves, supported, well nurtured, comfortable, powerful, and at ease. You will learn how to do this for yourself.
LIVING IN A BODY™
Your nervous system uses your ‘map’, your beliefs about your inherent design, to organize your coordination – whether or not those beliefs are accurate! Learn to teach Body Mapping to individuals and groups.
The HIGH TOUCH course meets for 12 days over the course of one year. The days can be divided into different forms: two 6-day, three 4-day, four 3-day, or one 12-day. Each group (10 or more) can choose the most convenient form for itself.
Courses can be held anywhere (USA/Europe/Japan) where a group is based, or can be in CAS home spaces in Santa Fe, NM or Portland, OR. Often we choose retreats in beautiful places (share a house at the beach, or stay at a retreat center in the mountains, etc).
The cost of the High Touch Course is $2500 for the entire 12 days of study, and graduation comes with a Professional Certification. Please note: this does not mean that you graduate as a Certified Alexander Teacher, but with a certificate of completion for Continuing Education in Contemporary Alexander Work. If you choose to continue and join the Teacher Training Program at CAS, your money and time will count towards your training.
HOW DO I JOIN A COURSE?
First, email me.
Let me know that you are interested. I’ll tell you if there are any groups in process of forming, or when and where the upcoming courses are happening.
Even better, see if there are at least 10 people in your area who might be interested in the Course. Often studios (Pilates, music, rehab, etc) train their entire faculty, or combine with other local professionals, to create a local group. We will bring a teaching team to you.
If you would like to join a Course in Santa Fe or Portland, talk to your peers and help create the 10 person minimum.
TRANSFORM FROM TECHNIQUE TO ARTISTRY
That is what the High Touch Course will help you accomplish.touch brochure