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1 A practical approach to the science of human functioning

2 The work of Barbara Conable and William Conable and their work which dates back to the 1970s Implication of Body Mapping in the writings of Alexander, and the teaching of Marjorie Barstow and Frank Pierce Jones. The formation of Andover Educators® in 1997 for the teaching of the course What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body®

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4 From MSI, pg 124 The conception of the movement required The inhibition of erroneous preconceived ideas… The new and conscious mental orders which will set in motion the muscular mechanism… The movements of the muscles which carry out the mental orders

5 The Body Has A Mind Of Its Own: How Body Maps in Your Brain Help you do (almost)Everything Better

6 The Impact of Body Mapping on Student Musicians Perceptions of their Performance and Development Heather Buchanan, PhD Dissertation, University of New England, Australia, December 2010

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8 Twice weekly Body Mapping Lectures Self Reflective Journals Agenda Helpers Results Promoted a life long love affair with process Higher order – critical thinking skills Information as feedback – sets up experiences that facilitate an openness to change

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10 Movement Structure, Function and Size Senses Attention

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29 Body Mapping as a tool for multiple disciplines and methodologies Understand the difference between Body Mapping and the Alexander Technique and how to make those distinctions clear to your students Using body maps to make the teaching of the core principles of the Alexander Technique more clear for students who need that clarity

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