Touching Presence — A new book by Tommy has just been published !
Touching Presence by Tommy Thompson (with Rachel Prabhakar)
Paperback — Pages: 129 numbered, 154 total — 5.25 in x 8 in (133 mm x 203 mm) — ISBN 978-1-7334005-0-3
Description: Enter into the teaching space of Alexander Technique teacher and trainer Tommy Thompson. With compassion and integrity, Tommy’s teaching explores the ways in which each of us can belong to the moment and stop defining ourselves by our habits. With its insightful, moving reflections, Touching Presence will inspire Alexander Technique teachers, trainees, and students — indeed anyone — to find their own path to being more fully present for themselves and the person in front of them.
Welcome to the Alexander Technique Center at Cambridge
The Center Offers:
Tommy Thompson’s private teaching practice, offering lessons since 1975.
Teacher Training Program in the Alexander Technique, a three-year, 1600-hour residential program, founded in 1983.
Tommy’s annual Post-graduate Refresher Courses, open to all certified teachers of the Technique.
Career and Life Enhancement Course open to all applicants beginning January 2016
Advanced Study in the Alexander Technique, a 500-hour course of continued study (by application only) for students with a thorough background/experience with the technique, who are not currently interested in teacher training, but wish to increase their practical and theoretical knowledge of the technique to use the principles and concepts that are the basis for the Alexander teaching in their life and in their work.
Workshops for Alexander teachers and the general public.
Online Mentoring for individuals and groups
Summer Residential Alexander Retreat (each summer - 2019 - Jul 28-Aug 2 - Roger Williams College, RI)
Founder and Director Tommy Thompson
Recipient, Best of Cambridge Award for Holistic and Alternative Health for Three Consecutive Years (2016-2018)!
The Alexander Technique Center at Cambridge opened its doors in 1975, and since then has welcomed many hundreds of people. Each person comes for a different set of reasons, always motivated by a need to be addressed. Musicians, actors, dancers, and athletes come looking to improve their performance while minimizing the risks of repetitive stress injury. Many people come in struggling with pre-diagnosed chronic pain. Usually, they have tried modality after modality, often to little avail, and are desperate for a solution to their particular issue. Trainees come in, already deeply touched by the work of the Technique, eager to become teachers themselves.
The musicians, actors, dancers, and athletes generally do find improvements in their performance and a more sustainable use of themselves in practicing their crafts. People in chronic pain physically and emotionally do find significant and quite often lasting relief. Students of the Technique do learn the skills and concepts necessary to teach. But what I find most inspiring and rewarding is that everyone, to a greater or lesser degree, also comes away with a deeper sense of the profound majesty of the potential inherent in each human being. The Technique offers the insight – which takes a lifetime to truly explore and develop – that if we can lessen our commitment to seeing as we usually see, reaching for who we think we need to be, and reacting as we habitually react, then we can be more fully present for ourselves and the people with whom we share our lives.
Welcome to the Alexander Technique Center at Cambridge.
All good blessings,
Director and Founder