The following articles are written by Tommy Thompson about the Alexander Technique. They give you an idea of his approach to the work, his philosophy and point of view of the Alexander Technique and the training course of the Alexander Technique Center at Cambridge.


At the Heart of Teaching or ‘A Brilliant Disguise’ (Song Title by Bruce Springsteen)

Keynote Address given at the 2nd International Alexander Teachers’ Conference
April 10, 2017, Dublin, Ireland.

Sun and Moon

A talk given at the 6th International Congress of the Alexander Technique in Freiburg, Germany in 1999 on the day of the eclipse of the sun by the moon. (download in PDF format)

Moving from the Still Point of Support

An Interpretation of the Alexander Technique (download in PDF format)

Japanese Translation of Moving from the Still Point of Support

By Yasuhiro Ishida

Anam Cara

Keynote address delivered at the 2000 ATI Annual General Meeting at Spanish Point, Ireland (download in PDF format)

The Teaching of Frank Pierce Jones: A Personal Memoir

(download in PDF format)

Frank Pierce Jones’s Views on the Alexander Technique

The moral and humanistic implications of the Alexander Technique (download in PDF format)

Learning How to Learn: My Work with the 1976 Olympic Rowing Team

Showing Up

Instructions given at the beginning of each class to the actors in the Advanced Institute for Theater Training at The American Repertory Theater about how they might look at preparing to ready themselves for class. (also available to download in Japanese translation)

Making Peace with Yourself is the Ultimate Use of the Self

Excerpt from ATI’s Exchange Journal Fall 2010 (PDF file)

in the press

Harvard Women's Health Watch - Alexander Technique and Chronic Back Pain

Digging Deeper: The Diving-Board Effect

By Julian Lage

Julian Lage trained  and qualified as an Alexander teacher in Tommy Thompson’s Training, after learning during his first lesson with Tommy that Tommy had been Julian’s mentor Gary Burton’s Alexander teacher. In Tommy’s training Julian studied with Debi Adams and David Gorman.