The Elements of Skill: A Conscious Approach to Learning

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North Atlantic Books, 2003 - Education - 223 pages
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Why do so many beginners, both children and adults, fail to master chosen skills? The Elements of Skill was inspired by—and addresses—that question with a program based on proven techniques. The book, written by a renowned practitioner of the Alexander Technique, outlines an educational system that makes the process of learning a performance or athletic skill more conscious, and therefore more successful. Its principles include breaking down a skill into manageable parts, setting realistic goals, observing mind/body processes, overcoming blocks, controlling habits, and achieving heightened awareness and self-mastery. Included are inspiring examples of people who have benefited from the method.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
29
CHAPTER THREE
65
CHAPTER FOUR
89
CHAPTER FIVE
103
CHAPTER
119
CHAPTER SEVEN
135
CHAPTER EIGHT
165
Notes
192
Index
205
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Theodore Dimon, Ed.D. is Director of the Dimon Institute in New York City. Dr. Dimon became certified to teach the Alexander Technique in 1983 at the Constructive Teaching Centre in London, England, and received both his masters and doctorate degrees in Education from Harvard University. He is the author of The Undivided Self and Anatomy of the Moving Body. For further information on the Dimon Institute, please contact:

The Dimon Institute
737 Park Avenue #9A
New York, New York 10021

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