2002: Training as Teacher
At first I was so fascinated by the success of Alexander Technique on me (eliminating over 30 years
of back pains, specially the
last years of permament 24 hours a day - 7 days a week pains, in less then 6 months) that I wanted to
show all my friends and
family members with any kind of problem specially back pains how to use this.
Naturally, I was not able to show much and when talking about it often heard comments like "it
is very interesting", "I try to do
something similar but I cannot think about it all the time", etc. I really wished I could show
them the way the A.T. teacher could show
At one time I seriously considered starting to train as A.T. teacher but the training time was too intensive
and my job too restrictive
on the work schedule and I gave it up (I actually did not try very hard, just asked for some information
and gave up rather fast... I
was probably not yet "mentally" ready)
But the idea remained: "one day I will do the training, if not before at least when I retire".
Meanwhile I was active with A.T. on a weekly basis, I was active in Kyudo and saw Kyudo as an application
of A.T. and if I did not
think constantly about A.T. in my daily life, at least during Kyudo practice I forgot about all my other
problems and only thought
about my body awareness and (for me, consequently) about A.T..
One day I was thinking about A.T. and how I would like to go "deeper" in the knowledge I already
had and thought that with this
"one hour a week" meeting or a little more as I was doing it was nice but was no longer enough.
I wanted more ("deeper") and the
only way to do it seriously would be to train as teacher, regardless of whether I would later be active
as teacher or not.
And so it happened that, only a couple months after I described in a long letter to a friend what I
did in A.T., what it meant for me
and I repeated again "I will one day train as teacher, if not before, at least when I retire",
I decided I would train now!
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