Breathing and the Voice: A Practical Guide to the Whispered “Ah”, by Theodore Dimon
What is the whispered “ah” procedure, and why do we practice it? This procedure, which F.M. Alexander developed to address his own voice problems and taught to his students, is explained in detail in Breathing and the Voice. The “how-to” manual provides background information and step-by-step exercises that build on each other to make this procedure accessible to students at every skill level. Anyone interested in freeing up the breathing mechanism and discovering an easy, open speaking or singing voice will find this manual useful.
Neurodynamics: The Art of Mindfulness in Action, by Theodore Dimon
Over 100 years ago, F. Matthias Alexander made a series of discoveries about how the body works in action. In Neurodynamics, author Theodore Dimon, who has taught and written about Alexander’s work for many years, seeks to put together a coherent theory and curriculum for the Alexander Technique and explain how this system works in scientific terms. Neurodynamics develops and expands on Alexander’s teachings, giving practical explanations that form the basis for an educational theory of how the mind and body work in action.
The Use of the Hands in Teaching, by Theodore Dimon
This manual for teachers of the Alexander Technique gives detailed explanations of procedures and how to practice and execute them in preparation for working with students. (Only available for purchase on the Dimon Institute website. International buyers: you may wish to avoid high shipping fees by purchasing the e-book.)
Your Body, Your Voice, by Theodore Dimon
An innovative guide to the underlying design principles of the human voice, Your Body, Your Voice explains patterns of vocal misuse that relate to the body as a whole, and how to restore the voice to its full potential. Your Body, Your Voice is an invaluable reference for singers, actors, educators, public speakers, and anyone interested in vocal performance, breathing and anatomy of the voice.
The Body in Motion: Its Evolution and Design, by Theodore Dimon
The Body in Motion, presents a comprehensive guide to the anatomical design of the human body, revealing how the body’s systems cooperate to form an upright, intelligent, tool-making marvel, capable of great technological and artistic achievement. The Body in Motion explains how these different systems cooperate to form an upright, intelligent, human marvel-the most remarkable machine on the planet.
Frank Pierce Jones: Collected Writings on the Alexander Technique, edited by Theodore Dimon and Richard Brown
A compilation of 40 scientific and humanistic papers on the Technique, including some never published before. The collection includes an introduction on the life and work of Frank Pierce Jones, and each paper is introduced with explanatory notes. Available at Mouritz
A New Model for Man’s Conscious Development, by Theodore Dimon
Western empirical and scientific approaches to the mind and body address consciousness superficially, while Eastern mystical and spiritual traditions subordinate the body and health to higher consciousness, leaving out the science entirely. Dr. Theodore Dimon’s theory dives squarely into this cross-section, connecting two separate worlds of thought into a single model of conscious development. Drawing from research in the fields of evolution, neuroscience, and physiology–as well as years of practical study of motor function and attention–Dimon’s revolutionary model provides a new paradigm for understanding psychophysical functioning and how it can be applied to child development, performance, and to living in a truly holistic way. (Only available for purchase on the Dimon Institute website. International buyers: you may wish to avoid high shipping fees by purchasing the e-book.)
Anatomy of the Moving Body: A Basic Course in Bones, Muscles, and Joints, by Theodore Dimon
Originally conceived as a series of lectures for the Dimon Institute’s anatomy course, this book simultaneously demystifies and brings to life the structure and mechanics of the human body. With this book, Dimon provides movement educators who are putting together their own courses on anatomy with a simple and coherent series of presentations that illuminates all of the bones, muscles and joints related to movement.
The Undivided Self, by Theodore Dimon
The Undivided Self explores the relation between the mind and body, and questions whether we have fully utilized the potential of conscious awareness. The author formulates the outlines of a theory about how this mind/body system works, what is wrong with it, and how to raise the working of the system to a more conscious level.b
The Elements of Skill: A Conscious Approach to Learning, by Theodore Dimon
Much more than a “how-to” book, The Elements of Skill advances a new approach to learning based on the awareness and control of our actions. Of fundamental use to teachers and parents, The Elements of Skill presents a bold new thesis on learning based on the functioning mind and body as “the central instrumentality upon which all learning depends.”
Unless otherwise noted, all books are available at Amazon.com. Several books are available in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, and Korean translations.