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Body Mapping - A Course in Practical Anatomy

This course will run over 8 sessions on Mondays from 9am to 1pm on the following dates:

February 11 & 18, March 18 & 25, April 1 & 29, May 6 & 13 

Fee $690

We will be doing these 10 sessions from the" Body Mapping Manual" over eight sessions. The Manual which sells for $35 is included as part of the course fee.

 

The program for each day will be as follows:

9.00 - 10.00am    Each participant will receive a 15-20 minute private                                    Alexander lesson with a teacher

10.00 - 11.00am - Body Mapping - lecture  and practical explorations
11.00 - 11.30am- Break

11.30 - 12.30am - Body Mapping - lecture and practical applications

12.30 - 1.00am -  Movement exploration based on Alexander Technique

 

The sessions outlined in the "Body Mapping Manual" are as follows

 

 

SESSION ONE

Part One

Introduction to Body Mapping
 

Part Two

Beginning to explore our Body Map

 

Part Three

The Atlanto-Occipital Joint & the Primary Control

 

Part Four

The Spine and Whole-Body Balance

 

SESSION TWO

Part One

The boney structures of respiration: Ribs and Spine

 

Part Two

The Organs of Respiration: Lungs
 

Part Three

The Muscles of Respiration: Intercostals, Diaphragm, Abdominal Wall and Pelvic Floor

Part Four

Mapping our language

 

SESSION THREE

Part One

The Boney structure of the Upper Arm: Clavicle  Scapula, Humerus and Joints

 

Part Two

The Boney structure of the Upper Arm: Scapula

 

Part Three

The Boney structure of the Upper Arm: Humerus

 

 

SESSION FOUR

Part One

Elbow and Forearm bones

Part Two

The Wrist
 

Part Three

The Hand

Part Four

Putting it all together: The Whole Arm

 

 

SESSION FIVE

Part One

Overview of the Leg

Part Two

The Pelvis

Part Three

Hip Joint and Upper Leg

Part Four

The Knee

 

SESSION SIX

Part One

Lower Leg and Ankle
 

Part Two

The Foot

 

Part Three

Putting it all together: Footwear, Standing and Walking

 

 

SESSION SEVEN

Part One

Balance is Posture, Posture is Balance: Re-mapping ‘Posture’

Part Two

The Forgotten Senses: Kinesthesia and Proprioception

Part Three

An Obstacle: Faulty Sensory Appreciation

 

 

SESSION EIGHT

Part One

Muscle Function

Part Two

Muscles Types and Imbalances

Part Three

Reflexes and restoration of muscular imbalance

Part Four

Mapping Muscles to understand and address specific mis-use

 

 

SESSION NINE

Part One

Structures of the Skull: Cranium, Jaw, Tongue

 

Part Two

The Upper Spine and Internal Structures

Part Three

Review of respiration and connection to phonation

Part Four

Putting it together: mapping the spatial relationships of head and neck structures

SESSION TEN

Part One

Internal Organs, Superficial Musculature and Referred Pain: an overview

Part Two

A New Map of You: Re-drawing and reviewing your Body Map

Part Three

Practical applications to workplace and other activities

 

Part Four

A review of Body Mapping processes and conclusions

 

PRE-SESSION STUDY REQUIREMENTS AND ASSESSMENT

 

BEFORE Sessions 2-8, you will be required to READ and COMPLETE this Study Manual including any note writing, drawing and explorations (where possible). 

 

During the face-to-face session time there will be an opportunity to discuss the material in the Study Manual and ask questions on any aspects that were not clear. 

 

The bulk of the face-to-face session time will then be devoted to more open experiential Body Mapping and Alexander Technique work as a large group.

 

For those undertaking the full teacher training course as well as guests, working on the Body Mapping Study Manual using the free time in the first hour when you are not having a private lesson, going through the detailed practical explorations described outlined in the manual would be an ideal way to spend that free time. du. } DISCUSS points may be good starting points for conversations with fellow trainees.

 

In order to be awarded a certificate of completion for the Body Mapping unit you should complete the exercises in the manual. In addition there will be a short written exam.

 

TERMINOLOGY

 

Throughout this manual anatomical names i.e. clavicles are used primarily with common terms i.e. collarbones sometimes given in brackets. It is assumed learners undertaking this unit have prior knowledge of structural anatomy or are currently studying anatomy. The following texts are recommended reading for this unit:

 

  • The Anatomy Colouring Book (Kapit W., Elson L.M.,  USA, Benjamin Cummings Publishers, 2002.) – for those who are still consolidating their structural anatomy knowledge

 

  • Anatomy of Movement (Calais-Germain, Blandine. Seattle, Eastland Press, 1999.)

 

  • Anatomy of the Moving Body: A Basic Course in Bones, Muscles and Joints (Dimon, Theodore Jr. California, North Atlantic Books, 2008.)

 

  • Body in Motion: Its Evolution and Design (Dimon, Theodore Jr. California, North Atlantic Books 2011)

 

  • Use of the Self (Alexander, F.M., (1931) Orion, UK, 2001)