Category Archives: overthinking

How Does The Alexander Technique Benefit Actors?

“I can immediately tell the difference between actors who have studied the Alexander Technique, and those who haven’t” -Sam Mendes, Academy Award-Winning Director (American Beauty) I think about this question a lot. Probably because I was an actor myself, and saw that studying Alexander Technique really made a difference in my work. But the one […]

Thinking vs. Awareness

Michael Frederick, (one of my very favorite mentors) was talking about the difference between Thinking and Awareness in an Alexander Technique class for actors the other day. It’s a distinction that bears some exploration. Thinking is an action that is linear in nature. If I ask you to add two large numbers together, or ask […]