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   In-Depth Study with DAVID GORMAN:

 

Find out more about:

   LearningMethods Open workshops
        For those who want to learn how to explore, understand and solve their own problems
   Anatomy of Wholeness workshops (Practice & Principles)
        For health professionals and other teachers to develop their own teaching
        and pedagogical skills

   LearningMethods Teaching workshops
        For those wanting to train to become a certified LearningMethods teacher

See also:
   Calendar of courses     Teachers list      Where the work is taught
   

Change can be quick and dramatic
when we get past our symptoms to the real causes.

When we get in touch with ourselves, we really do have
all the sensitivity and  information we need to guide our lives.

We are the most amazing learning creatures on the planet
when we remove what has stopped us from growing.

If we stop trying so hard to change ourselves and to get things right, new and surprising abilities are revealed.  

These workshops show you how to access all this in a simple and systematic way. They have been designed to be equally valuable as a format to understand your problems and transform your own life or as an on-going apprenticeship towards learning to teach others. Anyone new to the work is very welcome to join us.



LearningMethods Open Workshops

The emphasis in these workshops is on learning how to learn and find out for yourself; i.e. the workshops are driven by your own questions, problems, explorations and experiments. The weeks are open to anyone willing and committed to learning more about themselves, to challenging their current framework of understanding and to exploring their practice or performance.

Sessions can be set up either individually, in small groups of 2, 3 or 4, etc. or by joining in any of the scheduled workshops that take place in various cities in Europe and North America. These workshops are small—usually between 5-8 participants, in order to ensure a depth of personal and practical work.

Most of the time we will be working as a group so that each person learns to articulate their experiences and everyone can share in the learning. There is a tremendous support and understanding when we all go through things together, not to mention more opportunities to gain a perspective on one's own issues when see them mirrored in others.

The workshops usually take place over 5 days, from approximately 10:00am to 4:00pm (with a one-hour lunch). Because of the small class size, preference will be given to those committing for the whole workshop, but if numbers permit, it may be possible to attend for three days, the minimum period in which it is possible to get a sense of the approach of the work. This part-time attendance is especially helpful for those who wish to get a sense of whether this approach will be helpful for them before committing to a whole workshop.

Private classes or small groups of 2-4 with David may be available some days after the main workshop day finishes—contact the organizer of each event for further information (see workshop schedules).




LearningMethods / Anatomy of Wholeness
   Practice and Principles Workshops

Prerequisite is to have attended one or more of the other introductory open LearningMethods workshops or Anatomy of Wholeness workshops.

For anyone interested in learning more about:
     — The practice & pedagogy of teaching others how to learn,
     — Our human structure and function and its implications for performance and movement,
     — Bringing greater skill and ease of learning to singing, acting, yoga, martial arts, etc.,
     — How to apply the insights of LearningMethods in other teaching modalities,
     — and for those becoming teachers of the LearningMethods work.

More information coming soon...


Further Information about the Courses


All of the courses on the calendar follow roughly the same format and schedule (except for some of the residential weeks as noted):

Course Dates and Times:
Monday to Friday (or sometimes Saturday to Wednesday or Thursday to Sunday)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm with a one hour lunch

Cost:
Contact organizers for details, a non-refundable deposit will assure your place.

Description of each Course:
Jump to the workshop schedule page for a description of each particular course and its venue.

David Gorman will be present full-time on all these courses. Other teachers and senior apprentices may join us to assist in some of the courses.

Individual and Small Group Sessions after 4:00 pm
Private lessons:  approx. 1.5 to 2 hours each
Small groups of 2 to 4 people:  approx. 1+ hour per person (e.g. 2 people for 2 to 2.5 hours, or 3 people for 3 to 3.5 hours).


About the developer of LearningMethods


David Gorman photoDavid Gorman developed the LearningMethods work out of over 40 years of research and teaching experiences. His background is in art and science and a fascination with exploring human structure and function. In the early 1970s he spent many nights dissecting and drawing in the human anatomy lab. In 1981 he published an illustrated 600-page work on our human musculo-skeletal system called The Body Moveable (about to enter its 6th edition) and in 1996, a collection of articles, Looking at Ourselves (now in its 2nd edition).

He happened upon the Alexander Technique in 1972 and was immediately intrigued by its power for change. After training as an Alexander Technique teacher with Walter Carrington in London, David has been teaching that work since 1980, becoming well-known worldwide for his innovations to the work and notorious for challenging the orthodoxy of the profession. He has been invited to teach all over the world in universities, conservatories and training colleges, at conferences and symposia, and with performance groups and health professionals.

In 1982, his teaching was revolutionised by his discovery of a new model of human organisation — Anatomy of Wholeness — with its profound implications about our in-built natural tendency toward balance, ease and wholeness. He extended these insights into a new way of training teachers of the Alexander Technique and from 1988 to 1997 in London, England he trained 45 teachers.

His experiences with his own students and in other training groups made it clear that a huge part of our chronic problems lay not in the 'body' but in our consciousness and habitual way of seeing things and how we misinterpret our daily experiences and then become caught in reaction to these misunderstandings. At this point it also became apparent that his discoveries revealed new premises which in turn implied new teaching methods, so David developed the LearningMethods work to teach people how to apply their in-built intelligence and clarity of perception to their daily experience in order to understand their problems, solve them and more successfully navigate their lives.

Since the beginning of this new work in 1997, David has trained a growing number of LearningMethods Teachers, many of whom are now teaching the LM work in universities and conservatories, and he has now begun a new modular training program for LearningMethods, Anatomy of Wholeness and the Alexander Technique, pioneering new ways to learn and teach via online video conferencing.


LEARNINGMETHODS Teachers

The following are qualified LearningMethods teachers certificated by David Gorman to teach the LearningMethods work. All teachers adhere to a Professional Code of Conduct.  If you wish more information than these web pages offer about how the LearningMethods work may be able to help you, contact one of the teachers below to talk or to set up an appointment and experience it for yourself.



To find a LEARNINGMETHODS Teacher in a specific country, click below:
  Canada -|- France -|- Norway -|- Sweden -|- Switzerland -|- United Kingdom -|- United States

  or to find a Senior LearningMethods Apprentice-Teacher   (see note below about Apprentice Teachers):
  Canada  -|-  Germany  -|-  Ireland  -|-  Sweden  -|-  United Kingdom  -|-  United States

More information on training as a LearningMethods teacher, click here
 


CANADA


David Gorman
David Gorman
Toronto area
Teaches in-person workshops,
online and phone sessions,
LearningMethods teacher training

E-mail:
Tel: +1 416-519-5470

Eillen Sellam
Eillen Sellam
Toronto area
Les séances en Français, en anglais ou en espagnol
 — sessions in French, English, or Spanish

E-mail:
Tel: +1 416-519-5470
web site: www.eillensellam.com


FRANCE


Julia Gilroy
Julia Gilroy
Nice / Vence area
Les séances en Français / en Anglais
 — sessions in French or English

E-mail:
Tel: +33 (0)4-9324-2257
web site: www.mouvementenvie.com

Ann Penistan
Ann Penistan
Geneva area:  see also France, Switzerland, U.K.
E-mail:
web site: www.learningmethods.com/annie/


NORWAY


Kari Manum
Kari Manum
Oslo area
Teaches in Norwegian or English
E-mail:


SWEDEN


Bodil Rummelhoff
Bodil Rummelhoff
Stockholm area
Teaches in Swedish or English

E-mail:
Tel: +46 (0)8-687-0248,
mobile: +46 (0)73-679 48 43
web site: www.learntolearn.se

Åsa Öhlin
Åsa Öhlin
Stockholm / Ekerö area
E-mail:
Tel: +46 (0)8-759-0147,
mobile: 0707-306450

Lena Jonhäll
Lena Jonhäll
Stockholm area
E-mail:
Tel: +46 (0)8-156395,
mobile: +46 (0)70-899-0528


SWITZERLAND


Ann Penistan
Ann Penistan
Geneva area:  see also France, Switzerland, U.K.
E-mail:
web site: www.learningmethods.com/annie/


UNITED KINGDOM


Ann Penistan
Ann Penistan
Geneva area:  see also France, Switzerland, U.K.
E-mail:
web site: www.learningmethods.com/annie/

David Gorman
David Gorman
Toronto area
Teaches in-person workshops,
online and phone sessions,
LearningMethods teacher training

E-mail:
Tel: +1 416-519-5470


UNITED STATES


Babette Lightner
Babette Lightner
Minneapolis/St. Paul & western Wisconsin area
E-mail:
Tel. (cell): +1 612-729-7127
web site: www.StonesInWater.com

Ben Kreilkamp
Ben Kreilkamp
Minneapolis/St. Paul area
E-mail:
Tel: +1 612-721-3569
web site: www.BenKreilkamp.com

Elizabeth Garren
Elizabeth Garren
Minneapolis/St. Paul area
E-mail:
Tel: +1 612-375-9142, 
cell: +1 612-804-1086

Rebecca Frost
Rebecca Frost
Minneapolis/St. Paul area
E-mail:
Tel: +1 612-827-7956
web site: www.EmbodiedArts.com


SENIOR APPRENTICE-TEACHERS


 
The senior Apprentice-Teachers in this section are at the stage of their training as LearningMethods teachers where they are quite experienced and are qualified to work with pupils in an unsupervised capacity even while they continue the final stages of their supervised training, Contact them for details, appointments, fees, etc.

  Canada  -|-  Germany  -|-  Ireland  -|-  Sweden  -|-  United Kingdom  -|-  United States

More information on training as a LearningMethods teacher
  


CANADA — APPRENTICE-TEACHERS


Marion Day
Marion Day
Stratford, Ontario area
E-mail:
Tel: +1 519-276-0888


IRELAND — APPRENTICE-TEACHERS


Andrew Monaghan
Andrew Monaghan
Montreal, Canada
E-mail:
Tel: +353 (0)87-9387302
web site: www.amonaghan.net


GERMANY — APPRENTICE-TEACHERS


Katheryn Doehner
Kathryn Doehner
Tübingen / Stuttgart area
Unterrichtet auf deutsches oder englisch
 — sessions in German or English

E-mail:
Tel: +49 (0)87-958-4232


SWEDEN — APPRENTICE-TEACHERS


Niclas Stureberg
Niclas Stureberg
Stockholm area
Teachers in Swedish or English
E-mail:
Tel: +46 (0)8-744-4463
mobile: 070-372-7210


UNITED KINGDOM — APPRENTICE-TEACHERS


David Robertson
David Robertson
Enniskillen, Belfast, and other parts of Northern Ireland
E-mail:
Tel: +44 (0)288-952-1986  
mobile: +44 (0)770-959-0838


UNITED STATES — APPRENTICE-TEACHERS


Bonnie Z. Bottoms
Bonnie Z. Bottoms
Minneapolis / St. Paul area
E-mail:
Tel (cell): +1 952-380-7667 (cell)

Miriam Scolz-Carlson
Miriam Scholz-Carlson
Minneapolis / St. Paul area
E-mail:
Tel: +1 612-825-0997

Jen Bush
Jen Bush
San Francisco area
E-mail:
Tel: +1 715-688-9556


All attempts are made to ensure that the information in these pages is accurate, however we assume no responsibility for errors. Please to notify us of any inaccuracies and we will correct them as soon as possible.


If you have any questions please contact us at:


LEARNINGMETHODS
    Telephone: +1 416-519-5470      78 Tilden Crescent, Etobicoke, ON  M9P 1V7  Canada  (map)

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