& further reading


“It’s not a trivial undertaking to change the underlying patterns of use.”

David Moore
Director, School for F.M. Alexander Studies,
Fitzroy North, Australia

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Emily McPherson College Library, Russell St., circa 1960s

scientific research

The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) U.K. has a page on their website where you can find an extensive list of published research on many topics showing the benefits of the Alexander Technique.
For example:

further reading

Useful websites about the Alexander Technique and its application in specific activities and professions:


F.Matthias Alexander’s writing.

A permanent statue of Alexander working with a student is housed at the Wonders of Waratah in Wynyard, TAS.

  • Man’s Supreme Inheritance, 1910
    • This was Alexander’s first book on his technique.
      Forward by Walter Carrington
      Introductory Word by Professor John Dewey
  • Constructive Conscious Control of the Individual, 1923
    • Alexander’s second book on his technique, with new and reset edition containing two prefaces by Alexander, an introduction by John Dewey, a new foreword by Walter Carrington, and introductory notes by Jean Fischer.
  • The Use of the Self, 1932
    • The world-famous classic by the originator of the Alexander Technique, with a new perspective by Anthony Kingsley.
  • Universal Constant in Living, 1941
    • The Universal Constant in Living was Alexander’s fourth and last book.
      It contains his most mature and consummate thoughts on the Technique: knowledge accumulated in the course of more than 45 years of practical teaching experience.
  • F.M. Alexander Letters Vol. 1&2
    • These two volumes contain almost all known existing letters by F. M. Alexander.
  • Articles and Lectures, 1895-1910
    • A compilation of material by Alexander not included in his four books. It contains all known early articles on the Technique, from 1895 to 1910 and all of Alexander’s known lectures.
  • Aphorisms
    • These teaching aphorisms from Alexander’s lessons provide succinct insights into the working of the Alexander Technique. These concise and sharp observations capture the spirit of the Alexander Technique: the appeal to awareness and reason as a way of life. Readers familiar with the Technique will discover much of interest – especially concerning the influence which habit and feeling have on human behaviour.  

The above titles are available through, with the exception of “The Use of the Self”, the most recent edition of which (2018) can be purchased from

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