We Living Our Lives?
Published 2006 151 pages
Subtitled 'viewpoints on the Alexander Technique in relation to living and child education', this is a series of talks by – and an interview with – Grethe Laub that took place from 1982-1988. Grethe had a long teaching career: twenty-seven years as a nursery school teacher, followed by thirty years as a teacher of the Alexander Technique. She had special knowledge of how to use the Technique in teaching children to be creative, well balanced and fully alive.
Grethe believed that we have to think in a new way and make much more effort in bringing up our children. If we are to reverse the tendency towards limitation and suffering, it is essential that we bring up our children to be conscious individuals with the possibility to act on the basis of conscious choices – and not merely on the basis of habitual patterns.
This book brings together her reflections and observations. Chariclia Gounaris has compiled and edited these talks and letters in a sensitive and thoughtful manner. This book is a great tribute to Grethe’s life-work, both with children and with the Alexander Technique.