Postural Homeostasis is a collection of Dr Barlow's papers, articles and letters published on the Technique from 1944 to 1982, 40 in total. Many of these were published in medical journals, e.g. as The British Medical Journal and The Lancet. The collection includes research papers which shows the significant and important improvements to posture, health and performance. His factual and clinical research involved hundreds of people, covering issues such as faulty kinaesthesia, improvements in performers after lessons in the Alexander Technique, and comparing the Alexander Technique method with other methods. In addition he wrote substantial articles on the effects of stress and anxiety on the muscular system, on posture and poise. His writings also include introductory articles to the Alexander Technique.


Content

Compiler's preface by Jean M. O. Fischer
1. Conscious Self-Control
Letter in The New Statesman and Nation 23 May 1942
2. Just Suggestion?
Letter in the British Medical Journal, 11 March 1944
3. Psychology of the 'Presser'
Letter in the British Medical Journal, 18 November 1944
4. Knowing How to Stop
Article in The Medical Press and Circular, 18 July 1945
5. Stress Fractures
Letter in The Lancet, 10 November 1945
6. An Investigation into Kinaesthesia
Article in The Medical Press and Circular, 23 January 1946
7. Some Objections Answered
Essay in Knowing How to Stop (1946)
8. Anxiety and Muscle Tension
Article in The British Journal of Physical Medicine, May–June 1947
9. The Mind–Body Relationship
Article in The British Journal of Physical Medicine, May–June 1948
10. Libel Action by Mr Matthias Alexander
Letter in the British Medical Journal, 4 February 1950
11. Pain in the Chest
Letter in the British Medical Journal, 8 April 1950
12. The Alexander Libel Action
Article in The Lancet, 1 July1950
13. The Future of Rationalism
Essay in The Literary Guide and Rationalist Review, July 1950
14. Posture
Article in The Lancet, 30 September 1950
15. Postural Homeostasis
Paper in Annals of Physical Medicine, July 1952
16. Osteopathy
Letter in The Lancet, 11 April 1953
17. Posture and the Resting State
Article in the Annals of Physical Medicine, October 1954
18. Anxiety and Muscle Tension
Chapter 17 in Modern Trends in Psychosomatic Medicine vol 1, 1955
19. Isobel Cripps Centre – 1
Letter in The Lancet, 15 January 1955
20. Isobel Cripps Centre – 2
Letter in The Lancet, 29 January 1955
21. Psychosomatic Problems in Postural Re-Education
Article in The Lancet, 24 September 1955
22. Mr F M Alexander – The Use of the Self
Letter in The Times, 21 October 1955
23. Postural Deformity
Article in Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1956
24. Anxiety and Muscle-Tension Pain
Article in The British Journal of Clinical Practice, May 1959
25. Posture and Rest
Article in Health Education Journal, December 1961
26. Pros and Cons of Manipulation
Letter in The Lancet, 28 March 1964
27. Rest and Pain
Paper in the Proceedings of the Fourth Internaltional Congress of Physical Medicine, 6–11 September 1964
28. Medical Aspects of the Alexander Technique
Lecture first given at the Alexander Institute in 1965. Revised edition is from More Talk of Alexander (1978)
29. Cervical Spondylosis
Letter in the British Medical Journal, 5 July 1969
30. Do You Know How to Breathe?
Article in The Times Educational Supplement, 11 July 1969
31. The Alexander Principle
Article in Vogue (UK), 1 April 1973
32. Alexander Technique – 1
Letter in New Scientist, 28 November 1974
33. Alexander Technique – 2
Letter in New Scientist, 12 December 1974
34. Alexander Technique – 3
Letter in New Scientist, 16 January 1975
35. The Meaning of Misuse
First published as ‘Some Varieties of Mis-use’ in 1963. Revised edition is from More Talk of Alexander (1978)
36. The Total Pattern of Behaviour
Article in More Talk of Alexander, 1978
37. Alexander’s Ideas and Visual Art
Article in More Talk of Alexander, 1978
38. Research at The Royal College of Music
Article in More Talk of Alexander, 1978

39. What Sort of Alexander Teacher?
Article in More Talk of Alexander, 1978
40. The Alexander Technique and Postural Pain
Article in the British Dental Journal, 6 July 1982


Book Specifications
Author/Editor Wilfred Barlow
Subtitle Papers and Letters on the Alexander Technique
Binding. Pages. Year. Paperback. 2014. 284 pages.
ISBN 978-0956849823.
Size 234 x 154 mm.

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