Why transcripts?

Recently, we added lesson transcripts of the lessons done in a doorway (The Human Frame) to improve posture, balance, and gait, and the ones about enhancing how you breathe (It’s a Matter of Life and Breath). You now have the option to purchase the audio recordings, the transcriptions, or both.

Making the documents is the result of an experiment made possible by the progress in the previously laborious process of transcribing. If you’ve created a transcript, you know what I’m talking about, right? Unless you’re incredibly good at it and have a hassle-free way to stop and start the recording, this takes a lot of time. 

Colleagues created the written versions of the breathing lessons with the help of contemporary transcription software that allows you to listen to the recording as you follow along with the draft the artificial intelligence engine automatically created. After the AI made the first pass at transcription, Laura Hymers Treglia, Dina Gidon, and Marybeth Clark edited the resulting text and handed it to me for another pass. I format the lessons and make corrections, which often include a limited number of small changes that make the final transcript an incrementally more polished version.

Naffie Fishbacher created the transcripts of the doorway series, and Clàudia Ferrando made the supplemental teaching summaries.

We make these transcripts available both as PDF documents, so you can follow along with the audio file or use them to do the lessons, and as editable MS Word docs, which you can edit to create a version for your personal or professional purposes. This latter option is ideal for anyone who wants to generate a teaching summary or modify the content according to their needs. 

 A lesson’s value is in its use, so I figure that whatever we can do to make it easier to use them serves our mission to make the method accessible. The aim is to save time for folks who create their own transcripts and make it easier to do and teach the ATMs.

When I created the series about spinal flexibility (Back Into Action), I worked with the artist Sage Lee to create a fully illustrated handbook. Instead of Sage, who went by Bruce back then, drawing a person doing the movement, he used a figure we came up with who we named Flexi. (We imagined Flexi as the offspring of that historic claymation character, Gumby, and a wooden artist model.)

You can now purchase the digital version of the book, the audio recordings, or both.

Save 33% on the purchase price of these courses and other digital learning materials in the Mind in Motion shop until midnight Pacific time on CyberMonday, 29 November 2021.


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