The Hidden You
by Mabel Elsworth Todd
Mabel Elsworth Todd published The Hidden You in 1953 toward the end of her teaching career. She restated her basic educational principles in the text and introduced the psychological, philosophical, and spiritual implications of her teaching. In The Hidden You, Todd developed many of the themes that were introduced in her classic text, The Thinking Body (1937). She suggested that the social, economic, and political strains of that era could be improved through the study of ourselves as living organisms. Finally, she proposed that the use of the imagination to improve body balance could relieve emotional stress and facilitate knowledge of the cosmic order.
The TBI Media Special Edition of The Hidden You includes features not seen in other reprints. The cover art replicates the style of the original book jacket and includes Todd’s poignant description of the circumstances that led to the development of her teaching. The Special Edition also offers a new comprehensive Index to facilitate access to topics of interest.
About the Author
Mabel Elsworth Todd (1880-1956) developed a system of education in the early 20th century to help students discover improved “postural patterns.” Her approach was taught privately in Boston and New York as well as in the physical education departments of east coast colleges and universities. In the 1930s, Todd’s ideas began to capture the interest of performing artists. Two of her protégés, Barbara Clark and Lulu Sweigard, advanced the approach among dancers and actors; their students continued to develop the teaching in the postmodern era. Currently, the term “Ideokinesis” is the best-known title for Todd’s educational legacy.
Publisher: Thinking Body Institute Media LLC
Publication Date: Original 1953, Reprint 2019
Product Description: Softcover, 6 x 9
Number of pages: 255
Number of illustrations: 3 line drawings
Available for Purchase: Thinking Body Institute (TBI) Media