Have you received training from Laura Facciponti on Alba Emoting, Conscious Breathing, or Voice Coaching? If so, and if you would like to contribute a testimonial of the training on this web site, you are invited to add your testimonial by posting a comment at the bottome of this page.
Testimonials sent to Laura Facciponti via email and workshop evaluations:
From Jessica Beck, London, England – Author of Routledge Press article, Alba Emoting and Emotional Melody, in Theatre,Dance and Performance Training, Vol I, Issue 2, Sept 2010, PhD Candidate for Emotion Studies in Theatre (degree expectation 8/11), Professional Director, CL3 Certified Alba Emoting Instructor
“Laura Bond is one of the premiere instructors of the technique Alba Emoting, a system of activating and understanding the physiological components of emotional patterns. There are only a handful of certified Alba Emoting instructors worldwide and Bond has been at the forefront of disseminating this technique by setting up and running intensive courses on a regular basis not only in the United States, but in the United Kingdom, Canada and Mexico as well. Apart from in Chile, where the technique was developed, Alba Emoting has been primarily used as a tool for actors, but Bond has been striving to change that. Her teaching approach makes Alba Emoting accessible not just to actors, but to professionals such as psychologists, ontological coaches, social workers, or any person looking to find a better understanding of emotion through the physiological patterns. Through Bond’s teaching method, Alba Emoting can be easily applied to any profession or simply for personal use in one’s everyday life. Bond has also been the first Alba Emoting instructor to actively integrate Alba Emoting with the Feldenkrais Method, a form of somatic education, which enables participants to experience Alba Emoting on a deeper level.”
From Roxane Rix, Certified Alba Emoting Instructor and Trainer (CL5), and Associate Professor of Theatre at Kutztown University of PA.
“Laura Facciponti Bond has been a driving force in promoting and expanding understanding of Alba Emoting. She was the first to videotape a training course and interview its participants, runs a web site and blog as well as contributing to the official web site for Alba Emoting North America, and has forged a new path for the work by offering courses integrating the work with other known techniques. She was recently awarded Certfication Level 5 for her teaching, a distinction shared by very few others in the US.”
From Dr. Susana Bloch, founder of the Alba Emoting technique, CL6 Certified
“Laura Facciponti is highly qualified and competent both in using as well as in teaching Alba Emoting ™. She is a very persistent, studious, intelligent, ethical and reliable person, who has attained a perfect understanding of the power and significance of my work,
I first, met her in 2004 when she came to one of my workshops in New York, attracted by this new approach to the complex subject of emotions, a subject so important for her work in teaching and directing actors. After the workshop we arranged for her to come to Chile during her sabbatical in order to learn under my direction the basis, values, practice and teaching ethics of Alba Emoting.
She has since given many workshops in the USA, Canada and England and written several texts about the method.
I particularly acknowledge and appreciate Laura Facciponti´s long time continuous interest and dedication to Alba Emoting , and fully trust her.”
“Alba Emoting combined with The Feldenkrais Method: is completely “somatologic”! For movement, The Feldenkrais Method promotes ideas like reversibility, awareness, intentionality, degrees of freedom, availability to move in any direction, availability to change the direction without preparation, finding neutral…. Alba Emoting proposes exactly the same ideas specifically applied to the realm of emotional movements.
I have particularly appreciated the maturity and sensitivity of Laura Facciponti, navigating emotional expression with such respect for every person’s process and with such precision for every emotion covered. I have particularly appreciated the responsivity and creativity of Odette Guimond guiding Feldenkrais lessons and applying the Feldenkrais way and the Feldenkrais lessons to learning Alba Emoting. Both facilitators have an unequivocal commitment to the process of learning how to emote authentically with awareness, making their workshop an authentic form of somatic education. I recommend it to anyone interested in discovering how to become more clear and more expressive in the emotional realm… which could include a lot of us.”
From Yvan Joly, Feldenkrais Trainer and Psychologist, Montréal, Québec, Canada. www.yvanjoly.com
From Odette Guimond, Montreal, Quebec, Canada –Feldenkrais Instructor, Professional Actor and Acting Teacher, CL3 Certified Alba Emoting Instructor
“I came to know and appreciate Alba Emoting in a Mexico workshop through Laura’s personality, feeling an immediate affinity with her teaching style. As a Feldenkrais practitioner, I recognized Laura’s teaching style to be so complimentary to my own philosophy of teaching that I continued to study the technique with her in Asheville, and then in London. Soon afterwards I invited her to come to Montreal, as a visiting teacher in my own private drama school of continuing education. There, under her supervision and guidance, for three intensive workshops over two years, we worked together as a team. I became an assistant teacher of Alba Emoting, while also pursuing my own research about the possibility of a Feldenkrais and Alba Emoting synthesis.”
“Today I did a two-hour nuclear ‘stress’ test for my heart, which had me in a big scan machine twice, as well as on the treadmill. What I did was use my alba 1a breathing and facial method to create tenderness, smile and relaxation. It came out great, and I was so mellow I almost fell asleep smiling.”
From Milt Simon, CL1 Certified Alba Emoting Practitioner