Change your Habits, Change your Life

Angelique Swallow

Alexander Technique
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Paid: 300.00
Life Skills
25th June 2020
Health And Well-Being | Happiness | Public Health | Psychology

My talks are suitable for everybody who is genuinely interested in understanding the use of the self. Information changes the way we see ourselves and the world around us. We are indeed the observers, we can create changes and break patterns to open up new possibilities.

I will reveal how every aspect of our lives, at work, rest, or play is governed by our habitual use of movement and thinking.

During our development from childhood into adulthood, we all tend to create helpful and harmful patterns of movement, behaviour and thinking. We only become aware of the undesirable habits when we start to experience discomfort, pain, or a feeling of lack of control. Many of our common discomforts can slowly lead to psychological distress and psychological distress can gradually lead to poor motivation, low self-esteem, and depression. These cultivated habits are often hard to break, as over time they become subconscious.

There is now an even greater need to teach adults and children how to prevent or change harmful use, which can affect not just our health, but also our emotional wellbeing.

If we are prepared to learn to recognise and change these undesirable habits, we can conquer many modern times challenges.

The Alexander Technique will teach you how to sit, stand, walk and talk with ease. It will help you to avoid unnecessary muscular tension and strains in all your daily activities. It will teach you how to free yourself from the undesirable reactions to the challenging stimuli in life, so that you can once again experience the freedom of movement and thinking nature intended.

Practicing the Alexander Technique makes the most mundane daily tasks enjoyable again.

The first part of my talk is theoretical and will explore Alexander’s scientific discoveries. He was truly one of the great modern pioneers who understood the importance of the psycho-physical unity. Treating the body & mind as a unit is key to understanding how we create harmful habits and the impact these have on our daily lives.

The second part is practical. We will explore how to learn to move to our best mechanical advantage, develop a better understanding of anatomy and experiment with how to inhibit the unconscious habits that impedes our best functioning.

“Change involves carrying out an activity against the habit of life".

"You translate everything, whether physical, mental or spiritual, into muscular tension." F. M. Alexander

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About Angelique Swallow

I'm an Alexander Technique teacher who feels passionately about sharing the knowledge and understanding of FM Alexander’s scientific discoveries.

Through my talks in the UK and abroad, I promote better awareness of the many benefits the Alexander Technique can provide, not only to the individual but also to society.

During the past few years, I have implemented an Alexander Technique curriculum for further Education training courses and I strongly believe that the Alexander Technique can provide a way forward for human development and evolution.

My talks are suitable for everybody who is genuine interested in understanding the use of the self. I also provide talks to:

  1. Small or large organisations with an interest in understanding how undesirable habits can affect the way we move, behave and think.
  2. Corporations to demonstrate how AT can help raise workplace moral, improve productivity and reduce absenteeism.
  3. Organisations who are involved in educating children and adults.
  4. Schools/Children from the age of 11 onward to demonstrate how good and harmful habits will affect their future development.

I like to think that my talks are not just informative, but also visual and entertaining.

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