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'Change Your Posture, Change Your Life' Workshop with Richard Brennan -- Sat 18th Aug 2012, 1:30pm-4:30pm 

Workshop Description: 
Today a great many of us would like to improve our posture as rounded shoulders or arched backs have become the norm. Poor posture can be directly responsible for a multitude of health problems that are so common in our society today: These include backache, neck, hip and knee pain, arthritis, insomnia, breathing problems, poor circulation, high blood pressure, stress, depression, anxiety to name but a few! Many people think that improving posture can be done by ‘sitting up straight’ or ‘pulling the shoulders back, but nothing could be further from the truth as this just makes it worse. 
During the workshop you will start to learn how you could release unconscious tension from your body by means of the Alexander Technique thus improving posture, reducing pain and allowing you to move through life with greater ease. You will also learn how the body is designed to move with gravity, instead of against it, thus achieving an ease of movement that is easily seen in young children, The only requirements to relearn this is patience and a willingness to let go of harmful habits that we have acquired throughout our lives. 
Suitable as an introduction for those new to the technique or for Alexander Teachers interested in giving presentations to new people. 
Richard Brennan – Biography 
Richard Brennan has studied the Alexander Technique since 1983 and has been teaching the technique since 1989; he is the author of 5 books on the Alexander Technique, which are translated into eight languages which are on sale world-wide. His 5th book 'Change Your Posture – Change Your Life' was released in January 2012. He has also been featured in many newspapers and magazines including The Irish Times, The Sunday Tribune, The Irish Examiner, Cosmopolitan, Hello; and he has appeared on BBC I & RTE 1 Richard travels throughout Europe and USA giving talks and courses on the Technique as well as being the director of Ireland's only Alexander Teacher Training College. 

Change Your Posture, Change Your Life - Richard Brennan Book Launch at HITE, 27 Apr 12 

Change your posture, change your life, Richard Brennan
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Change Your Posture, Change Your Life  
How the power of the Alexander Technique can combat back pain, tension and stress 
by Richard Brennan 
A leading teacher of the Alexander Technique, shows how changing your posture can turn your life around - strengthening your mind and body. Promoting self-esteem and well-being, and helping to protect you against illness. 
Whatever your reasons for working on your bodies, movement and poise, Richard Brennan will show you how to go about it in a way that is effective and long-lasting. A well-balanced posture is a child's birthright, and your too. 
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'Change your posture, change your life' workshops with Richard Brennan 
at 10 Harley Street, London 
“Neck problems are virtually an occupational hazard for Ear, Nose and Throat surgeons. I had serious problems during my working years, but hoped for relief on early retirement. This was not the case and limitation of cervical (and thoracic) movement became quite an intrusion on my life. Physiotherapy and medication gave only short-term improvement. On being introduced to the Alexander Technique I was somewhat sceptical that anything was going to work, but can only describe the relief gained, and maintained, as quite incredible. General posture has improved and neck mobility has returned to that last experienced more than twenty years ago. What more could one ask for?” 
Kieran Tobin, M.B, B. Ch, BAO, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Irl), D.L.O. 
Past-President of the Irish Otolaryngological, Head and Neck Society. 
Past-President of the E.N.T. Section of the Royal Society of Medicine of Ireland. 
“Richard Brennan has written a lucid, well-illustrated and intelligent book on the Alexander Technique. A valuable contribution for those who desire a life of greater ease and less discomfort”. 
Jack Stern MD PhD, Spinal Neurosurgeon, Yale School of Medicine 
"Richard Brennan ... takes the reader through a step-by-step process of the Alexander Technique as a means of discovering both the cause of faulty posture and a route to relief of pain and dysfunction." 
Dr Glenna Batson, PT, ScD (neurology), mAmSAT, ISATT 
"A beautiful lucid explanation of one of the most important approaches of our age to self-healing and optimum functioning." 
Ingrid Bacci, PhD author of The Effortless Art of Living 
London Book Launch of 'Change Your Posture, Change Your Life' with Richard Brennan - 27th April 2012 
HITE hosted the London Book Launch of 'Change Your Posture, Change Your Life' with Richard Brennan. Richard told the fascinating story of his own discovery and understanding of the Alexander Technique, and shared his motivation for the writing of books for those encountering the AlexanderTechnique for the first time. His enthusiasm, dedication, warmth and compassion came across clearly and all guests toasted Richard with thanks and best wishes for the new book.  
We were also honoured to host Tim Brennan who gave an account of his developing the Vivo Barefoot Shoe. A fascinating journey of original thinking and product development based on his experience of having Alexander Technique lessons. 
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By post: HITE Ltd, 10 Harley Street, London W1G 9PF - Pay by cheque 
ISBN: 978-1-78028-024-0 New in paperback, Published by Watkins