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11 May 2019: Brita Forsstrom - 'Tools of our trade' £65.00

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An event for Alexander Technique teachers 'The tools of our trade: Use of hands, arms, shoulders and backs.’ with Brita Forsstrom on Saturday afternoon of 11th May 2019 from 2:00-5:00pm at 10 Harley Street, London W1G 9PF.

Everybody uses their hands for almost every activity, and AT teachers use them additionally in a very specific way. To get the best from our hands the arms that support the hands need to, in turn, be supported by and coordinated with the shoulders and the shoulder girdle - and with the muscles of the torso, especially from those of the back.

'In this workshop I will look at how the arms acquire their support and strength from the large back muscles. We will look at ways to integrate the use of the arms with the back. We will then apply this to everyday activities such as carrying and lifting, as well as writing, preparing food, and other activities that participants bring to the workshop. We will also look at why the common instructions that people are given, such as "drop our shoulders" and "pull your shoulders back" are counter-productive and plainly wrong. Finally, we will also look at applying this to putting hands on while teaching the technique.'

Brita Forsstrom has been running a private practice since qualifying in 1984 at ATA with Don Burton and Lizzie Atkinson, in London, where she also taught for two years. She has extensive experience of group introductory teaching including at The City Lit (Drama and Music Dept), gives workshops and consultations in the work place and has worked with choirs in Sweden and Singapore. Brita has been a Council member and Chair of STAT and served on STAT committees. She taught at AT Studio, a teacher training school, for 12 years and since 2014 has been training AT teachers at the City Alexander Technique School, together with Kamal Thapen. She presented a Continuous Learning session at the 10th International AT Congress in Limerick. She is co-author of The Alexander Technique for Pregnancy and Childbirth (1995), contributed an article in Connected Perspectives (2015) and has written articles and features in magazines and newspapers.

All participants will receive a record of attendance after the event.

Please book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited and note that no refunds will be possible after 1st May 2019.

HITE Ltd, 10 Harley Street, London W1G 9PF.
T: 020 7467 8461. E: info@hiteltd.co.uk 
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