How to Touch
Personally I have been very confused about the subject of Hands on in the past because so many Alexander teachers teach in a great variety of ways. Why do some teachers have more pressure than others? Why are there so many different ways to place the hands on? And what are the hands on for anyway and how did it originate? If you have some or all of these questions going on in your head, you are not alone. This workshop will help you clear up these and many more questions once and for all, enabling you to be a much more confident teacher. The only requirements you will need are an open mind and a sense of humour.
Richard Brennan is an Alexander Technique teacher, author and Director of Training at the Alexander Technique Centre based in Galway, Ireland. He has been teaching the Technique full time for 30 years. He was a director of the 10th International Alexander Technique Congress, held in Limerick, Ireland, in August 2015 and of the Alexander Conventions in 2013 and 2017.
Richard moved to Galway, Ireland, in 1997, and founded the first Alexander Teacher Training College in Ireland in 1998. He was the co-founder and past President of Irish Society of Alexander Technique Teachers (ISATT), established in June, 2004. In 2007 his training course was approved by the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, STAT, and the Irish Society of Alexander Technique Teachers (ISATT).
Richard has taught the Technique at many educational centres in Ireland, UK, Europe and the USA including Galway University, DIT Dublin, University of Limerick, Middlesex University and Indiana University. He was also a guest presenter at the Am SAT annual conference in San Francisco 2009 and in 2013
Richard is the author of eight books on the Alexander Technique including The Alexander Technique – Natural Poise for Health, The Alexander Technique Workbook, The Alexander Technique Manual, Mind and Body Stress Relief with the Alexander Technique, The Alexander Technique – a Practical Introduction, Change your Posture – Change your Life, Back in Balance and How to Breathe. His books have sold over 250,000 copies and have been translated into twenty two languages.
He has also written many articles on the Technique and has been featured in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including the Irish Times, the Sunday Tribune, the Irish Examiner, Cosmopolitan, Hello and Home and Country. He has appeared on Television in UK, Ireland, Croatia and Montenegro and has been featured on National and local radio in Ireland and the UK.
Richard has been a pioneer in helping to make the Alexander technique accessible to many thousands of people.