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AT Congress® Berlin 2022

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Panel Discussions

Panel Discussions

The perfect opportunity to explore a variety of topics from different perspectives.

Get inspired, ask questions and join in the discussion!

Panel Discussions

We had them in Chicago, and they were great – so much passion, so many ideas! Let’s have some more to find out where the Technique is going now.

What is the role of the AT in exercise-based therapy? How do we work with emotions? What are the best strategies for inclusion and diversity? How can our work contribute to democracy and social justice?

Would you like to present on such a panel? Do you have a hot AT topic that you would like to move forward and discuss with the AT community?
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Panel Discussions

Panels Count:

This is the list of all our confirmed panel discussions with the panel facilitators, sorted by title.

Panel Discussion: Hypermobility and the Alexander Technique

Panel Discussion: Hypermobility and the Alexander Technique

To follow Dr Philip Bull presentation Ann Rodiger, Julie Barber, and David Moore will discuss the practice of working with people with hipermobility. This discussion afterwards follows directly on from what Philip has said and will answer questions as to how that impacts our teaching.

Panel Discussion
Tuesday, 23 August 2022
13:30 h - 14:15 h (1.30pm-2.15pm)
Main Building
Floor: EG (ground floor)
Room: H 0104 – Auditorium

CATEGORIES
AT Principles and Procedures||Everyday Activities||Communication/Verbal Skills||Anatomy||Connections to other Modalities/Techniques||Science

4

WORKSHOP STYLE

Fully Practical

Lecture

OPEN FOR
Teachers||Trainees||Everyone

The Role of AT in Exercise as Therapy

Alazne Larrinaga
Galway, Ireland

The Role of AT in Exercise as Therapy

Research has shown that exercise can help people with cancer, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular and/or COPD problems. Doing Yoga, Tai chi, Resistance Exercises, Flexibility exercises or any other Aerobic Exercises is much easier and more efficient if accompanied by the AT directions. Our panelists will share their life and work experiences and discuss what worked better or didn’t work. From non exercising due to chronic fatigue, to being able to do almost everything following a particular AT methodology that involved natural breathing and strong self pulls. Putting Yoga, Tai Chi and self developed Qigong methods together with AT has helped to avoid injury and evolve into a greater coordinated movement. Moderator and panelist:  Alazne Larrinaga Panelists:Penelope Easten, Caroline Blackshaw, Caren Bayer

Panel Discussion
Thursday, 25 August 2022
11:30 h - 13:00 h (11.30am-1.00pm)
Main Building
Floor: EG (ground floor)
Room: H 0111

CATEGORIES
AT Principles and Procedures||Sports||Practical Teaching Skills||Communication/Verbal Skills||Connections to other Modalities/Techniques

4

WORKSHOP STYLE

Fully Practical

Lecture

OPEN FOR
Teachers||Trainees||Everyone

Well-hidden and NOW more relevant than ever: The Alexander Technique’s important role with regard to democracy and social justice

Well-hidden and NOW more relevant than ever: The Alexander Technique’s important role with regard to democracy and social justice

This Congress takes place at a time when humanity is facing an unprecedented level of urgent challenges. Wars are raging in many countries, the climate crisis and destruction of biodiversity threatens the survival of life on the planet, and persistent inequalities and discrimination, both within societies and globally, undermine progress for all. We invite Congress participants to join us for an opportunity to hear and share ideas and experiences of addressing these challenges and to explore the constructive role(s) of the Alexander Technique in this context. What is the AT’s contribution towards good political decision making and social interaction? What is the role of good use of the self and individual and collective choices that affect individuals, societies and the planet? Where and how is the AT applied by individuals and groups that work to shape the world we live in? And if not: Is NOW a good time to change that, and how do we want to go about it? These are some of the questions that we would like to explore in an interactive discussion. You are invited to actively join us in a conversation hosted by Karin Heisecke with an international group of AT teachers, including Constance Clare-Newman, Peter Nobes, Lee Warren and Sharyn West There is no better place to kick off this conversation with the international AT community, than NOW 2022.

Panel Discussion
Thursday, 25 August 2022
11:30 h - 13:00 h (11.30am-1.00pm)
Main Building
Floor: EG (ground floor)
Room: H 0104 – Auditorium

CATEGORIES
AT Principles and Procedures||Communication/Verbal Skills||DEI – Diversity/Equity/Inclusion

4

WORKSHOP STYLE

Fully Practical

Lecture

OPEN FOR
Teachers||Trainees||Everyone

Alexander Technique and Emotions

Penny Spawforth

Penny Spawforth
United Kingdom

Alexander Technique and Emotions

How do we as AT teachers acknowledge and relate to different emotions, feelings and moods that can arise in the context of an AT lesson – both our own and our pupils’? What space do emotions and feelings have in our practice? Are we equipped to accompany people when trauma is triggered during an AT lesson? Our panelists will share their experiences, reflections and perplexities with us. An opportunity to share your thoughts and ask questions on this subject. Moderator and panelist: Penny Spawforth Panelists: Andreas Dirscherl, Anthony Kingsley, Nicola Hanefeld

Panel Discussion
Saturday, 27 August 2022
11:30 h - 13:00 h (11.30am-1.00pm)
Main Building
Floor: EG (ground floor)
Room: H 0111

CATEGORIES
AT Principles and Procedures||Everyday Activities||Communication/Verbal Skills||Connections to other Modalities/Techniques

4

WORKSHOP STYLE

Fully Practical

Lecture

OPEN FOR
Teachers||Trainees||Everyone

How can research broaden and deepen our understanding of the Alexander Technique?

How can research broaden and deepen our understanding of the Alexander Technique?

What does research have to say about our practice? In this panel five researchers from across science and social science, will introduce their own work and reflect on other recent methodical, rigorous research on the AT, as well as giving us a glimpse of what to expect in the future. Please join us if you would like to explore the full richness of AT research through a multi-disciplinary conversation. Moderator and panelist: Patrick Johnson Panelists: Rajal Cohen (Remote) Julia Woodman (Live) Lesley Glover (Remote) Tim Cacciatore (Remote) David Anderson (Live)

Panel Discussion
Saturday, 27 August 2022
11:30 h - 13:00 h (11.30am-1.00pm)
Main Building
Floor: EG (ground floor)
Room: H 0104 – Auditorium

CATEGORIES
AT Principles and Procedures||Communication/Verbal Skills||Science

4

WORKSHOP STYLE

Fully Practical

Lecture

OPEN FOR
Teachers||Trainees||Everyone