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Antoinette Kranenburg

Antoinette Kranenburg
Maryland, USA

Alexander Technique, Adlerian Psychology and Emotional Triggers

During the first weeks of the 2020 COVID self-quarantine, the predictable nature of my emotions at waking made it clear to me that I was dealing with an automatic reaction.

Our reactions have a way of taking us by surprise. Something may trigger anxiety for you but be simple, or even fun, for someone else. Learning to recognize and name a pattern clearly, is a powerful step towards having choice about our response.

Alexander teachers tend to be comfortable addressing the physical aspect of habits, but the underlying emotional reaction can be more challenging to bring to light.

In this workshop we will explore a concept from Adlerian Psychology: Lifestyle Priority. Lifestyle Priority offers an entry into understanding a person’s movement through life from a “felt negative” to a “perceived positive”. Within a playful scenario, we will each identify our Lifestyle Priority: e.g., avoiding rejection and seeking acceptance. Then, using a practical task, we will discover and appreciate how our approaches can differ.

In this workshop, we’ll get to know ourselves better, and learn to appreciate how others may have a different experience. Awareness of Adler’s Lifestyle Priority offers greater opportunities for Alexander’s process of Inhibition and Conscious Choice.

Alfred Adler and F.M. Alexander were contemporaries, and both were sickly in childhood. Based on their unique discoveries, they shared the confidence that we humans can change, and can improve how we function in life. The indivisible wholeness of each person is fundamental to both Adlerian Psychology and Alexander Technique. Both approaches are re-educational, collaborative, practical, experimental, empowering, and can enhance each other.

About Antoinette Kranenburg

Antoinette Kranenburg had the good luck to be introduced to the Alexander Technique in 1978. She qualified to teach in 1988 and started her private practice. She is certified by Alexander Technique International (A.T.I.) and is an active member of A.T.I.’s Professional Development Committee.
Before moving to the United States, Antoinette earned degrees in psychology and urban planning in the Netherlands.
Antoinette teaches Alexander Technique at Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, US, is guest faculty at the South Bank Alexander Technique Centre, London, UK, and on the faculty of the longstanding Alexander event at the Sevenoaks Retreat Center, near Charlottesville, Virginia, US.
As a parent of a three-year old, Antoinette immersed herself in Adlerian parenting and then became a parenting educator certified by the Parent Encouragement Program. She values the practical and transformative approach of both the Alexander Technique and of Adlerian Psychology and teaches a workshop series that builds on both.
Antoinette works with adults of any age who want to improve their mental and physical wellbeing, while dealing with life’s challenges and opportunities. She works with organizations and individuals, with groups and one-on-one, in-person and online.
Antoinette travels with her tango shoes, and enjoys community singing, yoga, Tai Chi, and the outdoors, all of which are enhanced by the Alexander work.

email: ak@Kensingtonalexander.com
mobile: 01-240-762-9755


See also: Antoinette Kranenburg – Presenter Detail Page

Wednesday, 24 August 2022
10:30 h - 13:00 h (10.30am-1.00pm)
Main Building
Floor: 3.OG (3rd floor)
Room: H 3003A

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