Dr. Anikó Ball
How to promote and teach the Alexander Technique to the dental profession
The Alexander Technique is well known in the performing arts but almost unknown in medicine and dentistry. The transformative impact of the Alexander Technique is desperately needed by health professionals, especially dentists and surgeons, however a special translation of the Alexander Technique is required for effectiveness, both in promotion and teaching.
The Alexander Technique needs to be presented in a different style and language than the way it is traditionally taught, to match the learning style of health professionals. Scientifically trained people require research evidence and clear factual explanations, otherwise they tune out. Learning how to present and teach the Alexander Technique as evidence based and cause oriented, will open the dental as well as other health fields to Alexander teachers.
This workshop will lay the foundation for Alexander teachers who are interested in taking the Alexander Technique to the dental profession. This approach will be applicable to other health professionals.
Anikó will discuss the methodology she used to translate the Alexander Technique into a language and learning style that is enabling the dental profession in Australia to hear the message and embrace the teaching.
The workshop will be delivered in an interactive discussion and slide presentation style.
About Dr. Anikó Ball
Adv. Dip. Alexander Studies
Founder Optimum Dental Posture
Practising as a dentist for over thirty years, Anikó suffered frequently from neck, back and shoulder pain. Doctors and physical therapists offered short-term symptom relief without identifying her condition as work related. She was declared a “hopeless case”, anti-inflammatory medications and surgery seemed her only options. Fortunately, she read about the Alexander Technique, started lessons and got well.
She undertook the training course at the Melbourne Alexander School and founded “Optimum Dental Posture” with the intention of taking the Alexander Technique to the dental profession.
Anikó has presented at Dental Congress/Conference events and CPD courses for dental associations. She teaches dentists, dental hygienists, oral health therapists and dental nurses the inner ergonomic principles of the Alexander Technique translated into dental industry specific applications in clinical settings.
Anikó was a presenter at the 10th & 11th International Alexander Technique Congress.
See also: Anikó Ball – Presenter Detail Page
Tuesday, 23 August 2022
09:00 h - 11:00 h
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