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Transgressing boundaries in AT body touching

Boundary violations are transgressions of the physical or psychological boundaries of other people. They can occur intentionally or unintentionally due to different feelings of closeness and distance or due to ignorance or non-observance of rules of conduct.

We are interested in the whole range of this topic and look forward to your input about it. Due to the limited time available in a congress workshop, we would like to focus strongly on hands-on work.

We will outline the complexity of the topic in a short introduction, from which you will be able to understand this limitation.

The main focus, however, will be on the practical exploratory work, which we will methodically work through together in such a way that the problem becomes tangible. From this we would like to collect in conversation what consequences can be derived from the experiences made and what the “means-whereby” can look like in order to avoid border violations in physical AT touch.

Since we approach the topic of our workshop more practically than theoretically, and the topic of boundary violations is very personal and is sometimes experienced with shame, we limit the number of participants to 10. We ask you to register with us by email.

The workshop will be held in English.


About Gabriele Fahrenkamp-Brandt and Christina Schober

Gabriele Fahrenkamp-Brandt

As a pedagogue (MC) and AT teacher, I have dedicated my life to the work of developing people’s personalities.

For more than 40 years, I have been concerned with how the inherent need to learn in every human being can become active again. My focus in AT work is to support people in discovering their own knowing-wanting about themselves and to use it where it is needed: either in realising goals externally or in solving problems and developing new perspectives in the physical-mental realm.

I am enthusiastic about the fact that the psycho-physical method of AT makes use of the great influence of what happens in the brain in order to change something in oneself or in the outside in connection with body perception.

In 2020 I was able to realise my great dream of training in AT and now run a training centre in the south of Germany, on Lake Constance.


Christina Schober

Since my early childhood I loved horses and sometimes, I had the possibility to ride. As a young adult I started taking regular riding lessons and joined a pony team as groom. With which I gained experiences in equestrian tournaments. In addition, I took part in lessons with well-known trainers and studied various methods of carriage horse training. Nearly 10 years ago I got a driving certificate. In 2016, I bought a horse that enables me to go to several riding workshops as an active participant.

Professionally, I established myself as a human resources manager after studying education. In 2018, after years of health problems, I decided to take a break from my career because I didn’t want to being sick all time and getting sicker and sicker.

How it came about?
In 2016, I had first contact with the Alexander Technique (AT) in a riding course. Already after the first lesson, I was aware that this method was much more than a way to better riding. Since 2017, I regularly took individual lessons in the AT and in 2018 I started the training to become an AT teacher. I expect to finish the training according to the ATVD guidelines in December 2022 with Gabriele Fahrenkamp-Brandt.


See also: Gabriele Fahrenkamp-Brandt and Christina Schober – Presenter Detail Page

Saturday, 27 August 2022
15:45 h - 17:00 h (3.45pm-5.00pm)
Main Building
Floor: 6.OG (6th floor)
Room: H 6124

Practical Teaching Skills||Communication/Verbal Skills



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