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Alexander Technique: Stand-to-Sit made simple - This is an article summarising the Alexander Technique Stand-to-Sit research conducted by Dr. Tim Cacciatore - by Sean Carey.
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At HITE, we recommend that you investigate how specialist equipment / software may be of assistance in partnership with taking Alexander Technique tuition, to maximise your performance and creativity as well as crucially to minimise the impact of health issues / conditions and to promote recovery. Alexander Technique tuition will in fact help you to make better choices about the equipment that will most suit you. Most expensive is not always best and one size does not fit all. HITE are happy to recommend the suppliers below because they are all committed to providing a quality and personal service to clients
A preferred supplier for mainstream ergonomic products and supplies.
Our clients can order directly from them at a discount. Please fill in form on the Ergonomic Workplace Solutions page to obtain a discount code to apply on any purchase.
design, build and supply a unique range of keyboards enabling anyone with special needs to access technology, including: Dual Handed 3D keyboards, Dual Handed 2D keyboards, Single Handed keyboards, Head / Mouth Stick keyboards and Expanded keyboards. Hire facilities are available on all keyboards so that you can try before you buy as well as free on-line training.
provide products, services, training and bespoke development and consultancy around voice recognition and dictation systems. Training, in our experience is the crucial element in getting the most out of voice recognition software.
Societies and Charities
Directors of HITE, Claire Rennie and Kamal Thapen are / have been directly involved with the following societies and charities and are therefore keen to put you in touch with them as is appropriate for you. If you represent a Charity and think that we at HITE maybe able to support you, do get in touch...
The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT), established in London in 1958, is widely recognised as the official representative body for the UK and affiliated societies worldwide. All teaching members of STAT have completed an authorised three-year full-time training course, adhere to a published code of conduct and ethics and hold professional indemnity insurance. Visit the STAT website for further information and full accredited UK and world-wide teacher listings. Both Kamal Thapen and Claire Rennie have previously served on STAT's governing Council.
The F. Matthias Alexander The F. Matthias Alexander Trust is a registered charity which was established in 1991 in order to advance the education of the general public in the Alexander Technique and to promote research and study into all aspects of the Technique. Kamal Thapen serves as a trustee.
BackCare is a national charity that aims to reduce the impact of back pain on society by providing information, support, promoting good practice and funding research. BackCare acts as a hub between patients, (healthcare) professionals, employers, policy makers, researchers and all others with an interest in back pain. Kamal Thapen and Claire Rennie are professional members of BackCare. Claire and one of her young Alexander technique pupils hav spoken on behalf of BackCare at a Parliamentary Reception at the House of Commons on the subject of 'Protecting Young backs'.
RSI Action…led by Chair Steve Fisher is the National Charity for RSI in the UK. It's objects are:
To facilitate the prevention of the conditions known collectively as Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) in the UK.
To facilitate the relief of sickness, hardship and distress amongst those suffering within the UK from RSI conditions.
Claire Rennie has frequently given talks and demonstrations of the Alexander Technique at RSI Action conferences and for the RSI London Support Group.
The ME Association provide information, support and practical advice for people who are affected by ME/CFS/PVFS (Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome), their families and carers. We also fund and support research, and offer education and training. Claire Rennie has given a tailored talk and demonstration of The Alexander Technique for the Lochaber PVFS/ CFS/ ME Support Network in Ballachulish, Scotland.
The British Polio Fellowship seeks to empower and support all people in the UK living with the effects of polio and Post Polio Syndrome. Claire Rennie has given a lecture and one-to-one taster sessions on The Alexander Techniqe for those living with polio for the British Polio Fellowship.
The aim of the Trust is to provide relief and assistance for those people born, in the United Kingdom, damaged as a result of their mothers having taken the drug Thalidomide (as manufactured by Distillers Biochemicals Limited) during their pregnancy. Claire Rennie has taught the Alexander Technique to a lady affected by thalidomide over a number of years and her teaching has been included in a film made for The Thalidomide Trust.
John is a freelance trumpet player, educator and composer who teaches trumpet with a sincere interest in the development of each student - professionals and amateurs alike. He has a passionate interest in the 'means by which' one plays - linking very much to the principles of The Alexander Technique. If you are wondering why you are 'hitting blocks' in your playing, get in touch with John.
Grant teaches up in West Yorkshire and has an interesting and engaging site about the Alexander Technique.
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"The pain has gone! Although it's prone to return when I'm tired or stressed, I now know how to manage it. My posture is much more elegant. Walk better. My singing voice has improved too! It has made a huge difference to my well-being and quality of life and I'm really so grateful."
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