My name is Nicola Hanefeld, I am English but I live in Germany, in the Black Forest.
Read below about me and the research I am doing at the University of Hull regarding women's experiences of using the Alexander Technique in the period after giving birth.
I was born 26. April 1958 in Ealing, London, UK.
1976 - 1979 University of Reading, England. Combined Honours degree Botany/Zoology.
1981 migration to Freiburg, Germany.
1980 - 1982 Postgraduate Certificate in Education, London University.
1986 - 1989 Alexander Technique teaching training with Yehuda Kupermann.
Since 1989 freelance teacher of the Alexander Technique.
2000 founding of own company, SPEEK, offering workshops, coachings, and trainings in psycho-physical re-education, encorporating the Alexander Technique.
- German nationality along with British nationality.
- Further training in person-centrered counselling, Carl Rogers approach.
Mother of three (wonderful!) grown-up children.
Member of STAT and the German STAT affiliated Alexander Technique society, ATVD.eV, the German Green party,
‘Bündnis '90/DIE GRÜNEN’ and Greenpeace.
Some interests: Photography, writing, genealogy.
As of September 2017: PhD studies at the University of Hull Research in to women's experience of the using the Alexander Technique after giving birth. My first supervisor is Dr Lesley Glover, MSTAT. My second supervisor is Prof Julie Jomeen.