Nicola Hanefeld August 2016
My name is Nicola Hanefeld, I am English but I live in Freiburg, Germany, in the Black Forest. I was born in 1958 in Ealing, London, UK.
 
1976 - 1979 Combined Honours degree Botany/Zoology. University of Reading, England.
 
1981 migration to Freiburg, Germany.
 
1980 - 1982 Postgraduate Certificate in Education, London University.

1986 - 1989 Alexander Technique teaching training with Yehuda Kuperman's Alexander School, Basel, Switzerland. Freelance teacher of the Alexander Technique since 1989.

2000 founding of SPEEK, offering workshops, coachings, and training in psycho-physical re-education; the Alexander Technique.
 
2000 Training in person-centred counselling, Carl Rogers approach.
 
2017 - 2021 PhD, University of Hull, England. Thesis title:

 Exploring how women use the Alexander Technique: psycho-physical re-education in the postpartum

Read about the Postpartum Handbook which will draw on the findings of the research. Browse my thesis here.

German nationality along with British nationality. Mother of three grown-up children, grandmother  :-)
 
Member of STAT and the German Alexander Technique society, ATVD.eV.
 
Member of the German Green party, ‘Bündnis '90/DIE GRÜNEN’ and Greenpeace.

Some publications:

Getting out of Splendid Isolation Limerick Congress Papers, 2015.
Greater awareness in pregnancy. The Alexander Journal No. 10, 1989.

Some interests:

Photography, writing, genealogy.

Contact me via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Find me on WhatsApp: +49(0)151 20 60 43 57

You translate everything, whether physical, mental or spiritual, into muscular tension.

F.M. Alexander

Everyone is always teaching one what to do, leaving us still doing the things we shouldn’t do.

F.M. Alexander

Change involves carrying out an activity against the habit of life.

F.M. Alexander

When you stop doing the wrong thing, the right thing does itself.

F.M. Alexander

Practice non-doing, and everything will fall into place.

Lao-tzu

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