Alexander Technique for Horses part 2

“Ok, then what happens? What do you do next?” Laura asked with growing curiosity. “Well you don’t actually do anything as such. You continue to attend to your own all over balance as you place your hands on the horse. The hands are quietly attentive and enquiring. The more open and lengthened and widened your …

Gain Confidence find your Centre of Gravity

Locating attention in the centre of the body is a superb tool for supporting and freeing the voice. It also develops and reinforces feeling of confidence and assured performance behaviour. Alan Mars https://brightonalexandertechnique.com teaching vocal development at a European funded conference on lifelong learning. Sponsored by London based Pupil Parent partnership. A voice workshop was …

Confidence Tricks 7. Sir Walter Scott on Adversity – quote

Sir Walter Scott on Adversity - quote "It’s a matter of ABC: When we encounter ADVERSITY, we react by thinking about it. Our thoughts rapidly congeal into BELIEFS. These beliefs may become so habitual we don't even realize we have them unless we stop to focus on them. And they don't just sit there idly; …

Confidence Tricks 2. Festina Lente – Hasten Slowly

A positive attitude There are quite a few exercises in this blog to help you progress with your presentation skills... But please remember that seriousness, grim determination and striving for results are counter-productive. The qualities that will enhance your work and speed up your progress are: humour curiosity patience a playful attitude. The changes that …

Confidence Tricks 1 – the Dating Game

"No! You may not call me a Confidence Guru! Absolutely not!" - Alan. "But 'Guru' is an extremely respectable term in media circles!" - Television producer. "That's as may be but my fellow regulars at the Neptune Inn will take the... will mock me mercilessly if they hear!" - Alan "How about Confidence Coach then?" - …

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