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Theo offers a window into her practice in these two short interview segments
Oral traditions, interpersonal learning
Friends in string quartets talk about the oral traditions from which they learned their instruments. For cellists, we talk about the Leonard Rose bow change, the Rostropovitch gravity enriched sound and vibrato, the Leopold Mozart bowing pattern exercises, and the Niekrug or Dounas left hand.
Similarly, the teaching of kinetics or movement is an oral tradition, including Alexander technique, Feldenkrais, Core Integration, Aston Kinetics, and more energetically, Leadership Embodiment by Wendy Palmer. A person who endured limitations, which they then overcame, generated each of these paradigms.
And so, also, each client gets to recognize their own patterns of difficulty and then learn to solve them using methods created by these teachers who were particularly talented in deconstructing and reconstructing principles of effective movement.
Far from theoretical, students learn a felt sense of moving which enlarges their options in the worlds of choice that confront us daily.
The way we map the world motorically determines our peri-personal space. A wider peri-personal space expands our perceptions, and decreases our over-reactivity to stressful inputs such as criticism, unrealistic expectations, and bad news. The results are more resilience under stress, a better grasp of other people's viewpoint, listening without taking it personally, and more confidence in leading self and others.