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Portrait Ulli Pawlas

Ulli Pawlas

Remember Psycho-Physical Unity

How to… Remember Psycho-Physical Unity…

How to apply the Alexander Principles when working with patients with Alzheimer’s disease. A field report.

Using film clips from the film : F.M.Alexander -Technik bei Alzheimer-Demenz, by Mechthild Rickheit and Ulli Pawlas 2004/2008, I illustrate the support approach and explain my way of working with the A.T. principles.

To introduce you to the approach of my work, how I worked with the Alzheimer patients, I want to give a short practical introduction, where we bring Directions from the Support Approach into our own experience. Then I will show excerpts from the film that illustrate this work and I will talk about my experience. It seems as if through this work, access to the psycho-physical unity is regained.

Afterwards there would be time for exchange and discussion.


About Ulli Pawlas

Ulli’s educational path began in 1974 with studies in art and led to training as a dance pedagogue and Gestalt therapist and then to the Alexander Technique. 1985 Opening of the Studio FREIRAUM. Birth of her son Nikolai in 1995. She completed her training with Chris Stevens and Nadia Kevan in 1994. She owns her own Trainingsschool, Alexander-Technik-Schule Hamburg since 2005. Robert Britton and Giora Pinkas taught there regularly, in addition to many guest teachers. To continue her education and for international exchange she enjoys to go to AMMAS-Meetings.

Due to her mother’s Alzheimer’s dementia, she developed a work with Alexander Technique, dance and voice, which she taught for 12 years in a retirement home. During this time the film was made: “F.M.Alexander-Technik bei Alzheimer-Demenz” Mechthild Rickheit/Ulli Pawlas 2004/2008.

She is very grateful for the many years of guidance of her Zen teacher Kurt KyuSei Österle in meditation and in his own developed practice of Archery.

She was fortunate to always have people by her side who accompanied her in friendship and with their love and support.

For 37 years, the Alexander Technique has permeated her life, every day and always. “A technique for life,” F.M. Alexander once said. For that she is very grateful.

Currently, she published the booklet: “Always have something to look forward to” Quotes of the week. A collection of Alexander-Quotes sent out to colleagues, during the Pandemic from March 2020 to March 2021.


See also: Ulli Pawlas – Presenter Detail Page

Thursday, 25 August 2022
09:00 h - 11:00 h
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