Teaching the Alexander Technique to Students with Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder (HSD) and Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS)
For AT teachers only (AT Teacher Trainees may apply and will be considered on an individual basis)
Instructors: Carol Boggs and Ann Rodiger
Assistant: Laura Tuthall
Webinar: October 21, 4-5 pm EDT
Weekend post-graduate course: Nov. 10,11,12, 2017 and Feb. 23, 24, 25, 2018
We are presenting information about the AT and Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes at an EDS Conference this coming September in Las Vegas. We are expecting that from our presentations you all may be receiving calls about the AT and EDS (this is already happening just from the program announcement). We are aware that this population needs special attention from us.
To help our community be prepared for work with these students we are offering an introductory webinar and a two weekend Certificate of Study Program for AT teachers in teaching the EDS student.
We have had increasing interest in our past two ACGM workshops on the AT and hypermobility. We feel this has been a beginning in presenting the information necessary to effectively work with students who are on any part of the hypermobility spectrum.
Webinar: Introduction to Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder (HSD) and Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS)
This webinar will provide general introductory information about HSD and hEDS. We will be presenting information on how to recognize students who are potentially on the HSD spectrum. We will cover vocabulary associated with HSD/hEDS. We will address common concerns of HSD/hEDS students and how we may be able to help them. We consider this to be an introduction to the Post-graduate course.
As it is possible to injure students who are hypermobile we will discuss the need for AT teachers to be educated in theory and hands on work for HSD and hEDS students. We will outline the HSD spectrum and give examples of how the AT has helped those with HSD and hEDS. Hands-on AT protocols for working with this population will be covered in the post-graduate training detailed below.
There will be time to take your questions.
Date: October 21, 2017
Time: 4-5 PM EDT
Please RSVP: email@example.com
Logistics: The webinar will be broadcast via Ustream. When you register you will be given a password to join in on the broadcast.
HSD/hEDS Post-Graduate AT Training
This course is designed to bring you up to date on the latest information on Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder (HSD) and Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS). We will spend most of the course looking at how to apply and adapt the standard AT principles and procedures to students with HSD and hEDS. It is very important to refresh our hands-on work and practice with an awareness of the hypermobile student’s concerns.
Dates: Two weekends, Friday evenings through Sunday mid-afternoon
Nov. 10, 11, 12, 2017
Feb. 23, 24, 25, 2018
Location: Balance Arts Center, New York City
Class will be limited to 14 students
When you have completed the course you will receive a Post-Graduate Certificate of Study. You will also be listed on the www.integratinginstability.com website as a teacher educated in AT and HSD/hEDS.