Do Less, Be Better
Alexander Technique For Startups

        Proposal by Kate Conklin
Tech startup members need to...

- Out-iterate bigger, established companies

- work long days and nights... and weekends!...
Which results in...

- Increased stress

- Neck, back and eye strain

- Impaired immune system

- Repetitive stress injuri...
How can you:

eliminate these negative effects
improve performance
meet your goals


               ?
The Alexander Technique

Do everything with less pain, greater ease,

and increased excellence by learning to

recognize a...
How it works

1. Observation + Awareness


Accurately identify patterns of tension and undue muscular

efforting that inte...
How it works

2. Inhibition


Choose not to do an automatic habit

and allow for a different possiblity.
How it works

3. Direction


Introduce a balanced and efficient coordination that

uses the right amount of thought and ef...
Who has done AT?

- Actors John Cleese, Ben Kingsley, Paul Newman and Heath Ledger

- Cirque du Soleil Performers

- Music...
Workshops include:

- Introduction and overview of principles of the Alexander Technique


- Using the natural poise of th...
Possible workshop topics

The Stress Response - Fight, Flight, Freeze
The neurobiology of stress and how to manage it

Wor...
Contact

To request a custom proposal, please contact:


Kate Conklin

info@kateconklin.com

323.523.5283


For additional...
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Alexander Technique For Startups

  1. 1. Do Less, Be Better Alexander Technique For Startups Proposal by Kate Conklin
  2. 2. Tech startup members need to... - Out-iterate bigger, established companies - work long days and nights... and weekends! - Work on computers for 9+ hours per day - Convince people to use your product - Persuade investors to invest money in you
  3. 3. Which results in... - Increased stress - Neck, back and eye strain - Impaired immune system - Repetitive stress injuries (wrist pain, TMJ...) - Fatigue and lack of focus
  4. 4. How can you: eliminate these negative effects improve performance meet your goals ?
  5. 5. The Alexander Technique Do everything with less pain, greater ease, and increased excellence by learning to recognize and release unnecessary tension.
  6. 6. How it works 1. Observation + Awareness Accurately identify patterns of tension and undue muscular efforting that interfere with light, balanced movement and calm, easy respiration.
  7. 7. How it works 2. Inhibition Choose not to do an automatic habit and allow for a different possiblity.
  8. 8. How it works 3. Direction Introduce a balanced and efficient coordination that uses the right amount of thought and effort to produce optimal results.
  9. 9. Who has done AT? - Actors John Cleese, Ben Kingsley, Paul Newman and Heath Ledger - Cirque du Soleil Performers - Musicians Isaac Stern, Paul McCartney and Sting - Sir Charles Sherrington, neurophysiologist and Nobel Laureate - John Dewey, philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer - Nikolaas Tinbergen, ethologist and ornithologist and Nobel Laureate - Aldous Huxley, philosopher and author - The Israeli Special Forces
  10. 10. Workshops include: - Introduction and overview of principles of the Alexander Technique - Using the natural poise of the body in gravity for balance and movement - Releasing excess tension and cultivating dynamic movement - Using your own conscious awareness to direct yourself into your greatest ease and coordination during any activity
  11. 11. Possible workshop topics The Stress Response - Fight, Flight, Freeze The neurobiology of stress and how to manage it Workspace Consultations Movement analysis and guidance while in activity at your workstation Perfect Pitch Successfully communicate your ideas Experiencing Ease In Everyday Movement Sitting, standing and walking Table Work Learn to consciously release excess holding with the help of hands-on work from the instructor while lying on a table
  12. 12. Contact To request a custom proposal, please contact: Kate Conklin info@kateconklin.com 323.523.5283 For additional information visit http://kateconklin.com
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