Brighton Alexander Technique College
Now accepting new trainees!
We are a STAT approved course.
The Brighton Alexander Technique College is a Carrington style-training course, evolving our practice from the renowned skills of Walter & Dilys Carrington. Read about Dilys's work
Carolyn Nicholls, Head of Training, was privileged to have been trained by Walter and Dilys Carrington at the Constructive Teaching Centre in London, qualifying in 1982, she undertook a Masters' degree in Alexander Teacher Training and examined and deepened the skills she learned. She also holds a Master's degree in Creative Writing. Carolyn brings these skills to all her work and offers courses in AT and creativity. Carolyn is supported by a first class teaching team. Francesca Aldridge and Janet Jacobs are both named assistants on the course; senior teacher Teresa Carter Johnstone and teacher Sarah Matthews complete the team.
"Earlier this year, I participated in two weekend workshops run by Carolyn Nicholls in Melbourne, Australia. I’m currently in my second year of Alexander teacher training at the Melbourne school, and her workshops have made such a difference to my understanding and practice of the technique, both in my own use, and as a trainee. It’s been quite difficult for me to fully capture in words the huge impact her training has had on my Alexander education. The depth and breadth of her knowledge and teaching skills is extraordinary, and I learned so much about some of the fundamental teaching tools, for example hands on the back of the chair, and lying in semi-supine position. I also loved her powerful recreation of passages of Alexander’s books, as she provided a rich context for his words. Carolyn is such a generous, warm, and wonderful teacher, and I loved every minute of my time with her. I’m already planning how to get myself over to England to do more work with her next year." Helene Goldberg
'The Well Inhibited Artist' explores the role of AT in creativity. Most recently run in Melbourne!
"I really enjoyed the whole workshop. The thing that stands out the most is the way of overcoming tension and judgment and trying to get things right. I now have in my mind a clear progression: when I notice myself getting tight or worrying about how the painting is going, I can invite myself to free up and check that I'm not gripping the brush too tightly. If that doesn't work, I can go for a little walk. And if I'm still not feeling calm, I can lie in semi-supine for 10 minutes. It's wonderful to have these strategies. I also appreciated the advice on brush work and paint characteristics. Much of the information was new to me and very helpful"
Brighton Alexander Technique College
Cornerstone Community Centre, Church Road,
Hove, BN3 2FL
COURSES: New trainees welcome! We also offer short taster courses lasting from one week up to two terms and run alongside the training programme during term times. We welcome those wishing to complete their training or study with us. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Postgraduate training mornings (CPD). Qualified teachers are always welcome to come and work with us. We can design a programe to suite your study needs.
TERM DATES 2018/2019
Summer Term 2018
Monday 9th April - Thursday 10th May (5 weeks) 3 week break
Monday 4th June - Thursday 5th July (5 weeks)
Autumn Term 2018
Monday 10th Sept - Thursday 10th Oct (5 weeks) 2 week break
Monday 29th Oct - Thursday 29th Nov (5 weeks)
Spring Term 2019
Monday 7th Jan - Thursday 7th Feb (5 weeks) 2 week break
Monday 25th Feb - Thursday 28th March (5 weeks)
Carolyn combines the richness of her experience with fresh and innovative ways of teaching. It was very exciting to be taught by a teacher who was intensely involved with the Technique and was constantly discovering new aspects of it herself. Padmini Menon (Alexander Teacher- Bangalore, India)
The course has a clear and structured framework that is built on month after month, year after year. I strongly recommend this school to anyone. Susan Taber (Alexander Teacher- Rye)