Sue Holladay

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I am very interested in current psychotherapeutic thinking and in communicating what I know in an accessible and lively way while providing a calm and healing atmosphere for my pupils.

Sue Holladay

Address
33 Millington Road
Cambridge
CB3 9HW

Phone: 01223 369618

Email: sue_holladay@yahoo.co.uk

Who am I?

My beginnings

The Alexander Technique was a wow for me in 1969. I had always been tense and tried too hard to get everything right. I came to it from professional music, being a violinist, and even after a few weeks of lessons in the Technique my playing had improved immensely. I was so inspired by the teachings, which altered my way of thinking about how I could get the results I was striving for that I trained, qualifying and becoming a member of STAT in 1973. I continue to be glad I have done so to this day and find great joy in helping people to overcome difficulties.

My wider approach

Over the years, my interests have ranged from the initial concerns of bringing up a family, through a range of alternative and complementary practices including Spiritual Healing, back to working with musicians and with children. I am very interested in current psychotherapeutic thinking and in communicating what I know in an accessible and lively way while providing a calm and healing atmosphere for my pupils. In all of these explorations, the core principles and practice of the Alexander Technique has been a coordinating factor.

STAT

Through the years I have been involved in the training of Alexander teachers, and in maintaining training standards. I served on STAT Council for 8 years becoming Chair of STAT for two years in 2002.

My publications

I co-authored a book called Natural Medicine for Women with my first husband Julian Scott (1991 Gaia Books). I have been a Healer Member of the National Federation of Spiritual Healers since 1995, having completed their healer development courses to level 4. I have Reiki 1 and 2, another system of healing. I find the experience of channeling healing wonderful.

Musicians

Work with musicians

On the musical side, I have completed a short course in Estill Voice Training System with Jo Estill in the Compulsory Figures levels 1 and 2, and in vocal anatomy with Meribeth Bunch. I love to work with musicians of all kinds and have run workshops for jazz and chamber musicians and for singers and vocalists.

The Alexander Technique has been accredited at level 4+ by the National Open College Network. In 2006 I gained my level 4 certificate and the work for that led to a project of writing a workbook (unpublished as yet) for children learning Alexander Technique in school and a handbook for their music teachers.

I teach at home in Cambridge and at Oundle School near Peterborough where the music scholars are provided with Alexander lessons. I play chamber music with great enjoyment and we occasionally give informal performances.