Priska Gauger-Schelbert comes from Schwyz and has been an Alexander Technique teacher since 1995. She has extensive practical experience in individual work and company health promotion. Between 2001 and 2003 she developed the pioneering adaptable concept balance-time® based on the Alexander Technique at Victorinox. Since then it has successfully been introduced in numerous institutions and companies throughout Switzerland. Priska Gauger-Schelbert has developed a competent team around balance-time®.
It is central for Priska, that everyone is responsible for his or her own health. Alexander Technique is a method which sees this personal responsibility not as a duty, a task or a job, but as an innate potential for lightness, freedom, naturalness and awareness in dealing with oneself. To help this potential unfold in oneself and one's clients has always been the passionate motivation for her work.
Education/ work experience
- since 2017, workplace health promotion in various companies on the subject of chronic diseases with Dr. med. Matthias Gauger
- since 2017 co-leader of the course "Allerweltsheilmittel" with Dr. med. Matthias Gauger
- participation and workshop leadership at the International Congress of the F.M. Alexander Technique in Lugano 2008 and 2011, Ireland 2015, Chicago 2018
- since 2001, company health promotion with the concept balance-time® in production plants, office areas, schools, institutions, etc. (Victorinox, Siemens, SOB etc.)
- coaching for Alexander Technique specialists who would like to work in companies
- focusing trainer after E. Gendlin (2000-2006)
- own office for F.M. Alexander Technique since 1995
- training as a teacher of the F.M. Alexander Technique SVLAT with Jacqueline Webster in Zurich (1992-1995)
- stay in America and 3 months at the Performance School in Seattle (1991)
- nurse AKP; work as AKP in alternative medical clinic, psychiatry and geriatrics (1985-1995)
- commercial school
- Mitglied Member SBAT and ATI und ATI
Further education and training
- since 1991 regular participation in many different training courses, which enrich the work of the F.M. Alexander Technique. (e.g. with Cathy Madden, David Gorman, Don Weed, Catherine Kettrick, David Mills, Rosa Luisa Rossi, Tommy Thompson etc.)
- Alexander Technique Supervision and Intervision
- different courses in family constellations according to Hellinger
- coaching in ergonomics consulting, corporate strategy, communication
- intensive engagement with singing and voice
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From the beginning I felt attracted by the teaching style of the former AT teacher Marj. Barstow, Lincoln, Nebraska (1899-1995), who taught the Alexander Technique with great success in groups. With ease and simplicity she has achieved amazing things, many people, artists in various fields (theatre, dance, music, sport etc.) have been able to achieve and experience unbelievable, freedom-related changes in body and mind through her teaching.
Tommy ThompsonMassachusetts, Boston is another AT teacher who has accompanied me since my education. I have experienced his way with the Alexander Technique to support people in recognizing and living their own potential, which often lies beneath the stories and layers of tension, as very beneficial and enriching.