Testimonials

To get an insight into Nuala and Don’s work, you can read some testimonials from clients who have experienced a range of their services and wanted to share their story:

About a year ago my activities were considerably curtailed for six months or so as a result of a “silly” fall. I am in my eighties and was told that it was probably caused by the loss of sense of balance as one gets older. I wasn’t prepared to accept such a defeatist attitude and signed up with Don White for a course of Alexander Technique instruction. It is taking many months to alter the postural habits of a lifetime but I am beginning to enjoy more control than I have ever had over my freedom of movement and comfortable balance. The teaching has also made me aware of the neatest and easiest way of carrying out all the everyday movements of life such as sitting, standing, walking or lifting. In answer to the question “What can you expect at your age?” I would say that by studying the Alexander Technique I can expect to feel wonderful, better than ever before in my life. I only wish I had had that salutory fall seventy years ago.

— Vera Copp, Don – Alexander Technique

I feel really blessed to have been myself and enjoyed task and relationship flowing one to the other – a new experience for me and I have you to thank for it. The tapping experience you led me through last Sunday to touch into and let go of the helplessness was really powerful and I am so grateful to you Nuala.
You are so gifted and I hope your gifts will find a way to be experienced by many others. And yes, the laughter was so good – been a long time.

— Anne, Coaching and fastereft

Following a string of unsuccessful interviews for jobs I knew I was well capable of, I asked Nuala for help with my interview technique. The difference this made to my approach to interviews was immense. Nuala helped me to recognise important skills and personal qualities that I was failing to draw to the attention of my interviewers, and also showed me how best to organise my thoughts logically so that I could respond effectively to any given question. She also sent me away with practical tasks that helped me to prepare for my next interview in a very structured and focused way. As a result, I approached the next interview with far greater confidence than I had been experiencing. Even during the interview, I was heartened be my ability to recognise the implications of the questions I was being asked and to construct appropriately sequenced answers that demonstrated that I had the knowledge and attributes the interview panel were seeking. Not only did I get the job but the company commented on the high quality of my interview performance. I cannot thank Nuala enough for the skillful way in which she helped me to turn my interview technique. Her assistance was more than worth every penny!

— Sean

I first heard of this technique from a horse riding magazine, which ran several articles on the subject, detailing how better balance and posture could improve one’s position on a horse. Being a keen and regular rider, this seemed particularly relevant, and having a bad back (as with most riders!), this led me to booking a series of lessons.
The simplistic description of what the Alexander Technique seeks to achieve belies the fact that so much is involved, once one gets started! The first lesson involved lying down and sitting up. Not difficult? Neither is the Technique, but it requires much thought to apply the process, and if benefit is to be gained, practised in between each lesson. I found myself, even after two lessons, applying the Technique at home, standing, sitting, moving, in the car – and of course, on horseback! It was a revelation, becoming so aware of one’s position, and realising that what we perceive as being fact is in fact not so at all – and thus the process begins, of effecting change for the better!
Apart from becoming a more balanced rider, another unexpected benefit arose last week. During a heated discussion at the desk between two angry people, I intervened, but not before remembering my directions “let the neck the free…….” Etc. The effect was dramatic. My posture changed from cowed and insignificant, to authoritative and confident – it was actually remarked upon by colleagues after the altercation, which was calmly and successfully settled.
Alexander Technique – it’s just about sitting up straight isn’t it?
Not a bit of it! I’ve learnt more about myself in the last month than I would have thought possible (even the backache’s gone!) and would recommend it to anyone who has a desire for self improvement.
Many thanks to Don White for his patience and clear explanations and his wonderful sense of humour – thank you!

— Merle Hattersley, Alexander Technique

I would like to add that I’ve been blessed, wherever I’ve been, by exceptional Alexander teachers coming into my life. Here in Belfast, Don White in Holywood, knew what was wrong and how I needed to direct my energies and inhibit my body’s desire to compensate for the pain, and survive until surgery, when the National Health Service was still making diagnostic mistakes. His interventions came in month 10, just as I had given up on the NHS, invoked my private BUPA insurance, and finally gotten the correct MRI and an accurate diagnosis by a talented and innovative private consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Jonathan Bunn, who knew about and deeply respected the Alexander Technique. Several times Mr Bunn has attributed my pre-operative grit and post-operative success to Alexander training, along with dance, trekking, a dynamite physiotherapist Jeff Blair (Alphaphysio), and my personal trainer Kirsty at David Lloyd’s, all here in Belfast, Nothern Ireland. But without Alexander, which my surgeon said his own mentor at Queen’s Unversity Belfast’s Medical School “found was the only thing that helped him ease and transform chronic back pain,” I might not have found the will, stamina, or faith to fight through to a diagnosis, live through a year of ever-increasing pain with life-force and energy to spare, or re-build as fast as I have done following Total Hip Replacement surgery on 30th January 2013. God bless all who’ve contributed their expertise to this miracle, and god(s) bless all who study and teach Alexander Technique throughout the world. Un otrá vece, Graçias à la Vida. And now jo quiero pregunta à un amigo to translate estas qué jo éscriban aquí en Éspañol!

— Marina Roseman, Alexander Technique

Following a string of unsuccessful job interviews, I approached Nuala for help preparing for my next interview. Such were the resultant improvements to my both preparation and interview technique, that I not only got the job but was commended by the company for the high quality of my interview performance. I cannot thank Nuala enough for the skillful way in which she helped me to turn my interview technique around. Her assistance was more than worth every penny!

— Sean, Coaching

What Nuala White does with exceptional precision, passion & purpose is ask the tough questions, the ones you may have been avoiding! This causes you to take a hard look at what is in front of you, how you present yourself and how effective you are at achieving what you want. Nuala White helps you consider perceived failures and use them for positive growth. For me she was able to show me how the ‘written me’ on my CV did not match the ‘written me of my writing’ or the ‘physical me’ standing in front of her. She asked me questions and gave plenty to consider than enabled and empowered me to make the necessary changes to succeed and thrive. Without doubt I not only recommend Nuala White, I HIGHLY recommend her. Her expertise and empathetic and compassionate use of her skills allowed me to open up a new world of possibilities.
Salt & Sparkle

— Nicky Cahill, Coaching Executive