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:

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

As a newcomer to the notion of tapping, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, but it’s been a
fantastic help thus far. I was glad that the process was able to access memories/feelings to do its
job, without ever once making me feel under pressure or uncomfortable. However, whilst I know
keeping a flow is necessary, a few more occasional breaks would help, as I began to be distracted
from mental images by silly stuff like dryness of mouth and such. Another positive of the session I
would say, would be the teaching of what was being done as the session progressed, allowing the
client to practice themselves when necessary, namely the hand-tap method.
All-in-all, so far, totally successful, and very glad I participated.

— Liam, Fastereft

Before coming to see Nuala White about fastereft, I felt miserable about my general health and well-being. Every day I worried about my health from every lump and bump that I had on my body, all I could think of was that is was something sinister eg cancer. It got me down so much that it took over my life and all of my thinking. Since having the fastereft tapping session with Nuala, she did only what I can describe as some sort of miracle. The tapping made me realise what I was really feeling deep down inside and that I had forgotten all the great amazing things in my life. During the session the things she made me see were past things in my life like my dog and other things I currently had, which made me laugh and smile and forget about the worries and pain I previously experienced. From having a previous cancer scare i had to undergo an operation to remove cells and I was fine afterwards. This gave me a fright and I worried constantly about it since. The fastereft tapping session helped me immensely and now I rarely think the worst and I don’t feel bad about my health any longer.

— Sharon, Fastereft

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 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

Letter to BBC –
Also in terms of psychologists / counsellors to work with young people / families for your programme. May I recommend a woman called Nuala White – she is highly qualified and experienced but has two things that make her very effective with solutions for teens. One is that she knows about and understands the possible disability side of things (so many young people having difficulities have undiagnosed disabilities) and two, she has a fantastic new tool (more common in suicide prevention in USA) that is proven to work and does not require teens (or parents) to talk a lot to cope, let go and manage. Its called Faster EFT and she is a trainedpractitioner. We recently won funding to work with her to make a You Tube video to make the skill accessible to teens. (Feb / Mar) Its like acupuncture, but for emotions – and it just involves tapping with a finger on certain points to release and let go. It may sound a bit strange – but I know that it works and its perfect for teens who so often have not got the skills, to talk /communicate when they are angry or down. They can take ownership of a solution. Nuala has a broad range of skills and is a brilliant counsellor also. She could help make a big positive impact – the skill is easy to learn and you dont have to believe in the ‘how it works’ for it to work.

We know from experience that many families / young people need quicker fixes and things they can use themselves when there is no professional available / long waiting lists, / teens who wont attend, to them and will work no matter what the issue – thankfully now this has developed in NI and we are working to make it available to teens.

I have cc’ed Nuala into this so you can get in touch with her if you wish.

Regards

— Dianne Little / Ruckchati – Project Manager FUEL and FIND Young People’s Centre, Bespoke events and Fastereft

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