Little Princess and her family are so
motivated that they just have a go at anything that comes their way. Little Princess
is included in everything and she also initiates many actions herself.
A few days before the weekend of the Blue Night in Nürnberg
when museums and galleries open their doors late into the night and when many new creative projects
take place, all that was needed was to suggest in hearing distance of Little Princess we all meet in the city at some point during
Little Princess was immediately tuned in and
the following day had everything sorted out. All that we were relying on was
the weather to play along.
It was a dull rainy day on the Saturday in question but at the last
minute, well into the evening the weather cleared and I received a message on my phone from Little Princess informing
me that she, her brother and their French exchange guest and her mum were about
to leave their house. I had a ten minute walk to town so I slowly made by way
to our meeting place.
a couple of hours amongst the crowds before returning home to our beds just
I was so impressed with the way that Little Princess
whizzed amongst the crowds in her wheelchair, her head at elbow height, without
a care in the world. She was thoroughly enjoying her very first Blue Night experience.
I hope we share many more Blue Nights and other such events in the future because I always find Little Princess’s
presence so inspiring.
I have decided to make things a bit easier for people who come to my blog, by creating this second site. My initial plan is that it will be entirely about conductive upbringing, but we shall see how it develops.
My wish is to publish articles by different people, by anyone who has a story to tell, questions to ask or information to share.
Of course I will also publish my own writings on conductive upbringing, but essentially this space will be for anyone who wishes to send me something to publish.
This can, for example, be something already published, either on another blog or as a paper. It can be a summary of something that has been discussed at a conference or between a group of colleagues, friends or parents. It can be something written especially for the blog about personal experiences. It can be something that has been discovered somewhere on the internet that can be discussed here on the blog, or it can be a posting full of questions for readers to attempt to answer.
It can be anything that you the readers, wish it to be.
I also wish to use this site to link to anything that I or readers discover anywhere, on line or on paper, about conductive upbringing.
I sowed the first seeds for this blog over a year ago now, then began planning it on line in the spring. Although the layout is not finished and I am having a lot of difficulties getting all the gadgets to work, I think it time to press the button and get it going, and let the rest sort itself out on the way.
If anyone wishes to publish something here then all that is needed to do is send it to me in an email or as a comment that can be moved into the main part of the blog if necessary.
I am Susie Mallett, conductor. I was born, raised and first educated in England (degree in fine arts in 1979, qualifications as a secondary-school art teacher and art therapist in 1983. From 1989 to 1993 I trained as a conductor at the Pető Institute in Budapest under Dr Mária Hári, since when I have lived and worked in Germany as a self-employed conductor.. I currently work with children in a conductive team in Nürnberg, and with adults in collaboration with therapists in adult rehabilitation. I particularly like to work with my stroke clients and with children and their families in their own homes. My conductive practice is in German and English.
I also speak Hungarian. My theoretical background relates closely to that of András Pető and Mária Hári. Uniquely amongst conductors I describe my work on the Internet. I am available to give public talks and private consultations.
Welcome to my site. I hope that you find much to interest you. You will also find some good things to see and listen to while you are here. Enjoy your visit and contact me if you think that I can help.
Susie Mallett, Conductor, BA Hons, PGCE, Dip ArtTherapy, DiplKondPed