Coached self help for stress, back pain and wellbeing
What is the Alexander Technique? 'The Alexander Technique is a method of self-help. Its purpose is to help people avoid doing things that are harmful to their general wellbeing. The method is unique because, unlike most systems that advise people what to do and how to do it, this teachers what not to do and how to prevent it. Thus the Technique requires, first of all, a practical demonstration, conveying the experience of what actions are wrong; and then clear instructions as to how they can be avoided.' Walter Carrington 1st January 2004
Who is it for? I have over 35 yers of teaching experience and have been training others to teach for over 25 years. As a very experienced teacher I am happy to take pupils with considerable challenges and have taught people with hypermobility/EDS scoliosis, 'drop foot' from back surgery, people with chronic pain condition as a result of injury or illness. I teach from my studio in Patcham. Lessons are £60, (£45 for students/low income). You can start by having one lesson to experience my gentle hands-on approach to your neuro-physical re-education. You can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 01273 278523
I head the Brighton Alexander Technique College and have taught the Alexander Technique for over 35 years I am proud to have been trained by Dilys and Walter Carrington. I worked intensively with Dilys after qualification and I can help you regain a sense of balance in your body and in your life. The Alexander Technique is a unique form of personal neuromuscular re-education and I am your guide and hands-on (literally) coach. It’s making the best use of yourself through a practical method of self observation and improvement. My gentle hands guide you to a better understanding of your own pattern of pulls and tension, something we call 'use'. How you use yourself is mostly through habit and not always good habits! This method of experiential learning allows you to hone your sensory awareness and improve body, balance and posture. And it's fun to learn too.
I have given postgraduate workshops all over the world and presented three memorial lecture (Edinburgh, New Zealand and Ireland. This year I co-presented with Julie Barber. Talking about one of my specialities, Hyper-mobility and how the Alexander Technique can help.
I'm working on an audiobook of Body, Breath & Being- a new guide to the Alexander Technique. You can download an mp3 file of a semi-supine talk though here.
Find out how the Alexander Technique can help you to: Improve your wellbeing and your posture. Manage back pain. Cope with stress, enhance speech and confidence for everyday life or performance.
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