Alexander Technique Q&A
What is the Alexander Technique?
The Alexander Technique helps you become more aware of your posture, takes stress off your body and mind, and helps you move more freely. It helps if you have backache, or a stiff neck and shoulders, if you want to improve your posture, if you suffer from RSI, or if you just get uncomfortable sitting at your computer.
An NHS study proved it can reduce days with back pain by 86%.
It’s also great to learn if you’re a singer, musician, actor, dancer or athlete and feel you’re not performing to your full potential.
And if you get headaches, problems sleeping, or stress and anxiety, use the Alexander Technique to help you feel more relaxed and comfortable in your body.
What should I wear?
Can I bring a friend or relative?
Does it hurt?
Do I need to see my doctor first?
How many sessions will I need?
One client’s sciatica stopped after one session, but another who still has sciatica has been coming for months. It all depends on your current mess, and your commitment to learn – for some a few weeks, for others it can take a lot, lot longer. And for people who come for self-improvement, the sky’s the limit. This is why I offer introductory sessions, and sets of 6, 12 and 24 sessions. Most people take a set of 12, one a week, and then come less frequently after that. Some I call my ‘old-timers’ – they started regularly and have eased it out to once a month, or once a quarter. Some come for for a yearly ‘recharge of the batteries’. Whatever suits you.
Think of this as learning a new skill, like learning a new instrument, and once you’ve learnt it you have it for life, but there’s always more skill to learn!
Are you qualified?
Only ever choose an Alexander Technique teacher who is approved by the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, which means they’ll have three years full-time training, like me! We’re used to the idea of physicians who can’t heal themselves, child psychologists with unruly kids, singing teachers who can’t sing and football coaches who can’t make it from one end of the pitch to the other. Teaching the Alexander Technique is different.
Before an Alexander teacher can help you, they have to know it inside out. For themselves. No excuses. I’m happy to say I use the Alexander Technique all day, every day, and my results prove it, as my testimonials show!
What if it doesn't work?
Try out a trial session, and feel the benefits there and then, or pay nothing at all. No obligation!
I’m so confident you’ll enjoy and benefit from your session I can happily offer you this guarantee. You really have nothing to lose (and no-one has ever needed to take advantage of this, so it’s easy for me to offer, but it’s there if you want, you’re free to choose!)
OK, so what do I do to learn it?
But if you’re not sure then just dabble with my free online course, or let me know how I can help you.
I’ll get straight back to you. If you have any questions just ask me – no matter how daft you think your question is. It’s not daft to me. Go on, get in touch, you’ve nothing to lose and everything to gain.