Top 5 Benefits of the Alexander Technique for Business.
“The discovery could help British firms save vast sums of money. Each year back pain accounts for up to five million lost working days, and costs the economy an estimated £5billion”. Daily Mail.
An Alexander Technique program can help reduce time off work and increase productivity by reducing back, neck, shoulder and arm pain. It also reduces costly work related injuries such as repetitive strain injuries and typing injuries (RSI and OOS).
Absenteeism at Victorinox (producers of Swiss Army Knives) was reduced by more than 42% due to an Alexander Technique program between 2002 – 2007. Educating employees on body awareness through the Alexander Technique had a dramatic impact on absenteeism.
For employees with back pain, a set of Alexander Technique sessions resulted in an 86% reduction in days in pain (from 21 days to just 3) and a set of just 6 Alexander Technique sessions followed by exercise was 72% as effective as this (Source: British Medical Journal)
Just look at the benefits of the Alexander Technique for your business:
- Reduce staff absence – absenteeism at Victorinox (1000 employees) fell by over 42% as a direct result of onsite Alexander Technique training.
- Ergonomically aware employees have less back and neck pain. A recent study funded by the NHS saw pain-days drop 86%. This can mean substantial savings for employers.
- Because I can come to your site with little or no equipment required, your employees can benefit straight away without having to leave the office.
- Your employees will of course be very grateful for your wellbeing strategy. Companies with a good wellbeing strategy tend to attract the best employees.
- A reduction in over-use injuries and RSI’s means fewer claims.
- Don’t just take my word for it! Progressive companies such as these are already benefiting from Alexander Technique sessions: ICI, Clifford Chance, The Guardian, BBC, Chanel, City Lit, Hewlett Packard, Grey Advertising, Victorinox, Swiss National Bus, British Library, Google, HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office in Whitehall, Merrill Lynch and UBS are all benefitting.
Alexander Technique for Businesses in the Northwest.
Whatever your need…
You’ll find us very accommodating when it comes to your specific requirements for the Alexander Technique, whether it be for pain relief, public speaking, confidence, appearance, dealing with anxiety, sleep problems, or just learning a new skill. In the workforce, this translates to less staff absence and improved productivity – all of which benefit your bottom line.
Get the most from your staff with a tailored, on-site Alexander Technique program.
Easy to engage…
Because our lead trainer James has worked extensively in business as a project manager, and a business development manager, he knows what it’s like to work in corporations and understands the pressures your staff may be under. Setting requirements, and measuring results are all key in making sure you get the benefit from any program of Alexander technique in your workplace. And because James has worked extensively in project environments, he’s easily able to liaise with you and make sure you get exactly what you want, be it large-scale group workshops for your staff, or individual one-to-one lessons for your employees who are taking valuable and expensive time off work because of back pain, neck pain, shoulder and arm pain, and repetitive strain injuries.
We’ll come to you…
If your company is in the North-West of England and your staff are struggling with the problems we just mentioned, then asked James to come and visit and demonstrate just how effective the Alexander technique can be to reduce your staff absence and increase productivity. James has worked with large companies such as the BBC, the University of Manchester, the NHS, Chetham’s School of music, Aquinas College, Stockport Homes, and many societies and charities who have all benefited.
Significant cost-saving benefits…
A reduction in back, neck, shoulder and arm pain can help reduce time off work and increase productivity, and mitigate the risk and cost of work related injuries such as repetitive strain injuries and typing injuries (RSI, WRULD and OOS).
Reduce costly staff absence from back neck and shoulder pain and repetitive strain injuries with the Alexander Technique at your workplace.
For example: absenteeism at Victorinox (producers of Swiss Army Knives) dropped by 42% as a direct result of an Alexander Technique program between 2002 – 2007. They educated employees on body awareness, good posture and working practice using the Alexander Technique – and reaped the gains of their dramatic reduction in absence.
Evidence based with proven results…
Before you spend another penny on masseurs and physios at your workplace, ask yourself where the evidence base is. Just look at the results of this clinical trial:
For employees with back pain, a full set of Alexander Technique sessions resulted in an 86% reduction in days in pain (from 21 days to just 3) and a set of just 6 Alexander Technique sessions followed by exercise was 72% as effective as this, halving days with pain. (Source: British Medical Journal)
The Alexander training is highly sought after and valued by employees as it is perceived as something most beneficial for them as individuals. From an Occupational Health & Safety perspective the technique has delivered two things often lacking in Occupational Health & Safety Programs: motivation and long term positive change. Les Corbett, Occupational Health & Safety Consultant.
Call or contact me today to find out how I can personalise Alexander Technique training to suit your company’s needs.