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I find the Alexander Technique very helpful in my life. Things happen without you trying. They get to be light and relaxed. You must get an Alexander teacher to show it to you.
JOHN CLEESE (Actor/Comedian)
The Alexander Technique makes a real difference to my often tense and busy life. Its thoughtful approach has made me calmer, improved my concentration and given me a clearer sense of my own well being.
JOAN BAKEWELL (Broadcaster/Writer)
The Alexander Technique will benefit anyone whether they are an elite athlete or whether they just wish to live life without the aches and pains that many people suffer and accept as part of life.
GREG CHAPPELL (Cricketer)
The Alexander Technique has helped me to undo knots, unblock energy and deal with almost paralysing stage fright.
WILLIAM HURT (Actor)
The Alexander Technique really works! I recommend it enthusiastically to anyone who has neck pains or back pain.
ROALD DAHL (Author)
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WINDLESHAM, BAGSHOT -
Teacher of the Alexander Technique
Quintin Norris mstat llam
Tel : 07502 304035 / 01885 788276
Lessons in Windlesham, Bagshot
Surrey / Hampshire / Berkshire Border
The Alexander Technique & Mental Health
Over the years in practice as a teacher of the Alexander Technique in Surrey and Hampshire, I have become increasingly interested in the benefits of Alexander work for those suffering with stress, depression, anxiety and other psychological distress.
...The Alexander Technique is essentially a means of coping with whatever change may put in your way…
Tension and stress are perhaps the most common problems of our daily life. But I believe that most people's problems stem from habitual and unrecognised misuse of themselves. The Alexander Technique is uniquely placed to address this.
The link between mind and body is increasingly acknowledged these days. However, it is still not well understood and few 'treatments' or 'therapies' really reflect this truth in practice; often merely treating the individual as a passive recipient of bodily treatments.
F M Alexander was in fact way ahead of his time in recognising that the mind and
body are inseparable. He developed his Technique based on individuals' psycho-
People suffering with stress, depression and anxiety quite frequently get stuck looking for a solution in the mind alone; sometimes also seeking relief from physical symptoms through bodily treatments and/or medication. But Alexander 'discovered' that how we use our bodies has an extraordinary effect on our ability to accurately perceive the world around us, as well as our emotional and physical health.
..Actually, better posture, relief from pain and physical ailments are only by-
Working with the Alexander Technique allows people to change unwanted behaviour patterns; attitudes and outlooks tend to change; and it frequently results in more balanced moods and a better capacity to deal with the challenges that life throws at us.
What about Counselling and Psychotherapy?
Whilst people may find that they prefer working with the Technique than counselling or psychotherapy, the two are not necessarily exclusive. Many people use it in conjunction with psychotherapy, finding that working with the Technique puts them in a 'better' place to explore and deal with thoughts and feelings in therapy.
It can also be very empowering for people under stress, weighed down and dispirited with depression and anxiety to learn that they have the ability to change the way they function. People report being able to experience, think about and respond more appropriately and effectively to feelings rather than being overwhelmed by them.
Finally, many of my pupils come to the Technique initially for relief from physical ailments, such as back pain, but find that they continue having regular lessons long after their physical symptoms have eased. It becomes part of their life and how they deal with emotional, mental and physical stress.
In an Alexander lesson, you will not need to discuss or analyse your problems.
You will just learn something different.
The best thing is for you to experience it for yourself...
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