Hypermobility & the Alexander Technique

Over the many years that I’ve been teaching the Alexander Technique I’ve learnt a great deal from working with people who are living with hypermobility. Hypermobility is a term that covers a huge spectrum, from simply having increased flexibility with no negative consequences, through to more complex and challenging conditions such as hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome […]

Mindfulness & the Alexander Technique

This Saturday I’m giving a conference presentation, to discuss how learning the Alexander Technique can help people with hypermobility – I’ll come back to this topic next time. The talk that will precede my one is about mindfulness. So, why did I decide to call my presentation Embodying mindfulness through the Alexander Technique? Many of […]

When things go wrong

I had a lot of anger to deal with on Friday. On the phone to a well-known life-insurance company, I was shocked to find out that my mum had been misled about her policy. In her lifetime, my mum had done her best to make sure she was leaving all her affairs in order, and […]

Why hands-on in Alexander teaching?

The Alexander Technique is essentially a self-help method for positive change that involves discovering how to think differently. So why do Alexander teachers use hands-on work to help people learn the technique? Touch can provide a subtle yet powerful means of communication. Hands-on Alexander work uses a gentle, reassuring, instructive, non-judgemental and unique quality of […]

The difference a small thought can make

During an introductory Alexander Technique lesson this week, there came a point when my new client looked slightly puzzled and it felt like I could almost read her thoughts: ‘This is really strange, my back isn’t hurting now but I don’t understand what’s made the difference. OK it does all sound logical…..but are you seriously […]