The Alexander Technique teaches you how to change your physical and mental responses to the world around you. By learning how to identify and then prevent harmful, excessive muscular tension in your body that may be the cause of stress and pain, you will be able to improve your overall functioning and positive wellbeing
I like to think of the Alexander Technique as the ultimate self-care tool, a skill that you can learn and apply in areas of your life.
The Alexander Technique could help you to overcome:
- muscle tension and stiffness
- back, neck and joint pain
- poor posture
- breathing and vocal problems
- anxiety and stress related problems
Use the Technique to:
- improve performance and prevent injury
in music, drama and sport
- enhance business and presentation skills
- develop ease and elegance in movement
- support pregnancy and childbirth.
Why not book an introductory lesson or come along to one of my Introductory workshops, small group or private lessons at The Helios Clinic, Camden Road, Tunbridge Wells or in Mayfield.
I have suffered with a bad back for years and a friend recommended AT as a way of managing this. I booked a lesson with Cecile and went on to have a further course of six sessions. I genuinely found that the processes Cecile showed me started to alleviate my back and neck pain after a few weeks. As well as that, I appreciated Cecile’s patience, warmth and clarity in how she explained the technique. I knew it was making a difference when somebody complimented me on my posture – that wouldn’t have happened before the lessons! AT is a part of my daily routine now and I’m genuinely grateful to Cecile for helping me to make use of it.
Oli, (Back pain sufferer) Tunbridge Wells
“I came to the Alexander Technique having had years of back and neck pain following many injuries and surgical interventions. I felt the benefits of learning and practising semi supine very quickly as it allows me the space and time to focus on myself and the way my body feels, and as a consequence the tension and ache at the base of my skull has disappeared. The lessons with Cecile are great fun and I look forward to my weekly lessons enormously. I feel more relaxed and aware of the way I sit and stand and have started to make small, but significant changes that have led to improvements in my balance. I would definitely recommend A.T.”
Julie, (Writer) Wadhurst, East Sussex
I resumed my lessons privately with Cecile when I was pregnant. I immediately felt really comfortable with her approach which was empathetic but also practical.
Initially we focussed on changes in my body and posture and exercises to relieve problems. Then we looked at my use in relation to day to day activities and after the birth incorporating carrying and feeding my baby. After the birth I had back pain for the first time in my life but with Cecile’s help I no suffer with this.
Lucy M. (Musician) Tunbridge wells, Kent
An evaluation of the Alexander Technique – BMJ. August 2008