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 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
“Your body alignment is better and you have a greater sense of length in the lower spine. You seem to have a better understanding of how to find your alignment by balancing each segment on top of the other rather than using muscular tension to put body parts in place. By doing so, you have minimized the tendency to shift the weight too much to the back of your heels which caused a shift forward of the rib cage….. “
It seems like that experiencing the Alexander technique has helped you to find a more efficient way to deal with your alignment. Keep exploring somatic practices as they might help you understand even more how to work with your body.
Report for Holly (Student). Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
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