I became a Teacher of the Alexander Technique in 1986, after completing a 3 year training recognized by the Society of Teachers of
the Alexander Technique (STAT). I have been teaching since then
and am extremely experienced in working with people with chronic pain, back problems, or stress-related symptoms. I also enjoy working with performers of all kinds - from singers and musicians to dancers and horse-riders, enabling them to apply the Alexander Technique in activity.
I taught Drama Students at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama from 1989-2018. And I have taught the Alexander Technique for BBC Wales, the National Assembly of Wales, The Older People's Commission for Wales, and at various Adult and Community Education Centres in Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan, and Wiltshire. In addition, I have run short courses for, among others, Wiltshire County Council, The Drama Association of Wales and the Sherman Theatre.
The Alexander Technique is a well-known method of managing chronic back and neck pain. In 2008, the British Medical Journal published research that proved the effectiveness of the Alexander Technique for the relief of long-term back pain.
Back problems can be caused, or worsened, by poor posture, excessive muscular tension, and stress. Practicing the Alexander Technique helps us improve our awareness of our posture and our movement patterns in all our daily activities. Everyone who studies the Alexander Technique, no matter their age or condition, can benefit. As well as a reduction in pain there can be an improvement in mobility, general health, and well-being. There is also a corresponding improvement in technique and performance, along with a reduction in stress, which is invaluable for performers.
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An introductory Alexander Technique lesson will last 45-50 minutes. Subsequent lessons are 30-40 minutes. Longer lessons are available.