The Alexander Technique is an alternative therapy that teaches embodied presence, and the full integration of the mind/body/spirit. With the use of hands-on touch and verbal guidance, each student is led into a deeper awareness of their whole self.
The study of Alexander Technique (AT) has many potential health benefits. Through the process of un-learning maladaptive patterns of thought, behavior, and movement, clients discover new, more efficient, and pain-free ways to approach movement and their lives. Improved posture and relief from persistent neck and back pain are common beneficial results of the practice. Lessons have also proved to be effective in the treatment of chronic stress and pain conditions and overuse injuries. Alexander Technique has been found to be helpful in enhancing motor development and coordination in those with neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease and stroke.*
*Please note that Alexander Technique lessons are not meant to diagnose or treat medical or mental health conditions and should not be used as, or in place of, psychotherapy or as a treatment for serious health conditions.
I tailor each lesson to the student's specific needs. Each lesson will look different. Typically, lessons will incorporate hands-on touch and gentle verbal guidance to create more ease. We will actively explore simple movement procedures like walking, standing, lying down, and getting up and down from a chair. The purpose of this approach, is to catch the student in the "moment" of awareness and begin to change the habitual and patterned response to stimuli.