Get the help you need to stop things hurting and start moving freely and easily.
My job is to help you uncover the bad habits and unnecessary tensions that are causing you to work harder than you need to. Then, with some easy-to-learn tools and strategies, I will teach you how to analyse movement and activities so that you can work out for yourself how to achieve any physical activity as effectively and efficiently as possible.
For nearly 10 years now I have been helping students reach their potential with activities as diverse as singing, yoga, swimming, walking, using a computer, playing an accordion, and chopping carrots. Any activity that involves mental and physical effort can be improved and made easier using Alexander Technique principles.
I want my students to get better quickly, and to be able to apply the ideas I teach whenever and wherever they choose. So I structure my sessions to encourage my clients to learn to do stuff for themselves!
What is a 1:1 like?
A session lasts up to 40 minutes. You arrive, and I give you a glass of water or a cup of tea. We discuss what things you want to work on (posture at the computer, for example, or a yoga pose, or running form), and then we work on the activity using Alexander Technique principles.
I’ll typically use my hands to help effect positive change; I’ll ask you some questions so that you can understand the way you’re thinking about the activity; I may tell a story or two; we’ll almost certainly have a laugh.
By the end of the session you’ll have at least a couple of action points to go away and work on. You can then apply them to the activity, and to your life more generally.
If this is your first appointment with me, I will do the following things:
- assess your current physical problems and take a history
- find out your goals
- give you some background on what Alexander Technique is
- let you know whether I think I will be able to help you to achieve your goals, and how long it is likely to take
- give you the opportunity to decide if you feel comfortable with me.
By the end of the first appointment, I aim to give you an assessment of where I think you are currently, and how long it is likely to take for me to be able to help you. If I think you’re in the wrong place for what you want to achieve, I’ll tell you that, too! My aim is to give you an honest summary, so that you can decide how you want to proceed.