People come to the Alexander Technique for so many reasons, such as illness, chronic conditions, stress patterns in mind and body, pain, injuries, lack of self-confidence, pregnancy issues, frustration with limits of achievement at work or hobbies.
The Alexander Technique is a skill for life. People learn it for many reasons but mainly because they experience ongoing discomfort or pain in the body such as backache or headaches, or physical irritation such tight shoulders, sleeplessness, repetitive strain injuries, and symptoms of stress they find difficult to deal with. Many people like to reduce or discontinue taking pain killers.
In order for people to make a success of a business they are required to work at peak capacity. Without the health and wellbeing of individuals this is an impossible task. For 100 years, the Alexander Technique has taught people to be responsible for their psychological and physical wellbeing to work and engage with the world more efficiently and enjoyably.
Alexander observed that humans act in the world with their individual habits. Habits are automatic, unconscious responses to stimuli. They are learned through repetitive acts. Habits are necessary because of the often repetitive nature of normal tasks in life. Habits conserve energy and give space for life challenges that are not routine affairs. Habits are goal-oriented. Habits make us feel comfortable with ourselves. We feel powerful. So, they are pleasant, good and necessary.
The Alexander Technique (AT) is a pioneering method by which to engage with a person’s often limiting habits that might cause problems for health and wellbeing. F. M. Alexander (1869 – 1955) based his physical contact work on theoretical considerations. 100 years on, practitioners of the Alexander Technique still apply the method as it is handed down through three years full time training. What has become of interest is to understand why the method works.
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