Many daily activities are done without awareness, often using more tension, than necessary, constricting us mentally and physically. This can mean we are less efficient in how we move or rest, which can lead to the development of health problems.
The Alexander Technique helps you to become aware of harmful tension habits that can cause chronic stiffness and pain. It teaches you how to do any activity with less effort, to restore poise and freedom of movement. improve health and vitality and attain a balance of mind and body.
People of all ages use the Alexander Technique for: joint and muscle disorders, difficulties with movement and co-ordination, breathing and vocal problems, anxiety and stress related conditions.
It can aid rehabilitation after operations, injury, or illness and can provide support during and after pregnancy.
It can be a helpful tool for managing the disabilities experienced by people with Arthritis or Parkinson’s Disease.
Some people want to improve performance of skills in specific areas such as musical instrument playing, singing, sports, acting, dancing etc. Musicians, sports people, actors and teachers can improve stamina, increase clarity of perception, manage performance anxiety and be on form more consistently.
The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT), was founded in 1958 by a group of teachers who had been trained by F.M. Alexander himself.
The aim of the society is to ensure the highest standards of teacher training and professional practice.
Teaching members of STAT (MSTAT) are registered to teach the Technique after completing three years training at a course approved by STAT, (or having reached a standard approved by STAT). They are required to follow the Society’s Code of Professional Conduct and Competence. As members of the society, they are covered by Professional Indemnity insurance.
Graduates of training courses are assessed by moderators from outside their training course.
There is a varied programme of Continuing Professional Development run by STAT.
For more information, visit the STAT website: www.stat.org.uk