20th September 2018 

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Can I help you? #01

can I help you?

There are many different reasons why people come to learn Alexander’s work. Below are some of the most common scenarios that people will talk about when they come to see me. Why not have a look and see if you recognize yourself in any of these.

active and feeling the strain
You love the feeling you get when doing something physically active – you feel more energetic and alive. But some days you find that you just can’t keep going in the way you used to. Your muscles feel tight and your movements seem restricted. Injuries seem more common than in the past. You're wondering if this lack of fluidity is inevitable as you get older or whether there might just be an easier way.

the pain of hard work
Your work or favourite pastime involves some kind of repetitive activity, such as playing an instrument, typing, using your voice or sitting for long hours. What used to be a real joy to you has gradually become more of a pain. Your shoulders and neck ache, your arms are sore or your back hurts. All this is making it increasingly difficult for you to focus on the task in front of you. You’ve tried taking breaks, rearranging your work environment and using all kinds of different gadgets, but nothing seems to help for long. You’re wondering if it’s possible for anybody to do the thing you do without getting sore.

Can I help you? #02got a dream, but feeling stuck
You have a goal or a dream, something you’d like to achieve in your life. You’ve worked long and hard, had some excellent instruction and seen yourself come a long way. Somewhere inside you feel sure that you are capable of more, but you’re at a loss as to how you might take the next step forward. Something seems to be stopping you from reaching your full potential and you’d love to find the key that would help you open that door.

'stress' hamsters
You’re feeling stressed out and sometimes it seems like there are a family of hamsters racing around on a wheel inside your head! You long to be able to approach life more calmly and easily, with greater confidence and clarity.

looking for optimum health
You have a diagnosed condition and are getting the best care available. Still, you’re wondering if you could do anything more to help yourself. Maybe you have noticed how tense you are when your body’s hurting or how stress seems to increase your symptoms. Or perhaps you have developed certain ways of moving that are putting the rest of your system out of balance.

I have been working with people in these kinds of situations for many years. Learning the Alexander Technique has given them a key to solving what is getting in their way and enabled them to move forward with their lives.

We are all individual, so don’t worry if you can’t see yourself in any of these descriptions. Give me a call or drop me a line and I’ll be happy to talk to you about whether I think the Alexander Technique is likely to help with your particular situation. I also offer a no obligation introductory session. Having a practical, hands-on experience of an Alexander lesson is one of the best ways to find out whether this is the right approach for you.