I'm Tracy Gil. I have been teaching the Alexander Technique in Bristol for the last 20 years. In addition to being a teacher, I originally worked as a nurse for 18 years, specialising first in intensive care and then in neurology & neurosurgery. However, this didn't help me to deal with my own chronic back pain when it began to seriously affect my daily activities. It was then that I began to look into the Alexander Technique and learn it for myself.
As well as obtaining considerable relief from my back problem, I discovered many unexpected benefits, which have truly changed my life for the better. I'm calmer and find I can think more clearly. If difficulties do arise, I am better able to find my way through them, without putting obstacles in my own way. And best of all, I laugh a lot more!
trainingIn order to share these benefits with others, in 1994 I undertook a 4 year teacher training course in the Interactive Teaching Method (ITM) for teaching the work of F M Alexander. My training was provided by Don Weed, who is the founder of the ITM. Don trained and worked for many years alongside the late Marjorie Barstow, who in turn was the first teacher to qualify from Alexander's first training course in London.
There are many different approaches to teaching Alexander's work. The ITM is a highly effective and innovative way of teaching and learning, which is principle based, student centred and often a great deal of fun.
I have been running a private practice in Bristol for just over 20 years and have been coordinating the ITM Teacher Training Course since 2008. I have enjoyed teaching at the Welsh College of Music and Drama and also giving workshops for singers, physiotherapists, primary health care teams and staff at General Electric and Deloitte in Bristol.
In 2012 I did an additional four years of training with Don Weed and in 2016 I joined a small group of other trainers who are assisting him in training teachers in the ITM approach to teaching Alexander's work.
For further information about ITM training courses, have a look at ITM Alexander Technique
I am a member of the ITM Teachers Association and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). I hold full insurance and work according to a strict code of conduct.
For further information, or to arrange an introductory session, why not call me or email me.
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