“The Alexander Technique teaches you how to use your body with the ease of movement for which it was designed. The uniqueness of the Alexander approach is that it emphasizes using the mind and body in unity.”
Jack Stern, Neurological Director of Spinal Surgery, NY City Medical College
I found my Alexander Technique sessions with you very helpful and thought-provoking. And it’s the thinking and reminding I will continue with! Sheila, Artist, lessons in Hove 2018
After your lesson I felt positively taller and more serene as I floated home on my bike! Thanks for the Alexander inspiration, Janet. I’d thoroughly recommend Alexander Technique to anyone with a busy life and a hectic job.
Claire, BBC Producer/ Photographer, Hove
I very much enjoyed the trial session with you and very much look forward to starting the 6 week course – I really did feel the usual pain in my legs and back ease off. I have also been using the mp3 you sent me for my daily semi supine practice. Hilary, lessons in Hove 2017
Feedback from participants on 10-week trial of small group and individual Alexander Technique lessons for Back Pain in Hove 2017:
‘I have derived a number of benefits from taking part in this trial. The most notable is my growing awareness of the tension I hold in every part of my body and the realisation that I can do something about it. Lying in semi supine allows me to direct my awareness; a practice which enables me to become more aware of my body’s tensions but also has a significant positive effect on my back pain levels which always reduce as a result of lying in the semi supine position’.
‘It is difficult to change long established habits and modes of being but I am now more able to think of reassessing the way I am moving and adjust my thinking. I am more able to sit and rise from a chair in a more balanced way, and this has increased my confidence in making movement’.
‘I believe that my new awareness of bending and flexing at my joints will reduce the strain on my back and protect me from using myself in a harmful way’.
‘I have found the classes to be both fun and useful, learning something new each time. After the first two weeks or so of Alexander Technique I had begun to feel that I was holding a lot less tension in my body when going about my daily life. It was a huge encouragement when my osteopath said I had considerably dropped my shoulders and improved the muscle condition in my back. Her verdict was ‘ there must be something to this AT practice you have been doing’.
‘I find myself now thinking more about my ‘Use’ in the course of normal activities … I have confidence in lifting heavy things I could not have imagined only a few weeks earlier. Since then I am now doing more in my garden at home and feeling much better balanced in everything I do’.
‘I have no doubt in my mind that the more conscious direction of thought I have learned in AT has made a big difference to my mobility/balance and (comparative) freedom from tension. I recognise that I still have a long way to go and many bad habits to let go of but the experience of Alexander Technique thus far has been a wholly positive one for me’.
Learning the Alexander Technique during my pregnancy gave me greater insight into the way I used my body. I have learned how I can make changes to reduce undue tension. My lessons with you encouraged me to make time to practice the Alexander Technique, for the benefit of both me and my growing baby.
Learning semi supine has helped me manage my back pain and calm my mind. My lessons with you were always gently helpful in me having an input into my own health and wellbeing.
Susan, Psychologist, Lewes
Alexander Technique has given me new experiences of balance in my body and movement, something that is helpful to me with a recent diagnosis of osteoporosis. Thank you Janet. You have shown me how the Alexander Technique can give me tools to help me look after my balance and myself – something I take back into my work.
Margaret, Sculptor, Hove
We have a great deal to thank Mr Alexander for. Twenty years ago when I first came across the Alexander technique I was struck by how much freer I was to breathe. Having renewed having lessons with you, my new awareness now helps me maintain my mobility each time I step into a new day.
George, Retired (81 years young), Worthing