My story

“The Alexander Technique has had a huge positive impact on my life. It changed what had become a life of steady deterioration into a life of steady improvement.

Aged 25 to 30 I experienced increasing, incapacitating back and leg pain. It was eventually found to be caused by a benign spinal tumour. I had a brilliant surgeon. He operated, didn’t damage my spinal cord and the pain improved. After 3 months I returned to work – very happy. However as I returned to my normal activities so the pain returned. A puzzle. Investigations showed that the surgery was successful but my experience was saying something different. I tried everything I could. Some things provided temporary relief.

I was then introduced to the Alexander Technique. It was different to anything else I had tried and I found it fascinating. I slowly discovered that my problems were no longer medical. They were being created by me, my thinking and the resulting way I went about activity and life. I worked with teachers and applied the technique to my everyday activities. Gradually my physical problems improved and I began to notice other benefits, such as life becoming easier and more fun, I was hooked.

In 2007 I completed a 4 year rigorous training programme to become an Alexander Technique Teacher and share the technique with others. In 2016 I completed 4 more years of training to become an Alexander Technique Trainer and train others to become teachers.

Seeing people engage with the technique and witness the difference it makes to their lives is so exciting. I feel very lucky to have found the Alexander Technique and to continue to benefit from it.”