I discovered that The Alexander Technique is really 'Mindfulness in action' rather than learning to sit or stand up straight. As a back pain sufferer myself, I gained a terrific amount of benefit from Alexander's Discoveries. I have over 12 years experience and I operate out of a dedicated Studio in Central Brighton, working with people experiencing back, neck and shoulder pain.
I knew much of my problem was related to bad posture, but was quite shocked at how I held stress and undue tension in my body, not only in the obvious places, ie. neck and back, but also in shoulders, hips and even ankles, etc.
I was offered an operation on my neck and was on very strong prescription drugs. I tried lots of different treatments but the only thing to give long term relief was this life changing class and i'm now pain-free, without the need for an operation. As well as improving my posture, I felt I had gained control of my body rather than being a slave to it. I have also been able to apply this to practising Tai Chi and improving my running style. This impressed me so much I decided to embark on the 3 year training course to become an Alexander Technique Practitioner. In my 50th year, I have been amazed that I move better and do things now that I couldn't do as a teenager.
As well as running my own successful private practice I also have experience of tutoring at the Brighton Alexander Technique College training new practitioners as well as giving workshops and taster sessions in the workplace which I love.
Take a look at what my clients have to say by clicking here: testimonials page
Mark Claireaux M.S.T.A.T

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“Mr Alexander has done a service to the subject [of the study of reflex and voluntary movement] by insistently treating each act as involving the whole integrated individual, the whole psychophysical man. To take a step is an affair, not of this or that limb solely, but of the total neuromuscular activity of the moment, not least of the head and neck. “

Sir Charles Sherrington (neurophysiologist)

The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique