Hope for back pain sufferers.

Back pain is the biggest cause of sickness absence in the UK and lower back pain affects 7 in 10 people at some time in their lives. A study published online by the British Medical Journal, referring to a trial with over 500 patients, offers some hope. Professor Paul Little of Southampton's faculty of medicine ... More

TMJ syndrome and the Alexander Technique – Ann’s story

Ann is a GP and has been suffering from Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ syndrome) for some time. Her dentist suggested she try the Alexander Technique. After about 5 sessions Ann realised that her jaw was no longer locking and also her neck was alot freer. Listen to this audio from a dentist's perspective. Read ... More

Roger’s story – Piriformis Syndrome/Sciatica

"I had been suffering with Piriformis Syndrome ( See definition below ) for about five years. Having turned to my GP, Acupuncture and Chiropractor treatments all without success, I decided to try the Alexander Technique. Mark has been teaching me over the past five months and" Roger McIntosh :Piriformis syndrome ... More

Lulu’s age defying secrets include Alexander Technique

"The fastest way to lose 5lb and take off five years is to stand up straight. I can remember going shopping with my mum and I’d sort of schlump when I was trying on clothes — and she’d narrow her eyes and give me such a look! I’ve studied the Alexander Technique in the past, which really helps with posture ... More

Alexander Technique Video (New)

Take a look at this great new video introducing the Alexander Technique and it's many possibilities. My old teacher John Nicholls was involved in it's making. More

Barefoot running + Alexander Technique

See the article in Sunday's Observer Sports Monthly Magazine about barefoot running and how the Alexander Technique can improve efficiency. I have attended a couple of Malcolm Balk's " Art of running" courses and Oh boy it makes a difference. Read article Sessions in the Alexander Technique can help in any sport ... More

Sports injuries? Improve your performance

Are you tight as you go into movement? Have you locked your knees? Are you actually in support without undue tension? Is it possible to avoid using any muscles which are not needed for the activity itself? Could you be causing yourself a muscular imbalance? The way we go about training strongly affects both the ... More

Alexander Technique for Musicians

Patrick Maddams, managing director, Royal Academy of Music Check this out to see how the technique can help you. Local sessions in Brighton - Find out more or book online here More

Alexander Technique for Actors, Performers and Singers

The actor can play a character who is hunched over without damaging themselves, the musician can play with ease and fluidity, the dancer can move with an enviable degree of freedom of expression and the singer can produce a sound with more resonance. Check this out to see how the Technique can improve your performanc... More

Sit up straight! It’ll keep you smiling.

This is an extract from an article by Claire Coleman in theDaily Mail: Brita Forsstrom, chair of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (stat.org.uk), agrees that our physical demeanour is very much bound up with our mental state. 'When you think about phrases we use in everyday life and the connotations ... More