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In my blog I share my thoughts on health and wellbeing with everyone! I hope you might enjoy reading about some of my experiences.
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I am very excited to reveal the publication of my book ‘Be in Balance’ on 2 May 2014. This book is a simple introduction to the Alexander Technique from my hands and heart.
I am so pleased to have just been awarded CPD accreditation by the College of Radiographers for a Level 1 Alexander Technique training course for radiographers.
If you are interested, see details on my page for Medical Imaging Staff>>
INTERVIEW WITH JANEY LEE GRACE
On 8 March I gave a TED talk under the heading Facing the Future. (video on front page).
Have a listen to this interview (on the right) recorded with Radio 2’s Janey Lee Grace about the talk, and giving an introduction to the Alexander Technique.
A LIFE WELL-
Elisabeth Walker sadly died on 17 September. She was the last living pupil of F M Alexander himself (the discoverer of the Alexander Technique) and at 98 years old, she had been teaching the Technique all over the world for over 70 years, right up until her death. Elisabeth will be missed but never forgotten. Her eagerness to continue learning, her big heart and her joyful dedication to F.M. Alexander's work will live on as an inspiration to us all. Last year she was featured on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and you can still listen to the Woman’s Hour Podcast>>
Our Inspiration! event on 13th March went very well and I’m still buzzing! It was a unique evening which took a look at how we can change our lives and the things that happen around us with a little attention to ourselves. It gave practical experiences and techniques to try in a fun and inspirational way.
The feedback from everyone who took part was really good (read some comments on Testimonials>>) and we are planning further sessions, so watch this space…
NEW STUDY FINDS THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE BENEFICIAL FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF PAIN
A high quality clinical trial carried out in an experimental setting has demonstrated the therapeutic value and effectiveness of Alexander Technique lessons for chronic back pain. The findings of the research, published in June by the University of the West of England (UWE), suggest that the Alexander Technique is feasible, acceptable, and beneficial in terms of improving quality of life and improving patients management of pain.
For example, more than half the pain clinic patients involved in the study stopped
or reduced their medication (reducing the pain-
BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL PROVES EFFECTIVENESS OF THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE FOR THE TREATMENT OF BACK PAIN
Exciting research has been published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) that proves
that the Alexander Technique is an effective treatment for long-
How does the Alexander Technique work? What are the authors findings about the clinical and cost effectiveness of the treatment? Watch the BMJ video to find out (10 mins) on my video page>>. Click on video link on the right.
THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE AND PARKINSON’S DISEASE
1) NICE (NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CLINICAL EXCELLENCE) GUIDELINES
The Alexander Technique has for a while been included in the NICE Guidelines for the management and care of Parkinson’s>>. The Guidelines state that “The Alexander Technique may be offered to benefit people with PD by helping them to make lifestyle adjustments that affect both the physical nature of the condition and the person's attitudes to having PD”.
2) A CASE STUDY IN GENERATING HOPE FOR A DEGENERATIVE CONDITION
In this article, American Alexander Technique teacher Ruth Rootberg talks about her experience teaching a woman with Parkinson’s Disease; and how she progressed, ultimately after about 20 lessons, transforming how she felt and moved, simply through her own thinking.
RADIOGRAPHY JOURNAL PROVES REPORTS HOW THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE HAS BEEN SHOWN TO BENEFIT SONOGRAPHERS
Radiography Journal published a study in 2011 of the experiences of participants
at a workshop on methods to prevent or reduce work-
It concluded that of all the methods offered, “…the Alexander Technique elicited the most positive feedback, with many participants stating that the information obtained during this session had a dramatic effect on the way they thought about scanning, and that as a result, scanning was noticeably more comfortable.”
I was delighted this week to have been asked to give an interview for Back Matters, a very interesting blog site about topics related to back health. Some great questions which give a good insight into the benefits of the Technique and my journey with it. You can read it here : http://relaxbackuk.blogspot.co.uk/
This is my latest article, for the brilliant Bookshelf Boyfriend website, as an introduction to the Alexander Technique. It is particularly focused on our workplace habits, with some simple practical tips to try at work.
12 AUGUST 2014
This week I am very pleased to be a guest interviewee on the delightful blog of novelist, playwright and actress Elaine Spires, talking about holidays, with travel tips from my book Be in Balance.
BE IN BALANCE FEATURED IN NURSING TIMES
12 JANUARY 2015
“This book should be read by anyone who experiences pain or discomfort in their daily lives as a result of repetitive activity or injury...” READ MORE>>
LOVE YOURSELF FIRST
14 FEBRUARY 2015
I was delighted to contribute to this weekend’s issue of London’s Balance Magazine
EVERYTHING RADIOGRAPHY JOURNAL : JAN-
27 JANUARY 2016
I was so excited to have been invited to contribute an article to the latest issue of ER International about the benefits of the Alexander Technique for Medical Imaging Professionals!
FOUNDATION COURSE FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS
15 MARCH 2017
I am now certified to offer a 10 week Alexander Technique Foundation Course for Young Musicians. This course will introduce students to the Alexander Technique, giving them an overview of its potential to help them in their practice and performance, and in daily life, and a set of practical skills they can apply every day. Full details here>>