The Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique

Teach Your Body to Move Lightly

.... Move and Breath as
Your Body Was Born to

Alexander Technique Aberdeenshire

Teach Your Body to Move Lightly

.... Move and Breath as
Your Body Was Born to

About the Alexander Technique



The Alexander Technique is a practical way to look after ourselves in everyday movement, whether that’s playing a musical instrument, doing the housework or running a marathon or simply managing chronic pain. It is appropriate for all ages.

Repetitive and Subconscious Movement – Body Tightens


During the course of living, habits can develop around routine activities. As time goes by their repetitive and subconscious nature can start to cause us problems. The response to this is often to practice the habit more intensely, believing the problem can be solved with more hard work. After some years of this behaviour the body may become tightened, knotted and shortened, causing considerable distress.

Move as Your Body Should – Do Less, Not More

Alexander Technique Aberdeenshire Less Not More



FM Alexander recognised that by doing more, harder doesn’t work, and he explored the whole idea of doing less, of simply stopping behaving in any way which constrained the natural flow of movement.

The Alexander Technique Explores Natural Movement


Young children are beautiful examples of this balance and easy movement. It is possible to relearn this natural co-ordination for ourselves. Its a quality that may be experienced in infinite ways, depending on the history of the individual. It offers the possibility of more choice and more autonomy.

The Alexander Technique Explores Natural Movement



Lessons Using the Alexander Technique

A course of lessons can feel like a holiday from the effort and strain we unconsciously apply to everyday life

Lessons in the Alexander Technique Aberdeenshire



Cath completed a 3 years at Edinburgh Alexander Teacher Training School (EATS) and is a fully accredited member of The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT)



A session of Alexander Technique is called a lesson as it is more an educative experience. Developing self help tools for ongoing work on oneself.

Lessons are 40 mins to an hour long and are usually 1:1.

The teacher guides the pupil through simple movements such as sitting, walking using their hands. The pupil is led to a greater understanding and awareness of their co-ordination and balance. The experience is often one of increased lightness, freedom and spaciousness.

I offer individual lessons and small group classes.

I am based at The Haven, Market Square, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire. and
Rosemount (Complimentary Therapies) Centre, 1c Mount Street, Aberdeen.

I also do home visits if required Banchory/Laurencekirk/ Aberdeen area.

Benefits of the Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique can help:

• prevent and alleviate conditions associated with stress tensions and poor posture
• reduces muscle, joint and back problems
• aids rehabilitation after illness, injury and surgery
• provides coping skills for chronic conditions

Learning the Alexander Technique can add a new dimension of awareness, wellbeing and creativity to most peoples lives… as it did mine

How the Alexander Technique Changed My Life

The Benefits of the Alexander Technique


My story as a young art student at Glasgow School of Art in the 80’s I was working intensely on my final degree show and ended up flat on my back for a week, debilitated in pain. A friend suggested I went for an Alexander Lesson. I did this after an initial session with the Chiro practitioner. The Technique seemed to offer a more long term solution.

My Alexander lesson went well, I found it intriguing, the teacher seemed an example of what I needed, there was ease, a quietness, yet she was dynamic. The lesson was like an undoing and a building up in a natural easy way, reminding me of how I could be. I was hooked. My back was delighted, and my world widened out.

A good few years later…learning and continually discovering with this wonderful discipline.

My mission is to share the endless benefits of the Alexander Technique ...



Leading Medical Journals Find Great Benefits from the Alexander Technique

Randomised control trials have demonstrated how people with long-standing back pain or neck pain, as well as people with Parkinson’s can benefit greatly from lessons in the Alexander Technique. The findings of these studies are published in the leading medical journals, the BMJ (back pain), Annals of Internal Medicine (neck pain) and Clinical Rehabilitation and Medicine (Parkinson’s)

Some Useful Links



The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique



The Developing Self



Edinburgh Alexander Training School (EATS)



The Poise Project



The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique

Contact

Cath Roberts

The Haven, Market Square,
Stonehaven,
Aberdeenshire AB39 2BY

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Rosemount (Complimentary Therapies) Centre
1c Mount Street,
Aberdeen,
AB25 2RA

07814227482

cathrob321@gmail.com