Alexander technique, although usually involving touch, can also be taught through online lessons
I can help you build good habits of self-care and increase your body awareness. Alexander Technique is not just about posture and “correct” movement, it is about consciously being aware of what you are doing. A lot of our life is governed by habits, which is useful in many ways, but it does mean that we are not always making a choice about how we behave and react.
Alexander Technique helps us to bring our habits up into our awareness so we can choose to keep the helpful ones, and start to change the unhelpful ones.
‘I have been learning Alexander Technique via teleconsult from Mireille since lockdown began. It’s been a wonderful journey. As I have hypermobility, I have many habits which, in the long run, make my joints achy. I have found these lessons have taught me techniques to lessen the stress and aches. Mireille gives excellent verbal queues which helped me visualize what my body should be doing. It’s been a joy to work with her! Now that I’m back to work, I hope to use these techniques to be more comfortable in my everyday work life.’ Heidi
Examples of areas we might consider depending on what you would like help with:
- Stress management: what is a useful level of stress for you (it’s not all bad!) and how can you keep it within bounds you can cope with long-term? What tools do you have to cope with stress?
- Movement. Do you move as freely as you would like? Does pain interfere with you taking exercise? What can we change about how you move to make it more comfortable? You may only be able to cope with a tiny amount of movement each day, or you may run marathons, but different movement inputs can be helpful for everyone. Alexander Technique excels at finding different ways of movement that help you to feel at ease and reduce pain.
- Breathing: where do you breathe from? Do you breath hold or breathe shallowly when in stressful situations? Alexander Technique can help you use your breathing positively in response to pain and stress.
- Self-care: Do you treat yourself kindly and encourage yourself? Do you take the breaks and time out you need to take care of yourself?
- Understanding your pain or condition: Pain is a very strange phenomenon, and getting to grips with how it works (probably not quite how you think! see more here), can be an incredibly helpful part of recovery.
I would love to help you via online lessons. Please do get in touch for a chat about your needs and goals.
First lesson and assessment 1/3 off