At the heart of my teaching practice is a passion to give you the means to become aware and then able to make healthy choices for yourself, by improving your body/mind awareness. You will find out where and how you are unknowingly holding tension in your body and how to soften from within.
You will reawaken your inner awareness, which is often described as becoming embodied.
You will learn to develop many things but primarily practical and specific skills. You will learn to listen to the signals from your whole self and recognise the signals as information, such as; when you are using too much effort or unnatural postures, which long-term causes pain, and reduced mobility etc. Then, with this new unique awareness of yourself of how you move and function and how this affects everything you do, you will learn how to; reduce and remove these painful tension patterns, self-calm, self-sooth and regulate your own system for improved inner harmony and well-being.
After a few sessions with Lizzie, I think the word
that best describes how I felt is ‘Empowered’.
Most people come to me because they are in pain somewhere and have tried other modalities but nothing lasts long-term. That was my experience too. I consciously work with my sensitive nature which gives me a special understanding of other people, having overcome my own pain and challenges. We recognise a shared modern predicament and uncover distinctive insights together. HOW? by looking from a different perspective as to how the body and mind are made and how they work, and that we can either work with our natural support systems and be free and comfortable or against them, with tension (trying too hard) and stain (giving up, when the head comes too far forwards) . Once taken on board these special insights are the new road map to changing the issue i.e removing the pain.
In our sessions, I feel that Lizzie really relates to me and has helped me uncover powerful insights about myself especially my tension habits, and how to resolve them.
The Alexander Technique empowers us to have a positive focus on our health, our future wellbeing, and ability. It did for me I am walking this path with you.
Quite simply, the Alexander Technique is life changing. It offers many different things to different people. You can relearn how to improve your movement and posture and therefore reduce your pain, freedom of all movement, improved alertness and focus, improved confidence, a healthier life, improved breathing and inner calm, centredness, to name just a few.
You will learn about many aspects of your whole self: for example, how and where you hold harmful, physical, mental or emotional tensions and why, and more importantly, how to release that tension.
(click: short fun video explain the Alexander Technique)
I feel that the work is a tremendous longevity skill because you are “being or practising” it all the time and so you never abandon yourself again in order to get a task done.
Learning the work will help you to incorporate these gifts into your everyday life. Like a stone thrown in a pond making beautiful ripples, they have far-reaching effects on the water.
Reveal your wholeness of being…by embarking on your unique body/mind awareness.
Dave Lindsay very kindly agreed to share what brought him to the Alexander Technique, chronic back pain at age 31. He talks about what he tried before and why he stayed with the work and his process. I hope that hearing from someone who worked with me for 6 months will help you! It was a joy and a pleasure to see him change himself and especially to leave with no more constant pain!
click A 20-minute video produced to explain in more depth.
(Click: Alexander Technique British Medical Journal Bain Pain Study video.)