The May 2018 edition of Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice presents a qualitative study of the 2015 clinical trial of Alexander Technique and Acupuncture. While previous publications have dealt with the quantitative results, this study analyses the participants’ experiences and investigates how the modalities attained positive results.Read More
Articles on Alexander Technique in life - by Jeremy Woolhouse
Monthly blog articles by Jeremy Woolhouse. Alexander Technique for daily life, music performance, specialised activities, pain relief and management.
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When we practice Alexander Technique, we are being mindful. Since ‘mindful’ means different things to different people, it is worth considering just what kind of attention Alexander Technique is calling for. There is a parallel with some streams of mediation practice. Learning from Zen traditions, we can use FM Alexander’s principles to refine a healthy mindful attitude.Read More
Alexander Technique cultivates skilful use of thought. It undeniably trains positive thinking. It differs, however, from other practices commonly grouped under the ‘positive thinking’ umbrella. Practicing Alexander Technique principles may help in assessing the value of other ‘positive thinking’ practices, and assist in making them constructive.Read More
Alexander Technique trains the use of oneself, in any situation. To the aspiring pianist, it is an effective technique to improve how one uses oneself at the piano. It falls short, however, of training a technique of playing the piano. Five years of territory study and additional years of private instruction gave me some ideas of piano technique, but there remained a incongruity between the coordination I’d learned through Alexander Technique, and what I understood the demands of playing the instrument to be. I discovered the Taubman Technique to be the bridge to that gap.Read More
There are some very interesting considerations which are brought to light by the recent clinical trial on Alexander Technique. The study investigated chronic neck pain and proved the effectiveness of Alexander Technique and also acupuncture. This article examines the details of the study from an Alexander Technique teacher’s point of view.Read More
News Flash: New clinical trial supporting Alexander Technique’s effectiveness in reducing chronic neck pain is published.
On 2nd November 2016, The journal ‘Annals of Internal Medicine’ published a research entitled “Alexander Technique Lessons or Acupuncture Sessions for Persons With Chronic Neck Pain: A Randomised Trial”. The key findings show patients who attended Alexander Technique sessions had significant reductions in pain over the 12 month period.Read More
Osteopathy has proven to be complementary to the practice of Alexander Technique. In addition, application of Alexander Technique offers a profound support to osteopathic treatment. This article looks at the similarities and relationship between these two modalities.Read More
The skills you learn in Alexander study add an invaluable adjunct to any current treatment. Alexander Technique is often used as a complimentary modality to other health care practices. Additionally, Alexander Technique offers an approach with merits of it’s ownRead More
Dispelling potential misconceptions about Alexander Technique - a list of things The Technique isn't.Read More