“ ……Nature does not work in parts; she treats everything as a whole.” F. M. Alexander
“When anything is pointed out, our only idea is to go from wrong to right; in spite of the fact that it has taken us years to get to wrong we try to get right in a moment.” F. M. Alexander
The Alexander Technique is a re-education.
The Alexander teacher works with the student individually, guiding them gently and helping them recognize and overcome the bad habits that are causing problems. There is no manipulation.
How many lessons? The Alexander Technique is a learning experience and, like any learning, it is very individual. One lesson will only give you an idea of what it is about. Some of my students have enough lessons to help them in (for example) music exams, where other students (often very stressed) have lessons for a year or more as they find it helps them in all areas of their lives. Like learning a language, some people just want a basic knowledge and others want to be proficient. I leave it up to my students as to how many lessons they have but if you seriously want to take responsibility for yourself and want to be pain free, you need as many lessons as it takes to learn better use of yourself and to stop the bad habits that are causing the problems.
Now is the time to take control of your life instead of letting others control it for you.
“Change involves carrying out an activity against the habit of life.” F. M. Alexander