Alexander Technique

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What is the Alexander Technique ?

Most people have vaguely heard of the Alexander Technique and think it has something to do with posture. It is a lot more than that. We have habits and for most people some of their habits are interfering with the way their bodies are made to move resulting in many musculoskeletal problems, stress, poor posture and performance.

The Alexander Technique is a skill we learn to help overcome these unhelpful habits by having conscious control of how we move.

Whether you are running, working in an office all day with a computer, using your smartphone, singing, horse riding, acting, playing a violin or even moving around in the comfort of your own home, you can feel more poised, balanced, calmer and confident. Anyone from children to the elderly can benefit from the Alexander Technique.

The Alexander Technique helps you naturally overcome:-

Muscle tension and stiffness

Back neck and joint pain

Poor posture

Breathing and vocal problems

Anxiety and stress

It is used by people to :-

Ease back ,neck and joint pain

De- stress

Improve performance and prevent injury in music, drama and sport.

Enhance business and presentation skills.

Develop ease and effortless movement

Support pregnancy and childbirth.

The Alexander Technique is taught at music and drama colleges such as Royal School of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, RADA, LAMDA and The Juillard School in New York.

Hilary Cook MSTAT is a fully qualified insured and CRB checked experienced Alexander Technique teacher. Hilary offers one to one lessons in Skeeby near Richmond , online lessons on Skype and 6 Week Courses. She also offers Alexander Technique Music workshops for musicians. Hilary gives talks to Local Groups such as WI’s and Businesses.

”The sessions have transformed my posture and really got to the root cause of the problem”

”I had six online sessions of Alexander technique with Hilary as I often get neck and shoulder tension and headaches. My neck and shoulders are much better now and feel very free. The sessions have transformed my posture and really got to the root cause of the problem. Hilary is a fantastic teacher – I would highly recommend it.’

-Suzanna T.

”I would recommend Hilary’s excellent skills to anyone with back pain”

My lower back pain was increasingly becoming a problem and I was struggling to walk any real distance. With Hilary’s teaching and some practice with movement and semi supine, I feel like my posture is really improving and I can walk much further with much less pain.  It has been brilliant to be able to do these sessions via Skype as Hilary is quite a way from me. I have really enjoyed my sessions and I’ve learnt so much, I would recommend Hilary’s excellent skills to anyone with back pain.

-Helen S.

“Hilary helped me tremendously with my lower back pain.”

Hilary Cook is an excellent teacher who has helped me tremendously with my lower back pain. Her lessons are interesting, stimulating and fun. Hilary’s manner is thoroughly professional. I would recommend her as a teacher of the Alexander Technique.

– Sarah S.

A major Clinical trial published in the British Medical Journal in August 2008 shows that AT sessions provide long term benefit for back pain sufferers significantly decreasing days of pain and improving the functioning and quality of life of participants.

Other medical research has been carried out with the result that the Alexander Technique is helping for neck pain and people with Parkinsons’

Would you like to :-

Be poised without stiffness

Move gracefully with less effort

Breath and speak more easily

Be calm and confident.

Then contact Hilary to book your FREE 10 minute phone consultation

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Tel: 01748 824160

Mob: 07941526662