NEW STUDY: Pain and the Alexander Technique
Taking Charge, Choosing a New Direction: A Service Evaluation of Alexander Technique Lessons for Pain Clinic Patients (SEAT): an Approach to Pain Management McClean, S. and Wye, L. (June 2012) Project Report. UWE Bristol, Bristol.
A high quality clinical trial carried out in an experimental setting has demonstrated the therapeutic value and effectiveness of Alexander Technique (AT) lessons for chronic pain. The study focused on a group of 43 patients with chronic or recurrent pain, 75% of which had back pain. The findings suggest that lessons in the AT are feasible, acceptable and beneficial in terms of improving quality of life and patients' management of pain. Each patient was given six consecutive weekly one-to-one lessons by a qualified Alexander Technique instructor. Greatest changes were found in how the patients/students managed their pain (more than half stopped or reduced their medication) and the impact that the pain had on their daily lives. This also led to some behavioural changes and changes in awareness and self-knowledge on the part of the patients/students. These attitudinal and behavioural changes may explain the finding that students of the AT appeared to reduce their pain related NHS costs by half.
To read a brief article summarizing this study, click HERE.
To view the complete full-length published study, click HERE(will open in a new window as a PDF file).
VIDEO UNVEILED: A New, Short, Fun Video about the Alexander Technique
It's short (1 minute 49 seconds).
It's easily shareable on social media.
It's just been unveiled today, in honor of International Alexander (Technique) Awareness Week (IAAW).
You must watch this video!
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INTERNATIONAL ALEXANDER (TECHNIQUE) AWARENESS WEEK (IAAW) DISCOUNTS ON LESSONS:
In honor of International Alexander (Technique) Awareness Week, I am offering the following discounts:
Single Lesson: $50 (reduced from $70)
3-Lesson Introductory Package: $135 (reduced from $180)
10-Lesson Package: $450 (reduced from $600)
Duet Lesson (one lesson shared by 2 people): $50 ($25 per person)
Please call or e-mail me if you have any questions, or to make an appointment. This offer extends through October 31st.