Alexander Technique
Mahopac, Putnam County, New York
with Laurie Currie, Teacher of the Alexander Technique
Let Your Body Be Your Ally
In This Issue
NEW STUDY: Pain and the Alexander Technique
VIDEO UNVEILED: A New, Short, Fun Video About the Alexander Technique
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Laurie Currie
16 Red Brook Road
Mahopac, NY 10541
845 621 4677



Hello All,


Welcome to the 4th Issue of Heads Up! There are some significant happenings on the Alexander Technique front that I am excited to be able to share with you:


LEAF LOGOA new study about pain and the Alexander Technique has recently been published, with significant findings in favor of the technique's efficacy for relieving pain. If you are seeking a solution for your pain, I urge you to take a look at the results of this study and consider a course of Alexander Technique lessons this fall, before the winter weather sets in.


October 8th - 14th is International Alexander (Technique) Awareness Week (IAAW). Each year in October, Alexander teachers belonging to the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT - join with colleagues worldwide to offer the public various opportunities to make the Alexander Technique more accessible. In honor of this week, AmSAT has unveiled a clever new short video about the technique that can be easily shared on social media.


Also in honor of IAAW, I am offering special discounts on lessons through October 31st. If you have had lessons in the past and would like to refresh your skills, or if you are considering trying lessons for the first time, or if you are already currently a student, this offer is for you. It is my own personal way of participating in IAAW to help make this brilliant technique as accessible as possible.


As always, I welcome your thoughts, questions and feedback. Enjoy!




newstudyaboutpainNEW 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).

amsatvideoVIDEO UNVEILED: A New, Short, Fun Video about the Alexander Technique


It's clever.

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! 


American Society for the Alexander Technique - Epipheo
American Society for the Alexander Technique - Epipheo





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.
I hope you've enjoyed this newsletter. If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me. I would love to hear from you!  

Laurie Currie
Alexander Technique