I have suffered back pain for a long time and the last 15 years have been a merry-go-round of doctors, drugs and complementary therapies. At the end of my second Alexander session I started to ease into the process. I followed my teacher's instructions between sessions, and found I could focus on my body, its movements and its tensions. It now seems possible to be free of pain and my usual cocktail of painkillers is no longer necessary. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the technique.
The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT) was founded in the UK in 1958 by teachers trained by FM Alexander. There are currently over 2500 teaching members of STAT and its Affiliated Societies world-wide.
STAT is a Company Limited by Guarantee, registration number: 5533966. It is registered in England and Wales at Grove Business Centre, Unit W48, 560-568 High Road, London N17 9TA.
For details of our Constitution please refer to our Articles and our Rules.
We aim to provide the highest standards of teacher training and professional practice.
Our teaching members:
- are registered (MSTAT) to teach the Technique after completing an approved three-year training course, or having reached a standard approved by STAT
- are required to adhere to the Society’s published Code of Professional Conduct and Competence
- are CRB checked
- are covered by professional indemnity insurance
We also aim to promote public awareness and understanding of the Alexander Technique, and to encourage research.
We run a post-graduate programme of Continuing Professional Development, publish a regular newsletter (STATNews) and The Alexander Journal, and hold a national Annual Conference.
The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
STAT members have the option to register with CNHC.
CNHC is the UK voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners that was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. CNHC's register has been approved as an Accredited Voluntary Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA). This means CNHC has met the PSA’s demanding standards. All CNHC registered practitioners are entitled to use CNHC’s quality mark which incorporates the PSA Accreditation mark.
STAT verifies applications for CNHC registration and members wishing to apply should go to ‘Teacher sign-in’.