Supporters of STAT

Why not join STAT as a Supporter to keep in touch with developments both within the Society and the wider Alexander Technique community?

Benefits of your Supporter membership

As a Supporter you will receive the Alexander Journal, which is full of interesting and varied articles on many aspects of the Alexander Technique. You will also get our newsletter Statnews in January, May and September, as well as any other publications produced by STAT.

Statnews is full of articles, letters and reviews contributed by members of STAT regarding the work of the Society and the Alexander Technique, keeping you up to date with news about the Technique and the views aired by teaching and student members.

Supporters are also welcome to attend the annual memorial lecture which is held every year after the Annual General Meeting, where you can also meet other Supporters, Teachers and Students of the Alexander Technique.

How to join

Just contact the STAT Office and request an application form by phone on 020 8885 6524 or by email at office@stat.org.uk.

Payment

To pay by card or for information on alternative payment methods, please contact the STAT Office by phone on 020 8885 6524 (UK) or +44 208 885 6524 (calls from outside the UK)

Friends of the Alexander Technique

Please note that the Friends of the Alexander Technique, which is supported by STAT, is a different organisation. For more information please click here.

At about the age of 45, I began to experience severe pain in both of my knees. I was told I had damaged the cartilage, initially caused by the use of a kicking strap on a sailing dinghy, and made worse by many years of beagling, and to stop beagling or risk ending up in a wheelchair. A few years later a friend suggested the Alexander Technique. At first I was very sceptical, but had also reached the stage where I was ready to try virtually any means to solve the problem. A few weeks after my first lesson, I had gone out beagling, but only walking. Some hounds had separated from the main pack and the Master asked a friend to go and bring them back. As the friend ran past me, he asked me to accompany him in order to help him. I was amazed I could run without any pain whatsoever. My back pain had also almost completely disappeared although it remained a small problem for a while. If the pain recurred, I would almost immediately lie down to apply the Technique. It is now many years since I last had back pain. I am now 75 years old and still go out beagling.

Chris Walsh
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