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.
STAT teachers are registered to teach the Alexander Technique after completing an approved three-year training course or having been assessed to have reached a comparable standard. They entitled to put MSTAT after their names.
See our pages on Teacher Training for more information about our training standards.
In addition STAT encourages all teachers to pursue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and runs programmes of CPD events.
Code of Conduct
Trust between Teachers and Pupils/Students is at the heart of the learning process and requires teachers belonging to the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique to adhere to high professional standards.
The standards are laid out in our Code of Professional Conduct and Professional Competence. Key extracts are reproduced here. You can also download the full Code from our resource library.
All STAT teachers are covered by Professional Indemnity insurance which is an integral part of the STAT membership package.
STAT takes very seriously complaints about any of our teaching members. Details of our complaints, investigations and disciplinary procedures can also be found in the Code of Professional Conduct and Professional Competence.