Professional standards

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.

Insurance

All STAT teachers are covered by Professional Indemnity insurance which is an integral part of the STAT membership package.

Complaints

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.

As a sufferer of ankylosing spondilitis: a chronic rheumatic condition, the Alexander Technique helped me discover relationships between physical and psychological ways of “letting go” in order to control pain. In particular, exposure to the Technique has enabled me to break self-perpetuating circuits of pain associated with inflammatory conditions by focusing on inhibiting learned muscle tensing habits which feed on pain and each other.

E Samuel, Diplomat

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