How can Alexander Technique help in education?
The Alexander Technique reawakens natural poise so that the mind and body can work in harmony, avoiding stress responses to the environment we live in. Free flowing coordination replaces habitual tensions and that helps young people in every aspect of their lives.
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- cultivating mental and emotional health
- enabling resilience and self-confidence
- developing a balanced approach to academic work
- enhancing performance in sport, music and public speaking
- dealing with neck, shoulder and back pain
- promoting social skills
Why use Alexander in education?
There are many good reasons to introduce Alexander's ideas to children and teenagers. Articles in the media increasingly report that young people are experiencing more backache, discomfort, stress and anxiety. Whereas education is often geared towards goal setting and exams, Alexander lessons help young people to take a step back, find resources within themselves, and achieve their goals more easily.
Much of what we regard as talent is actually co-ordination of body, mind and emotions. As children, through Alexander lessons, connect with the source of their mind-body co-ordination, their overall learning accelerates. They become more confident, resilient and able to think calmly and constructively when faced with life's challenges.
Give children conscious control and you give them poise, the essential starting point for education.