Living with Parkinson’s – Exploring Possibilities with the Alexander Technique

Onetime session

A free workshop in London for people directly affected by Parkinson’s and their carers / helpers – sponsored by Parkinson’s UK and further subsidised by the Walter Carrington Educational Trust. This is an introduction to the Alexander Technique, with specific reference to the challenges of living with Parkinson's. Choose between two afternoons: Friday 8th OR Friday 15th February.

The workshop is free, but booking is essential as there are only limited places. Please complete the online form, indicating whether you are booking just one place for yourself or two places (one for yourself and one for a carer). Participants of any of our previous workshops are welcome to apply, but first preference will be given to people who have not attended a previous workshop.

The Alexander Technique offers people living with Parkinson’s self- management strategies that can help them gain more control of movement patterns, with potential improvements in balance, posture and walking. It can enable them to participate in everyday activities with greater confidence and minimal interference from symptoms. Non-motor symptoms such as anxiety, pain and fatigue can also be addressed using Alexander principles. This will be a participatory workshop and everyone will leave with some new skills to help them meet the challenges of Parkinson’s.

Unfortunately, we are not able to make the workshop available to wheelchair users. If you are a wheelchair user and interested in the Alexander Technique, please do contact us as we might be able to refer you to a teacher or contact you at a later point with an offer suitable for you.

Course type
Local
Audience
People with a Parkinson's diagnosis, alone or accompanied by their care partners or helpers
Cost
Free of charge. Donations to the Walter Carrington Educational Trust appreciated.
Phone
020 8994 9527
Finished
Finished
Start date
End date
When
1.30 - 5pm on Friday 8th February; to be repeated on Friday 15th February. Please choose one date.

Read more about Alexander Technique for Parkinson's here.