A Theoretical and Practical Introduction to the Alexander Technique - Saturday 30th March

Onetime session

Peter Bloch will be leading a one-off introduction to the A.T. on the afternoon of Saturday 30th March from 1 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. in 'The Undercroft' at the United Reform Church in Wilmslow, SK9 1PR. He will be assisted by several other teachers.

This event is being hosted by British Mensa. However, non-members are very welcome to attend and we are expecting that a good proportion of those coming will be non-members. The cost for the afternoon is £8 for members and £12 for non-members. Please contact Peter Bloch to book a place.

Title for the event
A Theoretical and Practical Introduction to the Alexander Technique

Itinerary / timeline of the afternoon
The event is scheduled for 13.00 – 15.30 on Saturday 30th March 2019.
13.00 – 14.00 – An introduction to the theoretical principles of the AT, with demonstrations.
14.00 – 14.30 Tea break
14.30 – 15.30 – An introduction to the practical application of the AT, with individual guidance.

What to expect
Participants will receive a one hour interactive lecture on and demonstration of the theoretical principles of the AT. After a short tea break, all participants will be offered an individually guided opportunity to experience how they can change their habitual ways of moving by applying the principles of the AT to the carrying out of an everyday activity.

There is an informal plan for anyone who would like to join us to cross the road to the Coach and Four pub for a drink and a chat afterwards.

The Alexander Technique
The AT is a systematic method for changing habits of movement by learning to think differently. Originally developed for actors and other performers, it’s basic requirement, the ability to continue a new way of thinking whilst carrying out habitual activities, quickly attracted the interest of many of the most important intellectuals of Alexander’s time, including Bernard Shaw, Aldous Huxley, John Dewey and an astonishing number of Nobel Prize winners. From the earliest days there was much medical interest in the AT but it was not until recent years that large, randomised controlled studies have demonstrated the remarkable efficacy of lessons in the AT for overcoming chronic back and neck pain and for helping in many other conditions where the way that people use themselves affects the way that they function.

Course type
Open to all
£8 (for members) or £12 (for non-members) for the afternoon
Start date
End date
1 pm - 3.30 pm

Venue address, website and telephone numbers

I'm a 40 year old man who works as a support worker. I was suffering from sciatic pain for a few years. I had tried many methods to alleviate the pain, including various exercises, but these only brought short-term relief. One day when I was looking for some natural medicine to ease the pain, I came across the Alexander Technique. I initially booked a course, which relieved my sciatic pain, and I now have regular sessions. I recommend the Alexander Technique, especially to anyone who has suffered from sciatica or posture difficulties.

Pawel Kluzowski, Support Worker

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