Exploring the psychological processes underlying touch: lessons from the Alexander Technique

Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy 2014;21:140–53

Jones T, Glover L

This study used in-depth interviews, as well as a survey with a larger group of people, to explore the experiences of people who had attended Alexander lessons, with a focus on the impact and significance of touch. The study reaffirmed improved wellbeing following lessons.

Read the abstract here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cpp.1824/abstract;jsessionid=438733E9B7506B046BFC7E5C5844D5DF.f04t01

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I have been taking lessons for a few years now. Right from the first lesson my chronic back pain improved and I was moving more smoothly. After a lesson I always feel lighter, more positive and more confident. The Alexander Technique has helped me to realise that I have a choice about how I use my body. This awareness has spread to other areas of my life and I now feel more in control of myself and my life.

Susan White

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