During the early 1990s I suffered from chronic back pain and headaches which caused me great anxiety. I was caught in a vicious circle. I was drawn to the Alexander Technique as a solution because rather than being a one-off treatment, administered by someone else, here was a method I could adopt and utilise on my own for the rest of my life. It was not a quick fix, but a way of approaching life.
Although the Alexander Technique helped my headaches and back pain, I soon realised that its benefits went far beyond this. Practising the Technique was having a dramatic impact on so many aspects of my life. I then decided to train as a Teacher and attended a full time three year course at the Constructive Teaching Centre (CTC) in Holland Park, London. CTC is the longest established such school in the world and the continuation of the original school started by F M Alexander himself.
Having established myself as an Alexander Technique teacher, I have benefited enormously by having my own private practice in West London as well as teaching at LAMDA, the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Whilst my private clients are drawn from all walks of life and ages, at LAMDA I worked with students for whom movement, poise, breathing and use of voice are fundamental to their careers. It has allowed me to really understand the broad benefits of the Technique, whether you are an artist, a financier or a journalist. It is for everyone.