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The Edinburgh Alexander and Therapy Centre has been offering Alexander lessons and workshops since 1994.

Lessons from the Chair

Dialogue and learning through movement and action. Blog posts concerning the Alexander Technique.

NICE have just produced new guidelines for Parkinson’s in adults and have continued to include a specific mention of Alexander Technique for people…
Saturday, 17 June 2017 07:56

Donald Trump and Fairytales

Donald Trump may not be out of his mind but he may be an idiot and in saying both things, I am actually…
Whenever I seek to introduce Alexander’s technique to someone, I ask the rhetorical question of 'what is it a technique for?’ The answer…
I think I must have been twenty six when I went for my first Alexander Technique lesson. The primary reason for going then,…
Sunday, 18 December 2016 18:10

How to Have A Peaceful Holiday Season

With the holiday season fast approaching, three small but powerful and effective habits to work with, to help ensure a smoother time with…
Friday, 25 November 2016 17:01

Getting Into Action

I started this blog back during the summer after a conference in Padua where I volunteered to organise the next European Personal Construct…
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 19:19

The Way To Language

'There is only endurance, and pain.’ So wrote John Aubrey in 1638 on being caned at school. His coping strategy was ‘to go…
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 20:46

Anxiety and the Mechanics of Action

Looking online, what is most elaborated in articles about anxiety, are how it feels in terms of fear, nervousness, panic etc., the physiological…
Saint Augustine's famous prayer to God to help him 'become chaste, but not yet' captures some of the ambiguity and problems around change.…
The other day, I watched a cat disturbed into a startle, run away, jerkily moving, panicked by the threat of having to move…
Friday, 25 March 2016 09:26

Magic Time Part 1

My mother loved food and cooking, it was one of her passions and she spent much of her retirement refining her skills, which…
Friday, 29 January 2016 18:39

Would it Help?

Teaching this year, I have found myself telling pupils about the scene from Bridge of Spies, where Mark Rylance’s character when asked if…
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