Benefits for Every Body

Incredible Benefits

Whatever your walk of life or your organization's business, Whole Bodied consulting using the Alexander Technique can support and improve:

  • Attention & Concentration
  • Confidence, Presence & Authenticity
  • Stress Management
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Ability to Learn New Skills
  • Flexibility in Responding to Circumstances
  • Overall Well-Being
  • Posture & Ease of Movement
  • Pain Management
  • Chronic Tension & Fatigue
  • Injury Prevention & Recovery
  • Coordination & Performance
  • Efficiency & Self-Efficacy
  • Body Image

Walks of Life

The Alexander Technique, central to the Whole Bodied approach, has repeatedly demonstrated its benefits for:

  • Artists & Performers, including Singers & Musicians, Actors, Comedians, and Dancers
    • Get out of your own way by learning how to best use your instrument -- your body -- with a minimum of effort, pain and anxiety, while also uncovering new creative possibilities. Enhance your stage presence, experience fuller breathing, and improve your vocal quality.
  • Athletes, such as Runners, Cyclists, Horse riders, and Sportspeople
    • Prevent injury, recover from old injuries, and discover how you can perform at a higher level with greater efficiency and less pain by improving your form and solving movement problems.
  • Chronic Pain Sufferers
    • Learn to function at your best given your circumstances, while reducing pain and preventing the worsening of your pain, especially musculoskeletal pain
  • Parents, including Pregnant Women, Expectant Couples, and New Parents
    • Learn skills to cope with a changing body, reducing the discomfort of pregnancy (including back pain, digestive problems and shortness of breath), while adding new tools to your labor options. Learn how a partner can assist with those skills, and also learn how to manage the surprising physical demands of a child on the parents' bodies. Find the fun of better understanding your child's developmental movement.
  • People who work with people, like Executives, Salespeople, Public Speakers
    • Discover how the way you use your body can give you newfound charisma and authenticity, allowing you to connect with others in powerful ways.
  • Teachers
    • Learn how your and your students' underlying habits might be getting in the way of what you are trying to teach and how to address that problem in new, embodied ways. John Dewey said that the Alexander Technique "bears the same relation to education that education itself bears to all other human activities."
  • Workers, including Blue Collar & White Collar Workers
    • Learn how to reduce your occupational pain and risk of injury, whether you work behind a desk or in manual labor. The Alexander Technique can help you even if the ergonomics of your work situation are not ideal.
  • Young and Elderly People
    •  Give your children the gift of the skill of avoiding the interfering habits of a lifetime, giving them a leg-up through life. Conversely, people in their later years can discover that much of what they thought was age-related and inevitable is within their power to change, especially issues related to mobility and pain.
Lessons in the Alexander Technique ... allow a welcome sense of new ease in performance in all physical activities.
— John H.M Austin, MD, Professor Emeritus of Radiology, Columbia University

Conditions

Get better faster and stay better longer... undoubtedly the best way to take care of the back and alleviate back pain.
— Jack Stern, MD, PhD, Board-Certified Spinal Neurosurgeon

Clinical research and experience show that the Alexander Technique is effective and lasting complementary care for:

  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management & Quality of Life
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Parkinson's Disease-associated Disability

Preliminary research suggests and experience shows that the Alexander Technique is effective complementary care for:

  • General Chronic Pain
  • Age-related Disability
  • Impaired Respiratory Function
  • Stuttering
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Tennis Elbow

As yet unstudied by researchers, the Alexander Technique has also been plausibly and effectively used as complementary care for:

  • Headache
  • Sciatica
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction and Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)
  • Scoliosis and Excessive Lordosis or Kyphosis of the Spine
  • Ankylosing Spondilitis
  • Hypermobility
  • Pregnancy-related Discomfort and Disability
  • Anxiety, especially Performance Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks and Post-Traumatic Problems
  • Sensorimotor Disorders
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Recovery after Surgery or Injury
  • Sensory Processing Disorder (for Sensory Integration)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (for Sensory Integration)
  • Quality of Life with Chronic Diseases in General

You should consult a licensed physician for the diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. The Alexander Technique does not diagnose or treat medical conditions, and it is fundamentally educational in nature -- therapeutic benefits are byproducts of genuine learning. See our entire Medical Disclaimer here. For a discussion of the evidence and links to supporting research, see our Evidence page here.