Deborah: I went to John at AT in the forest, with a painful back issue and also felt emotionally low. I was unsure about how my issue would be tackled. We warmed up with some simple games, which helped me to become aware of my response mechanism, leading onto some "mindfulness in 3D". ..John held various points on my body and at times I released a lot of emotion but felt supported in a caring but professional manner. I left with some great postural tips and advice heightened awareness and greatly reduced pain... Still not sure what he did but I am very intrigued and my back feels much better. I have taken away some valuable lessons which I am incorporating into my life. Thankyou
Andy: John was able to identify a deep-rooted habits in me, mainly to do with the need for other people’s approval, that were so entrenched I’d ceased to be aware of them. He helped lead me out of them, to drop them, so I could become more like my authentic self, free of the need to put on an act. Suddenly life was so much easier. That habit will return but knowing I have a choice is liberating and life-changing – and I owe it to John’s insight and ability to impart the freedom the Alexander Technique brings.
Lorna: And for the first time in two months my back wasn’t stiff or painful this morning.
Christina: I was the one that mentioned about hips. I suffered when I was a child with my hips, that was eventually put down to growing pains, but I get reoccurrences of pain. Over Christmas I used the Alexander Technique when I had some of the pain came back and it really did work!. I also didn’t find myself stressing over too much after using the technique, so it has already proved very useful.
Karen: I think what struck me more was that even in a split second you have time to choose. I would certainly be interested in learning more…
James: The thing that seems to be sticking with me is … keeping the focus of my awareness and physical self in the same place. I found I kept bringing my vision back, to take in the wider view, rather than zooming in on something in the distance, AT the same time, I felt myself walking with a much more upright posture.
Deborah: Thank you John for a very interesting session last night…my husband has noticed that his back is much freer today and I have been thinking about the balancing and knees…
Your enthusiasm shines, thank you and see you next weds .