24th November 2017 
Websites for therapists

Counselling and Alexander Technique

The following wording has been prepared by therapy websites, to describe the range of therapies offered by therapy websites clients, in this case counselling and alexander technique. This wording is not the responsibility of the Adlerian Society, and is not endorsed by the Adlerian Society

therapy websites websites are used extensively in the therapist community by a range of practitioners offering a whole range of body and mind therapies. Often practitioners combine therapies, and The Alexander Technique is one approach that is often recommended by other therapists or offered by therapists who are themselves multi-disciplinary. The Alexander Technique is a practical way of addressing problems such as back pain and stress related conditions. It is based on the observation that how we use ourselves will affect how we function; that what we think is as important as what we do. Learning the Alexander Technique can help to prevent or alleviate conditions associated with undue tension or poor posture. These include many difficulties with coordination and movement, joint and muscle problems, and breathing disorders. It is commonly used to improve management of stress and pain and therefore may be very useful in conjunction with counselling when seeking resolution to the causes of your distress.

An Alexander Technique teacher shows clients how to improve their posture and co-ordination to help bring about an improvement in their physical and mental well-being. They teach clients how to eliminate unnecessary muscular tension or poor posture, and so help to prevent or alleviate associated conditions. An improvement of head, neck and back co-ordination generally leads to improvements in health, fitness and general well-being, poise, vitality and coordination improve and movement becomes freer, lighter, and more enjoyable. The Alexander Technique can enhance rehabilitation after surgery, injury, or illness, and provide support during pregnancy and preparation for childbirth. It may enable clients to experience a new freedom of and ease of being and so has the potential to work well for clients when combined with counselling.