Alexander Technique for Managing Stress
Learning the Alexander Technique has given me practical skills to handle situations I used to find overwhelming. My wellbeing has improved and my stress levels have gone down.
It’s not a relaxation treatment or stress therapy. Instead you learn a new way of integrating thinking and activity - a kind of ‘embodied mindfulness’. In the process you develop greater physical presence, increased resilience and a calmer frame of mind.
Maybe you get anxious about presentations or deadlines. Perhaps you’ve got long-term stresses in your life that won’t go away and make it hard to cope.
People who learn the Alexander Technique use it to:
manage emotional responses and find new ways of reacting
improve breathing, voice quality and physical presence
find greater balance, calm and equanimity
feel more confident about coping with difficult situations
You may have found strategies that help you de-stress and stay calm. But if what you’re doing isn’t working, then maybe the Alexander Technique can help.