One day in 2006, whilst on my lunch hour, I literally stumbled upon a book which I was to discover was about the Alexander Technique. I still remember turning its pages and was interested to learn more. I found myself curious to discover how it was that I was interfering with my natural poise and balance, and so began the beginnings of unravelling years of misuse with Nöel Kingsley. He first taught me the principles of the Alexander Technique and I owe him a huge debt of gratitude for his patient teaching and ongoing guidance.
In 2009 I enrolled on the three-year training course taught by Ruth Murray and Alan Philps at The Constructive Teaching Centre, then based in Lansdowne Road, Holland Park, but which was to move to its present home in Imperial Wharf during my training. So began the years spent beginning to unravel decades of bad Use.
I am now privileged to teach on a voluntary basis at the Centre, thereby continuing to develop my skills both in terms of working with trainees as well as receiving work from experienced teachers. I also continue to read Alexander’s works and am interested in the subject of the Alexander Technique and the control of stress.
I am a fully insured member of The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT).