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Wellbeing or Doing Well?

Several years ago, before I trained in the Alexander Technique a friend who did an intuitive form of massage was working on my painful shoulder. “Do you write Lists?” she asked.  Lists, of course I wrote lists. I was contemplating … Continue reading

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Well Are you Sitting Comfortably?

The Guardian had an article yesterday, later used for a  piece by BBC R4’s PM programme, about sitting and its relationship (or not) to developing back pain (see link below) . Entitled “Sitting Pretty, the myth of good posture” it … Continue reading

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Keeping it together – putting mind and body into a whole new you

Ever get that feeling that you’re living in a brain with someone else’s body attached?  Or that your body takes over while your brain’s not looking? It’s easy to feel like you’re carrying two people around, not one, and that … Continue reading

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Building confidence

Click here to link to a lovely, though not short, article by Laura Barton about confidence – what it means, if and how you can develop it and whether you can have too much of a good thing.I look forward … Continue reading

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Walking with ease

Saturday 28th October, 2-4pm at Phoenix Place for Health. Cost £15pp. Did you know that by changing how you think about movement, you can reduce strain when walking?   Whether you want to carry on yomping along the sea wall, … Continue reading

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Taking it Easy – Lifting and Reaching

        Are you like poor George here? Do you struggle when reaching for things, or dread lifting stuff because it’s painful or you have no strength? Want to find out how to take the strain out of … Continue reading

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Find out how AT can help you tonight

Still a couple of places left on the Introductory course starting tonight at 8-9pm, in the lovely Wellbeing Studio at Phoenix Place For Health.  Over 4 weeks we’re looking at standing, bending, sitting, walking, balancing  and a bit of balance. … Continue reading

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Saving your Voice – Help yourself to sing or speak with more ease

If you use your voice a lot there was a very interesting article in yesterday’s Guardian (link below) about how it works, how it goes wrong and different ideas on how to protect or restore it, particularly  training  singers to … Continue reading

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Learn through attention – afterthoughts on the MBS festival

One of the joys of AT is the way it makes you pay attention to how you do whatever you’re doing and learn from it. I find this spreads from movement to other areas of life. So as soon as … Continue reading

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Mind, Body, Spirit Festival

  It’s that time of year again. The magnificent Chelmsford Mind,Body,Spirit Festival is here this weekend (3rd and 4th June) at what was the Marconi Sports and Social Club, Beehive Lane, organised as always by the lovely people at Life … Continue reading

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