Rachel first came into contact with the Alexander Technique in 1985 when she had lessons to help her overcome a severe injury sustained from a road traffic accident. Remembering how beneficial she had found the Technique, she started having lessons again some 15 years later when she was suffering from very painful RSI as a result of working long hours at the computer.
Over time she experienced gradual but profound improvements in what, in Alexander terms, is called 'Use'. The list of improvements is very long and highlights include: much improved RSI (enabling her to continue her computer work), easier and deeper breathing, increased self-confidence, better quality of sleep, better stress management. Various aches and pains simply disappeared.
Rachel grew so interested in the Technique and what it could offer that in 2010 she embarked on a three-year training course to become an Alexander Technique teacher herself. She offers private one-to-one lessons in the Alexander Technique, working in a traditional way. In a lesson she gives gentle hands-on guidance and some verbal instruction while she gently invites the musculature to release unnecessary tension. Lessons provide an opportunity to become aware of harmful patterns of muscular tension and an opportunity to respond differently to a stimulus instead of habitually. The result is a calm, centred alertness, more freedom of movement, enhanced wellbeing and improved posture.
♦ Certified Teaching Member of Alexander Technique International (ATI) – April 2014
To find out more about Rachel, please go to www.rachelkevern.com
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