Janet West MSTAT is our Alexander Technique practitioner, based in Norwich at The Orange Grove Clinic. Here she describes why she decided to become an Alexander Technique teacher and why she is passionate about this technique.
With a busy working life as a Human Resources professional, I began to experience persistent lower back pain. I felt sure that poor posture, stress and tension were part of the problem and I set out to discover if there was anything I could do to help myself. The Alexander Technique seemed to offer what I was looking for.
As people often find, I wasn’t sure what was happening in the first few lessons, but I quickly began to “feel different”. Intrigued, I continued to use and learn more about the Technique, and I continued to change in many more ways than my original aim of finding relief from back pain. Eventually I decided to join a three year Alexander Technique teacher training course, and graduated from The Centre for Constructive Awareness and Related Education (CCARE) at Totnes in Devon.
I now teach in North Norfolk and at The Orange Grove Clinic in Norwich. I am a member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique.
For more information about The Alexander Technique and what a session involves, please go to the Alexander Technique therapy page. Or you can find out more information about how the Technique can help to relieve pain in the back in Janet’s blog. Or view the video clip below. To book an appointment or to speak to Janet, please contact reception on 01603 631900 or email@example.com