I teach one-to-one lessons that last around 40-45 minutes. I use a combination of gentle, hands-on contact and verbal guidance to help you explore your own individual patterns and habits of unwanted tension. That is the things that you ‘do’ that you don’t need to be doing. From this starting point of increasing attention and awareness you are taught subtle yet powerful skills of thinking that allow you to prevent these ‘doings’ and allow your natural ‘use’ of yourself to work again.

At the beginning we will use simple, everyday activities like sitting and standing, walking or bending. As your ability to prevent your unnecessary interference in movement grows we might look at any activity that interests you. The purpose is not to learn how to “do” these things correctly, but to learn how not to “do”.

As you become more skillful in applying the principles of The Technique we are able to explore your use of yourself in increasingly demanding or specific activities or situations – anything that interests you. Lessons are always a process of experimentation/exploration and you are never being tested or examined. Leave your previous conceptions of learning behind!

You remain fully clothed throughout the lesson although you will be asked to remove your shoes. You will find trousers more convenient than a skirt.

Lying in semi-supine

Lying in semi-supine

Joe Searby 01993 822450 / 07970 611077 /joe@searby.net

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My introductory book on The Alexander Technique was published by Duncan Baird in 2007.

About Joe Searby

Joe had his first lessons in the Alexander Technique in 1983. After some years of lessons he decided to train as a teacher of the Technique and in 1995 he completed a three-year, full-time training with Walter and Dilys Carrington. Walter had trained with Alexander in the 1930s and was then F.M.’s assistant until Alexander died in 1955. Walter then took on the training of new teachers and continued to do this until his own death in 2005. In 2017 and 2018 Joe trained with Alexander teacher Jessica Wolf to teach her method of “The Art of Breathing”. Please see the Art of Breathing section for more information on this transformational modality.

What is Alexander Technique?

The Alexander Technique is a process for change towards ever-increasing health and well-being. It requires you to be an active participant in the process and to learn and practise the skills you are taught. Because of this it is not for everyone – more than ever people are looking for a “quick fix” for their problems. The Alexander Technique is not a quick fix. However, if you want something that is deeply meaningful and has the potential to transform you as a human being then give it a try!   Copyright © 2019 Joe Searby All rights reserved