Coronavirus and the Alexander Technique – An Update

This is my first blog since the start of lockdown back in March.  I have meant to write for months, but the time just hasn’t felt right.  I guess I have been hoping for a significant change with Coronavirus, but it is clear that is yet to come.  So, here are my current thoughts, some options for the future and an invitation to experience the benefits of the Alexander Technique online.

Teaching the Alexander Technique during the Coronavirus pandemic

Whilst some therapists are starting to see clients in person again, I have decided that I am not yet comfortable with doing that.

As is often the case, I have my view on the situation and am happy to stick with it despite what others are doing.  The thing that I think we need in this situation is to decide what is essential contact and what is not.

I have discovered that it is possible to teach the Alexander Technique online, so that brings me to the conclusion that seeing clients in person isn’t essential.  Don’t get me wrong, it is not the same, and I would love to be seeing people in person, but safety comes first.  Maybe it is the ex-nurse in me, and perhaps I am overly cautious, but if there is something that I can do that reduces the risk of passing on the virus to others and of catching it myself, then it seems right to do it.

 

With hope in mind

I am ever hopeful that things will change and with that in mind, I have arranged two events with Prince Henry’s Grammar School in Otley.  The title of both is ‘Mindfulness and the Alexander Technique for Musicians and Singers’  The first is day workshop on 26.10.2020 and the second is an evening class on Mondays starting in January 2021.  We will, of course, be keeping a close eye on the guidance to see if these can go ahead and if they do all the recommended safety precautions will be in place.  Details and a link to enrol are here

 

Online Alexander Technique taster sessions

Just a reminder that you can book a taster session with me for £10.  They offer an opportunity for us to meet, to address any questions and for you to experience the benefits of this approach.

If this post has sparked your curiosity and you are interested in finding out how the Alexander Technique can help you please email me at attbridgetbarr@gmail.com or call me on 07957 981240 get in touch using the contact icons

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