Physical solutions to ‘perceived’ emotional problems? Perhaps it’s better if I let a client, Fiona Archbold, speak first….
“Alan is a highly skilled teacher of the Alexander Technique tailored to meet your specific issue. In common with many of my gender I can get a bit ‘frozen’ if aggression arises in the office. It’s annoying that girls don’t get the same early training as boys, in fact we get the opposite and instinctively try to pacify. Great for social scenarios but not for situations when the bullies are rampaging the office. So Alan taught me some of the tricks from his Alexander Technique bag and literally within 24 hours I was holding my own and remaining calm enough for my brain to work. I also did some co-presenting with Alan as part of some team building sessions and again he wowed them with his physical solutions to perceived ’emotional’ problems. Give it a go! I promise you can be more in control and remain calm in those testosterone filled occasions. Alan can help you level the playing field.”
So what are these physical solutions to ‘perceived emotional problems’ that Fiona found so helpful?
I like to call them postural landmarks. The central landmark is, strangely enough, your body’s centre of gravity. Placing attention in the centre of gravity helps to reinforce a sense of confidence and assured behaviou. It also helps to support and free the speaking voice.
The Youtube clip below walks you through the process. Any questions? Go ahead and ask!