Alongside being an artist, I’m a STAT-certified Alexander technique teacher, working from my studio in Bampton, Devon.
The Alexander technique is a way to make room for the creative process by learning to identify and shed habits.
I define creativity in it’s broadest sense as the process by which things come to exist, whether they be paintings, relationships or just thoughts. It also refers to the way we maintain or re-create ourselves in every moment.
The Alexander technique is a way to study this process, and play around with the parameters.
Because creativity is a universal resource, not limited to artistic activity, people use the technique for many purposes unrelated to the arts, such as:
• To meet, manage and relieve pain
• To shed unconscious postures
• To improve balance and coordination
• To feel more comfortable in their skin
I thought a certain amount of pain and tiredness was normal and came to lessons out of curiosity. These symptoms have been transformed though practise into a sense of dynamic connectedness that I treasure. As with any art, the reward of practise is in the process.
I studied for 4 years at the Bristol Alexander School and Alexander Technique Training South West, graduating in 2022.
I’m a member of STAT (the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique). Members adhere to a code of professional conduct and competence and are covered by professional indemnity insurance. I’m fully DBS checked.