The Alexander Technique Center at Cambridge opened its doors in 1975, and since then has welcomed many hundreds of people. Each person comes for a different set of reasons, always motivated by a need to be addressed. Musicians, actors, dancers, and athletes come looking to improve their performance while minimizing the risks of repetitive stress injury. Many people come in struggling with pre-diagnosed chronic pain. Usually, they have tried modality after modality, often to little avail, and are desperate for a solution to their particular issue. Trainees come in, already deeply touched by the work of the Technique, eager to become teachers themselves.
The musicians, actors, dancers, and athletes generally do find improvements in their performance and a more sustainable use of themselves in practicing their crafts. People in chronic pain physically and emotionally do find significant and quite often lasting relief. Students of the Technique do learn the skills and concepts necessary to teach. But what I find most inspiring and rewarding is that everyone, to a greater or lesser degree, also comes away with a deeper sense of the profound majesty of the potential inherent in each human being. The Technique offers the insight – which takes a lifetime to truly explore and develop – that if we can lessen our commitment to seeing as we usually see, reaching for who we think we need to be, and reacting as we habitually react, then we can be more fully present for ourselves and the people with whom we share our lives.
Welcome to the Alexander Technique Center at Cambridge.
All good blessings,
Director and Founder