Can this help me?
The first part of my answer to this question is: "Although I have no idea, I would certainly think so. It just may not help in the exact way you were originally intending".
There is no guarantee that this process will work for anyone because it is, by nature, indirect..
However, it has helped many people with a variety of issues (indirectly).
If other methods have not worked for you in the past, whatever your difficulty, why not give it a try?
Personally, I think that the Alexander Technique is POTENTIALLY helpful to eveyone.
Its success, is dependent on our openness to new ideas and ways of doing things and our willingness to put those ideas into practice whenever we choose to take the opportunity to do so.
It is most helpful, in my experience if we can manage to NOT set a limit on the amount of time we are going to study the technique.
This only seems to set up a block to progress and limit our "success" with clearing up issues (indirectly-by taking time).
For me, the Alexander Technique seems to cover an area of coordinated learning (of body and mind or the "psyco-physical self" as Alexander called it) that is missing from our education and lives.
If we take the time (stop) to reconsider HOW we are going about our activities (giving ourselves directions or instructions about what we might NOT do), we have the potential to change how we function (engage in our activities), become more efficient, and therefore, the activities we choose will, most likely, improve.
I think that the Alexander Technique can be beneficial for:
Musicians, Artists, Actors, Public Speakers, Students, Runners, Bikers, Swimmers, Golfers, Tennis Players, anyone who uses a computer, sits at a desk, walks, etc.
Common issues that have been reduced (at least in part) as a result of the study of the Alexander Technique (through ongoing lessons) include:
Back Pain, Performance Anxiety, Stress, Joint Pain, Repetitive Stress Injury, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, Asthma, Sciatica, Stuttering etc.
There is a recent back pain study published in the Brittish Medical Journal indicating that, when combined with light aerobic exercise such as walking, the Alexander Technique was the most effective means of reducing back pain (in comparison to several other methods studied).
Some well-know actors who have studied the Alexander Technique include:
John Cleese, Kevin Klein, Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt, Paul Newman, Robin Williams, James Earl Jones, Julie Andrews, Joanne Woodward, Christopher Reeve, Ben Kingsley, Keanu Reeves, Hillary Swank,
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