Many people with
health problems seek help from the Alexander
Technique. This is not understood as therapy but
as an educational system. So there is something
to learn, namely, the way how to deal with
ourselves skilfully (“Use of the Self”). The use
of the self affects our functioning and thus our
The Alexander Technique does not diagnose and
does not respond directly to ailment symptoms. A
symptom is an expression of the whole body.
Therefore, the Alexander Technique "treats" no
symptoms, but attempts to positively influence
the dynamics of the whole psycho-physical self.
The Alexander Technique is thus an expression of
a healthy lifestyle.
The Alexander Technique may have strong positive
effects with the following complaints:
• Back pain
• Stiff neck
• Joint pain
• Stress disorders