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Philippa Bull teaches the Alexander Technique
in the Oban area, Argyll

The Alexander Technique
is a technique you can use
to help you find
more freedom in everyday life

In Alexander Technique lessons you will learn how to:

  • relieve aches, pain and stiffness
  • prevent injury and damage to your body caused by over-tension
  • Keep yourself balanced and healthy, physically and mentally
  • Prepare for and do well in challenging situations eg public speaking, exams, performance
  • Be at ease in everyday life
  • Cope calmly and skilfully in emergencies

The Alexander Technique differs from many other complementary therapies in that it empowers you to help yourself.

By learning the Alexander Technique you can develop a way to heal yourself of painful or limiting conditions, but also to prevent these occurring in the future.

If you suffer from any of the following, the technique can help you:

  • General aches and pains
  • Stiff neck, sore shoulders or back pain
  • Stress, strain or anxiety
  • Finding you tire easily
  • Poor ‘posture’
  • Discomfort or feelings of being ill-at-ease, out-of-sorts, limited or trapped
  • Feeling out of breath, hoarseness or asthma
  • Feeling unable to progress well in a chosen activity eg music, acting, dancing, sport
  • Stage-fright or fear of public-speaking
  • Stuttering or other speech difficulty particularly when nervous
  • Migraines or headaches which come on when you are stressed
  • Frozen shoulder, carpel tunnel syndrome or RSI
  • Age-related issues eg fear of falling, Parkinson’s
  • Life feels difficult, stressful or painful, leading to anxiety and depression

The Alexander Technique can help. It is a gentle way of addressing the root cause of all the above symptoms, allowing the body and mind to be more at ease in everyday situations. It can free you from aches and pains, from stress and anxiety, and even from more debilitating conditions such as repetitive strain injury or stuttering.

Learning the Alexander Technique will help you let go of harmful habits of over-tension, and find a different way of being and moving; a more balanced and comfortable state, physically and mentally. You will find that you can be more fully engaged with the world, while being able to face challenging situations, stand tall and look after yourself whatever life throws at you.

Please explore the website to find out about Philippa and about Alexander Technique lessons, read the Blog posts or dip into Resources such as further reading and videos.

Currently I am teaching only in Taynuilt, in which I have a dedicated teaching room. If you are curious about the Alexander Technique and would like to discover more, or if you would like to book a lesson in Taynuilt, please contact me.

Philippa Bull | Alexander Technique teacher in the Oban area, Argyll
© Philippa Bull 2021

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