in Midhurst and Chichester
Let go of Tension and Stress
Would you like to experience an effective and genuinely holistic approach to feeling more relaxed and less stressed?
I offer an effective body/mind approach that helps your nervous system quieten down and help you come back into balance. Often when we have been stressed for a long time we are caught in circular patterns of over-stimulation which can be hard to get our of on our own. A skilled Alexander teacher is able to use their hands to settle your nervous system, and from that quieter place can then help you learn you what you are doing that is keeping you in a stress cycle, and encourage you to let go and make choices that lead to peace rather than to stress!
Why work with the body?
Stress is not just in the mind. When we are in a chronically stressed state our body is flooded with stress hormones and our muscles are over-tensed, and this has knock on effects on our balance, posture and energy levels. At the same time our mind is worried and racing. The body and mind are locked in a feedback cycle where tension in one exacerbates tension in the other. Approaching the problem through the body is a way to bypass the thought patterns which keep us stressed, and allow the whole system to be soothed and settle so that we can look at the problem from a position of quietness rather than one of anxiety and tension.
Why work with the mind?
When we are chronically stressed it is a natural tendency to want to get out of that state and be quiet and relaxed again. Sometimes, however our efforts to change things can be misplaced and are part of what traps us in the cycle (I wrote a blog post about how this happens here). I can help you explore your beliefs about stress and relaxation and help you to understand what you are doing, and how you can stop.
I offer sessions in both Midhurst and Bosham. For more information or to book a trial, please contact me.