“Rachel quickly tuned in to the root cause of the pain that had been ruining my life for 10 months continually and had stopped me working and caring for my patients . I had spent a fortune on Physiotherapy and Chiropractors , specialists and injections. These did not make any difference at all and just gave me continual disappointment and crushed hope. I was considering forever leaving my profession which I have loved for years.
After working with Rachel with her unique approach over a series of 5 zoom sessions, my pain was so much improved – down to 10% of previous levels. I can now work full time and do so much pain free. If I do have attacks of pain, I know how to manage them.
I’m going to continue my work with Rachel and I have no doubt I can be living the life of my dreams in a short while . Rachel has literally given me my future and my life back , and I am already able to spend lots more time with my daughter and focus on my relationship without the distraction of pain. Thank you Rachel”
Dr James Godsell
I had come across Alexander Technique colleagues offering AT online and had often wondered how effective it was. Surely, I thought, you had to experience hands-on to really learn AT. Then Covid-19 and lockdown arrived and my life as an Alexander practitioner changed overnight. “Close Contact Workers” could no longer offer their hands-on expertise.
It took me a while to dip my toe in the water and start to offer AT Coaching on Zoom. I realised that because AT is essentially coaching with a therapeutic element, then a lot of very useful information and feedback could be imparted online. As AT practitioners we are trained to listen, observe closely, and teach new ways of thinking and moving. All this can be done successfully online.
What Happens In a Zoom Session
Listening / Observing / Sharing Feedback / Demonstration / Coaching
Firstly we discuss your situation, your symptoms if you have any plus any feedback from the previous session.
We may choose certain activities to explore – particularly any that are causing discomfort. Seeing you in your home environment is an ideal way for me to see you in your everyday life; working at your desk, unloading the dishwasher, preparing vegetables, walking up stairs etc
I will watch you, offer feedback and demonstrate for you to copy.
I will talk you through the Semi Supine resting activity and even without hands – on, this can be extremely beneficial.
Sessions are different from face to face AT but can encourage you to be more engaged with the process so that you have skills to take into your life. All you need is a good internet connection and laptop or tablet with inbuilt camera and the Zoom app which is free to download.
Feel free to call me to discuss.