I was lucky enough to find Alan Bignell and be introduced to the Alexander Technique at a time when I felt the medical profession had given up on me. I had suffered severe Sciatica for over a year and had tried many different remedies and treatments with little success.
As an actress and dancer this was an extremely frustrating and debilitating. Alan immediately put me at ease and took the time to learn my history and the physical and emotional habits I had unconsciously caused my body to follow.
Alan’s calm, non-judgemental yet consistently encouraging manner coupled with his extensive knowledge of and dedication to the Alexander Technique ensured that my health steadily improved & the pain disappeared. Most importantly, Alan empowers his pupils to gain an increased awareness of their bodies so that healing and future injury prevention takes place outside of lessons also.
I cannot recommend Alan and the Alexander Technique more. My lessons resulted in not only my complete recovery but also being fit enough to engage in fulltime dance training & further my professional performance career.