Alexander Technique for Parkinson’s – Workshops 2019
In March the two workshops described below were held at the Constructive Teaching Centre. The response was tremendous. More than 74 people applied for the 24 places offered. Those that attended found the workshops to be very useful and educational.
The son of one of the attendees commented:
“To see people walk in 5 minutes with 100% improvement is amazing”.
Another participant living with Parkinson’s said:
“You go to a dance class and the teachers know that they are creating movement that is right for you, but you don’t yourself know why you are doing some of those movements. Whereas I am going away today with an understanding of not only what is the right thing to do but also why it is the right thing to do, and that has been a very valuable lesson”.
Living with Parkinson’s – Exploring Possibilities with the Alexander Technique
A free workshop in London for people living with Parkinson’s and their carers – Sponsored by Parkinson’s UK and further subsidised by the Walter Carrington Educational Trust
Maximum 12 participants
Alexander Technique Centre, Imperial Wharf
13 The Boulevard
London SW6 2UB
For a map and route information, please click through to the Find Us page.
Dates: Friday 8th February OR Friday 15th February 2019
Time: 1.30 – 5.00 pm, with breaks provided
How to book: Please fill in the online form.
Queries: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or
telephone Loretta on 07949 190 595 (until 31st December) or Liz on 020 8994 9527
The workshop is free, but booking is essential as there are only limited places. Please state which date you would like to book and if you are booking just one place for yourself or two places (one for yourself and one for a carer). Participants of any of our previous workshops are welcome to apply, but first preference will be given to people who have not attended a previous workshop.
The Alexander Technique offers people living with Parkinson’s self- management strategies that can help them gain more control of movement patterns, with potential improvements in balance, posture and walking. It can enable them to participate in everyday activities with greater confidence and minimal interference from symptoms. Non-motor symptoms such as anxiety, pain and fatigue can also be addressed using Alexander principles. This will be a participatory workshop and everyone will leave with some new skills to help them meet the challenges of Parkinson’s.
This opportunity is open to people with Parkinson’s and their care partners/helpers. Unfortunately, we are not able to make the workshop available to wheelchair users. If you are a wheelchair user and interested in the Alexander Technique, please do contact us as we might be able to refer you to a teacher or contact you at a later point with an offer suitable for you.
More information about the teachers you will be working with can be found by clicking on the names below. All teachers involved are members of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique and have undertaken special training in working with people living with Parkinson’s. A number of extra teachers who are joining the initiative will be assisting at both workshops.
A compilation of information on the Alexander Technique for Parkinson’s may be found here: http://www.thepoiseproject.org/alexander-technique-for-parkinsons/ .
We are grateful to Monika Gross, Executive Director of independent nonprofit organisation The Poise Project, for her generous support, advice and expertise.