Children and Parents

Alexander Technique for Pregnant Women, Parents, and Children

The Alexander Technique It is a unique method to enable you and your family to deal with old habits of thinking, reacting and moving, to find new ways of doing things and to cope with changes. It positively influences pregnancy and childbirth and is an ideal support for parents in particular as it teaches you to think before you act.

The early development of your Children

‘’Children are like cement, whatever falls on them makes an impression’ said Haim Ginott

A child who uses his/her body incorrectly is apt to harm themselves.  Children learn through copying, it is in fact fundamental for learning. It is therefore inevitable that they will copy both your habits and the habits of those around them at school. If taught a set of principles about how to correctly ‘use’ themselves they can use this to help them make a conscious decision on how to learn more effectively and constructively. The Alexander Technique is an indispensible tool to children’s physical, emotional and mental strengths as it is a whole child approach.

The Technique aims at creating conditions within the child that enables learning rather than focusing on the actual learning.

Coping with Pregnancy and Childbirth

The Alexander Technique gives pregnant women the opportunity to understand how their body changes and how to deal with these changes constructively. For example, the natural gain of weight unneccesarily causes back pain in many women. Understanding how your change of shape and centre of gravity affects you can be a great learning opportunity and can improve body balance and stature. Learning to use the Alexander Technique has invaluable benefits:

  • Reducing and/or preventing back pain.
  • Improving breathing and circulation
  • Easing childbirth

Facilitating Parenting

Raising children is one of the most important and wonderful journeys that parents embark on and also one of the most challenging. Learning the Alexander Technique can enhance the process of educating your child.

  • Adds more ease to daily activities helping to avoid back pain and tiredness, e.g. like carrying bags, feeding, changing nappies.
  • Take a constructive approach to the challenges of parenting that risk the calmness, happiness and development of your family.
  • Be more positive, firm and constructive in making decisions and choices.
  • Manage time with a ‘slow down’ attitude in order to achieve more.
  • Foster understanding, communication and cooperation to strengthen the bond.

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