Availability and regulation

Alexander technique lessons aremostly available privately.Each lesson usually costs around 35-50.

However, in recent years some NHS trusts have started to offer Alexander technique lessons as part of their outpatient pain clinics. Ask your GP whether it's available through the NHS in your local area.

Finding a teacher

If youre thinking about trying the Alexander technique, it's important to choose a teacher who's experienced and qualified.

There aren't currently any laws or regulations stating what training someone must have to teach the Alexander technique. Professional organisations offer courses (often for three years) and membership upon successful completion of the course.

Teachers must meet certain requirements to register with these organisations and agree to comply with their code of ethics.

In the UK, themain organisations for teachers of the Alexander technique are the:

  • Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CHNC)
  • Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT)
  • Interactive Teaching Method Association (ITM)
  • Professional Association of Alexander Teachers (PAAT)
  • Alexander Technique International (ATI)

Of these, only the CHNC has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018