The Holistic Health Center is proud to be introducing a new modality. Wes
Howard will be giving Alexander Technique sessions on Thursdays. You may
contact him at 217-417-2080 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel
free to contact him with any questions or if you would like to schedule an
appointment. To help the Holistic Health Center community become more
aware of Alexander Technique and his work, Wes will be offering two
introductory sessions for the price of one for a limited time.
The Alexander Technique is a mind/body method for developing more bodily
awareness, improving physical coordination and skill, healing chronic pain,
increasing health generally and living more fully.
Many chronic ailments are the result of years of unhealthy stress. Stress
on our bodies caused by poor habits of movement and posture can result in
ailments. To name only a few: Back or Neck Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,
Plantar Fasciitis, Headaches, Insomnia, Depression
As children we have a natural ease and lightness of movement and posture.
The Alexander Technique is a practical method for learning to restore this
This world famous technique is over a century old and is well known among
performing artists who use it for enhanced performance, injury prevention
and healing. It is rapidly gaining popularity as a method for promoting
and restoring good health.
In todays world, hours of computer use, cell phone use and other repetitive
work or sedentary tasks have resulted in poor habits of bodily and mental
coordination resulting in chronic pain.
At the core of the technique is enhanced mind/body awareness. Many
Alexander students find the technique enhances their consciousness and
mindfulness. They feel a surge of aliveness, more confidence in their
abilities, and improved focus and concentration. All this contributes to a
more free and natural and energetic approach to life.
Using gentle hands-on guidance and verbal instruction, the Alexander
teacher helps you become more aware of patterns of movement and tension
that interfere with your natural postural reflexes.
The teacher will help you learn to identify your bad habits and learn a
better more coordinated movement and poise. Over time the Alexander pupil
learns to achieve these results for themselves.
The pupil usually has a dramatic experience of lightness and
effortlessness, improved balance and coordination as well as heightened
performance in work and any activity.
Because it promotes more natural use of the body, it is particularly
effective in managing musculoskeletal pain - back and neck pain, carpal
tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, etc.
The Alexander Technique is taught in a series of private lessons. The
process changes your general coordination in daily activity, which is key
to an improved standard of health and well being.
Wes Howard has practiced the technique for over twenty five years and is
certified by the American Society of the Alexander Technique (AmSat). He
trained at The Alexander Foundation in Philadelphia from 1989-90 and at the
Urbana Center for the Alexander Technique from 1991-94. As a classical
guitarist, he received his Bachelor of Music from the University of North
Texas and his Master of Music from the University of Michigan