The Alexander Technique and Trauma

There is a huge interest and research about the phenomenon of trauma and its consequences for the human life in the Western world for the moment.

As  I am optimistic by nature, I tend to think that this is because mankind, at least in this part of the world, is becoming more ready to deal with its traumatic past, as a species and as a civilization.
There is an increased recognition of our past and still present violence, paving the way, let us hope, for a more peaceful future.

The researchers, experts and thinkers seem to agree that on the whole there is less relative violence today in our world, despite the obsessive focus of the media on disasters and wars.

In the course of our lives, most of us will have our share of traumatic experiences, that we could qualify of mild when they do not prevent us from leading a more or less normal and satisfying life.

Some of us though go through traumatic experiences of another kind which will make it difficult to lead a normal life without the help of medical an psychotherapeutic or psychiatric support.
For them recovery will often be a long process and what makes some people more resilient than others is not yet very clear.

The Alexander Technique can help people to become more aware of themselves and to learn to reconnect to themselves by having repeated experiences of the unity of the self in action and reaction.
Over time they will come to realize that it is possible to meet reality in a  more confident and constructive way, free from habitual reactions and identifications.
This in turn will help them to relate to their past from a different state of functioning and being; and allow them to assimilate it without being overwehlmed by it.

The Alexander Technique gives the means to explore our potential for change in everyday life and learn to be able to accept without resistance
and  welcome new or forgotten states of well-being and confidence; and to meet and experience life from these states of heightened awareness.