The Alexander Technique and Trauma

There is a huge interest and research about traumas 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 it 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 violent past, 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 have had our share of traumatic experiences, that we could qualify of mild as they do not prevent us from leading a more or less normal and satisfying life.

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

The Alexander Technique can help people to become more aware of themselves and to learn to reconnect to themselves by having repeated experience of the unity of the self in action in the present moment.
Over time they will com to realize that it is possible  to meet consciously the present moment in a  more constructive way, free from habitual reactions and identifications, which will them to relate to their past from a state of constructive use and presence.

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.