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Alexander Technique Institute North Sydney


Diana Devitt-Dawson

Diana Devitt-Dawson
Health Professional / Nurse educator / Midwife
'x' Head of Training / MBSR (stress reduction) & Harpist

Alexander teaching hands

Art & Science

Let’s Rejoice in the Human Touch

Alexander Re-Education

Frederick Matthias Alexander described his teaching as a psychophysical re-education in the Use of the Self.

  • Evidence Based - British Medical Journal 2008
  • Return to natural balance
  • Be upright & breathe naturally
  • Mind-Body integration and learning
  • Learn how to prevent postural pain and injury (music/sport)
  • All ages - a learning for life!

Alexander Institute offers

Introductory public talks & presentations

  • People interested in learning how to self-work for mind/body co-ordination & balance
  • Musicians & sports enthusiasts prevent injury, enhance
  • Public speakers - enhance vocal resonance
  • Manage performance anxiety
  • Health care workers - care for carers!
  • Children and young adults - prevent harmful habits

Evidence-Based Practice

British Medical Journal 2008 publication
of Randomised Controlled Back Pain Trial
with Alexander lessons.

"The Alexander Technique teaches you how to bring more practical intelligence into what you are already doing. How to eliminate stereotyped responses. How to deal with habit and change. It leaves you free to choose your own goal but gives you a better use of yourself while you work towards it."

Prof. Frank Pierce Jones

Alexander Technique in Education

"Alexander learned by observation and experiment upon himself, in the strictest scientific method, that the mechanism that determines the character of all reflex action lies in the reflexes governing the relationship of the head to the neck, and the neck to the spinal column. When this 'primary control' or our core structure is functioning as it should, it is sensed as an integrating force that allows freedom throughout the organism."

Prof. John Dewey