Change is the Only Constant

We are often really put out by change. We are rigid in our thinking and expectations. Alexander realised that back problems (and other problems) are caused by habit. Habit denotes doing the same old thing time and time again. Even if it’s unhelpful. We refuse (perhaps unconsciously) to change. Think about what it is like when we get older. We can’t change this fact. Those who accept change tend to cope better than those who don’t.

Change is the only constant. When using ourselves we often can’t see the need for change. We continue to walk with rounded shoulders or stand with the weight going into one leg. This inevitably causes problems. So when learning Alexander Technique we learn that change is something we must embrace. We must be happy to change. The Alexander Technique will change you from being a person resistant to change into a person in love with change. It will empower you to learn what must change and encourage you to change bad habits fast.

Often people wonder if their personality will change. Only in a very subtle way. Alexander Technique is all about change. However, only changes that make you feel much better. We work on physiological changes and realise much later that these changes have a profound effect on life in general. We really learn to live by embracing change. Change is the only constant. 

I was amazed to see the hashtag #changeistheonlyconstant has 43.1k posts. This is obviously a thing! ?

this post is part of my Instagram page.


Nick Chapman is an Alexander Technique teacher in private practice.

He qualified as a teacher at The Constructive Teaching Centre Lansdowne road in Holland Park and is a member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. He holds the certificate for teachers of the F. Matthias Alexander Technique. He was trained by W.H.M. Carrington.and D.M.G. Carrington. W.H.M. Carrington studied with Alexander and was the most influential teacher in the country. He is now a legend. His wife Dylis was also his teacher and was just as influential.

Nick Chapman is employed by Merrill Lynch and UBS as the resident Alexander Teacher.

Nick Chapman has considerable experience in the treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal, stress and anxiety related problems.

He worked with the Odyssey Trust, where he used Alexander Technique and other relaxation methods for the relief of drug withdrawal.

He also worked in nursing homes where the nurses found great benefits using the technique for stress and the management of various physical problems from maneuvering and handling high risk patients.