State of Mind
blog, Nick Chapman Alexander Technique

The Bad State of Mind-It’s all in the Body.

Become the master of your moods. Not the slave to your emotions.

One of the most profound things humans do is change their state of mind. There is a very long history of trying to do this. From deep meditation practices to swallowing different substances, to alcohol, to religious ecstasy, the list is endless. Often people try counselling. So-called talkie therapies. Results are of course many and varied.

The one thing we know is that we can change our state of mind and it’s hard to imagine a dog trying to do that. It’s a very human endeavour.

When I came to the Alexander Technique my moods changed with the moon. I was up and down like a power drill. I remember walking into a class with my teacher Angie and probably swearing about one thing and another. By the end of the session, my mood had changed. I felt light and free. Connected. Calm and positive. A new state of mind was born. I genuinely thought it was magic since the exceptionally light touch of her hands, so subtle, appeared to do very little.

It was this amazing change in my state of mind that got me interested in training in the Alexander Technique and has kept me fascinated ever since.

Emotions, feelings are like a huge, windblown sea, but with the right approach, they can be controlled. We can change our state of mind by balancing mind and body. With no added supplements. We become stronger emotionally and learn to apply emotional intelligence.

Now that’s worth knowing.

Why not sign up for a class online or in-person and see if you can gain control of your moods.

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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.