Nick Chapman

Nick Chapman Alexander Technique

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Emailnpchapman@gmail.com

Nick Chapman is an Alexander Technique teacher in private practice.

When I first started the Alexander Technique I was clumsy, hunched over, tense, anxious and suffered debillitating lower back pain. I was stressed and worried about worrying. After finding several ‘therapists’ who were more concerned with writing books and being famous I set off to mstudy and practice the nAlexander Technique. 32 years later I am happi;y married with two children and an amazing job- inspiring others to feel better using this increasingly popular technique. N.Chapman 

Now also teaching online.

Certification

Nick Chapman qualified as a teacher at The Constructive Teaching Centre, Lansdowne Road in Holland Park in 2001. He is a fully qualified professional Alexander Technique Teacher and holds the certificate for teachers of the F. Matthias Alexander Technique. He was trained by W.H.M. Carrington. and D.M.G. Carrington. Walter Carrington studied with F M Alexander, the founder 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.

Alexander Technique Employment.

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

Nick is also the resident Alexander Technique teacher at the School of the Science of Acting.

He is the resident teacher at the Camden speakers club and has considerable experience in the treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal, stress and anxiety-related problems.

Nick worked with the Odyssey Trust, where he used the 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 manoeuvring and handling high-risk patients.

Corporate Work

Nick Chapman is regularly a consultant in the Alexander Technique for a wide variety of companies and organisations including;

  • Warner Brothers
  • Pineapple Dance Studios
  • Natural Remedies, Islington
  • City Roads, Drug Rehabilitation Centre
  • Milton Skills, Criminal Justice Centre
  • Natural Health, Dulwich
  • Forest Health Care
  • Glenside Manor private nursing home
  • The Therapy Rooms, Chalk Farm
  • Macquarie’s

Personal Experience.

My first lesson was with Angie Herzberg in 1991. I was a young aspiring actor. My elder brother, the very successful Sean Chapman, was giving me actincg classes. He suggested that I try to sort out my acting ‘body’, my physicality as an actor using the Alexander Technique.

When I was just 24 years old I was a hyper type , very nervous and awkward physically. I also had this terrible lower back pain. Not really knowing anything about the technique I only attended because I wanted to be like my brother Sean. I wanted to be a successful actor.

At the time Angie occasionally taught at Walter Carringtons’ training school in Holland Park. So I trundled along, following orders from my unique acting coach and rang the bell. It was an old victorian house, converted into the most famous teaching locations for Alexander Technique in the world.

Little did I know at the time that I would become an Alexander Technique teacher. My ambition to act at the time was very strong. After six of these visits I was a total convert and my dedication to the technique has never faltered. I became more confident and relaxed and of course the lower back pain was gone.