What is the Alexander Technique?

The Alexander Technique is a re-education of the relationship we have with our bodies.
When people are tense or stressed there is a physiological reaction-to tighten. This
tightening does not go away of its own accord and undermines our ability to carry out tasks,
daily activities, in a comfortable and satisfactory way. By learning the Alexander Technique
we improve our relationship to our bodies and therefore become better at what we do, but above all we reach
a much better sense of ourselves leading to more happiness and fulfillment in every area of
our lives, without exception.


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.