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Alexander Technique and Acquired Brain Injury

For some time now I have been working with post-coma students who have an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI ). The ability of the human body to repair itself is an amazing phenomena given the traumatic injuries that can occur, particularly to the brain. All of us, whatever our condition, will try to connect to, feel supported by, and make sense of the world around us, and this is just as true for most who have suffered a brain injury, even if sometimes nothing appears to be happening for the person outwardly.

The approach of the Alexander Technique is through the ability of the Teacher to communicate with his hands — the message that will re-inforce that sense of support and connection, and thus a releasing of tension that is no longer of use to the person.

The message is that they no longer need to hold on for dear life, and if healing is to take place it has a better chance when inappropriate muscle tension is released.

Working with Darren

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