To the members of El Camino Hospital’s Cancer Support Group, hello!
Come learn how the Alexander Technique can help cancer patients and their caregivers, at the support group meeting on August 28, 2012.
Alexander Technique gives a sense of peace in the body and alleviates pain. It saves energy when you sit, stand, and walk. (BBC, “Perspective: Posture and Pain.”) Students say they feel lighter and that tension melts away. By practicing Alexander Technique, simple sitting and standing comes into balance and alignment. I use this in my ballroom dancing all the time. Balance helps movement, posture and poise, and you can use it at any level.
Benefits of the Alexander Technique:
– Learn easier ways to move – sit, stand, and walk with less effort – Alleviate pain – relieve physical tension – quiet the mind
– Learn a cheerful process that gives freer movement and better balance
A cancer survivor and former Alexander student says:
“Alexander Technique helped me cope with the side-effects of nausea. It helped me deal with fear, avoid adding more mental stress and prevent physically tightening all my muscles and hunching up in response to an already taxing experience. After a bout of nausea, I learned to allow my muscles to calm and rest more quickly by letting go of negative emotions and remembering how to find comfort in my body.” — Charlene Gibson, cancer survivor/massage therapist
Where: El Camino Hospital, Cancer Support Group Room (Lower level)
Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Time: 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Note: the meeting commences as usual, at 4:30 pm. I will be there at 5:15, to speak about Alexander Technique, give some “sample” work, and answer questions.
Alexander Technique is a practical way to release muscular tension and stress, alleviate pain, and move with less effort. It is a proven method for long-term relief of low back pain. It is used in pain management centers in the U.S., and in medical systems in Israel, England, and Australia.
Dana Ben-Yehuda has been in private practice in Mountain View for over ten years and was also on staff assisting in teacher-training at The Alexander Educational Center in Berkeley, CA. She is connected with the Stanford MS Clinic and the Stanford University Pain Management Center. She is a Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique, M. AmSAT, with over 1600 hours of training.