Frances Butt ITM

Alexander Technique

the study of thinking in relation to movement

This work is an exercise in finding out what thinking really is.

FM Alexander
For an introductory lesson, please click here

Welcome.

Does something you do, either in work or daily life, give you discomfort or difficulty?  Would you like to solve this problem and just get back on with what you want to be doing?  
Do you wish you felt less stiff, sore, tense and tired?
I can help.

"I feel comfort, sitting at a desk, I didn't know I could feel." - KC, Business Strategist

Do you secretly wish you could conquer that constant or frequent edgy feeling?  Do you have an overactive 'fight or flight response'?  Does this get in the way of your being at your best at work?
I can help with that.

“I think I’d like the confident, relaxed guy to step forward. Like a chrysalis – shed the unwanted.” - RL, Head Teacher

Is your recovery from an injury not going as well as you'd hoped*?
Perhaps you’ve tried all kinds of therapies and/or exercise regimes to find a solution; they haven’t eliminated the problem and you’re feeling understandably frustrated.
Yes, I can help.

"I couldn’t even walk across the room without it hurting “here, here and here” and within LITERALLY a minute, Frances had me thinking about moving differently and I made the same walk completely pain free!! I was stunned." - KN, Photographer

Perhaps things have even got so bad that you find yourself staring nothing but a future of deterioration in the face.  I know all too well what that’s like.
I can help here too.

(walking) "Oh my goodness! So light - it's like cotton wool!" - AS, Care Assistant

Maybe you'd simply like to find a way to improve at some music, sports or other technique.  
I'd be happy to explore that with you.

The Alexander Technique is an incredibly powerful tool for change.  Unlike any system of exercise, it’s about learning how to do less - to stop doing what's getting in your way, rather than trying to fix it by doing more on top (which often just exacerbates the problem).  Sounds like sense, doesn't it?   We'd all love to change for the better; but it’s not always so easy. 
Here's where I can help.

With the Interactive Teaching Method of teaching, I can help you to work out what your obstacles are and reason out solutions for yourself.  This makes for true, lasting and continual improvement. 


If this sounds good to you, please click here to book your £35 introductory lesson.

Introductory lesson/workshop

If you’d like to find out about organising a workshop with me, or for more information, click here - I’d be delighted to hear from you.

Click here to ask me anything.

I am a CNHC accredited teacher and also ICO registered.

Frances is an empathic and wonderful teacher. She makes me think and question, and helps me reach the answers myself, with gentle prompting both by speech and touch. ITM Alexander Technique is a life long learning experience and I would recommend her as your teacher to guide you through. Thank you!

Hilary, RHS Gardener

Frances is a wonderful teacher. She’s friendly, helpful and very well trained in her profession. I’ve found every lesson with her to be enjoyable, educational and thought-provoking. I’d happily recommend her to anyone.

Danny Cox, Drummer and Drumming Teacher

Next 6-week course of group classes

starts Weds 17th October, 6.30pm in Clifton

Click HERE to book your place

Taunton Workshop 10th November

9.30am to 1pm, Saturday 10th November, Milverton, nr. Taunton
please contact me here for further details and/or booking:
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Thursday 29th November - Alexander Technique & Elevenses

If you like vintage clothing and tea served on proper china, 
here's another opportunity for a fun and fascinating introductory workshop with added scones...

Alex Bollag and I will introduce you to Alexander's wonderful work in the beautiful setting of Heartfelt Vintage, Alma Vale Road, Clifton, where our hosts Kate and Will offer the best scones in town (GF available) as well as housing the most stunning collection of original vintage wedding gowns and other clothes from the last century.

11am to 1.30pm, plenty of time before the school run.

£29.50

For further details, and to book, please visit:
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