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 I am 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

Saturday 22nd September workshop: 'Get More Out of Life With the ITM Alexander Technique'

Saturday 22nd September, 10am - 5pm, Trinity College, Bristol

Early bird up to 31st August: £57 From 1st September: £70 To register: contact ALEX BOLLAG or call 07816 317086

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A fantastic, inspiring, illuminating and fun-filled day in which FOUR teachers - Alex Bollag, Bev Allen, Liz Watson and myself - will take turns to teach Alexander lessons in small groups, as well as facilitate discussion and sharing in our large group.

"A deeply inspiring and very rewarding day with a smorgasbord of engaging and talented teachers... a must for anyone who has ever suffered with chronic pain or ill health or who wants to learn about a sound method for living well and in harmony with a healthy body and mind!'  

After a bit of meeting and greeting, this workshop will commence with an introduction to the basic concepts of the Interactive Teaching Method of the Alexander Technique, followed by several 'rotation hours' of group lessons with all four teachers in turn.  This makes for a power-packed, full experience; a real kick-start if you are new to the Technique, or a real boost to your learning if you are already at any stage along your journey.

"A brilliant day, it was such a treat to have the knowledge of four great teachers in one room"

Group learning gives you the benefits not only your own hands-on interactions with teachers but the feedback of others, as well as greater understanding that comes from watching and participating in other people's 'turns'.

"Alex's descriptions of where the Alexander Technique came from and how it can enhance your whole life - not just your body - was fascinating. The idea that it can help you concentrate, create, focus and make life easier, more fun and more graceful has stayed with me. So much to think about. And crazy how a couple of tiny movements of the neck can make you feel so different. I loved it."

Please don’t hesitate to contact Alex if you have any questions about the workshop