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Alexander Technique for Mental Health course timetables

Brief description

This is a brief introductory course aimed at giving students a knowledge of the main principles and practice of the Alexander Technique.

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?

The course will be helpful for anybody but will have a particular emphasis on using the Technique for enhancing mental and emotional wellbeing.

Course description in brief

The course will address balance, breathing, co-ordination, releasing tension in muscles in everyday activities in a practical session.

Theory will be addressed through practice.

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    Strategies for reducing stress and enhancing wellbeing to be used in everyday life.

Do I need any skills, experience or qualifications before I join the course?

No formal skills or qualifications required.

A willingness to participate in a group class and to work within your own range of ability.

What equipment will I need for the course?


Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in easily.

What materials will I need for the course?


What activities will I take part in and how will my course be structured?

A mixture of theory and practice.

What will be expected of me in terms of personal or time commitment?

Nothing outside the workshop time.

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

Discussion within the session.

Feedback from the tutor.

What could I go on to do after I have finished the course?

An ongoing 8 week course or 1 to 1 sessions with a teacher.

Holiday courses.

How will I say what I think about the course?

Brief evaluation at the end of the session.

Available timetables for this course

Please make a note of the course Ref for the course you are interested in.

Course Ref Hours per week Days(s) Time Course Dates Costs
851c 2 Saturday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Dates TBC (1 Sessions) Full Rate £12; R Rate £8; A Rate £6
851a 2 Saturday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 21 Sep 2019 to 21 Sep 2019 (1 Sessions) Full Rate £12; R Rate £8; A Rate £6
851b 2 Saturday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 08 Feb 2020 to 08 Feb 2020 (1 Sessions) Full Rate £12; R Rate £8; A Rate £6

Course Funding

Swarthmore provides a variety of courses some of which are subsidised by public funding.

Courses with course codes marked by ‘LCC’ and ‘CityC’ are subsidised and have age restrictions.

  • ‘LCC’ and ‘CityC’ courses for those aged 19 and over.
  • ‘LCC’ courses are supported by Leeds City Council for Leeds Metropolitan area residents, priority given to those living in disadvantaged areas, people not in employment and/or in receipt of benefits, those with low skills, no qualifications, disadvantaged groups or individuals with specific needs e.g. lone parents, BAME groups, adults with LDD.

For information funding and eligibility see the ‘costs’ page.

Unless stated otherwise - all courses take place at Swarthmore Education Centre Leeds

What next?

To enrol in a course complete the enrolment form on the download page using the correct course reference (Course Ref) from above.