Alexander Technique in managing and easing chronic pain. A practical webinar series presented by Niall Kelly.
As a follow up to the video for Chronic Pain Ireland during 2020, presenter Niall Kelly has now created a short series of webinars to allow CPI members explore the practical skills of the Alexander Technique in managing and easing chronic pain.
The series will address the specific skills needed to use the technique effectively and create positive strategies for the future. The sessions do not involve any strenuous activity or physical exercises beyond sitting in a chair, walking around and lying on the floor.
Webinar 1 will be based on learning how to become aware of habits and magic dances we engage in that create or add to already existing chronic pain. These are usually unconscious habits of reaction that we engage in to protect ourselves when pain levels rise to hard to tolerate levels. We will conduct the session mainly sitting in straight chairs ideally placed near a window through which you can see into the distance or the sky.
Having identified (or not) those habits, Webinar 2 will focus on stopping the habits and exploring different ways and approaches to doing the day-to-day activities we have to engage in so as not to trigger excessive pain levels.
Webinar 3 is about using breath and body to create resonant tones and sounds which help to encourage muscle release and minimise muscle tensioning that may be adding to pain levels or interfering with natural breath.
Webinar 4 will act as a wrap-up session focusing on each individuals future needs and strategies in managing chronic pain.
The webinars are free and will start on will start on Tuesday 12th January 2021 at 11.00am until 12.30 and on the following 3 Tuesdays at 11am. Note you must be able to attend all sessions.
Places are strictly limited and open to members of Chronic Pain Ireland only. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org