Erica Donnison Alexander Technique lesson with a pupil Semi Supine kendal ambleside carlisle lancashire

The Alexander Technique is a taught self care method which can help you rid yourself of neck, shoulder or back pain, RSI and any muscular tension or stiffness that you may habitually hold. Applied correctly, it helps you improve your posture and move more freely. Often, we don’t realise that it is something we are doing that is the problem. Research shows that the Technique is particularly helpful for the long-term treatment of chronic low back pain and chronic neck pain, and is also effective in a NHS pain clinic setting. AT lessons also help those with Parkinson’s disease to cope more effectively with their symptoms and function more effectively in daily life.

The Alexander Technique helped me to become more aware of my posture and the bad habits I never knew I had! Once I knew about them I learnt how to avoid them and to use my body more freely and efficiently” Hazel C. Windermere

I enjoy working with people who want to find out how to help themselves overcome pain or stiffness and improve their posture, to become more
poised and free. If you want to find out about how the way you sit and move and the way you react to stressful situations can cause stiffness or pain, the Alexander Technique is for you. Learning the principles of the Alexander Technique enables you to bring your habitual reactions and movements into conscious control. Once you are aware of these habits, you have the power to change them. Alexander Technique lessons can help you gain control of your reactions and find balance and poise in your life. I work in Kendal at the Kendal Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Centre, in Barrow-in-Furness (new location to be confirmed), at Jigsaw in Mawdesley, Lancashire, and visit Benderloch near Oban, Argyll

pose running method kendal ambleside carlisle cumbria lancashirePose Method® Running Coach.

One of my particular interests is applying what I know to what I like to do! Running is something I like to do.
The Pose Method of running is a particular way of running which enables runners to run more freely, faster and with less chance of getting injured. I am qualified as a Pose Method® running coach and combine this with the Alexander Technique to help runners to enjoy their running and run with much less effort.

Tellington TTouch Training Erica Donnison working near Kendal, Cumbria using TTEAM groundwork ambleside carlisle

I work with horses to help them feel more at ease, calm and confident. My approach is using Tellington TTouch Training for Horses (used to be known as Tellington TTouch Equine Awareness Method or TTEAM). This is a gentle way of working with horses to help them increase their flexibility, balance and coordination, learn new, calmer ways of behaving and just help with general health and wellbeing. It works by using respect and setting boundaries without dominance or force. TTouch works by finding and working with the cause of a problem, rather than just treating the symptoms. Naughty or difficult behaviour often stems from pain, fear or lack of understanding, so I assess what is going on and work with the horse and owner to solve the problem. I work anywhere in Cumbria, Lancashire, the western Scottish Borders and into Durham and North Yorkshire. I will travel further if required.

mbti personality questionnaire kendal ambleside carlisle cumbria lancashire Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®)

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) is a questionnaire which helps you learn more about yourself, your relationships with other people and how you relate to the world. Finding out about your MBTI® type gives you an opportunity to break free from your behavioural habits, break out of the mould that you have been living in and give yourself choices. It is about taking responsibility for who you are and gaining control, awareness and balance in your life. Feedback on your MBTI® type can help you make informed career decisions and improve your relationships with other people, as well as finding out more about how you tick. Feedback sessions take place in Kendal or at your home anywhere in Cumbria, Lancashire, Durham, North Yorkshire or the western Scottish Borders.

Contact me on or 07771 602665