Sharon Jakubecy Klehm was interviewed for The Actor’s Summit last year. She has worked with many professional performers so they “nail” auditions, overcome Performance Anxiety, and perform with confidence.
Watch this interview and see what an Alexander Technique session looks like. See the transformation that the interviewer experiences as Sharon guides him through a release of compression and collapse in his body.
Want a special and unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one?
Want to release tight muscles and open up your body to the one you love?
Schedule a Couples Session in the Alexander Technique for Valentine’s Day
Feeling stressed, tight and overwhelmed interferes with your relationships by distracting you with bogged down thoughts and pain. When you and your partner (or dear one) unravel stress and tension in an Alexander Technique session with certified Alexander Technique teacher, Sharon Jakubecy Klehm, you feel light, open, relaxed, and HOT!
The physical release of the chest and muscles across the heart release and you feel vulnerable and connected to others.
Here is what one happy client wrote about her couples sessions:
We heartily recommend Sharon’s couples class (semi-private for friends) Alexander Technique. The information and new way of moving your own body is fantastic enough but seeing the immediate, clearly visible, positive changes in someone you love – your partner in life, family member or best friends – adds a whole other dimension. I literally felt myself more powerful and calm and saw that in my fiance too. He looked so strong, powerful, confident and at peace in his body. (guys, be prepared to get pounced on after class…seeing our men look like that has an effect on us!:)
The physical learning was surpassed by the emotional/spiritual experience for me. When your body is in natural alignment energy flows easier allowing you to meet your day with big support. We both realized the Alexander Technique sessions brought us closer and helped us support each other in ways we wouldn’t have otherwise thought of. We remind each other to ‘bend at the knee’ when we walk and it’s at once helpful, shows we’re thinking of the other, and is our in-joke that we share.
There are many excellent reasons to choose this experience – gaining understanding of your body and how it can move, increasing energy available to you in your life, new perspectives on physical and emotional experiences, deepening your relationship and a new kind of intimacy with your partner.
Sharon is a wonderful, knowledgeable, fun teacher and a fantastic leader for your Alexander Technique adventure! We each did a package on our own then did a package of couples sessions. Clearly we think she’s fabulous
Have a great time!
During your Couples Alexander Technique Session, you and your loved one will:
Release old painful patterns of tension
You both experience Stress Relief and Pain Relief
Calm your nervous system so you both feel Relaxed and Open
Experience the Joy of breathing free and easy together
See each other stand tall with great posture and Embody your Full Powerful Height
Shed physical armoring that closes your body off and blocks your intimacy
Feel your bodies so you feel sensation
Experience true Confidence with each other
The Valentine’s Day Special is an hour of lightness and freedom in the body.
Your Valentine’s Special is only $180 (normally $120 for a single private session.)
Surprise your Valentine with this unique and wonderful Alexander Technique session today!
I read an article last week published in Harvard Health Publications that caught my attention. Recent studies have been fine that most chronic back pain is not associated with injury or disease, but more closely associated with our thoughts, emotions, and the behavior that follows.
The article goes on to say that clinicians and researchers have been looking into the psychological causes of pain and in a landmark study in The Journal of the American Medical Association, researchersfound that both mindfulness training and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) are both effective solutions for relieving chronic back pain.
This thrilled me as an Alexander Technique teacher. When a client comes to me for Alexander Technique sessions due to back pain, there are often some surprising revelations that a back pain sufferer discovers. Often, the development of the kinesthetic sense, or body awareness, gives my clients the ability to observe painful patterns of tightening and tensing muscles, destablilizing their posture and holding their breath in response to pain. The tensing of muscles and holding of the breath worsens the pain.
In Alexander Technique sessions, we even start to identify habitual emotional responses to pain.
So many of my clients get angry at themselves when they are in pain.
Anger leads to more clenching. More clenching leads to more pain. Becoming aware of emotions like anger and aware of the impact anger has on the body is essential for releasing the emotions and releasing the body.
There have been numerous clients who, once they release the musculature around the belly, low ribs, and diaphragm, they cry deeply and loudly. I encourage the crying and the emotional release. Letting go of old emotions that get stored in the body leads to pain relief, stress relief, and complete liberation of breathing. It takes an extraordinary amount of muscular effort to hold these emotions in the body.
The Harvard Health article recommends reading books about mindfulness and CBT or visiting a pain clinic where they are offered. You can also look into the mindfulness training of Alexander Technique during which you become highly aware of your body and your body’s responses, and then, learn how to release those painful patterns and calm your SELF, you nervous system, and your musculature.
On average, most of us are sitting about 9.3 hours a day. Unfortunately, sitting this much has many negative side effects. I often tell my Alexander Technique clients that these bodies we live in are not built for sitting in one position for hours at a time, but are designed for moving.
With the rise of the computer and smart phone and driving in traffic, we have even more reason to passively sit when we are done with work.
I teach my clients how to sit well when they are at the computer or at a desk. However, no matter how well you sit, sitting as much as we do, we are inevitably hurting ourselves.
One of my clients who came to me for back pain, sent the video you see below. This video demonstrates how we are built for moving and describes what happens to you not only your spine but also your brain when you are inactive.
(Lesson by Murat Dalkilinç, animation by Oxbow Creative.)
Lessons in the Alexander Technique, can help you sit well with a long supported spine. Your diaphragm, ribs, and lungs can move easily with your breath. You are no longer compressing your internal organs. Most importantly, you also learn to listen to
your bodies’ signals telling you to get up and move.
Another client of mine, who works at the computer, believed that something was wrong with his back and neck because he couldn’t sit at his computer for hours at a time without feeling like he needed to move. I reassured him that, since he is paying more attention to his body and hearing his body’s signals to get up and move, his body and kinesthetic sense were improving, giving him more accurate information about what his body needs.
Too much sitting is also associated with diabetes, heart disease, electrical activity cutting off to your legs, fewer calories being burned, and much more.
So please… Notice how much time you spend sitting. Listen to your body when you feel like you want to move. It’s the only body you are ever going to get. Sign up for “5 Ways to Instantly Reduce Stress”
I have witnessed so many of my clients who older and wiser, completely change how they walk, sit, stand, and move through life. Before they took, Alexander Technique lessons, they walked with their head forward of their spine, their chest compressed, and their leg joints stiffened.
Alexander Technique lessons give you the “tools” to unravel old patterns of tension and movement that have you walk like you are much older. Aging does not have to be a sentence to hunching over and stiffening your body. My clients have freed up their breathing, relieved back pain, and opened up their posture. All of which has impacted their confidence.
Walking like a young person doesn’t require a fountain of youth. It requires mindfulness, awareness, and training.