What We Support

Here are some examples of projects we’ve supported in the past:

Video Archive Including The
David Reed Media Collection

David Reed was an Alexander Technique teacher and filmmaker who died in 2019. He captured on film many key Alexander teachers, events and masterclasses, leaving behind a unique video collection. He left this to Kamal Thapen who has asked the Trust to be its custodian. The Trust is now funding the hosting of the David Reed Media (DRM) collection to make his videos available to as wide an audience as possible free of charge.

In addition to the DRM collection we are hosting the Congress videos. The copyright for these has been kindly passed over to The Trust by Michael Fredericks and the Alexander Technique Congress Association (ATCA). We hope to also show many other videos, some exclusive to this site. We wish to thank participating teachers for permission to include their videos on the site and to invite all those who feel they have benefited from the video archive to make a donation to ensure it’s continued growth and development.

The Ready List: Skills for Life website

Part-funding for a group of Alexander teachers to set up a clear and accessible website for the general public about the Alexander Technique, with a particular focus on its use in education. The site offers problem-solving strategies for learning, stress, co-ordination and activity for both adults and children. 

Launched in 2021

Research Funding

Using Alexander Technique after having a baby

Part-funding for Alexander teacher Nicola Hanefeld to do a PhD at the University of Hull. Her qualitative research looked at how women use the Alexander Technique as a means of mindful self-care in the months after childbirth.

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“How do women use their experiences of learning the Alexander Technique in the early postpartum?” funded in 2017, PhD completed 2021

Research Funding

Non-physical outcomes of Alexander Technique

This research project was jointly funded by the Trust and the STAT Research Group. It conducted a rapid review of published literature on psychological and non-physical outcomes following Alexander Technique lessons.
How does the Alexander Technique lead to psychological and non-physical outcomes? A realist review” by Debbie Kinsey, Lesley Glover, Franziska Wadephul , European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 46, September 2021, 101371

Sports – Unlocking Your Potential

A 5-minute film on how the Alexander Technique can improve balance, co-ordination and performance at all levels across a range of sporting activities

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The making of this video was supported by the Alexander Trust, 2018

The Performing Self

A 4-minute film on how the Alexander Technique helps students in performing arts training with vocal co-ordination, movement, stage presence and performance anxiety.

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The making of this video was supported by the Alexander Trust,  2016

Developing Skills For Life

An 8-minute film on the difference the Alexander Technique makes in education – from primary and secondary schools to colleges and universities.

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The making of this video was supported by the Alexander Trust, 2015

Paths to the Alexander Technique

A collection of stories by pupils and teachers of the Alexander Technique on how the Technique has changed their lives.

Copyright of The FM Alexander Trust. Published by HITE 2015.

An introduction to the Alexander Technique DVD

An introduction to the Alexander Technique by Dr. Wilfred Barlow, showing Dr Barlow teaching. It was produced by Linda and Paul McCartney in the early 1980s.

Published by David Reed Media 2011.

Alexander Technique Congress DVDs

The Trust sponsored the publication of the 18-DVD set of workshops and lectures of the first International Congress of the Alexander Technique in Stony Brook, New York, in 1986.

Published by David Reed Media 2011.

2008 Alexander Technique Congress

The Trust partially sponsored the International Congress of the Alexander Technique in Lugano, Switzerland. The Trust also supported the publication of the Congress Papers.

The Papers were published in two volumes by STAT in 2009

The Alexander Technique
A Scientist’s Approach CD

Chris Stevens was a teacher of the Technique for over 20 years. He researched various aspects of the human support mechanism and their relation to the Technique. This interview with Stephanie Smith was made shortly before his death and summarises his thinking on the Alexander Technique.

Published by David Reed Media 2008

Introductory Alexander Technique DVD

Known as the The Head Leads and the Body Follows this is a professional introductory video, featuring many well-known teachers. 25 mins. DVD. Produced by Rafaele Joudry.

Published by In Such A Way Productions in 1996.

F. M. Alexander’s Talking Books

The Trust funded the complete and unabridged recordings of Alexander’s four books. They were read by Marjory Barlow, a niece of F. M. Alexander and produced by Trevor Allan Davies.

Constructive Conscious Control of the Individual was produced on eight cassette tapes and published by STAT Books in 2000. Not currently available.

The Expanding Self

Often referred to as the Binkley diaries this is the most extensive and vivid record of how F. M. Alexander taught. Goddard Binkley had lessons with Alexander 1951-53 and subsequently trained as a teacher. Available from Mouritz.

Published by STAT Books in 1993.

Not to Do

A personal diary by Fiona Robb of her twenty-one lessons with Margaret Goldie between 1995 and 1996. Margaret Goldie was an exceptional teacher who was on Alexander’s first teacher training course in 1931-34.

Published by Camon Press in 1999.

Highlights from the
1999 International Congress

Highlights from workshops, lectures and presentations at the 6th International Congress of the Alexander Technique, 1999 in Freiburg, Germany. 144 mins. DVD.

Produced and published by David Reed Media in 2000.

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