Over the years I have worked in film and TV production, screen composition, songwriting and performing.
Early-onset osteo-arthritis led to a hip replacement and I'm headed for knee replacements too.
I was looking for ways I could help myself and a friend urged me to try the Alexander Technique. I was so impressed after lessons with Simon Gore and an ITM Summer Workshop that I signed up to train as a teacher with Don Weed D.C.
My life has changed immeasurably for the better and continues to do so.
The transformations I have experienced and continue to experience in myself, and those I frequently witness in other people, are truly amazing.
Alexander Technique Teacher, Bristol, UK
About me - Frances Butt ITM
I no longer get the frequent cricks in the neck that I used to; nor do I regularly 'go over' on my ankles. I'll never be Ginger Rogers, but I manage my arthritis to such a degree that few would guess from looking at me that I have it. Indeed, I'm often not taken seriously by doctors because I move ‘too well’ (a mixed blessing, but I'll take that). My thinking is more measured and well-directed and I enjoy far greater confidence in my own powers of reasoning and judgment than I ever did before.
I am particularly fascinated in the ratio of (any given) "condition" to "response to condition”. You can't always control what comes at you in life; but the Alexander Technique offers a mighty arsenal of mental tools and skills that give you far greater control over your circumstances. My admiration, wonder at and passion for this work just keeps on expanding. It's fun without end, studying, learning, growing and improving!
I am happily married to Bill and have two wonderful grown-up children. I still enjoy writing and making music, and I love gardening.
Lessons with Frances teaching the Alexander Technique have been a revelation to me. I highly recommend Frances and the ITM teaching method. This is the most fun I have had in learning. I am now a student for life. This is a tool kit for your emotional and physical wellbeing, so... don't delay, go see Frances.