Testimonials

Jenny Bootle:

Tara is a fantastic teacher. She’s helped me to discover natural movement again following an injury, reduce pain and improve breathing and poise. Highly recommend!

 

Magdalena:

I've been suffering with bad back pain, neck pain and headaches for a really long time. My overall posture had significantly deteriorated while working from home during the lockdown. It got to the point that I struggled to go for a long walk without a pain in my body. I approached Tara for the Alexander technique sessions back in May. We started with the AT six weeks program and I was extremely surprised at seeing improvements in my posture & pain reduction after just couple sessions! Even my partner noticed the difference. 6 weeks from undoing bad habits to learning how to release tensions and moving my body in new way. Each session was personally designed to my needs. Tara approach is very gentle, holistic and practical. Now I have tools I can practice in my own time. I've decided to continue with another 6 weeks AT session with Tara incorporating Hypnotherapy as well as the benefits of Alexander Technique are endless! Now, I am walking with ease! I have even done 10km hike without any problems. I would strongly recommend to book Tara for at least 6 session to get best benefits of Alexander Technique and not only.

 

Polly Sims:

Before I started my sessions with Tara, I felt that I was becoming increasingly stuck in a cycle of anxious and negative thoughts. My sleep was poor and my energy levels had ground to a halt. I had lost motivation to engage in simple everyday things and knew it was time to find a positive way forward. I started hypnotherapy as I had heard success stories from friends who had found it helpful for everything from quitting smoking to overcoming phobias. Hypnotherapy taps into the unconscious, something my poor sleep was preventing me from doing, so this therapy felt like just the right fit to release me- of which it did from the very first session! I found Tara be compassionate, caring and professional from the start. I was new to hypnotherapy and her reassuring nature put me at ease and enabled me to relax into the process immediately. Tara consistently checked in with how I was experiencing the hypnotherapy and personalised each session according to the week I just had. She taught me so much about the inner workings of the mind and I love her analogy of the brains ‘health and safety department!’ I didn’t know what to expect from hypnotherapy at first and was a little nervous (control kicking in!) . My first experience of hypnotherapy with Tara immediately changed this and I felt in control, relaxed to the point of sleep and was left feeling fully enriched from the process. Tara’s nightly audio worked wonders and left me feeling so much more confident on waking each morning. I regained my motivation to run, be creative and in doing so broke free from the anxiety that had been holding me back. If you are struggling with any aspect of your life or need some confidence boosting then I would highly recommend contacting Tara. Her hypnotherapy sessions have enabled me to regain my passion, drive and above all - my all important REM sleep! Thank you Tara!

Sandra Roscoe GP

I went to Tara for hypnotherapy to help with insomnia. She was kind, professional and informative. The sessions were relaxing and felt very safe. I would encourage anyone thinking about this approach to try it.

Guillaume d'Arjuzon

Suffering from long Covid with extreme fatigue my anxiety level went to the roof with some strong physical pain in the chest. My doctor suggested antidepressants but I was not keen. Instead, I started therapy with Tara. Within a few weeks Tara helped me to reduce my anxiety but also brought me to a level of well-being even better than before I got sick with Covid. I would highly recommend Tara

Joanna Zwolak

I went to see Tara after friend’s recommendation. And now I recommend her to most of my physio-massage clients. My experience at Tara’s Alexander Technique sessions is always great, always surprises me with something new and I laugh from the centre of my cells. The most amazing feeling I get from it is relaxation, perception of space in my body, in my joints, in my mind. It is active undoing that Tara skilfully teaches with most amazing, lightest touch that instantly soothes and relaxes my body. The sessions are fun, light, informative and full of joy. I get many revelations of inner perceptions, of my habitual postural holding in the body and more awareness. I am taking that awareness into all activities and learn to do them with more ease and alignment. I am loving Tara’s teaching and gentle approach. What I experience and learn with Tara in priceless. As my mind learns to relax my body, amazing explosion of joy and happiness happens in my cells, like my inner pharmacy of happy drugs gets activated and that feeling is unbelievable. I highly recommend this form of education that should be included in primary schools. Best investment of time and money and worth getting set of 10 sessions.

 

Sophia Khan

Tara is very engaging and informative. I began her hypnotherapy sessions due to extreme anxiety, and ended the course feeling completely relaxed and empowered with some incredible tools to carry me through the rest of my life. I highly recommend Tara to anyone needing help with anxiety.

Maia Berliner

Before I started with Tara I was feeling anxious every day, and often having panic attacks. I was so frustrated because I didn’t know how to deal with this properly. I was so relieved when my mum showed me Tara’s Facebook post. Talking to Tara every week is so comforting and I always leave her sessions feeling happy and supported. She doesn’t remind me of my anxieties but highlights the moments when I am not anxious and helps me to remember what I can do. I had no experience of hypnotherapy, but it is not daunting at all and helps me to relax and find the good in every day. I highly recommend starting if you struggle with anxiety. I now keep a diary every day and write down my five good things!

Adrian Ward

Tara is a very gifted teacher. Her work is very calming and I felt safe in her hands. She is very dedicated to her pupils and their wellbeing, offering them very clear verbal instruction and explanation of all the different principles of the technique. I thoroughly recommend her work.

Carolyn Nicholls (My wonderful Alexander Teacher Trainer)

Tara is a very talented teacher who really listens to her clients and is skilled at giving them the teaching they need. I recommend her without reservation.

Brian Paisley

I’ve studied the Alexander Technique with Tara for nearly 2 years now. It has helped me enormously with my back pain and improved my posture and use of my muscular system.

Michelle Kenyon

Tara makes the technique highly accessible as she gives clear verbal instruction, explanation and sometimes demonstration. She has helped me enormously. Highly recommend.

Trea Martyn

Tara is a kind, thoughtful and inspiring teacher. I have found her work engaging and illuminating, and I recommend her to anyone interested in discovering the benefits of the Alexander Technique.

 

Natalie

Tara is a wonderful teacher. I always enjoy her gentle and uplifting teaching.

Dr Michael Harris, psychiatrist Hove:

I started Alexander Lessons with Tara to work on my terrible posture which has bugged me for years.
I had tried in vain to correct this by forcing myself to ‘stand up straight’ (usually after catching view of myself in profile in the mirror).
I had a vague understanding that Alexander technique could help but wasn’t sure how.
I assumed that better posture was something that came from increased core strength or sustained effort.
Thankfully this misconception was quickly dispelled. Correcting my posture would be a lot easier than I thought but it wouldn’t change overnight. The key was in a conscious ‘ungripping’ and trusting the spine to align itself and letting go of my misguided attempts to strain it this way or that.
I have been having regular lessons for several months and it is definitely something I plan to continue for the foreseeable future.
The classes combine aspects of yoga and mindfulness which I find incredible relaxing and meditative. 

My stress levels have reduced!
Body posture is a form of nonverbal communication and I have come to realise that this communication is not just with those we meet - but also with ourselves.
I feel more confident and at ease with a posture that is more confident and at ease.
Tara is a fantastic teacher who is clearly very passionate about what she does.
Her teaching style is gentle, uncomplicated and fun. I recommend Alexander Technique generally and wholeheartedly recommend Tara as a teacher!

 

"The best thing you can do is to go to someone to teach you how to help yourself. The long term benefits of being able to understand your ability to do this is the best thing you can discover."

Stephen Grantham

"Tara and the Alexander Technique came into my life about six months ago and both have transformed it. The AT has eased the pain I was suffering in my legs but the main change has been psychological. AT and Tara have shown me a different way to live - a calmer more reflective change from the frenetic style of trying to be a super woman! Tara has a very calming presence. Her wonderful hands energise and restore my body. For all this I give her thanks."

Judy Clare, retired school teacher

The Alexander Technique has been used and recommended by many well known actors, musicians and movement specialists including:

Feldenkrais (who based his work on Alexander Technique), Patrick Maddams (Managing Director for the Royal Academy of Music), Jack Stern (Spinal Neurosurgeon), Madonna, Posh, Dame Judy Dench, William Hurt, John Cleese, Kevin Kline, Paul Newman, George Bernard Shaw, Aldous Huxley, Roald Dahl, John Dewey, etc