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Amongst other things I had continuing (about 9 years) pain in one knee. I consulted a few Doctors and tried strength training, yoga, resting, swimming, physiotherapy, and pain tablets. Since I did not improve and had so much pain that it was difficult to train, the Doctor considered that an operation was the only way out. Once in a while however, I had a problem with my hip on the same side and suspected therefore that they was something that lay behind the problem with the knee which would not be resolved with only an operation on the knee. ...

- Loe, Stockholm

I received great help from the Alexander Technique during my pregnancy and when I gave birth. It all began when I got lumbar pain in my 16th week. I spoke with my midwife who told me that back problem is a natural part of pregnancy. A few weeks later, after I had started to take Alexander lessons the pain had vanished as had also some swelling in my legs. ...

- Christine R, Stockholm

I have, as a freelance singer and singing teacher at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, taken lessons in the Alexander Technique with the Head Teacher at the Stockholm Alexander Teacher Training School, Steven Hallmark, over two lengthy periods in 2011 and 2012. I had earlier heard good things about the Technique from friends, colleagues and singing teachers, but I had not got as far as taking lessons myself. But when problems with hoarseness and headaches arose I contacted (at last) a teacher. ...

- Gunnel M, Stockholm

In my late teens and nearly ten years thereafter I had constant back pain. The strength training that I was told to do just made things worse. A visit to a Naprapath could sometimes alleviate the pain for a while, but it always came back with renewed strength. In the hope of dealing with the underlying problem, and not just of treating the symptoms, I contacted Steven.

With him I have learned a new attitude to my posture - a natural attitude that I could clearly understand was good both for my back and the rest of my body....

- Mattias R, Stockholm

I could not be more grateful for having had lessons with him. I originally went to Steven for a recurring flute injury and after our first trial lesson I will admit that I wasn’t completely convinced. I decided, however, to give the first set of lessons a shot as I was getting desperate for something to help my injury. Well, to my surprise, the injury did improve over a series of lessons and slowly the lessons for me became less about the injury and more about a fascinating process of self-discovery. ...

- Elizabeth H. Stockholm

I came into contact with Steven Hallmark and the Alexander Technique for the first time in 1993 and recognised immediately that this was something for me. The Technique is both gentle, careful, and powerful all at the same time. The Technique has helped me towards better knowledge of my own body, better concentration and presence. Together with other important factors, the Alexander Technique has been part of the transformation of my life.

- Måns C. Nyköping