In lessons I discovered very quickly the benefits to my persistent back pain following a nasty whiplash. I had heard that the Alexander technique can improve discomfort and pain greatly by retraining one's posture, but from the first lesson I discovered that there was also a lot of mental training that has been of huge benefit in the way I have viewed life since.
STAT teachers are registered to teach the Alexander Technique after completing an approved three-year training course or having been assessed to have reached a comparable standard. They entitled to put MSTAT after their names.
See our pages on Teacher Training for more information about our training standards.
In addition STAT encourages all teachers to pursue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and runs programmes of CPD events.
Code of Conduct
Trust between Teachers and Pupils/Students is at the heart of the learning process and requires teachers belonging to the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique to adhere to high professional standards.
The standards are laid out in our Code of Professional Conduct and Professional Competence. Key extracts are reproduced here. You can also download the full Code from our resource library.
All STAT teachers are covered by Professional Indemnity insurance which is an integral part of the STAT membership package.
STAT takes very seriously complaints about any of our teaching members. Details of our complaints, investigations and disciplinary procedures can also be found in the Code of Professional Conduct and Professional Competence.