An Alexander Technique Approach to Psychotherapy


This ebook uses the Alexander Technique principles of good posture and using your body well in activities, to assist the person in emotional pain find an easier and kinder way to heal. The Alexander Technique does this by having your posture back up your return to emotional and psychological health and peace. This ebook is filled with concepts that will help you explore what you’ve been doing posturally as you move or sit, and to assist you in finding a way to use your body, so that doing all things is easier and kinder to the body. The topics are: What the Alexander Technique Offers the Person in Psychotherapy; Posture: Standing, Sitting, Lying Down, and Walking; Torso, Shoulders, and Breathing; Direction (fully upright decompressed posture); Inhibition (letting go of bad habits); Pure Observation; Trusting Yourself in the Things You Do; Truly Felt Pain is Intolerable; Releasing Your Physical and Emotional Pain as a Gift to Yourself.
Ethan Kind is a former concert guitarist who used the Alexander Technique to heal carpal tunnel pain in his left wrist and never had physical problems on the guitar again. He has also been an athlete all of his life. Please contact Mr. Kind if you have any questions about this ebook, suggestions that would make this ebook clearer and more expansive, or suggestions for other ebooks that you would like to see him write about. Mr. Kind can be reached at and .

This book is 33 pages


About Ethan Kind

“When you change old habitual movement patterns with the Alexander Technique, whether in playing a musical instrument, running, weightlifting, walking, or typing at a computer, you create an ease of body use that moves you consistently into the zone.” – Ethan Kind

Ethan Kind writes and is published extensively on all of the above activities. He teaches musicians, athletes, and computer operators how to stop hurting themselves, by showing them how to use their bodies with ease and coordination. He brings a unique perspective to his work, having been a musician and athlete all of his life.

Ethan brings a rich and varied background to his role of inspiring musicians. After receiving both B.M. and M.M. Degrees from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Ethan worked as a performer and an instructor in classical guitar. While a guitar student at the Royal College of Music in London, he developed sever carpal tunnel and sought out an Alexander Technique teacher to alleviate the pain. At that time he found very quickly how he had been sacrificing his body to do what he loved–striving for the perfect performance.

After training for three years at the American Center for the Alexander Technique (New York, NY), Ethan received Professional Certification credentials. Since that time he has shared his knowledge on “making music a gift” as a private instructor and also as a faculty member of such institutions as Guilford College, the North Carolina School of the Arts, Salem College, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Wake Forest University. He has also instructed numerous participants in his popular workshops.

Ethan has published articles in this country and abroad on the Alexander Technique and wellness issues in many journals, including Music Teacher, American Music Teacher, American String Teacher, New Mexico Light, Massage Therapy Journal, and Yoga and Life. Visit his website at