Valerie Hirst MSTAT RMN RGN

Valerie Hirst MSTAT RMN RGN

West Yorkshire


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West Yorkshire


About me

  • I am a teacher of the Alexander Technique. The technique is about the study of how we 'use ourselves', i.e. how we move, how we use our bodies in our daily lives
  • Many people have aches and pains which are often down to long habitual habits, and patterns of movement that are not helpful
  • My work is to observe what these habits might be, and help correct them. It may be that you are holding tension in a particular area, due to work related issues. After many weeks,months years, the habits become ingrained and tightening often occurs, creating pain.
  • So freeing you up is one way of understanding what the Alexander Technique achieves, also making you aware of how to continue making the changes for yourself.
  • Often a person will have seen Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, GPs, for pain medication. These may have helped for a while, but fundamentally the problem is often still there. Until you learn what it is you are doing or not doing in activity, the problem will persist.
  • Each session lasts an hour and you will learn quite a lot in the first session, and we can decide whether a series of sessions would be useful for you

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I qualified as an Alexander Teacher in 1998 after completing¬† my 3 years full time training course in Leeds.
  • Before teaching the Alexander Technique I qualified in both general and psychiatric nursing. Most of my years of Nursing work were as a Sister in the community working with people with various mental problems.
  • I am very interested and experienced in understanding the connection between mind and body, and how working with the physical can help with the emotional and well being of an individual.
  • The technique has been taught for over a hundred years, created by Mathias Alexander

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Therapies offered


I charge £34.00 for each session lasting an hour

Maps & Directions

Huddersfield, HD4

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I work Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday, between 9.30am and 6.00pm

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