Hello I’m Lucy Ascham
I am now working on-line offering the same expertise and nearly 2 decades of experience to help you through this time. Self-care is more important than ever. You can learn tools, get practice and support to use them well so you can find balance throughout all of you – mind/body/emotions – in a kind and compassionate way so you can face this new reality with resilience and resources, ready for whatever comes next.
I came to the Technique in 1989 as a music student with stage fright. It was debilitating, scary and at times I felt helpless. Through regular lessons in the Alexander Technique, I overcame my stage fright and came to really enjoy my performances and recitals to gain a 2:1 BA Hons Degree in Trumpet and Balinese Gamelan from Dartington College of Arts in 1992.
For 10 years I worked in music administration for BBC Radio 3 Music, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic. I learned a lot about working well under pressure, how to look after myself for sustaining a busy work and travel schedule and how stress can affect every aspect of your life. During this time I had regular and frequent one to one Alexander Technique lessons and these kept me sane and remarkably well.
In 2000 aged 30 I retired from the BBC and started studying at Cumbria Alexander Training school, Fellside Kendal. I graduated in 2003 and am a Member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique, M.STAT. This means I have completed a full-time 3 year, 1600 hour training, at an approved training school. I have professional indemnity insurance, adhere to the codes and practices of the STAT Society. I have an Enhanced DBS Check and can work with vulnerable people and children.
Since 2016 I have hosted CPD weekend workshops, a fortnightly practice group and a summer school. These are for Teachers and committed practitioners in this wonderful work.
My mission is to teach all that I know and have learned to assist you, and as many people as possible, to share the many benefits of being in charge of your thoughts, emotions and intelligent posture. This Technique has a spiritual element too, finding space in stressful situations to wait a breath, to redirect your thoughts and choose a response. This can lead to feeling empowered, having more creative choices and improve your outlook on life as well as your physical wellbeing and posture.
Call Lucy on
Mobile: 07949 522 655
I look forward to talking with you and seeing if I’m the best person to help you.
Have you got a 1 minute 39 seconds to watch a testimonial from Noelle straight after a transformational lesson with Lucy?