Constructive Rest for a Calmer Mind & Body

Monthly Guided Stress Relief Sessions

Join me online for a monthly half-hour session dedicated to reducing tension in your body and mind. Come and be guided for a 30 minute session to help you release stress, be more embodied and enjoy a calmer nervous system using Constructive Rest.

If you suffer from repetitive strain injury or carpal tunnel syndrome; you have a backache or stiff neck and shoulders; you become uncomfortable when sitting at a desk or standing in a queue – then this might be for you.

It’s a time to pause, reconnect with your body, choose empowering thoughts, and allow your body to rest and repair.

I’ve witnessed the transformative benefits of Constructive Rest for thousands of people, and I invite you to experience it for yourself in a warm and welcoming environment. You’re in safe hands here, and I’m excited to support you on your journey to greater well-being.

Upcoming Session Dates for 2024:

My monthly live online half-hour sessions are accessible to people in various time zones and with diverse schedules. These sessions are suitable for everyone, regardless of experience level:

  • Wednesday 3 July 12.00-12.30 PM (BST)
  • Thursday 8 August 17.30-18.00 PM (BST)
  • Tuesday 3 September 9.00-9.30 AM (BST)
Everyone who registers will be sent the Audio recording to reuse and listen to again to support your daily practice and unfurling.

With Lucy Ascham

Trained in the Alexander Technique since 2003, Lucy Ascham specialises in a personalised approach to stress relief and well-being. Her practice, enriched with a trauma-informed perspective, focuses on embodied movements, posture improvement, and self-care techniques. Lucy champions Constructive Rest, a daily practice that promotes body-mind reconnection and recovery.

Self-Care is Not Selfish

  • Are you seeking a calmer path through life’s chaos that fits your busy schedule?
  • Want to learn how to release stress, tension, and anxiety at will?
  • Interested in guidance for better self-care, nurturing your body and mind?
  • Does making time for yourself come last amidst work, family, and other responsibilities?
  • Are you always pushing through until the weekend or next holiday, despite knowing it’s impacting your health?


Learning to rest is a powerful tool to learn how much energy you have in your tank, to know when to stop and when to go on. I invite you to put your well-being first by dedicating just 20 minutes to yourself. This way you can unlock the power of self-care and gain more energy and resources to handle life’s challenges.

I love offering Constructive Rest sessions as a practical tool for you to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Although it is most effective when you lie down on a firm surface, you can sit and listen and this practice will support your back health, improve your posture and calm your mind. As poet and philosopher David Whyte beautifully puts it: “to rest is not self-indulgent, to rest is to prepare to give the best of ourselves.” Leave the session(s) feeling lighter, more relaxed and knowing how much energy you have for whatever comes next.

Book a Group Session:

In each session, you will:

  • Experience a unique 20 minutes of guided Constructive Rest to help you release tension in your body and mind
  • Learn the best set up for Constructive Rest
  • Discover adjustments and alternatives tailored to your needs
  • Receive feedback after the class and have your questions answered

You'll benefit from:

  • Audio recording of the guided talk for your continued use and enjoyment
  • Low flexible cost (Pay what you can, suggested fee £7.50 – £15 – £25)


  • Wednesday 3 July 12.00-12.30 pm (BST)
  • Thursday 8 August 17.30-18.00 PM (BST)
  • Tuesday 3 September 9.00-9.30 AM (BST)

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”

– Sydney J. Harris

Constructive Rest Audio

You'll benefit from:

Discover the rejuvenating power of the semi-supine position with Lucy’s Constructive Rest Audio Guide.

Perfect for both beginners and seasoned practitioners, this 20-minute audio session is designed to provide optimal back support, relieve stress, and enhance energy.

You’ll be expertly guided to release tension and improve your awareness, using innovative techniques for directing your thoughts.

Upon purchase, you’ll receive an MP3 download link, allowing you to integrate this practice into your daily routine and enjoy the benefits at your convenience. 

  • Puts the body in an optimal position to release the spine and support muscles of your back.
  • Alleviates compression in the lumbar spine and can release pressure in the sacroiliac joint.
  • Calms the body, mind, and emotions while also promoting a sense of relaxed alertness.
What are the benefits of the semi-supine position?
“The semi-supine position provides so much support for the body, it is ideal for letting go of these tensions, for restoring lengthened muscles throughout the body, and for reestablishing the natural working of the postural neuromuscular reflex (PNR) system.”
Ted Dimon, Dimon Institute

Previous Participants Share Their Experience

"I work at a computer a lot, sitting, using double screens, different heights and I find myself often leaning on one elbow. My neck, upper back, shoulders, arms all hurt. Observing how thinking and muscles are interconnected was an eye opener!"


"It was weird. A good kind of weird. I wasn't doing the breathing, a bigger breath just arrived all by itself when I stopped fixing my shoulders. Wow!"

Alison, Hope Valley

"BEST NIGHT'S SLEEP I'VE HAD IN YEARS. I attended a series of Alexander lessons - and feel a great weight has lifted off my shoulders. I appreciate your help very much Lucy. I feel now able to move on, and do other things differently. My balance and turning have improved, no more crackling in my neck when I move my head."

Helen, Teacher, Sheffield

“Working together with Lucy, I now very rarely have pain in my lower back and when I do experience tension I have the tools to resolve it. Seeing Lucy regularly has proved indispensable, and I highly recommend her."

Millie, Musician, Sheffield

Curious to find out more?

Invest in yourself with Constructive Rest, a gift that will positively impact your life and those around you.




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