“I Have Time to Think & Choose”

“I have time to think and choose”

Say this thought to yourself little and often throughout the day. 

Information and knowledge are useful.  Putting these into action is even more useful.  Committing to doing this action one, three, or ten times a day – then you’ll really start to notice the benefits.

As many of you know, one of Alexander’s major discoveries about us mammals is that the relationship between the head and spine govern the coordination of the rest of us.  Yes – all of us!  Physical, mental, emotional, spiritual – we don’t separate – its all one thing – our Self.


    You have time…this beautiful mandala drawn by Sophie Mortimer

“I have time to think and choose”

At the moment I am ‘locked down’ in my lovely nest in Sheffield with my son and lodger.  I feel very grateful to have so much.  A lovely home, people for company, my little one who I love so much, space to move around, to enjoy bits of solitude if I want it, a garden yard with beds for planting and a trampoline.  I have food in my cupboards, fridge and freezer.  I have money in my purse, in my bank and savings pots.  I am in the top 8 per cent in the world to have so much luck, luxury and privilege.  I am grateful that I can still work – most of my clients are benefitting from working on Skype, Zoom and even by phone.

And something in me is driven to keep working and see how I can best be of service to you, your friends, family, colleagues and other people in your world.

What are your current challenges and pain points – how can I help you and yours?

Please let this thought marinate in you and let me know your requests, suggestions and needs.

Today is also my birthday!  Yay!  To celebrate, I shall be eating cake on a zoom call with my family who are spread out over the country and even in New Zealand at this time.  I have bought a cake to ‘share’.

I have been wondering what I would like to do to mark this occasion and really the best thing would be to hear from you and see how I can be most helpful.  And please be specific if there are any needs of yours which are already being met with these emails.  This kind of feedback nourishes me.

I have a charity pot which I donate to each time I have a client – in person or by Skype – I am collecting money to give to people who don’t have somewhere to wash their hands and go to the toilet.  The Toilet Twinning charity speaks to me as I feel so privileged to be facing this virus with the luxury of running water and excellent hygiene.  What can I, what can we, do to help those less fortunate than we are?

So in honour of my birthday – please consider giving a donation to this charity, or to the charity of your choice.  Thank you!


Please do not do so unless, as Marshall B Rosenberg the founder of Non Violent Communication said “You can do so with the joy of a small child feeding a hungry duck”.

You have time to think and choose around my request and choose yes, no, maybe, never or not yet.  
Thank you.

If you’d like to feedback about your experiments with any of these email ideas, why not get in touch and ask me in person.  I am continuing to work with people regularly online and even by phone.  Let me know what your challenges are and I’ll see how I can best help you.  

Written by Lucy Ascham, Body & Soul Energy Expert

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What My Clients Say

“No pain in the night, no pain when I got up, no pain when I went for a run and no pain now! It’s much more than I expected, thank you! "


"It is as though I have been gifted an entirely new lens through which to view human behaviour, and it is a lens of compassion and empathy like no other. Due to this, I have been able to come to terms with the way my family operates, which has proven to be a great relief. I would definitely recommend working with Lucy. She held such a safe space for me and my vulnerability with great compassion and authenticity."


"Using these techniques has helped me reduce the day-to-day tension I’ve developed over a lifetime of anxious habits and hypersensitivity. It’s been amazing to re-learn how my body works, and how to swap out the survival mechanisms that got me so far, for habits more in keeping with how my body is happier to work."

Alex Booer

“I’ve been doing the Alexander Technique with Lucy over the past few months and my posture has improved enormously. I have a greater awareness of how my body functions and can recognise the signs of when I’m falling into bad habits."

Paul Tolton, Actor

"I feel present. Nice to feel here, not racing ahead. I have a more measured, calm approach. I’m less reactive and am learning to look after myself and choose my responses.”


"I had a traumatic accident a few years ago. After you ‘wriggled’ my head it felt weird – and really good. I could walk evenly for the first time in years!! I’m making friends with my body.”

Zoe, Singer

"I have been happily surprised and have learned a lot about how my muscles and spine behave when I let them. I rapidly realised that AT is not in the least pseudoscience, rather it teaches one to be aware of how the body is holding itself."

Julian Davis, Retired Professor of Medicine & Pianist

"I've just had two enjoyable and useful sessions with Lucy on Zoom. I had been doubtful about how it would work but I was pleased with how it went. Of course, nothing is as good as face-to-face but we are where we are and this was great and has helped me to progress as I had hoped. Thank you. Looking forward to the next ones!"


"Lucy's sessions are amazing. Her unique blend of skills helped me have good posture without effort. Before this, I had seen many physiotherapists and osteopaths, but the pain kept coming back within a few weeks. Even after my first session with Lucy, the difference was so clear that my friends commented on it. After several months, the effects are being maintained with her support."




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