Patrick Pearson | Our Practitioners
I have been actively involved with F M Alexander’s Technique since 1994, having been inspired in my teens by a magazine programme and a personal event that convinced me of the indivisibility of the mind and body. I not only teach one-to-one, but also run a number of introductory and specialist group workshops locally on request.
What has held my interest and brought joy to me over the years is that we as humans have the ability to take control over our health and destiny. The difference between what we think and what is actually happening is huge; Alexander Technique gives us the ability to navigate that difference to make positive change and troubleshoot our issues at all levels of our existence. It may not be the only thing we need, but I wouldn’t leave home without it.
“ When you stop doing the thing that is wrong, the thing that is right does itself! “ F.M.Alexander
More information is available on my website www.pearson-alexandertechnique.co.uk/
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Nationally I have specialised consultancies, that bring the benefits of AT to the Self-Employed and Businesses, Horse Riders, Highland Pipers and lastly but not least to Rowers of all levels from club to Olympian, their coaches and Alexander Technique teachers.
I completed the three year full-time training to qualify as MSTAT. Two years at the AT Teacher Training Course, Oxford with Elisabeth Walker, herself trained by F M Alexander, and the final third year at the Alexander Re-Education Centre, Maidenhead, with Ron Colyer who qualified with Walter Carrington. DBS checked, insured and governed by STAT’s code of professional conduct.
Prior to AT I studied various aspects of psychology and psychotherapy for my own interest. Qualified through British Rowing as a coach including fitness training on land.
Years in business
What People Say
I had four Bowen sessions each about three weeks apart, after the first session I felt a notable difference in my posture and in the strength of my spine, strangely I felt taller. By the fourth session I knew that my discomfort had been resolved and I am now able to move much more freely and flexibly without worrying about my back.
I was very impressed by the service from Integral Health. I was contacted and offered an appointment immediately after contacting the centre. Ben Calder gave me excellent advice and managed to sort out my issues in only one session.I would highly recommend this clinic.
Love the Qigong classes Ben runs. Professional, safe and informative. Thanks Ben
Had several neuro-energetic kinesiology appointments at the Centre and found the experience to be very beneficial and eye-opening. Would recommend to anyone. 5 star
Wow! As I left my session with the amazingly knowledgeable Ben Calder I said: I feel lighter! I feel so light because I now know what my body does and does not like. I cannot stop talking to everyone about how amazing Ben is! Everyone should go and see him! What an amazing soul Ben is! Super grateful that our lives crossed
Before I had a series of Bowen sessions I had lived with lower back pain and discomfort for over ten years. I chose the Bowen technique as I wanted to be treated by a practitioner who understood that the body is a whole system. The technique itself is not invasive or stressful on the body as the underlying approach is that with the right support, time and gentle encouragement the body can heal.
I would like to thank Wan, for a deep tissue and stone massage, it's an experience that I've never had before, already booked for next week, I would recommend this to anyone, please look at there website as there are numerous things to do within the complex.
Got an appointment through really quickly. The staff were really friendly and made the procedures and testing easy to understand throughout, step by step. Really pleased with the outcome. Finally got the answers I was looking for and would highly recommend.
I highly recommend the Centre for Integral Health. I've been here for multiple sessions with Ben Calder, and honestly, you need to go and experience it for yourself. Friendly, professional and just a generally positive experience all around! The Centre offers such a range of services, I can't wait to try out a few of the other therapies they offer!
I used the centre to help training and preparation for a marathon. As well as getting some great advice around technique and training, I was also introduced to Bowen Technique which helped repair a slight hamstring injury and also Kinesiology which allowed me to design a bespoke training diet. Would definitely recommend.
Went very well. Was very happy with how friendly and welcoming it all was, and the treatment was at the highest quality.
Went there yesterday for my first yoga session. It's a great little place. Didn't know it was there until a few months ago. I also go there often to have a massage which I love!
Great service from Ben and his team. If you want your aches and pains sorting out or if you feel your life just isn't in balance you really should give Integral Health a try...