Stress is everywhere in the world of work, but certain professions are particularly likely to be hard on the body, requiring long hours in difficult postures. Dentists, surgeons, videographers, concert instrumentalists, and many others will tell you that their routine leaves them sore and stiff at the end of the day. If you work in an office, you probably feel pulled down and weary from endlessly sitting, staring at a computer screen.
Just giving up the challenging activity isn’t an option – it's crucial to the task at hand, to the people you serve, and to making your living. Feeling you have no choice besides tolerating the discomfort can add stress to the daily experience of work itself.
Whatever you do professionally, Alexander Technique can offer alternate strategies for working smarter – minimizing or eliminating pain and enhancing the quality of your performance on the job.