Listen to the whispers, so you don’t have to hear the screams

Sarah Chatwin blogs: “…I would have been far better off paying attention to the fuzzy feeling of illness when it first wrapped it’s tentacles around me, instead of soldiering on and achieving nothing except making my own life a little more difficult. But isn’t this typical of what most of us do, especially when our bodies start sending us messages that they are unhappy? We plough on, ignoring the protests, the twinges and the pain, or smother them with painkillers and heat pads. It’s often only when the situation is desperate that we take action. Before I discovered the Alexander Technique, I was in such bad shape that I managed to put my back out whilst putting in a contact lens (a notoriously strenuous activity!). Take a few moments to think about your own situation. Tune in to yourself, listen. Listen to the whispers, so you don’t have to hear the screams.”

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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