Enhancing Performance and Health

Julie Parker BSc, MSTAT

Drawing on my training in Alexander Technique, Coaching and Embodied Mindfulness, I offer a blend of mental and physical strategies to improve your well-being, covering the following:

Physical well-being;

  • poise, confidence
  • awareness of habits that create stresses and strains
  • learning to work ergonomically and prevent back pain, neck pain, headaches and repetitive strain injury
  • learning to use breath to notice and regulate responses to stress
  • managing pregnancy and labour with minimum pain
  • getting back to balance and fitness post injury or operation

Mental health and emotional intelligence:

  • understanding self and others
  • learning to differentiate between needs and emotions
  • being able to respond flexibly and positively to the changing demands of the workplace
  • being able to articulate needs without creating conflict


Dr Gavin Young, Cumbria:
 “Julie worked as part of our Primary Healthcare Team at the surgery and we made referrals to her for patients with a multitude of problems, particularly musculoskeletal problems related to possible life stresses. Her presence in the surgery was a great asset and was valued highly by patients and by us, her GP employers. She was hard working and reliable and good to have around, as she gave us new insight into looking at conditions, which we as doctors perhaps, had viewed purely using a medical model”. was feeling a bit lost in terms of my career and life direction and I saw coming to Julie as an investment in myself. I found her to be open, honest and insightful, which invited me to explore the reasons why I do or do not do things and how I cope with everyday stresses. This helped me to gain perspective and approach life with more joy and less fear.’

Thomas Guthrie:
“It really has been a pleasure to work together, I appreciated what you brought enormously and also learnt so much. Thanks for being both flexible and insightful, on so many levels. I really appreciated how you got what we were trying to do too.”

Thomas is A former Jette Parker Young Artist Stage Director at the Royal Opera House in London, artistic director of Music and Theatre for All, Guest Artistic Advisor to the York Early Music Festival, was Belknap Fellow at Princeton University, New Jersey in 2017


Enhancing Performance and Health