Rebecca is an Alexander Technique (AT) teacher certified by the American Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (AmSAT).
AmSAT-certified teachers train for three years, and meet the highest international training standards for Alexander Technique teachers.
After studying AT for over 25 years—with many wonderful teachers on three continents—Rebecca experienced an ongoing healing that inspired her to train and certify as a teacher. She completed her certification training with Alexander Technique Urbana in 2012.
AT in-the-body mindfulness and movement practices helped Rebecca with Traumatic Brain Injury, chronic neck and spinal pain, balance, migraines, and neuropathy related to issues that began with a severe diving injury at age 13.
Other issues that improved for her with regular AT practice include better management of PTSD—especiallysymptoms such as chronic hypervigilance, anxiety, and trauma triggering.
AT practices promote pain and stress reduction, calming, and self-regulation—and enabled Rebecca to taper off medications prescribed for decades to treat her various chronic conditions.
Rebecca developed and teaches the Mindful Alexander Technique (MAT) practices that she uses to reduce pain, anxiety, trauma triggering, and other issues. She teaches in the Champaign/Urbana, IL, and Chicago areas.
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Rebecca’s paintings, prints, gilded and painted glass art, and commissioned artworks are in corporate and private collections throughout the US.
She is a member of ArtTable, a US women’s arts advocacy organization.
Other professional experience includes research, marketing communications, and
writing for high tech startups, Pacific Bell, and publishers such as MacGraw-Hill Osborne
and Simon & Schuster.