David Glassman, London
I had glasses prescribed for me at about the age of four or five. I hated them and would not want to wear them most of the time. They just magnified things and caused eye strain. I managed to get by and just accepted that I could not see like others even with the glasses. When I was about eighteen I failed my driving test because I could not read the number plate test and had my licence taken away. I came across the Bates Method at that time through a couple of books given to me but even though I did the exercises nothing seemed to improve.
It was years later after training to become an Alexander Teacher that I went to train with Miss Sage to become a Bates Teacher. I had previously had lessons with her and worked with some other Bates Teachers but on completion of my Alexander Training I was ready to take the next step. Then things began to change for me as I began to realise it was not just about exercises. My vision had been fairly flat but now I was beginning to see more in depth. She also taught me how to see colours and so much more.
I qualified with her in 1990 and then spent another two years working with her in her clinic.
Since then I have worked as an Alexander Teacher, Bates Teacher and learning and working with other skills such as NLP, Bach Flower Remedies and Tony Buzan's work. If it is natural and healthy and works I will use it.
I love to see pupils discover things about themselves and their eyesight and make improvements. It is so encouraging to see them grow as people and become more relaxed through the method.
I teach one to one or a variation such as family or partner, workshops, etc.
T: +44 (0) 20 8455 1317
M: +44 (0) 7940 706238
E: davidaglassman @ yahoo.co.uk