Alexander Teachers, myself included, have tended to resist attempts to label the Alexander Technique as a 'therapy'. It is, we maintain, a method of re-education and hence we refer to ourselves as teachers rather than therapists. Our clients are called students or pupils. And yet, much of what psychotherapist Antonia Macaro writes (in FTWeekend Magazine 6/7 June, The Shrink & The Sage: How do we choose our guides?) relates to our work too: "...there is a lot of evidence that a positive outcome depends on factors other than the specific techniques: a strong therapeutic relationship, a coherent set of principles that the client is happy to take on board, and the evocation of a sense of hope. And whatever the school, it's essential not to expect to be 'fixed'. That is magic no therapist can perform: therapy is necessarily a participative effort."