Seeing is believing

I am sometimes asked “does it really work?”  “The proof is in the pudding!” is my answer.

Although very little time or money has yet been spent on researching exactly how the Bates Method of Natural Vision improvement works, as a vision teacher, I am sure of one thing: that as I look at my clients’ many and continuing successes at regaining clarity and better visual health, and also my own vision journey – I know, with absolute conviction, that the Bates Method definitely works. And, not only is it very effective, it’s also non-invasive, gentle, fun, relaxing, and…totally fascinating for both my clients and myself!!

What can I help with?

I have many years’ experience of teaching the Bates Method to all age groups, from the very young to the very old, and I bring to the lessons my own unique visual healing background, rich life experience, sensitivity and insight – together with a lot of fun and creativity. So – come to my lessons ready to relax, enjoy yourself and – see better! :)

I am able to help with every kind of visual challenge, including:

All of the following can be greatly helped, or prevented:

I give lessons at my home in Buckinghamshire – in person, or by Skype, and also hold small group workshops. E-mail correspondence courses and group Skype lessons are also available. All lessons are accompanied by detailed notes, as well as the option to keep in touch or ask any questions that come up, by text or email, in between lessons.

My teaching rooms are sunny, calm and restful. My new Bates studio on site is well suited to individual or small group work, and is also light, calm and peaceful. The garden setting is helpful for re-energising the vision and useful for all warm weather outdoor work we do too.

Charlotte Schuman reading sight chart      Teaching Bates Method

If you’d like to have a lesson in London, I’m also available to teach at the Hale Clinic at Regent’s Park. (Please contact me directly for bookings and prices).

…And don’t let distance be an issue – I’ve had great success teaching clients all over England, in Ireland, Europe, Asia, the USA, Australia, and elsewhere, using Skype. Even clients living close by to me find that after an initial face-to-face lesson, lessons via Skype (or Facetime), save valuable travelling time. Telephone or email lessons are also possible :)

I can also teach lessons in German, (although I’m slightly rusty these days!)

Generally, 4-12 one hour long lessons are needed to experience significant improvement, and then be able to continue with improving your vision on your own. This number varies greatly from person to person, depending on their visual challenges. Almost everyone will notice small improvements straight away though, hurray! :-)

Some people may wish to continue with further lessons for extra support and learning, over a longer term – it really depends entirely on the individual and what he/she wants to do and feels is right.

Detailed notes to support your practice at home and remind you of what we covered in the lesson, will always be emailed to you after lessons. If you have any questions in between or after lessons, you’re always welcome to text or email me so that I can help you :)

For further details on lessons and courses, please see:

How does it work?

For further information on the Bates Method and how it works, please take a look at this brochure from the Bates Association of Vision Education of Great Britain: Bates Method (BAVE) leaflet