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, as I look at my clients’ successes and my own vision journey – the Bates Method works, and not only is it effective, it’s also non-invasive, gentle, fun, exciting, and…fascinating!!
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:
- short-sightedness (myopia – I had this! Rediscover clarity for distance again!)
- long-sightedness (hypermetropia – Learn to see better up close and far away)
- presbyopia (old age reading vision – this is actually incredibly simple to fix!)
- squints (lazy eye – work out why your eyes do this and show them another way:)
- amblyopia (an eye that has “switched off” and isn’t seeing: let’s switch it on!:))
- astigmatism (easy to sort out – just relax – nothing to worry about!)
- eye strain (easy to help – using the Bates Method naturally solves this problem)
- dry eyes (will improve greatly or disappear with any Bates work you do)
- oversensitivity to light (not nice to have, but easy to fix!)
All of the following can be greatly helped, or avoided:
- optic neuritis
- macular degeneration
- retinal pathologies
- discomfort or complications following laser or eye surgery
- dropping eyelids
I give lessons at my home in Buckinghamshire – in person, or by Skype, and also hold small group workshops. E-mail correspondence courses 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.
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, Ireland, Asia, 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!)
Adults (I am currently focussing on adult lessons only):
£55 per one hour 1:1 lesson (detailed notes as well as a summary of the lesson will be sent to you after each lesson. Soundtracks to palm to and simple props are also provided for free, as and when needed).
If four lessons are booked in advance: £200 (= £50 per hour)
Three hour intensive 1:1 lesson, (if two people, add £20), in person/Skype: £145 (=£48 p/h) Your chance to fast track your vision improvement with intense learning.
Four hour intensive 1:1 lesson, (ditto): £190 (£47.5 p/h)
“DIY Do it yourself vision improvement package”: Like doing things on your own, and want keep your learning independent and flexible? Fill out a short questionnaire on your vision, and I will point you in the right direction, making suggestions for you, recommending books, You-Tube videos, websites, helpful articles and also sending you a few of my own handouts to explain how to do the Bates exercises. This saves us both a lot of talking – and you’ll receive it all by email, written by me personally, for you. In addition, I will be happy answer four short questions (by email), which you may have regarding your progress, over a period of three months. Cost for the DIY package: £55
Generally, 4-10 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 will always be emailed to you after lessons and some simple props and palming soundtracks will be sent to you too. 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