Conductive Education

What is Conductive Education (CE)? As the word education indicates, CE involves learning. It involves learning or relearning motor skills and encouraging the brain and body to work together. It is based on detailed movement analysis from which strategies to deal with specialised conditions are developed. The teacher is known as a conductor and leads participants on a pathway to achievement and enjoyment.

Not a therapy or a cure

CE is neither a therapy nor a cure, it cannot reverse neurological damage, but it can help control the physical manifestations by offering practical techniques designed to overcome everyday problems. By working to build skills, the participant is able to develop new ways to tackle their physical challenges.

So what would you be letting yourself in for if you came to the class? Each class lasts for 2 hours. The first hour involves lying on a mat on the floor (bring your own cushion for your head) waving our arms and legs around in a co-ordinated way, as directed by Maria, our Conductor. After this is a short break for and refreshments before we move on to finger and hand exercises. We conclude the class with balance and walking exercises.

The session ends with Maria gently wishing us well and saying, “I hope you are not too tired today?” Our answer is, “Of course not!” which loosely translated means, “We are absolutely shattered but glad to have been here.”

Conductive Education Classes in Hemel Hempstead

Where: Sportspace, Park Road, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1JS. There is a car park.
When: Classes are held from 11am – 1pm.
Dates for 2018: 16th January, 27th February, 13th March, other dates to be confirmed.

Conductive Education Classes in St Albans

Where: The Seventh Day Adventist Church, Harpenden Road, St Albans, AL1 3EL. This is at the junction of Carlisle Avenue and Harpenden Road, near Devdas (better known as The Cricketers). There is a small car park opposite accessed from Townsend Avenue, beside St Albans High School for Girls.
When: Classes are held from 11am – 1pm.
Dates for 2018: 25th January, 8th February, 8th March, other dates to be confirmed.

How Much?

£7 per session, pay on the door.

Booking a place

To book a place on one of the classes, or to find out more, contact Ros Aldridge for the Hemel Hempstead class (01442 257919 or or David Stanfield for the St Albans class (01727 837295 or