‘Child Centred Movement Therapy’
Can your child benefit from a form of therapy where he/she does not necessarily need to talk about a whole lot of things and in fact finds all this difficult ?
Does he/she have difficulty in specific areas ?
Do you have a feeling that this just might work for him/her ?
I am able to help your child explore his/her feelings in a playful way and at a distance
As the child’s self develops they will learn to become more aware of others and to respond with eye contact and participate in shared experiences. They learn to Developing ‘Trust’ which is a treatment goal of this form of therapy with children.
As well as echoing the child on a movement level and too on an energetic level part of sessions are about translating what it is the child is doing into simple language. By verbalising the movement explorations I offer the child another means to positively reflect how the child is feeling.
Some of the benefits:
* To help with difficult situations and life events such as loss
* To improve social skills
* To build resilience
* To ease anxiety and fear
* To strengthen the self esteem
* Improve the body-image
* Helping with school work
This form of therapy provides a way for me as the therapist to establish the channel of communication that is necessary in order to learn the feelings and the personality of the child with additional needs. The universal language of movement is the language used because it is non-verbal.
Being able to express in random and controlled ways what it is they are needing to communicate and having the situation and the environment cope with this in ways that allow him/her to adapt to the space around.
In this interacting and exploring I am witness to movement patterns showing how they are communicating and relating and this in essence is the beginning of therapeutic intervention as they learn skills by adapting for example to the music through their ideas and movements.
The goal is to channel the communication patterns into ‘dances of relationship’
The starting point is understanding and joining them and respecting the organic timing for building a relationship of trust.
The cost for individual sessions is: £40
'Sensory Movement and Communication'
The ‘Sensory Movement and Communication Sessions’ are about stimulating the impulse to movement and really encouraging the healthy self esteem and sense of achievement and at the same time having positive outcomes and benefits such as social relatedness and being contained in an environment of affection the strengthening of the identity.
In the ‘Sensory Movement and Communication Sessions’ a bombardment of positive experiences beyond the boundaries of ordinary everyday activities is established. There are three major assumptions concerning its practice:
- Movement is the language used
- The relationship between the therapist and the child/adult through movement supports and enables behavioural and emotional change
- Significant changes occur on the movement level that can affect total functioning.
A typical session consists of:
1. A welcome creatively using gesture and movement
2. Warming up the energy of the body
3. Grounding through rhythmic games
4. The creative space to sing, dance, share and be seen
5. breathing, balancing and belonging organically
6. A goodbye time verbally or non-verbally creatively using gesture and movement.
The cost for group sessions is:£75 and for 1 to 1 is £35