ABOUT neuro-developmental Therapy

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Move2Connect neuro-developmental therapy is a very gentle, movement and music-based therapy based on the polyvagal theory and primitive reflex integration.

It is a non-talking therapy, which gradually reduces social, emotional, behavioural, sensory and learning challenges.

We work to ensure that a person is secure in each of the following layers of the pyramid before moving to the next level. For example, if a child does not feel safe in the world, it is pointless trying to sort their handwriting out!

Neuro-developmental Therapy - retained primitive reflexes
Move2Connect uses a bottom-up approach to neuro-developmental therapy, starting with the autonomic nervous system.

Neuro-developmental therapy involves the use of foetal and newborn movement patterns that help build higher brain connections (primitive reflex integration), the iLs Safe and Sound Protocol, a five-hour programme that retunes the autonomic nervous system, as well as iLs Focus, which helps strengthen higher brain connections.

Neuro-developmental therapy

Our development in early childhood is similar to walking up a flight of stairs: we take one step at a time in order to progress to the next. We can skip steps, but this is not the most efficient way for our brains to develop and make the connections necessary to function in life without challenges.

Retained reflexes and neuroplasticity

Primitive reflex integration can help people discover the developmental steps that they have missed by showing the central nervous system what it should have done first time around, and making new, higher brain connections.

Those with behavioural, emotional, postural or learning challenges all have one thing in common: they have a prevalence of active primitive reflexes. These are the reflexes we are all born with, which should have disappeared within the first two years of our lives, as we progress through the “typical” milestones, such as rolling, sitting, crawling, etc, within the “typical” window of development. If we do not integrate these primitive reflexes, they remain “retained” in our systems causing various challenges throughout life.

By using a combination of specific foetal and infant movement patterns, sometimes alongside a specially designed sound programme, it is possible to “reboot” the nervous system, giving you a second chance to meet those developmental milestones.

Polyvagal Theory: The Safe and Sound Protocol

The Safe and Sound Protocol is a revolutionary sound-based therapy designed to help those trapped in a fight/flight/freeze cycle.

The protocol is designed for those with trauma and anxiety.

It is the only auditory programme that works specifically with the vagus and facial nerves using filtered music, which impacts on social engagement and helps regulate the autonomic nervous system.

The effects of completing this five-hour programme are a calmer nervous system, improved social engagement and decreased anxiety.

For further information on the Safe and Sound Protocol, please contact me for a free initial conversation.

To contact me, please send an e-mail, as it is normally not possible to answer the phone during business hours.