Neuro-developmental therapy is a very gentle, movement-based, non-talking therapy, which gradually reduces social, emotional, behavioural, sensory and learning challenges.
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.
Neuro-developmental therapy 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, making new higher brain connections.
I work to help primitive reflexes to integrate. These are the reflexes we are all born with, which should have disappeared in 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, and cause emotional, behavioural and learning challenges throughout life.
The fantastic news is that 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.
I have used my work for people aged 3 to 102. Because of the passive nature of some of the movements I use, this work is even suitable for children who find it difficult to engage or follow instructions.
Who do I work with?
You do not need a “diagnosis” in order to work with me. The majority of my clients have the following challenges:
- work-related stress
- pain linked to postural challenges
- sensory processing difficulties
- asynchronous development – in particular, 2e children, who struggle with anxiety
- specific learning difficulties, such as dyspraxia, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia
- attention challenges
- separation anxiety
- poor self regulation
- speech and language difficulties
- sleep challenges
- bedwetting (over the age of 7)
- problems with pencil grip
I have also worked successfully with people with the following challenges:
- vascular dementia
- motion sickness
- trying to quit smoking
- Ehlers Danlos
- eating disorders
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