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FPR: Fear Paralysis Reflex, Spinal Galant Reflex, STNR: Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex

W-Sitting – what does it mean?

Does your child sit in this position? This is known as "w-sitting", and you may or may not have heard that it's not a great position for the hips. Your child sits like this because they are comfortable sitting like this. However, I'm about to tell you what causes a child to sit like this,… Continue reading W-Sitting – what does it mean?

FPR: Fear Paralysis Reflex, Moro reflex

Understanding your aggressive child

Do you have a child who has unpredictably hit, kicked or even bitten someone else? Are you wondering what on earth is causing this behaviour and what to do about it? Read on... When you were a tiny little foetus, only around five weeks old, your central nervous system started reacting to external stimuli. When… Continue reading Understanding your aggressive child

FPR: Fear Paralysis Reflex, Moro reflex

Primitive reflexes: emotional and mental health and highly sensitive people

In this article, I'm going to look at the basics of some of the primitive reflexes that I test for. This post looks at the Fear Paralysis Reflex (FPR), Moro Reflex and Babkin reflex, and how these impact on our emotional and mental health. "Highly Sensitive People" tend to have ALL these reflexes active, as… Continue reading Primitive reflexes: emotional and mental health and highly sensitive people

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Signs of retained primitive reflexes

Move2Connect ©  2019http://www.move2connect.com Our development is a little bit like walking up steps: we need one thing to happen before we move onto the next stage. Sometimes (often), people say that their child has missed milestones altogether, such as cross crawling. This is a little bit like skipping a few steps on a staircase: we… Continue reading Signs of retained primitive reflexes

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What are retained reflexes?

I'm writing this blog as a result of some of the recent media reports I've seen, following Chris Evans' enthusiasm about how reflex integration, "a miracle treatment", has helped his son with his reading, writing, attention and anxiety. The way these reports have been worded in the tabloid newspapers demonstrates a lack of understanding of… Continue reading What are retained reflexes?

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Wishing you a Polyvagal Christmas!

AKA: Supporting your sensitive child through the festive season. My children have been asking how long until Christmas since blinking Hallowe'en, thanks to retailers and commercial hype, as well as the school term. Hopefully you've got through that horrific end of term rush, with concerts, nativity plays, Christmas jumper days Christmas fairs, etc. That can… Continue reading Wishing you a Polyvagal Christmas!

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Books about Retained Reflexes – Reviews by Move2Connect

Are you new to the subject of retained primitive reflexes and wanting to learn more? Or have you just started seeing a practitioner and are full of enthusiasm and wonder at how it works? I've read just about every book available on the subject, both as a parent and as a practitioner. So I have… Continue reading Books about Retained Reflexes – Reviews by Move2Connect

FPR: Fear Paralysis Reflex, Moro reflex

Why baby reflexes may be at the root of your anxiety

As soon as you were conceived, your cells were able to withdraw in reaction to threat. At around five weeks post-conception, your central nervous system started reacting to external stimuli: When there was a sudden loud noise, you would instinctively shrink to avoid potential danger. Fear Paralysis Reflex This instinctive reaction is the Fear Paralysis… Continue reading Why baby reflexes may be at the root of your anxiety