Reflex Integration Case Studies
Emily – aged 6
Emma has helped my 6 year old daughter make great strides in just a few months.
I came across Move2Connect by chance and was immediately intrigued by retained reflexes. The symptoms of retained Moro reflex described just what my daughter was struggling with; anxiety around school and any change of routine or separation, extreme and uncontrollable emotional outbursts and oversensitivity. I was struggling to cope with her behaviour.
During our first appointment, Emma was able to identify other retained reflexes and we started a program of simple daily movements. After 2 months, the changes were significant. Now, after 3 months, she is happier, more secure and self assured. She can think and react calmly and rationally. She is writing songs! And from my perspective I feel like I can now enjoy her company.
Emma has a gentle approach, is engaging and extremely knowledgable in her field; I would not hesitate to recommend her!
Phil – aged 46
Phil had been in a highly skilled job for the past 29 years when he was made redundant last year. Due to the nature of the job, it has been hard to find anything similar, and consequently he has been in and out of temporary roles since leaving his long-term role. As a result of this uncertainty, coupled with difficult upbringing by an abusive father, he has developed anxiety and was finding it hard to cope.
I worked with Phil’s Fear-Paralysis reflex, and released some emotions that have been locked away for many years. We also worked with to integrate his Landau reflex, which is sometimes called a happiness reflex, as retaining it can cause emotional stress, anxiety and depression. In addition, we managed to awaken his Amphibian reflex, which is a life-long postural reflex. An adult who has not developed the Amphibian reflex will often have tension in their legs, and will find moving forward difficult in all sense of the word.
The result of our sessions has been that Phil feels far more positive and in control of his destiny. Positive change has been noticed by his partner, who says she is proud of the way he was able to take their daughter to a gymnastics competition single-handedly – something he has never felt able to cope with in the past.
Sam – aged 4
Sam came to me with a diagnosis of dyspraxia. He was so hypermobile that he would fall several times a day, and had once even broken his leg in a spiral fracture as a result.
On testing, he could not jump on both feet together. He couldn’t sit still and pay attention. Eye contact was extremely limited.
We worked first of all to stimulate the brainstem and make him feel safe. We also worked with his Spinal Galant reflex – the result of which was that he completely stopped bed wetting within a few weeks. Within a few days of his mother starting the programme with him, he was suddenly able to jump on the trampoline on two feet together! School reported much better attention and eye contact, too. Sam is a work in progress, but what an improvement in just three months!
Pat – aged 102
Pat had been living independently in her home of 35 years, until she was over 101 years old. She used to live a sociable life, attending tea parties and taking herself shopping on a mobility scooter, when sadly she had a fall in the middle of the night and was no longer able to cope by herself.
She was admitted to a nursing home, and it was discovered that she had vascular dementia, which is caused by gradual heart failure.
When she was first admitted, she could only walk with assistance and her gait was a shuffle. In addition, her speech was slurred and almost unintelligible.
I did a couple of RMTi movements with her, and to everyone’s amazement, her gait ceased to be a shuffle, and instead was fluid and rhythmic, as it should be. In addition, her speech returned to normal, and there was a sparkle of her former self again. The movements I selected work with the cerebellum, which is the part of the brain that controls conscious movement, such as walking.
I’ve continued to work with Pat, with varying degrees of success. After one visit, she suddenly started taking requests on the day room piano, having not played at all for over five years. This story will be published in Moira Dempsey’s new book, which is due to be released in 2019.
Linda – aged 60
Linda was having immense difficulty in cutting down on smoking. She really wanted to stop, but just couldn’t seem to stop reaching for her cigarettes.
I showed Linda some simple facial massages that she could do for herself. A month later, she had cut back from 50 a day to ten. Two months on, and she has completely stopped smoking, with no desire to smoke at all, even over the festive period.
Darcey – aged 7
Darcey was like a rubber ball when I first saw her. She was impulsive and could be aggressive and seemed to prefer her own company. Her mother was on her knees.
I worked gave her and her mother a few simple movements to help calm her system down. We worked with her moro reflex, and within days, her mother reported much better social engagement with peers, less disruptive behaviour at school and a more “go with the flow” demeanour in general.