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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 Why does my child lash out? How can I help?
Sensory processing disorder. So common in our children. In fact, for most parents of neuro-diverse children, sensory processing difficulties are probably the first thing that they noticed as "different" from peers. Why do some children have sensory processing disorder? In brief, it's down to a differently wired brain. Quite simply, the part of the brain… Continue reading Sensory Processing Disorder: How movement is the key to helping our children
https://videopress.com/v/J0hsLEdh?preloadContent=metadata This morning, my very wonderful colleague, Sara Eloquin, a Horsham-based Cranio-Sacral Therapist, messaged me to urge me to switch on Virgin Radio immediately, telling me that Chris Evans was talking about retained reflexes! Chris Evans was presenting the Breakfast Show, and telling the world excitedly how his son, Eli, has gone from hardly being… Continue reading Chris Evans and Retained Reflexes on the Virgin Radio Breakfast Show
I'm writing this post both as a parent, who has been a reflex integration consumer, and as a neuro-developmental therapist, trying to do the best for her clients. I've picked the most frequently occurring scenarios to give you a peek at both sides of the fence in order to set expectations even better, avoiding any… Continue reading Retained reflexes: 10 golden rules for success
You have undoubtedly found this blog post because you have an interest in retained primitive reflexes. Welcome! Have you been thinking about doing it yourself? Either with YouTube videos, or even by purchasing an online course? Or perhaps you have been trying a do-it-yourself approach, using books, videos and online training? In which case, have… Continue reading Do it yourself reflex integration: tips and tricks
I was trying to explain compensation to a client the other day. I found myself relating to my own experiences to be the easiest and most neutral way to explain: I was an average child who grew up in the 1970s. I played outdoors in all weathers, possibly a lot more than the children… Continue reading Could you be compensating for baby reflexes?
The work I do is based around Dr Stephen Porges' Polyvagal Theory, and the concept of social engagement vs flight/fight/freeze. My work is based on the concept of "neuroception" - the fact that some children (and adults) cannot distinguish safety from perceived threat, and so their bodies live in a stressful fight/flight state ALL the… Continue reading Not safe to learn: how addressing anxiety can help your child’s learning
Perhaps you've read about retained primitive reflexes already. Perhaps you are on programme already for your child... But did you know that retained reflexes can be hereditary? In clinic, around a quarter of my clients are adults. Just like me, six years or so ago, some parents who have started their children with reflex integration… Continue reading The reason why you over-react, misinterpret, get seasick and need to have the last word…