I offer mentoring and
supervision sessions for practitioners working with babies and children, in
person and online. I have helped many practitioners to develop their work with
children, and empowered those who wish to start.
I mentor Feldenkrais,
MBS, and ABMNM practitioners, and those working in the Feldenkrais lineage
including Child’space and JKA practitioners.
Sessions can be based
on specific questions you may have about a child, children or family you work
with, general questions, or simply your curiosity and desire to learn and
develop your potential for this work.
I draw on extensive experience working internationally with children, babies, and their families, living with a wide range of diagnosed and undiagnosed challenges, specialised post-graduate training, and my role supervising practitioners as they work with children in postgraduate training programmes.
I’ve been receiving mentoring
sessions from Sophie over the past five years and find her to be very warm,
caring and professional. The way we work is that first I observe Sophie working
with some of the children and parents that are my clients. Then we follow this
up with coaching sessions with just the two of us either in person or via
Skype. She shares her insights and makes suggestions for how I can continue to
develop lessons for the children and coach the parents. These coaching sessions
have been invaluable in my work with the children and parents.
extremely professional in her mentoring, listens well and communicates with
great clarity. She is able to see what I need to fill in the gaps, and gives
clear and effective guidelines on how to develop my work. Sophie is able to
meet me where I am and to guide from there.
I highly recommend mentoring with
Sophie and wouldn’t have gained the clarity and depth of understanding in how
to work with children that I have now without her help.
, working with the
Feldenkrais Method, Bones for Life, Walk for Life and Reflexology
I am an experienced Feldenkrais
Method practitioner. I have been working with adults and children for over 15
years, and working intensively with children with special needs since 2014. I
also work as a systemic coach with more than 20 years experience. I have worked
in many highly professional consulting contexts and I can say it is extremely
helpful to undertake mentoring with Sophie for working with children.
easily understands my questions and the challenges I have in working with a
six-year-old boy, who is unable to talk and has strong hypertonic patterns in
all his movements. She gives me many practical tips and perspectives and helps
me to learn how to integrate these new ideas into my work with him, including
how to improve my way of communicating with him and with his parents.
challenged in many ways working with him. Sophie helps me to see how much I had
already helped him and names the strengths I have as a practitioner than I
haven’t seen as important until then. This gives me more confidence and
encourages me to go further in my work with him. My mentoring sessions with her
have also significantly improved my work with children generally.
Sophie has a
wonderfully calm nature, is fast at the same time, and is very clear in her
explanations and teaching. She is extraordinarily sensitive to this highly
emotional field in the work with special needs kids. I am very grateful for our
work together. More recently Sophie met the little boy on the Working with
Children training where she could mentor me in person as I worked
with him, and I also got the chance to observe her working with him. So our
work together continues and I am looking forward to more. Stefanie Lauterbach
working with the Feldenkrais Method, Mind Body Medicine Therapy, and as a
senior Systemic Coach and Consultant
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