"My child is generally quite
confident in the world, but would get overwhelmed with anxiety by a specific,
simple everyday activity. I was amazed at how quickly he moved out of this
anxiety pattern after just a few sessions with Sophie."
All children have special needs, even those who
are developing typically can experience extra challenges and difficulties in
life, or simply need support to really thrive in an ever changing world.
I work with typically developing children who
need help overcoming a range of challenges including: anxiety; stress;
hyperactivity; difficulties paying attention; learning difficulties; breathing
difficulties; vision problems; recovery
from chronic pain, injuries or surgery. I also work with children who want to
learn a new ability or improve a skill, such as in gymnastics, dance or playing
a musical instrument.
I create a neurodevelopmental learning process
using touch, movement, ways of directing attention and enhancing perception, to
help your child’s brain/nervous system learn new ways of functioning.
This process helps your child to learn new
movement and perception abilities, and develop new neural pathways in the
brain/nervous system. Supporting children to improve how they move in and
perceive their environment forms the basis for learning new abilities not only
for moving, but also for cognition, learning, communication and behaviour.
I create conditions
to turn your child’s ‘learning switch’ on, and often work with play, games and
a child’s closest relationships to create meaningful intentions and motivations
for learning new abilities.
Because humans are
singular systems that are always moving, sensing, thinking, having feelings,
and acting in relation to their environment, raising the level of function in
any one of those areas then raises the level of function of the whole system.
In Feldenkrais Method we use improving moving, sensing and perceiving as the
basis for this holistic development, to help children overcome a range of
challenges and thrive with this unique approach to learning.
"During sessions with Sophie we
observe little miracles. Our son does new things he has never done at home. He
has become more motivated, present, and expressive. His spasticity has reduced
and he is making new movements and sounds. Sophie always finds the right
approach with him, even if he’s in a bad mood, and supports us to work with him
“Many of my child’s movements
are now made skillfully and quickly, where previously they were slow and
difficult. Her body has become very flexible and soft, and she has learnt significant
new abilities, such as learning to stand up and balance. She is also more
present and aware, and doesn’t drift off and gabble as she used to. She really
enjoys Sophie’s sessions.”
Ganna,mother and ABM
During Sophie’s sessions my son’s
perception of the environment has improved, he became interested in the world
around him. He moves his hands much better and his eyesight, colour perception
and hearing have improved. He has learnt new ways of moving his legs and can
sit in new positions.”
“My child has made significant
breakthroughs in his physical and intellectual development. He has learnt many
new movement abilities, his speech has sped up, he answers questions more
quickly, become more communicative, and starts to look people in the eye. He
has become more dynamic and his fine motor skills have improved also. He really
enjoys the sessions with Sophie, and she has shown me that progress is possible
WITHOUT PAIN AND HYSTERICS.”
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