Children and Feldenkrais Method®
The Feldenkrais Method® is a gentle, non-invasive, movement based education that is ideal for children. For many reasons, some children require help with their movement development.
By helping each child to develop their sensory image of self, motor development can be greatly enhanced.
The practitioner is trained to understand the fine details of how early developmental patterns are assembled and is able to perceive where the gaps lie in the child’s sense of self.
By helping the child find new pathways of neural and physical organisation new opportunities for learning are created.
How does it work?
By using gentle touch and movement, a Feldenkrais practitioner supports a child to learn how he or she moves their body and to develop more options for movement.
A child learns to roll over, walk or play with a ball through curiosity and exploration, moving his or her body in many fun and varied ways.
When a Feldenkrais Practitioner works with your child, he or she will use gentle, enjoyable and exploratory movements to tap into these natural learning processes.
The Feldenkrais method® supports and encourages the process of curious discovery so that the child can play with confidence and resilience in life.
Moshe Feldenkrais developed much of his methodology by observing the young patients of his wife, paediatrician Yona Rubenstein. He saw how children moved their bodies, and how these movement pathways became the foundation for functional adult movement.
Benefits for the child
Improved ability to crawl, walk, run, jump, reach.
Easier breathing, better posture and increased ability to be erect.
More stability in sitting, standing and walking. Improved speech, better sleep and greater comfort during waking hours.
Greater problem solving skills. Increased alertness, focus and awareness of surroundings.
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Annemarie has always worked with children as part of her working life in the disability field and in her own private practice. Her main aim is to keep therapy simple and provide a family friendly service to enable children to explore and reach their potential.
Parents will be able to establish their goals and will learn how to best help and further their child’s development.
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