Tackling The Turmoil

  • Is your child a mixture of tantruming toddler, defiant teenager and angry adolescent all in one body, no matter what their age?
  • Are they under or over responsive/reactive to sensory input (sounds, smells, tastes, other people
  • Do they struggle with reading and writing, concentration and behaving at school 
  • Do they have issues with physical activities such as riding a bike, swimming or climbing 

Such behaviour and developmental delay has been attributed to trauma and lack of stimulation as well as living in hostile environments before and after birth. However there is another cause to add to the mix, and one that can be easily rectified.

What else causes this dysregulation?

We are all born with primitive reflexes that are usually integrated within the first year or so of life as they no longer serve us. Think of infant reflexes such as sucking and rooting and the plantar grasp where the toes curl when the foot is stroked. Two reflexes prevalent in our children are the moro (startle) and fear paralysis reflex which if not integrated are believed to contribute to learning challenges, behavioural challenges, anxiety, emotional imbalances and overwhelm.

A very simple yet unbelievably powerful first step is to make sure children know how to crawl. "Proper” crawling is done contralateral ie diagonally across the body- left leg and right arm. 

In this workshop via Zoom, you will;

Gain an understanding of the mind body connection, the senses, the reflexes and the importance of movement

Discuss the issues your children have and see how they can be addressed from a movement perspective

Learn about the rhythmic movements of infancy

Learn some exercises and activities to help your child(ren)

Discover why touch is importance to emotional and physical wellbeing and learn some simple story massage


Please note

You will need to practice the exercises yourself to be able to teach them to your child. Please come in loose comfortable clothes and bring a mat (eg a yoga mat) or towel and pillow

Gill’s workshop was really helpful, instructive and entertaining. Our adopters went away with lots of practical ideas for helping their children and are already  seeing a difference. Many thanks- we look forward to seeing you again later in the year with another group!

Val Payman, Senior Social Worker, Adoption Support Team, Coram 

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