Body awareness workshops
Develop strengths and overcome difficulties
Heidi Döffinger (learn more) offers personal and group sessions in the psychomotor therapy "extra lesson", based on Rudolf Steiner’s Waldorf educative philosophy.
The program works on the causes of learning and behavioural difficulties. Neurological development research shows that the young child’s brain is stimulated by movement. A disruption in a child’s development and his or her sensorial learning during the first years of life can impact the child’s capacities over time.
The assumption is made that when a child begins school, he has developed and integrated the sensorial systems necessary to:
-make sense of visual information
-sit at a desk
-use basic hand/eye coordination
-have adequate motor skills
-behave correctly for his age group.
When all these elements are present, a child is motivated to learn and to satisfy the expectation of the school environment. If, however, all the elements are not present, the learning process can be difficult and painful for the child and require a lot of effort. A child who finds himself in this situation can end up becoming extremely frustrated and this frustration is sometimes the result of developmental problems.
The Extra-Lesson program aims to help the neurological functions of your child mature and free his natural learning ability. With Extra-Lesson, Heidi works at giving the child a "second chance" to construct and reinforce this foundation.
Exercises focus on:
-establishing a dominant laterality
-general motor skills
-fine motor skills and hand/eye coordination
-General coordination, balance and rhythm
-awareness of time and space
-Basic auditive ability and memory
-Awareness of self and general well-being.