Bodywork and Movement Therapy Sessions for kids
Integrative bodywork and movement therapy sessions can be very helpful for children with normal development or special needs (autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, developmental disorders, emotional challenges, etc.). Sessions can help to gain a better understanding and control of the body as well as strengthen social tolerance.
Integrative bodywork and movement therapy is suitable for children of all ages, but is most beneficial when started at the earliest possible age.
WHOM IS IT FOR
HOW DOES IT WORK
Through engaging in movement (crawling, jumping, rolling, etc.) and creative games during the sessions, children have an opportunity to re-experience developmental stages of their childhood, to explore body coordination, strength, adaptation and partnership and to develop imagination.
All somatic skills are taught through exploration. This approach allows us to find the door to each child’s unique world and discover each child’s authentic movement.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS
The impact of the sessions is different for each child:
activities can help to move easier, freer, more secure, to crawl and speak in a more fluent way,
may improve orientation in space,
sessions can also help in transitions from one space to another (when having difficulty leaving home, leaving kindergarten, etc.),
there are also many indirect effects - changes may emerge in a completely different area than originally expected.
Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy practitioners working with kids:
Duration of the session - 45 min. Sessions can be held in Lithuanian and English. Discussions of the process take place between the sessions together with the child's parents.