How it works?
Psychomotor therapy uses a gobal approach where the child and the therapist are engaged in psychological and bodily work together to consolidate the organization between body and mind. The aim is to find the way to body and mind coherence. This implies enquiry with close observation of movements and postures, tonic reactions due to emotions, muscles release, and words employed by the child to describe his/her body experiences.
By generating physical awareness of the behaviour, it leads or contributes to a change in behaviour, in order to diminish or even eradicate psychosocial problems.
The therapist adapts the intervention and mediation to the specific needs of the child.
Therapy may consist of body awareness exercices, passive mobilisation, sensorimotor games, games of rules, symbolic games, rhythmic, dance, drawings...