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Some psychomotor interventions can take place also online. This is especially true for sessions with a preventive and educational purpose as, e.g., promoting a good psychological and motor development. It is also possible to organise online group sessions. Due to the variety of personal situations and needs, a phone consultation is needed prior in order to better target needs and possible answers.

Parental counseling sessions are also available online or by phone call.

If interested, please send an email through the form in the contacts section to agree on times and way of communication.

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Psychomotricity and psychomotor therapy: what changed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Psychomotricity is the discipline that is interested in the balance between our body and our mind, between our intention and our action, between our internal world of emotions and their bodily expression. In psychomotricity, every activity involving a person is at the same time a functional action and an affective-emotional expression. That means that regardless of the fact that a gesture, a movement or a behaviour is put in place to achieve a purpose, perform a duty or to get pleasure and fun, it is an experience that remains in the personal history of the subject and it is pushed by or expresses wishes, motivations, fears or other emotional, social and relational conditionings.

The psychomotor setting is a protected space designed to allow a certain freedom of movement but it is also equipped with objects that can act as an intermediary between the therapist and the subject in therapy, conveying experiences, feelings and emotions. Through play and various motor activities but also allowing a significant relationship with an emotionally available and empathic adult, the psychomotor therapist can achieve important results in helping the recipient of the therapy. For example, he can strengthen their cognitive skills, helping them to overcome eventual academic difficulties; he can positively influence the way they live and elaborate experiences (both past and present) and improve their self-esteem, promoting their self-confidence. Furthermore, he can help them to overcome blocks and fears; to reduce and control eventual anxiety or help to improve their self-control by inhibiting an excessive impulsiveness or, even, hyperactivity.

As the psychomotor setting is thought and designed to encourage and facilitate self-expression as much as possible, it fits perfectly also to educational and preventive projects, as well as to rehabilitation interventions.

By educational and preventive project I mean a structured path in order to favour and stimulate the natural and correct development of all cognitive, psycho-affective and motor components of children’s personality. This will sustain them in their growth and harmonious maturation of all their potentialities. Although this normally happens naturally, letting the children take part in an educational psychomotor path makes this natural process develop in the best way. It prevents eventual future difficulties and facilitates the best accomplishment of their potential.

The current situation, heavily conditioned by the pandemic, has forced all of us to change daily habits and relationship modalities. This has definitely affected many working sectors, not least those relating to any kind of service and assistance to people. Among these, psychomotricity, both as educational and therapeutic intervention, has been strongly affected by the drastic limitations imposed by this terrible plague on human relations and possibilities of vicinity and physical contact. This, however, didn’t prevent psychomotor therapists from working out new ways of intervention and approach in order to continue their mission.

In the same way, in my modest sphere, I too have elaborated new techniques and modalities in order to organise online sessions and paths, suitable both for individuals and small groups . They can be educational-preventive as well as therapeutic.

For information and to book an appointment you can email me at pedagogistapsicomotricista@gmail.com or use the form in the contacts page.

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SOME MORE INFORMATION

My name is Cristina Lavagnolo and I am an Italian Pedagogist and Psychomotor therapist who moved to London  some years ago because of family reasons.

I have always worked in the field of education and, especially, when I lived in Italy I worked for many years as a self-employed professional, offering parental counseling, psychomotor therapy and relaxation sessions based on various methods.

I worked with children and adolescents with different kinds of issues as learning difficulties, behavioral problems or disorders of the autistic spectrum.

If you need help in dealing with the daily “little battles” (from tantrums to difficulties of making them sleep quietly in their bed) or with more worrying issues like learning difficulties or behavioral disorders, don’t hesitate to contact me through the contact form or send me an email to the following address: pedagogistapsicomotricista@gmail.com

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ABOUT ME

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I am an Italian pedagogist and psychomotor therapist who lives and works in London.

I OFFER:

  • parental consulting about any kind of educational issues;
  • training and strengthening of cognitive abilities to overcome learning difficulties;
  • treatment of behavioral issues through psychomotor and relaxation techniques;
  • relaxation sessions for children.
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