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EURYTHMY MOVEMENT THERAPY

 

What is Eurythmy Therapy?

Eurythmy therapy invites you to be an active participant in your own healing. Your whole nature is taken into consideration, including your emotional and spiritual health as well as your physical condition.

Eurythmy therapy stimulates your life forces and powers of healing which are inherent in the human body. It is a therapy in which you take an active role in the process of healing. It employs movement and gestures that connect the sounds in language to physiological processes.

Eurythmy therapy is tailored to meet your individual needs. The therapist works through instruction and demonstration rather than manipulation. Your focused attention and mindful engagement are paramount in this therapy.

What is involved?

After an initial consultation your personal programme of exercises is developed, to be practiced daily at home. Healing and wellbeing are activated and sustained by repeated practice of these specific prescribed movements. Typically a course will consist of 7 to 14 sessions, on a weekly basis, although this will vary depending on individual needs and circumstances.

What are the benefits?

Eurythmy therapy stimulates a beneficial deep level response in the body.
Additionally, when exercises are combined with prescribed medicinal remedies, they enhance the way in which your body can heal. Many clients also notice improved posture, mobility, spatial orientation, co-ordination, breathing and circulation.

Treatment is effective for a wide range of somatic and psychiatric conditions such as:
• cardio-vascular diseases
• muscular-skeletal disorders
• neurological problems
• breathing disorders
• learning difficulties
• irregularities in child development
• life crises and associated medical complaints
• mental health challenge

How can Eurythmy Therapy help my child?

Research in neurophysiology confirms intimate links between movement and the development and stimulation of the brain. Consequently, eurythmy can address many physical and developmental challenges in children. These include behavioural and learning obstacles, issues of self-esteem and social integration.
The combination of movement with imagination and story means children typically respond with enjoyment and focused attention to these one on one sessions.

 

Janet Thomson
janet.ondaplanet@gmail.com

Sue Pegler
(currently working at Raphael House
Rudolf Steiner School)