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Relaxation through psychomotor therapy at COP9

Whether you are a child, an adolescent, an adult, or an elderly person, our psychomotor therapists will accompany you in a therapeutic relaxation that emphasizes on body, tone and emotional dialogue. This therapeutic project is carried out within a healthcare framework that is monitored and coordinated, in a private practice or in a hospital. In this article, COP9, a multidisciplinary team, presents relaxation through psychomotor therapy.

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Psychomotor therapy: exploring relaxation

Relaxation is one of the possible psychomotor therapies that can be put in place with the patient during individual sessions. Thanks to the personalized accompaniment with one of our psychomotor therapists, this method can be used at any age.

In psychomotor therapy, relaxation is above all a corporeal experience of relaxation and awareness of the body, towards the verbalization of the feelings experienced.

Psychomotor therapy through relaxation allows to :

  • manage stress and anxiety;
  • become aware of one’s physical limitations;
  • improve attentional skills;
  • manage the conditions of muscular tension better;
  • have a better knowledge of oneself and of the parts of one’ s body;
  • learn relaxation techniques;
  • gain self-control ;
  • work on psychomotor development.

The COP9 paramedical team draws your attention to the fact that the body is the center of emotional intention. The practitioner and the patient will, during the body mediation, carry out a prehension of this sensory experience.

These therapeutic exercises connect the body and the mind. It allows a person to reconcile with themselves, helping them to see new possibilities. So don’t hesitate to talk about it with your ophthalmologist, general practitioner or pediatrician during your appointment!

What is the Soubiran method, a psychomotor therapy practiced at COP9?

The professionals at COP9 have been trained at the Superior Institute of Psychomotor Rehabilitation and Psychosomatic Relaxation. They practice the Soubiran psychomotor relaxation therapy.

The Soubiran method is a psychosomatic relaxation therapy that mobilizes, in a passive way, the different body segments. In other words, during individual sessions, our psychomotor therapist will use their experience and expertise to improve stress management, breathing control, muscle relaxation and better visualization of the body schema.

Before applying the Soubiran psychomotor therapy, the therapist will first perform a psychomotor assessment (motor skills, laterality, etc.), which we have explained in more detail in this article already online on our site.

Depending on the patient’s needs and profile, the session can be performed lying down, sitting or standing. A session generally takes place in three stages:

  1. the installation in a position of motor release, to relax;
  2. working with the psychomotor therapist in verbal and tactile mediations;
  3. a verbalization of the patient’s experiences.

It is important to listen to one’ s corporeal expression, rich in emotional information during these psychomotricity sessions.

For who is relaxation in psychomotor therapy intended?

Relaxation in psychomotor therapy can be performed under medical prescription. The goal is to accompany the body and psychomotor development, in order to acquire a better knowledge of oneself through a relaxation session. The patient will be able to manage stress better and improve daily relational and emotional structuring.

As an able-bodied adult, you will be able to work on the following areas:

  • corporeal awareness;
  • sleeping disorders;
  • letting go and releasing muscular tension 
  • work on the control of emotions.

Patients with disabilities of all ages will benefit from:

  • a moment of serenity in a dynamic relaxation;
  • rehabilitation of executive functions and disorders;
  • working on the image of the body in its entirety;
  • psychomotor exercises adapted to the type of disability.

For all infants, children and adolescents, the psychomotor team of Dr. Stephanie Zwillinger provides assistance in :

  • screening for psychomotor disorders;
  • delayed psychomotor development and child development;
  • a control of anxiety disorders and instability ;
  • monitoring of behavioral disorders (ADHD), acquisition disorders, attention disorders, learning disorders, etc.

The elderly, or those wishing to be accompanied in their aging process, will be able to see many benefits such as

  • an increase in muscle tone;
  • understand better the body’s life experience;
  • work on postural and motor functions;
  • learning relaxation methods.

In conclusion, relaxation in psychomotor therapy can be adapted to any type of profile, whether it is a question of hyperactivity, attention deficiency, neurological needs, global motor skills… A functional, behavioral and emotional stimulation is offered to all. Our team will carry out the necessary psychomotor tests to allow you to experience psychomotor therapy and offer you the best possible individualized care!

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