Parent and Children’s Therapies

Art Therapy

A form of psychotherapy that utilises art as a method of expression and communication. Used as a way to address emotional issues. Therapists work with all ages from children to the elderly, those with behavioural or mental health problems; disabilities or life limiting illness; brain and physical injuries.

Baby and Pre Natal Massage

Baby massage is when a parent or primary carer lovingly strokes or holds their baby. Using a high quality non-fragranced vegetable oil, soothing holds and rhythmic strokes are given on each area of baby’s body, following a sequence that has been developed over many years.

 

Baby and Toddler Calm

The aim of baby and toddler calm is to help parents understand the world of their baby or toddler which in turn will enable the parent to cope with unwanted behaviour whilst encouraging positive behaviour.

 

Baby Signing

Baby signing is a form of pre-verbal communication. Babies understand so much before they can talk! From as early as 6 to 9 months old, babies can begin to tell you what they want, what they are thinking about and how they feel.

 

Baby Wearing Consultancy

The practice of wearing or carrying a baby in a sling or in another form of carrier on your body.

Related article: Babywearing (infographic)

 

Baby Yoga

Birthlight pioneered what is now known as ‘baby yoga’ as an inclusive set of practices to enhance playful interaction and communication between parent and baby and to promote their healthy development.Baby Yoga perfectly compliments baby massage and expands the benefits of touch with those of movement and relaxation.

Child Yoga

By practicing yoga poses, children can learn how to exercise, develop confidence, and concentrate better. … They argue that yoga is an offshoot of Hinduism and that it disseminates religious and meditation principles with its use of “om” and “namaste” chanting.

Doula (Birth Preparation)

The term refers to a highly experienced woman who can offer emotional and practical support to a woman (or couple) before, during and after childbirth.

Hypnobirthing

Self hypnosis for labour and childbirth.

Nappy Advisory Consulting

Someone who can advise you on the pros and cons of a range of washable nappies. Whilst also advising you on the use of them and the best ones for your circumstance.

Parent and Child Facilitator

A parent facilitator is a licensed mental health professional or a master’s level professional trained in family dynamics and child development.

 

Play Therapy

Play therapy is designed to help children develop their emotional literacy. It can also greatly help children with behavioural or mental problems that may otherwise hinder their development.

 

Post Natal Support

Understanding and emotional support.

 

Pre and Post Natal Yoga

A rejuvenative yet energizing gentle classes adapted to the pre and post natal mothers, that emphasizes stability, flexibility and vitality. These classes offer mothers a space of relaxation and an opportunity to connect with their babies.

 

Pre Natal Support

A midwife is an expert in normal pregnancy and birth. Midwives are specially trained to care for mothers and babies throughout normal pregnancy, labour and after the birth. They provide care for most women at home or in hospital.

 

Preganancy Yoga

Prenatal yoga breathing techniques might help you reduce or manage shortness of breath during pregnancy and work through contractions during labor. Gentle stretching. You’ll be encouraged to gently move different areas of your body, such as your neck and arms, through their full range of motion.

Sling Library

A sling library has a varied collection of slings you can borrow and they can help find the best baby carrier to suit you and your child.

Related article: Babywearing (infographic)

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