In the course of a session, we may address retained infant and childhood reflexes. These inborn, automatic movements teach the body and the brain to mature through a series of actions that begin in utero and continue after birth.
Among other skills, reflexes teach a baby to grasp an object, turn her head to look at something, and push himself up to sit, crawl, strand and walk.
When reflexes don’t complete their specific tasks, we call them retained or unintegrated. Retained reflexes can keep a child’s nervous system operating in survival mode, causing challenges with learning or behavior.
The good news is that reflexes can be integrated at any age, the physical skills can be taught, and sessions with Deb support this process.
There's much more to learn on this subject. Coming soon!