Psychomotor Therapy (PMT) Explained

March 1, 2019

 

”Increase body awareness, decrease stress levels”

 

 

 

 What is Psychomotor Therapy? (PMT)

 

It is a holistic approach that works with the understanding that body and mind are connected and cannot be treated separately. If you have a psychological problem it will manifest in the body and vice versa.

PMT is evidence based and found in many countries around the world.

 

 

 

How did you get into PMT?

 

Four years ago I unexpectedly ended up in a dance project and was deeply inspired by this

experience. It showed me how much my mind is affected by moving my body. I then learned

about PMT after researching therapy courses that focus on the connection between body and mind and found in PMT what I was looking for.

I am now in the final stages of PMT study in Copenhagen.

 

How is PMT delivered?

 

PMT is an umbrella term for a range of different approaches.

I will be offering three of these in my time at For The Core from

February to May this year.

The first one being the 1-1 treatment.

 

 

 

 

One-on-one treatment

 

In a 1-1 treatment the key is body relaxation through activating the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) and increasing our awareness of this process.

Our nervous system is divided into two categories. The sympathetic, which is associated with “fight and flight” and the parasympathetic, which is associated with “rest and digest”.

In a 1-1 treatment the PNS is activated through gentle body manipulation and touch; it is scientifically proven that touch helps this process. When the PNS is activated your body will sense that there is no potential threat, your cortisol levels –the stress hormone- will drop and your heart rate will slow down.

This is experienced as deep relaxation and will give your body a break from busy everyday life. It can feel as energizing as a power nap. This process also aids gut health as your blood flows away from your brain (where it’s not needed during relaxation) and into your gut area where it will help the digestive system work.

 

The Scandinavian 1-1 treatment not only relaxes your body but trains your body awareness through strengthening the connection between mind and body. Throughout the treatment I will encourage you to keep awareness on different body areas and identify sensations where they arises. Body awareness helps you identify and act according to the signals your body sends you and thereby increase your wellbeing.


 

 

What can I expect from a 1-1 treatment?

 

The treatment will take place in the yoga studio and last 60 min.

Typically we will begin with a conversation - which is confidential -, then do some gentle body manipulation and movement at the end.

The treatment will take place on a yoga mat with you fully dressed (bring comfortable clothes).

The approach works flexibly with how you are feeling on the day and is suited for everybody who wishes to deepen the connection to their body. Those who are suffering from mental health issues, anxiety, headaches or physical tensions will also find the treatment beneficial.  

 

 

What can I expect from a PMT movement class?

 

The Wednesday lunch time movement class aims to support personal development. In these 45 min we will focus on getting out of the head and into the body – using the powerful tool of movement. You will then be given the opportunity to self-reflect and gain deeper understanding.

The session usually ends with a guided relaxation.

Come in comfortable clothes and bring a bottle of water.

 

 

What Can I expect from a guided relaxation?

 

This 45 min class aims to decrease stress levels and improve your body awareness.

Every Tuesday and Thursday you will have the opportunity to explore different methods of relaxations and feel stress levels drop whilst growing your connection to the body. These classes will be held upstairs in the health bar and there is space for a maximum of 6 people.

 

 

Book the FREE classes on forthecore.co.uk/book

 

Get intouch with me on pmt.doraj@gmail.com to book a 1-1 treatment

 

Find out more on instragram @pmt.dora

 

 

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