A New Perspective on Kids with Special Needs

The Alloy Effect

An alloy is a metal made by combining two or more metallic elements to give greater strength or resistance to corrosion.  In my practice, I utilize this approach by unifying various therapies I have learned and used on my own children.  Through the alloy effect, the brain, body and emotions are allowed to naturally ease their way into balance.

ABM Inspired Neuromovement

The Anat Baniel Method is a science-based, breakthrough approach that focuses on the child’s brain and its remarkable abilities to change and learn. The method’s gentle movements and the Nine Essentials are powerful tools that provide transformational help for children with special needs to grow in a balanced and efficient manner.

QiGong Bodywork

A new touch-based intervention addresses many features of childhood sensory processing disorders and can improve related self-regulation, social-emotional, sleep, and digestive functions. This innovative protocol, Qigong Sensory Training (QST), uses a holistic approach based in Chinese medicine.

Brain and Sensory Foundations

Sonia Story’s Neurodevelopmental Movement programs address learning and sensory processing challenges through a wide variety of brain-based movement tools including Reflex Integration, Rhythmic Movement Training™, MNRI™, Brain Gym®, Bal-A-Vis-X, Quantum Reflex Integration, Original Play and Developmental Movement.

Jin Shin Jyutsu

Jin Shin Jyutsu physio-philosophy is an ancient Art of harmonizing the life energy in the body.  This healing technique utilizes a set of 26 points (called Safety Energy Locks) along energy pathways.  As the SELS release and balance is restored, the patient experiences balance and harmony in their mind, body and emotions.

Creative Play

Creative Play utilizes various grounding and creative activities such as kids yoga, dance, obstacle courses and a variety of other exercises that foster crossing the mid line of the body which is essential for creating new neural networks in the brain. 

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. -John Lennon