WHAT IS PSYCHOMOTRICITY

​Psychomotricity is the study of the human being from an integrated perspective. It considers the individual’s development through the interdependence of emotion, movement, cognition and relationship.

 

Psychomotricity is both a developmental and therapeutic practice, working on emotional, relational, behavioral and motor challenges. It is characterized by working with the potential of the individual.  

 

After goals are set, the psychomotrician then utilizes the strengths, interests and desires unique to that person as tools to reach those goals.  The psychomotrician supports and accompanies individuals in finding improved ways to be at ease in their own body, to better relate with others/the environment and foster healthy development.       

HOW DO WE THINK

"PSYCHO-MOTOR"

Areas of study

"BODY"

An integrated perspective

FOUNDING FATHERS

ERNEST

DUPRÉ

1862 - 1921

French neurologist, psychiatrist and  professor of the Faculty of Medicine of Paris. 

In 1905 he introduced for first time the term and concept of "Psychomotricity" within the medical field.

HENRRY WALLON

1879 - 1962

French philosopher, psychologist,  neuropsychiatrist and director of the University of Paris's Institute of Psychology.

JULIAN DE AJURIAGUERRA

1911-1993

French Basque neuropsychiatrist and psychoanalyst.

In 1947 he initiated the psychomotor therapists training program at Henri Rousselle Hospital and at the Salpêtriere of Paris. 

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