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
Areas of study
An integrated perspective
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.
1879 - 1962
French philosopher, psychologist, neuropsychiatrist and director of the University of Paris's Institute of Psychology.
JULIAN DE AJURIAGUERRA
French Basque neuropsychiatrist and psychoanalyst.
In 1947 he initiated the psychomotor therapists training program at Henri Rousselle Hospital and at the Salpêtriere of Paris.