'allowing yourself to move and be moved'
The world around can be asking a lot and a child may feel pressure to live up to certain expectations, perhaps hiding themselves in the process.
We offer a safe space to explore ways of being and interacting, and to help children develop tools which can help them in daily life. MoveMe groups allow children time to really get to know one another, and for their individual themes to be explored within the group setting.
MoveMe groups can help children who (amongst others):
Find it a challenge to show and express emotions in the presence of others
Are insecure and unsure of themselves (for example difficulty with taking initiative and expressing themselves, avoid new situations, need a lot of reassurance)
Find it difficult to work together with others, take turns and/or understand someone else’s perspective
Are going through a change in their lives (for example: moving houses, changing schools, a new class at school, a death, a birth, a divorce and so on) and find it difficult to adapt
Struggle to say ‘no’ and end up in situations which make them uncomfortable/unhappy
Find it difficult to understand and accept their own and others’ physical or emotional boundaries
In the MoveMe group we get our bodies into motion.
Movement can be anything from the way our heart beats, to our posture to the way we touch and hold ourselves and each other.
Using dance and movement, supported by different materials and props, music and imagination children get to explore new ways of communicating and interacting with others in a group. Children are invited to take initiative and share their stories as well as listen to others and be part of the group.
They are encouraged to discover new ways of expressing themselves, new ways of coping and understanding the world around them. We listen to their words as well as their body language and help them to understand and integrate their emotions and their experiences.
We organise a try-out class a few weeks before a new MoveMe group starts. This gives you the chance to meet us, for children to experience how we work, and an opportunity to ask questions. In the try-out class the focus is on getting to know each other and we do not dive into specific themes yet.
We believe it is important to involve parents and keep them up to date so before and throughout the group we are in frequent communication and share questions and observations.
Group: A MoveMe group consists of 4-8 children. The group takes place over a period of 7-12 weeks. Sessions are led in English & Dutch.