Sara O’Donnell

Sara’s interest in Reflex Integration began in early 2013 after attending a course in the USA. She started using it to help her son who was born with a rare brain abnormality. After seeing dramatic improvements she was determined to learn more.

In 2015, Sara qualified in Craniosacral Fascial Therapy (CFT, The Gillespie Approach) and uses it alongside reflex integration and other interventions such as mild hyperbaric oxygen, vibration therapy and cold laser.

Sara joined the multidisciplinary rehabilitation team at Blue Skies Ahead in 2016 and works with a range of clients with or without an official diagnosis. Their difficulties include those with severe mobility challenges, struggling in school with learning and academics and children with emotional regulation difficulties.

Prior to her son’s disability and her career in therapy and rehabilitation, Sara worked as Research Scientist for Government agencies after gaining her degree in Physics in 1999; she is also a qualified secondary Mathematics and Physics teacher.

Fatimah Jessa Jaffer

From an early age, Fatimah has been interested in how the body functions and it’s different healing processes. She has a background in Biomedical Science, however found that her true fascination lay in reflex integration. Fatimah loves new ways to help people reach their full potential, have a better quality of life and work towards fulfilling their life’s goals and ambitions. Through RMT she has been able to help people of a range of ages, and abilities.

Fatimah works from a clinic based in North-West London.

Kirsten McLaughlin

I came across RMT when looking for support for my own son. After my son’s initial consultation, and the work I did with him, I became extremely interested in how RMT could help so many people with issues that affect them in their daily lives.

As a teacher with over 20 years’ experience, I see the challenges that children face in school daily. Discovering that RMT can help with challenges such as concentration and focus, sitting still, motor control, coordination and literacy skills was amazing! I am excited about the difference that RMT can make.

After training to become a consultant, I am delighted to be bringing RMT to Scotland. I’m looking forward to helping people overcome their challenges in order to achieve their full potential.

Sami Turnbull

Being a qualified teacher, parent and RMT consultant has granted me insight and understanding of how our neurological development influences our readiness and capacity to learn, and interact with our surroundings both socially and emotionally.

People with retained reflexes can face immense challenges with these aspects of life and personal evolution.

I have personally witnessed the cumulative benefits in people of all ages through the use of RMT to overcome such challenges.

This approach is perfect for anyone seeking self-improvement or improvement for their child/children.

Please email me to find out more or to arrange a free initial consultation.

Emma Ashfield

In 2014, Emma started an amazing journey into the world of reflex integration with her own son. Having experienced other methodologies, she decided to qualify in RMTi after experiencing incredible change first hand.

Emma has a background in management consultancy, corporate training and human factors/change management – in fact RMTi is very relevant to this area and could quite easily be applied to a corporate setting!

She is the regional coordinator for the Dyspraxia Foundation, a voluntary position which gives a voice to and helps connect those with Developmental Coordination Disorder. She also has a wealth of experience of navigating the labyrinth of SEN within the school system.

Clients from age 4 to 102 have consulted Emma for a range of issues including mental health issues, learning, behavioural and emotional challenges as well as chronic conditions She works from an osteopathic practice in Cranleigh, and is available for home visits within West Sussex/East Surrey.

Silvia Giunta

Silvia is an experienced registered homeopath and will be completing her 3 year Nutrition Diploma in the Summer of 2019.

Her years of training and working in different disciplines allow her to see clients complaints from different perspectives and by combining homeopathy with RMT, other neurodevelopment therapies and her nutritional knowledge she works holistically to understand and overcome the possible roots of the problems presented by to her.

Silvia trained in RMT to find a way to further help and support her daughter, she finds that RMT is a gentle and effective tool to support any individual suffering from dyslexia, lack of concentration, developmental delay, and anxiety.

Rhythmic Movements Therapy is invaluable in her toolbox!

Kate Rigby

My first brief introduction to Primitive Reflexes and RMTi was through a course run by a local charity for parents to help their children with learning delays and emotional challenges (my youngest son has Down Syndrome). From that point we started to introduce some small movements and hand/foot massage into my son’s therapy routine. I then became further enthused about RMTi after we had a consultation for him with a fantastic RMTi consultant and decided to train to help my two sons with their development.

After attending the first two training courses, which I found to be a revelation, I decided that I wanted to qualify as an RMTi consultant so that I could help children and adults facing challenges in their lives. Now a fully qualified RMTi consultant, I love being able to help children and adults deal with the challenges that they are facing in life which can include: autism, ADHD, dyspraxia, dyslexia, learning difficulties, anxiety, anger, depression, concentration, and general delays in reading & writing. I have been seeing great results with children with ASD, dyspraxia, lack of concentration, and difficulties with handwriting, and also adults with emotional challenges.

Lesley Ann Penistone

I feel very lucky to have discovered and trained in Rhythmic Movement Training. The best part is seeing how the client progresses over a period of time.

Through my own family’s experiences, I was made aware that movement is essential to childhood development. I have created Challenges, a bootcamp for children with anxiety and who have extra needs and need movement in a non judgemental and non competitive environment. This is open to children with some physical disabilities, developmental and behaviour challenges or any child who wants to take part but is never chosen for the team.

‘When I heard about RMT I realised how much sense it made. There are reflexes that when they are stuck, block further development. I have now qualified in all aspects of Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT) and together with some other educational movement therapies, can put a plan together to help your child with anxiety, ADHD, autistism. dyspraxia, dyslexia, bedwetting and sensory processing. This I carry out in my one to one clinic. Here, I work with the child and parent/care giver, showing how the neuro developmental movements should be done. I am very empathetic to the family especially after my own family’s experiences. I am very approachable and can really connect with children. I can, by arrangement, also apply the therapies in a group session.

I am really pleased to share that existing clients have reported back, advising me that after just one session, changes have been noted for the better.

Sessions are for one hour, where I check for retained reflexes. Movements are shown to the parent and the child. The child tells us which ones he or she prefers and then during the month the movements are done regularly, working up to daily. Check ins are done as often as needed during the next month in between appointments. I can’t be specific on how long it takes for the therapy to be complete, it is different for each client, as long as positive changes are occurring, eg being able to pay attention for longer, handwriting becomes easy to read, self confidence is on the up, I will carry on with you until you feel that my job is done.

Please do get in touch.

Zara Peasland

Working in the water as a baby & pre-school swimming teacher since 2006 means I have seen a plethora of challenges in relation to ease of movement & co-ordination for some young children; coupled together with a child experiencing additional needs meant that exploring the world of retained reflexes was not only fascinating but also vital in the journey to help find a sense of ease & release for my son from the every day challenges he faced with anxiety, dexterity & hyper-activeness.

Combining RMT with listening to the pre-birth & birth story each of us holds, means we can look into the layers of each persons story & become curious about the ‘whys’ as well as the symptoms an active retained reflex can have upon the mind, body & soul.

Linda Hardman

Linda was born and brought up in South Wales, moving to Eastbourne in 1982. After working in administration and bringing up her young family she started a new career in teaching. During her 21 years of teaching experience she took a keen interest in how people learn best. She was fascinated when she heard about how simple exercises and movements can improve the way we learn.

After leaving full-time teaching she became a Private Tutor, specialising in helping children with reading, writing and spelling difficulties. Movement training is an important part of the work.