SDM is a wonderful way for a parent or carer and child to connect. This experience assures the child of their rightful place in the world; enjoyed by their care giver.
As well as this, the use of body to body contact enables the child to realise their own strength, to feel strong and able and develop a positive self concept, regardless of their physical ability. It can have a calming effect on physiology as well as on mental health.
SDM facilitates playful contact that includes role reversal - the child can care for the carer too!
As one parent participant said on completing a block of sessions ; "Resilience is up!"
Sherborne Developmental Movement (SDM)