Rebekah Porter



Creative journeys for life

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. This creates a felt sense of physical and emotional wellbeing .


As well as this, the use of body to body contact enables the child to realise their own strength, to feel strong and successful 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 equal relationships and role reversal - the child can care for the carer too!


Sherborne Developmental Movement (SDM)

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Parents have found it helpful for increasing a sense of connection with their child, for building their child's resilience and for recovering from difificulties in the parent:child relationship. It can be especially helpful when a sibling is effected by the arrival or needs of another sibling,  or when a child can feel demanding, needs to develop in confidence,  or find their calm.


"Resilience is up!" Parent


"I feel more connected... less irritated, more tolerant, more patient." Parent


"It is a wholly positive experience." Long time Sherborne Practitioner



Rebekah first came across SDM when training as a Dramatherapist in 2000. She returned to it years later when she felt it would benefit her own children and experienced first hand its positive effects on the parent:child relationship and for the child's sense of self and security. This inspired her to train so that she could incorporate it in her practice to help parents lay down the pathways for resilience early on in their child's life and to enhance the quality (and reduce the stress!) of the parent:child relationship.


Bespoke 30 minute weekly sessions are available for you and your child. Please use the contact page for enquiries.


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