How did I start with movement therapy?


Movement is an important part of my life and has accompanied me since childhood. It brings me a feeling of relaxation and satisfaction. For this reason, I have been engaged in movement therapy for several years, which is an extensive area of improving the quality of my life. 

A few years ago, I started working on hippotherapy as one of the movement therapies. Movement fascinated me and I wanted to find out why each person moves, sits and walks in a different way. I asked myself, how is it possible that we are so different in such basic movements? Thanks to the study of many scientific researches and my own activities, I discovered that our body is a manifestation of our feelings, our self-confidence and our attitude towards life.

I work with clients and horses in activities related to hippotherapy . During such activities, children learn to care for the animal, respect it and at the same time trust it. The most beautiful experience for a child is to be carried by a horse. For them, hippotherapy is a fun form of play, during which they gain self-confidence and at the same time train their memory, thinking and perception of their own body and emotions.

Hippotherapy is not only intended for children, but also for adults. Thanks to movement therapy, we live an emotional experience that is based on the perception of our own body and its non-verbal communication. It is not important whether it is short-term physical activity or long-term sports training.

The effort to understand movement motivated me to devote myself to concentrative-movement therapy . This is focused on experiencing the experiences of the body and perceiving its reactions to different situations and different objects that are worked with during therapy. In connection with movement therapy, as a psychologist, I began to devote myself to the healing of psychological traumatic experiences. Serious invasion of privacy and aggressive experiences (assault, assault, assault) can cause emotional blockages, which movement under the guidance of an experienced therapist can heal.

The last area of ​​my activity focused on movement is fitness and mental coaching . These two areas helped me to fully understand the possibilities of my development and support of my clients. Fitness training is focused on physical exercise that develops mobility, builds fitness and stamina. With the help of mental coaching, I try to support clients in their mental resilience and motivate them to fulfill their dreams. We learn to achieve goals together.

Thanks to movement, my clients discover their own limits and overcome them. What motivates me about movement is that it leads to the development of one's own skills and abilities and thus also to the breaking down of mental barriers. Movement forces us to overcome ourselves. Formulas that clients acquire during training or coaching can also be applied in everyday life.

Movement as such is very natural and brings us pleasant feelings of relaxation and satisfaction. From adulthood, we suddenly reach childhood, our desires and survival. In movement therapy, I try to support the perception of one's own body in my clients. It is very easy for children. For adults, movement therapy is an option to get to the so-called repair faster. bodily memories that accumulate in a person in the unconscious part of the human psyche. For this reason, movement can also be used in therapy.

The indication spectrum of movement therapy is very broad. In addition to neurological diseases, especially conditions caused by damage to the central nervous system, mobility disorders and muscle tension, there are also orthopedics (scoliosis, posture disorders, muscle imbalances, postoperative conditions), psychiatry (emotional disorders, learning disorders, resocialization, neuroses, endogenous psychoses, mild brain dysfunctions, autism), internal medicine (myocardial infarction, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, obesity), gynecology (functional sterility, pelvic floor weakness).

Movement therapy is used as a suitable supportive therapy that improves the psychosocial health of people with mental, sensory, physical or multiple or combined disabilities. It is used in institutional facilities, in speech therapy, psychology and psychiatry.

In the case of focusing on mental coaching, practically the entire population is a suitable target group. Mental coaching with the help of movement therapy helps to realize one's own goals and to move towards them, whether they are personal or work goals. Thanks to mental coaching, satisfaction and quality of life are improved, needs are met and a sense of personal responsibility and satisfaction is acquired

PhDr. Ivana Čergeťová, PhD., LL.M., MBA, PCIC

I am a psychologist, NLP coach, attachment-based therapist, career counselor, and academic staff. I have been dedicated to the attachment theory in personal and work settings for over 20 years. I work on this topic not only as a counselor but also as a researcher. Meeting with me can help you if you are seeking an expert in mental health specializing in relationships, communication, and personal development. For more information, follow my social networks @radipsychologicka #attachment #relationships #love #attachment #JoinMeForAdvice #relationshiptherapist #development