Evonne Bennell RCST, AKA, ATMS
Evonne is a Sydney-based Neuro-developmental specialist, Kinesiologist and Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist who helped to found Stillness Trainings. Her experience of developmental disorganisation is a very personal one, and in seeking answers and support for herself and her family, she has spent the last 20 years both practising and educating herself.
She understands the financial challenges and time constraints parents face and the balancing act of visiting many therapists, following dietary requirements and caring for several children. She's passionate about sharing low-cost, effective movement and play-based solutions. These are activities kids will actually want to do while evolving into being their full potential.
Evonne also offers Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy sessions which may be integrated where appropriate with her neurodevelopment clients.
Evonne is a registered Level 5 accredited Kinesiologist, licenced Educational Kinesiologist/Brain Gym Consultant, a practitioner of Move to Learn, an accredited Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT), provider and Instructor of levels 1, 2 and 3 and school readiness. She's also a certified Brain Gym and Movement-Based Learning Instructor and holds a post-graduate diploma in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.
As Evonne's experience and knowledge have grown, her approach has also evolved. She has realised by working with babies and young children many developmental, attention and learning challenges are effectively supported in the early years in readiness for school. Although it is never too late to consolidate and stabilise the foundations and support change it's far better to lay solid foundations if you can.
Many factors can contribute to babies and children who exhibit developmental interruptions, low tone or biochemical imbalances. Regardless of the reason, Evonne believes that revisiting the developmental foundations and inhibiting/integrating the primitive reflexes is key to supporting any other therapy because a baby naturally progresses through its milestones via the automatic movements of the primitive reflexes. If these primitive reflexes remain active, they may impede the developmental process.
In some children, these interruptions become ongoing issues such as emotional development, behavioural problems, delays in speech, gross and fine motor skills. Or less easy to define difficulties in learning and living.
Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT), along with BCST, is one of the cornerstones of Evonne's practice including the creation of her "Evolve into Being" home programs. In many cases, younger children and babies require very little active therapy before their bodies respond. But there's no doubt that older children and adults benefit too.
Evonne also offers learning support for older children and adults including the elderly, anyone who would like to improve or maintain function and organisation whether they have gaps or delays in development, sensory processing issues, learning challenges or emotional resilience and self- regulation.
Evonne has an ongoing interest in biochemistry, the brain-gut connection and its link to a healthy immune system and general wellbeing. She continues to study the impact of retained primitive reflexes. Her focus is on learning and emotional stability and the ongoing exploration of sensory integration and developmental movement.
Evonne offers a variety of training and professional development seminars throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the USA. More information at www.evonnebennell.com