Thanks for giving Sasha such a good session. Right after you left she didn't want us to watch but she went up three steps on her right foot on her own initiative. She has made it up the whole flight of stairs using her right foot now. It is hard work for her but she is enthusiastic about doing it which is much better than before. Great work!"
Great time!" (When asked to say "thank you" after the session, this young boy summed it up with his message and a big thumbs-up!)"
My daughter and I had such an amazing session with Lenore today. I could see that my daughter moved in a sitting position to get around, but I had no idea what to do about it. Today we gained so many practical tools, and had fun the whole time!"
--From a Mother/Daughter team
As a physician, I refer patients and friends to Lenore Grubinger because I am impressed with the results of her work. As a parent I have used Developmental Movement Therapy to help both my children work through digestive problems, achieve developmental milestones, and facilitate their well-being."
We drive a distance twice a month so Lenore can teach us how to help our son learn to move. He's 14-month's old and has spinal muscular atrophy. We're getting a lot of help and this is the most important piece of it."
--From an Out-Of-Town Family
Amajoy provides the reassurance and guidance precious in the life of a growing child and his/her parents. It's a place for a child - full of fun and joy, and a place for parents - full of care and wisdom. We love being with Lenore and the other parents and children in the group classes as we share in the growing up of our son and savor each precious stage of growth with awareness and delight."
I met Lenore Grubinger through the Amajoy program when my son was a month old. He had some birth trauma (torticollis, slow muscle response on the right side) and friends recommended trying the program. Our pediatrician was supportive of Amajoy's methods as well. From the moment she met my family, we were instantly calmed - Lenore has a soothing, sweet manner and a perspective on movement and growth that helped put us at ease. Her knowledge of muscles and development is staggeringly broad.
We worked both individually and in group settings in the Amajoy program and are happy to note that the birth trauma is significantly decreased, he learned to enjoy tummy time as well as sleep better at night, and has decreased his one-sided favoring. This alone would have made my family over the moon happy, to watch our son grow and develop organically. However, my family has gained so much more from the program, things that aren't listed in the manual.
We all learned how to move organically because Lenore believes that if we, as a family, are able to understand the development of movement, we can better help our son. So we all learned about muscle development as we acted out the movements we wanted our son to mimic and incorporate into his daily routine, turning exercise time in to fun time. Lenore helped us see his development as organic and natural.
In addition, Amajoy helped me personally. I suffer from postpartum depression, and one of the biggest hurdles for me was to find joy and connection with my son. Working everyday with him, one on one, strengthened our bond and increased our connection while decreasing my stress. I had fun helping him learn to crawl and walk! It offered me a time and place with my son to actually play and enjoy, and I will be forever grateful.
My son is 15 months old and walking with confidence! People remark about his strength and confidence as they watch him walk. Amajoy is a holistic-centered, family friendly method which helped my family learn, grow and play. I am a Certified Nurse-Midwife and I recommend Amajoy to all pregnant women and their families."
--Local Mother / Nurse-Midwife