Dave Olson

New Plymouth

Tomatis® Practitioner Level 1

I have worked in the education sector on and off for over 20 years. Most recently I have been working at a primary school doing Tomatis® and some small group teaching for 20 hours a week. I am passionate about helping children reach their potential and have seen some exciting changes in many of the children I have worked with. My wife and I have two sons with Special Needs – one with ADD and Asperger’s Syndrome and the other with Chronic Fatigue and Severe Dyslexia.

Why I work with Tomatis®

After seeing considerable success during a pilot programme of Tomatis® at our school, and with our own children, I wanted to make Tomatis® available to as many people as possible in our area. I love working with people of all ages but my main clients are children and teenagers. I have done Tomatis® mostly within the school system and have seen lots of positive growth with the children I work with.

I offer the benefit of my experiences as both an educator and father of difficult children. I have a lot of compassion and understanding for stressed-out parents and kids. I can be flexible with where we provide our programmes. I am passionate about every child reaching their potential and being happy, fulfilled members of society and believe Tomatis® is a vehicle for achieving this.


Seeing children grow in confidence, and become willing to take risks in their learning is a common effect I see of Tomatis®. Many clients report reduced anxiety, better sleep, better sibling relationships and a much happier home-life. After several rounds of Tomatis®, I often see children make a huge leap in their learning, which is exciting to see.

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