Auckland (Murrays Bay)
Tomatis® Practitioner Level 2
After initially qualifying as a primary school teacher in Zimbabwe, I then completed a year-long, full-time, post-graduate diploma at the University of Cape Town, for teaching children experiencing challenges with speech and hearing, and subsequently taught in that field for several years.
Immigrating to New Zealand in 2005 has resulted in many exciting opportunities for continuing my study of topics related to neuroplasticity, learning and development. I have been teaching in the Early Childhood sector since 2010, and am often called upon to support children who have special needs.
My qualifications and experience include;
· Neuro-Linguistic Programming Training – Master Practitioner
· Multiple Brain Integration Techniques ( mBIT ) Coach
· Davis Dyslexia Gift of Dyslexia Workshop
· Working with children on the autism spectrum, as well as children with A.D.D. and A.D.H.D.
Since training as a Tomatis® Level 2 Practitioner, I continue to teach in an Education and Care Centre catering for a group of 40, two-to-three-and-a-half-year-old children. I also work as a private tutor and Level 2 Tomatis® Practitioner in my business, Listen and Learn NZ (listenandlearn.co.nz – website currently under construction)
Why I work with Tomatis®
The Tomatis® Method is invaluable in re-training and re-activating neural networks which support the development of listening skills, the vital foundation for all aspects of learning.
Neuroplasticity is the subject of a fascinating book by Norman Doidge, MD., The Brain That Changes Itself (2007,2010). In his subsequent book The Brain’s Way of Healing (2015, 2017), Doidge, devotes an entire 70-page long chapter, (Chapter 8, A Bridge of Sound) to describing the Tomatis® Method, and the profoundly positive effects this remarkable Method has had on the lives of individuals, whose case histories Doidge outlines.
After reading Doidge’s two books, as well as The Conscious Ear (1991), written by Doctor Alfred A. Tomatis, I knew I had to learn more about the Tomatis® Method, and I decided to train as a Tomatis® Practitioner, initially qualifying at Level 1 and now at Level 2.
The Tomatis® Method works with neuroplasticity, gently supporting the natural development of effective auditory processing and integration in individuals who, for a variety of reasons, have experienced challenges in this area, which, in turn, affect all areas of learning.
The Tomatis® Listening Test is used to provide information about a client’s progress in various areas. This information guides the practitioner in carefully planning programs to support the achievement of goals desired by the client.
I work on the North Shore, Auckland, with toddlers through to teenagers, as well as adults, and look forward to supporting positive learning experiences and outcomes for all.
As a Tomatis® Practitioner, I wanted to use the Tomatis® Method on myself, in order to deepen my understanding of the effects this Method can have. After completing my first intensive 20 hour listening program spaced over one month, my daughter, who is a speech and language therapist, told me that she had not heard my voice sounding so vibrant in many years!
Having now completed the second, 20 hour listening program, I find I am sleeping much more soundly. I wake in the morning feeling relaxed and I have much more energy throughout the days than I used to have.
Get in touch
You are welcome to phone, send me a message, or email for more information.
- Business Name – Listen and Learn NZ (Website under construction)