About the Sunflower Programme
The Sunflower Programme is a unique and innovative approach to supporting the overall wellbeing of children
We call it “Let the body do the talking”.
Each programme is tailor-made to address a child’s individual physical and emotional needs.
A Sunflower Practitioner will firstly assess alignment, posture of the body and functional integrity of the musculoskeletal system – bones and joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons. Assessment of each part individually and then as a whole starting with the spine, cervical, thoracic, lumbar and pelvis, noting curve and overall shape. This assessment is indicative of the function and integration of the central, autonomic and somatic nervous systems.
They then look at how the mind mediates between the body and brain and vice versa by assessing the fine reflex control systems relating to coordination of the limbs before moving on to the fine reflexes and primitive reflexes.
The senses are then assessed – visual, auditory and kinaesthetic – to see how well integrated a child. Response to each sense is assessed singularly and combined to check how well a child copes.
Once a child’s body is functioning as it should, a Sunflower Practitioner moves on to a child’s emotions and feelings teaching them how to understand their fears, anxieties and destructive emotions to enable them to master how they think, take control of their emotional state and modify their behaviour.
Children who have been through the Sunflower Programme respond far better to teachers or additional specialist help they may be receiving.
To have caught up with his age group over a period of only a year is an amazing achievement. He was 18 months behind his age group and in 9 months has caught up. In other words, in the same time interval he has achieved a great deal more than his peers. Thanks go to the Sunflower Programme.