Welcome to the 4th in a series of lectures on “Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine”, preceding the upcoming basic training in “Pre- and Perinatal Psychology. Prevention and Release of Birth Trauma”! This time we will meet you with one of our trainers – prof. dr. Amara Eckert, who will present the topic Pre- and perinatal psychomotor play with children – how to recognize integrating and trauma repetitions?
Human beings express their life experiences unconsciously through symbolic actions. Kids express themselves symbolical in play and movement. As the first 9 month shape our lives, we will look at imprints of this period and how they are repeated in life, especially in play. For professionals who work with kids, it can be helpful to know about these repetitions and how to support children in these games and in their actions.
PROF. DR. AMARA R. ECKERT
Prof. Dr. Amara Eckert began her professional career as a physical education and sports teacher at a high school in Cologne, where she taught for 11 years. She graduated in “Pedagogy” at the University of Cologne in 1975. In 1984, she received a PhD from the Faculty of Special Education of the same university. The topic of her dissertation is “Special effects of psychomotor support in children with speech and language disorders”.
Today she practices in the field of psychomotor therapy, body psychotherapy and pre- and perinatal psychology and trauma. She was a professor of “Psychomotricity, Sports and Movement Education” for 21 years at the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences and Social Work (1996 -2017). Since 2018, she is retired and works in self-employment and through temporary contracts with various institutes and universities in different countries. Since 2019, she has been the director of a three-year training course “Psychomotor therapy with children” in Bulgaria, and since October 2020 she is a member of the Scientific Board of the Bulgarian Association for Development of Psychomotricity.
Prof. Eckert is engaged in research in the fields of emotions, psychomotor and child development, as well as the pre- and perinatal experiences that can be found in the play and bodily expression of young children.
From 2019 to 2022, Prof. Eckert holds the position of president of the International Society of Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine (ISPPM), working for strengthening the international professional network.
Date and time:
16.12.2023 / 11:00 AM* (Eastern European Time)
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Link to the meeting:
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Meeting ID: 894 6902 7680
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