As a toddler Gavin has an initial healthy hesitation in allowing me, as a practitioner, to touch him.  With play and slow approach, Gavin gradually settles in to feel safe in the room and with me. He can play with shape sorting puzzles while I give him gentle, light craniosacral therapy.

Then Gavin pauses to track how he feels inside while I support internal movement. He stays with this body awareness as I touch in each area, continuing into his play.  The great value of him tracking his own inner world is to continuously stay connected with himself, as he so busily explores the big world around him.

Among many skills, this enables Gavin to pace himself in activity. Inner awareness contributes to a lifelong capacity of being true to himself in any situation, also sourced from his trust in relationship based on the respectful care his parents have given his little person.