LE BLOG DE VIMALA MC LURE

BABIES REMEMBER POSITIVE EXPERIENCES OVER NEGATIVE ONES

Wed, 10 Apr 2019 21:54:14 +0000

Research from scientists at Brigham Young University, published in Infant Behavior and Development, found that 5-month-olds remembered experiencing positive emotions far more than negative ones. The purpose of this study was to examine the behavioral effects of adults’ faces on 5-month-olds’ visual recognition memory. Five-month-olds were exposed to a dynamic happy, angry, or neutral affective (face–voice) expression while familiarized to ...

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INFANTS CAN TELL FRIENDS FROM STRANGERS JUST BY HEARING THEM LAUGH

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 15:29:10 +0000

In the company of an old friend, conversation and humor flow naturally. However, when we have to interact with a stranger, things can feel awkward even when you’re both laughing along — and this can be easily sensed from the outside as well. According to a new study, infants as young as five months old are capable of differentiating laughter ...

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HOW MY LIFE’S WORK GOT STARTED

Sun, 24 Feb 2019 21:40:40 +0000

While studying and working in a small orphanage in India in 1973, I made a discovery that was to substantially redirect my life. I became aware of the importance of traditional Indian baby massage, both for its soothing effects and for its role in affectionate nonverbal communication. An Indian mother regularly massages everyone in her family and passes these techniques ...

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BOUNCING TO MUSIC CAN HELP BABIES BOND, BECOME MORE COOPERATIVE

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 20:21:57 +0000

According to a study published in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, babies have some important lessons to share about bonding and the power of music.The findings show that music has important social effects on infants—as long as the little ones and their parents aren’t just listening passively, said Laura Cirelli, the study’s lead author and a researcher ...

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VIMALA’S SPEECH AT THE 2018 GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR IAIM

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:17:53 +0000

I believe in magic. What some people call “coincidence” is often so deep, even life-changing, that I call it magic. The universe abounds with magic, and if you think about it, your life is bookmarked by magic moments. I believe that I was born with a strong intuition—a capacity for magic—and it has guided me throughout my life. I was ...

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GENTLY STROKING BABIES BEFORE MEDICAL PROCEDURES CAN REDUCE PAIN

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 17:21:50 +0000

Researchers found that gently stroking a baby seems to reduce activity in the infant brain associated with painful experiences. Their results, appearing in the journal Current Biology, suggest that stroking an infant at a certain speed—of approximately 3 centimeters per second—can provide effective pain relief before clinically necessary medical procedures. “Parents intuitively stroke their babies at this optimal velocity,” says ...

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BABIES FEEL PAIN LIKE ADULTS

Thu, 27 Dec 2018 20:55:28 +0000

Babies’ brains ‘light up’ in a very similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, a pioneering Oxford University brain scanning study has discovered. It suggests that babies experience pain much like adults. The study looked at 10 healthy infants aged between one and six days old and 10 healthy adults aged 23-36 years. Infants were recruited ...

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INFANTS WHO RESEMBLE THEIR FATHER AT BIRTH FOUND TO BE HEALTHIER ONE YEAR LATER

Mon, 03 Dec 2018 23:15:37 +0000

Infants who resemble their father at birth are more likely to spend time together with their father and, in turn, be healthier when they reach their first birthday, according to new research co-conducted by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. “Fathers are important in raising a child, and it manifests itself in the health of the child,” ...

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VIMALA GOES TO SPAIN Part 2—CONFERENCE/GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Wed, 28 Nov 2018 18:03:34 +0000

I boarded a bus with all the Trainers to go to the GA in Madrid city. It was held at a huge modern hotel and convention center. Mia and friends ushered me in, and we were told that we couldn’t get a room until around 4 hours later. Mia told the man who was serving us, “But Vimala is the ...

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VIMALA GOES TO SPAIN Part 1—TRAINER’S MEETING

Mon, 26 Nov 2018 01:59:15 +0000

This year, fortunately, I was able to attend the IAIM Trainer’s Meeting, Educational Conference, and General Assembly in and near Madrid, Spain. Packing is a week-long ordeal. I lay my cases out and gradually fill them, every day packing things and taking things out until I have the perfect and legal balance of stuff I will need. I pack probably ...

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INFANTS CAPABLE OF COMPLEX BABBLE MAY GROW INTO STRONGER READERS

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 17:33:12 +0000

Some skills needed for literacy may be developed in infancy Infants’ early speech production may predict their later literacy, according to a study published October 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Kelly Farquharson from Florida State University and colleagues. Children with difficulties in identifying letters are more likely to develop reading impairments, but such difficulties cannot be uncovered ...

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HOW BABIES’ BRAIN DEVELOPMENT IS SHAPED BY TOUCH

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 15:05:39 +0000

For newborns, skin-to-skin contact with parents and caregivers helps shape how their brains respond to touch, a sense necessary for social and emotional connections. A lot of previous research has linked skin-to-skin touch with developmental benefits for both premature and full-term babies, ranging from improved growth and sleep to better motor development. Research has also tied breastfeeding and other forms ...

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International Association
of Infant Massage
Respecter
Respecter le bébé comme un individu à part entière.Respecter ses rythmes, ses petits maux, ses humeurs. Accueillir ses pleurs qui lui permettent d'exprimer ses besoins. L'instructeur (trice) respecte le savoir-faire de chaque parent (ou la personne qui prend soin de l'enfant), le soutient, le valorise et renforce ses compétences parentales.
Ecouter
"Lorsque nous écoutons nos enfants avec notre cœur, nous apprenons chaque fois ce que nous voulons savoir" Vimala McClure.
Ecouter avec le cœur signifie être véritablement intéressé, ouvert et réceptif, avec l'intention d'entendre sans imposer ni interrompre. L'instructeur (trice) écoute aussi avec son cœur les inquiétudes des parents, et leur permet de trouver ou retrouver confiance en leurs capacités de parents.
Comprendre
Comprendre que chaque enfant vit avec ses propres émotions et ressentis.

L'instructeur (trice) accompagne les parents à identifier, à travers une observation fine, tous les signes que le bébé communique. Les parents peuvent ainsi répondre plus justement à ses besoins essentiels.
Aimer
Comment exprimer son amour pour son enfant ? En le respectant tel qu'il est, en l'écoutant avec son cœur, en comprenant ce qu'il exprime. Lui parler, chanter, le regarder et le prendre contre soi pour qu'il se construise et s'épanouisse dans la sécurité et la confiance, afin qu'il devienne un être social et autonome.

A.F.M.B.

Association Française de Massage pour Bébé

18 rue de Madrid 40130 CAPBRETON

afmb@massage-bebe.asso.fr