Sibylle Janert is a
· Psychologist and autism specialist with over 20 years’ experience of working with families, children
and autism: MA in the Psychology of Therapy and Counselling/ Regent's College;
MA Infant Mental Health/ Tavistock Clinic/ University of East London
· Expert DIR® Floortime™ provider and training leader, working directly with families and children,
coaching parents and teaching DIRFloortime courses in London, Germany and internationally online
· Autism PLAY Home Consultant (PLAY = Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters), having trained as
an intern with the behavioural paediatrician Dr. Rick Solomon in Ann Arbor, USA
· EarlyBird trainer (NAS-licensed) and one of the first EarlyBird providers in the UK
· Member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists and Allied Professions
· Bilingual English (ESOL-cert.) and native German speaker and language teacher, and can also speak some
French and Bengali


Sibylle is trained in/influenced by the following teaching/therapeutic approaches:

Infant Mental Health, Attachment Theory, Psychoanalytic Infant Observation
during the first 2 years the foundations are built for a baby’s brain and mind:
http://www.waimh.org
http://www.youngminds.org.uk/assets/0000/1332/YM_Infancy_Policy.pdf

DIR® Floortime
a relationship and play based approach to autism and developmental disorders:
http://www.icdl.com/DIR
http://www.dynamics.com.sg/floortime.html


Child Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
tries to understand the complex emotional and unconscious inner lives of children and adults:
http://www.childpsychotherapy.org.uk/

Somatic Experiencing
how to overcome psycho-somatic symptoms or consequences of trauma:
http://www.traumahealing.org/















Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy
transforming lives through music and non-verbal communication:
http://www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/

Video Interaction Guidance
aims to enhance communication within relationships:
http://www.videointeractionguidance.net/


Waldon Approach
practical activities to help the child to ‘learn how to learn’ and to build understanding:
http://www.autismandunderstanding.com/

Lego Therapy
to help with social interaction, visuo-spatial processing and fine motor skills:
http://www.legotherapy.com/

Therapeutic Drawing and Painting (based on ideas by Goethe and Rudolf Steiner)
artistic techniques often inspired by nature, its’ rhythms and processes as well as the creative healing power
of colour and forms:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8X_Ua8ioPU
http://simplehomeschool.net/painting-wet-on-wet-waldorf-watercolors-for-children/

Non-violent communication,
effective communication skills to calm and deepen relationships with your 'self' and all others around you in
life, love and work:
http://www.cnvc.org/


Horse Whispering + ‘Join up’
using the horse’s inherent methods of communication to create a willing partnership in which the horse’s
performance can flourish to its full potential, rather than exist within the boundaries of obedience:
http://www.montyroberts.com/

Bothmer Movement
is the study of the relationship of the human being to space:
http://www.bothmer-movement.co.uk/

Alternative mental health approaches
aiming to make sense of and resolve mental-emotional pain and suffering, including Therapeutic Communities

Teaching of ESOL, adult-literacy, Latin and German to adults and children


Sibylle is committed to
· looking at every person/ child as a whole with unique strengths and weaknesses
· a growth-model for development, rather than a behaviourist model of input-output
· a psycho-dynamic model of the mind focussing on emotions and the conscious/unconscious thinking
processes of the mind, rather than a mechanistic computer model of the mind
· understanding and moving beyond labels and static diagnoses
· empowering parents to feel confident in supporting their child at home
a relationship-based approach promoting primary attachments and interactions

Sibylle believes that
· we must not put a ceiling on any child's/ person's developmental potential
· that there is always a lot that can be done
· being able to think is more important than knowing facts and being certain


Sibylle has experience of working with
· Families with children with challenging, difficult and/or autistic behaviours
· Nurseries, main-stream as well as special needs
· Autistic Units/ Schools
· Parents' Groups focussing on Parenting Skills and Behaviour Management
· Situations of extreme Poverty/ Deprivation, e.g. HIV/AIDS issues, Bangladeshi families,
· Children’s Centres and SureStart, including being Chair of SureStart Trailblazer
· Presentations and workshops in Britain, Germany, India, Bangladesh, Africa


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