Assisting position

Observing position

Eymo balance provides bilateral stimulation of five senses: VISION, HEARING, TOUCH, PROPRIOCEPTION and BALANCE. In addition, the brain’s motoric system is activated with easily executive functions, as well as the basic relational need for cooperation with another human, in this case the therapist. It also increases the patient’s autonomy.

AS A STARTING SIGNAL Hans Petter will say “GO AHEAD” or “WHEN YOU ARE READY”, or just hand the tool over to the patient. As a stop signal, he’ll say “PAUSE” or use his hands to stop the tool. Eventually, many patients prefer to decide for themselves when to start or end the bilateral stimulation.

It is perceived as something primal to hold a tool carved out of wood and make a round object roll. Some say they like the interplay between initiating the movements themselves and seeing the marble moving on its own. Some say they like that it feels playful and unpretentious. It has not yet been tested on children.

Relaxing grip

Thumb grip

Power grip

By alternating between different grips and sitting positions, you can achieve various effects.

RELAXING GRIP: Rest your hands on your thighs and tilt the tool with your fingertips.

THUMB GRIP: Keeping your thumbs by the ends of the groove increases tactile stimulation while reducing noise and increasing speed.

POWER GRIP: A firm grip on the handle can add a feeling of force and increased control.

“It was good to have something to hold on to when I was so afraid,” says one patient. “At least I had control of one thing.”

Holding the ends of the tool also furthers a more open posture, which in turn affects the patient’s bodily reactions and emotions. It can reduce feelings of shame and increase the contact between patient and therapist.

Varying positions between therapist and patient allows for different interactions.

OBSERVING POSITION: The therapist observes from a distance.

ASSISTING POSITION: The therapist sits closer to the patient, so that they may hand the tool back and forth between each set.
If necessary, the therapist can assist with the tilting by indirect physical contact via the tool or direct physical contact by lightly holding the patient’s hands. This allows the therapist to demonstrate the use of the tool before letting the patient try alone.

Presentingthe Eymo

Eymo balance is a new device for trauma treatment. The Eymo is carved out of wood. Spruce is used, which is a lighter type of tree that gives a comfortable grip and more pleasant sound for the marble.

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