Master of Psychomotor Therapy is also for the newly educated

Louise Johansson is studying to become a psychomotor therapist at VIA in Randers. It takes three and a half years, and despite having two years left, she already knows what she wants to do once her bachelor project has been passed: she is dreaming of continuing on to the new international master’s degree in psychomotor therapy.

“It’s absolutely fantastic that there is now an international master’s degree in psychomotor therapy in Denmark, which I can do part-time. I’m sure it’s going to take the subject to an even higher level, and, personally, it’s a great chance for me to study further and gain even more knowledge,” says 34-year-old Louise Johansson.

She is a student of VIA’s Psychomotricity educational programme in Randers and still has two years of studies left, before she can call herself a psychomotor therapist. But Louise has already attended an information meeting about the new international master's degree in psychomotor therapy, which she believes sounds quite exciting.

I love learning and immersing myself in things, and the new master’s educational programme is a clear opportunity for me to build on my knowledge.

"And the fact that the teaching is organised, so that I can work part-time while studying is worth its weight in gold. It helps strengthen my identity as a professional,” explains Louise.

Harmony between values and the educational programme 

Louise was born and raised in Sweden, but a trip to Læsø, a broken leg and a meeting with a Danish man resulted in her moving to Denmark ten years ago. Now she lives in Aalborg with her two small children and commutes to Campus Randers for class.

“We focus on the relationship between body, psyche and environment as a whole on the psychomotricity programme. That makes a lot of sense to me. Everything I learn harmonises with my own values and outlook on life. Thus, I receive affirmation every day that I have chosen the right educational programme, and that makes me happy,” Louise says.

Her personal history includes, for example, a first pregnancy, where she lost the child shortly before the due date. This experience meant that her subsequent pregnancy was full of worries and anxieties, while the third pregnancy felt liberatingly positive, because she had discovered psychomotricity by that time and was beginning to get some tools to understand and handle her body and psyche’s reactions.

For me, the body has always had a bearing on my mental health. And since my teenage years, when I began to practice yoga, I’ve had a hunger for knowledge of how the body and the psyche work. Therefore, I feel very much at home in the psychomotricity programme

In connection with Louise' future plans to take an international master’s degree in psychomotor therapy, her dream is to work part-time, treating pregnant women, while studying the rest of the time.

“If I’m going to dream big, where everything is possible, I’d really like to keep studying and eventually do a PhD. I would like to research a field within psychomotricity, which could help make the subject stronger and more known in Denmark,” Louise explains, and continues: “I have a great wish to help my fellow human beings and open their eyes to what psychomotricity is and can do”.