O.P.O is a developmental movement which want to build a better world for the future. For that reason, we think it is essential to shift the focus of child development on humanist and non-normative values. In this article, you are going to understand the genesis of our Child Development Optimization Department.
At O.P.O. Consulting, we have developed a
vision that allows us to identify and then remove the obstacles to our
patients' full expression. We have based our thinking on current scientific
knowledge and have analysed it in the light of humanistic philosophy in order
to put in place a method allowing the optimisation of sporting and artistic
Nevertheless, the need to bring a developmental dimension to the O.P.O. movement quickly
became apparent to us as fundamental to complete this holistic vision.
Since our mission is to bring our clients
towards their optimal O.P.O. potential, it is open to question whether the
optimal potential we are aiming for is really total? Are we not only able to
reach a relative optimal potential limited by the previous choices of our patients?
Indeed, from studies in epigenetics, we now
know that gene expression changes during the course of existence without
necessarily leading to a change in the DNA sequence. These changes can be
transient over one or more generations and a single cause can affect many genes
at once. The environment therefore actively acts on genetics via several
epigenetic action mechanisms such as histone methylation, cytosine methylation
on cytosine-guanine (2bases on DNA), micro messenger RNA coding and alternative
splicing (role of introns, i.e. DNAs that do not code for protein synthesis).
The case of bee larvae becoming queens is
characteristic of epigenetic action. Fed with royal jelly for 21 days, unlike
their fellow bees, future queens benefit from a special diet, thus modifying the entire trajectory of their
But this type of modification is not unique to
the animal kingdom. The environment has also an impact on humans. Moreover,
certain epigenetic modifications have been shown to occur as early as the 12th
day of embryological development. However, they are not always positive.
Indeed, scientific studies have shown, among
other things, important metabolic changes, such as growth delays or metabolic
syndromes, in children with a hyper-fatty gestational diet. The optimal
potential of a living being can therefore be affected or stimulated from
conception and throughout life. It will remain sensitive to the decisions and
strategies put in place.
At O.P.O Consulting, this information has led
us to seek ways to enhance epigenetic action throughout the child's development
process, in order to promote a positive
expression of its genetic potential.
But it doesn't stop there. It is essential to grasp
now the multifactorial dimension of the means of action presented by O.P.O.
Consulting and the in-depth work carried out with the other actors of
While seeking to identify and act on external
environmental factors, our therapists detect, through their knowledge and technical finesse, invisible internal obstacles to
the full expression of the developmental potential of these children.
By extending the vision and concepts of O.P.O.
to the foetus, the new-born, the child and the pregnant woman, we can seriously
strive towards the development of an adult's optimal potential.
The child development optimisation department
is thus directly linked with the performance optimisation departments in order
to offer professional structures optimal
development of their young people by giving them access to the innovations
and know-how of O.P.O Consulting.
The pooling of multidisciplinary expertise and
knowledge, via the O.P.O community and our different departments, allows us to achieve a high level of quality and then
share it with the greatest number of people.
This broadened vision for all will lead future generations of parents,
children and therapists to express their full potential whether in activities
such as sports, the arts, or in their interpersonal relationships, with their
environment or with themselves.