Rhythmic Movement Training Courses 2018

I have just moved to live, work and teach in Malta so it will take time to arrange dates and a venue. Please contact me to show your interest. If you would like a demonstration at your School, Child Development Centre or Research Centre, please contact me to arrange a date to suit you.

This course is open to OT’s, Special Needs teachers, Learning assistants, Child development professionals, Doctors, Paediatricians, Psychologists, Osteopaths, Therapists, Parents

Venue : In Malta – 280 Euros per level

Level 1 –  Wednesday 14th / Thursday 15th November  2018

Level 2 – Saturday / Sunday   TBA

Level 3 –  Saturday / Sunday   TBA

Venue:  In Malta – 280 Euros per level

 Level 1 –  Saturday / Sunday  TBA  2018

 Level 2 – Saturday / Sunday  TBA

 Level 3 – Saturday / Sunday  TBA

Venue: In the UK –  £265 per level

  Level 1 –  Saturday / Sunday  TBA  2018

  Level 2 –  Saturday / Sunday  TBA

  Level 3  – Saturday / Sunday  TBA

Venue : In Dublin, Ireland – 280 Euros per level

Face the Fear – Saturday / Sunday  TBA  2018

Venue : In Malta – 280 Euros per level

Face the Fear – Saturday / Sunday  TBA  2018

Venue : In London, UK – £265 per level

Face the Fear – Saturday / Sunday  TBA  2018

If you are looking for simple, yet powerful and profound techniques to be able to reach the most difficult learning styles, this course is for you. It will be a course that will save your school / department money and reduce teachers stress and time spent trying to help anyone struggling / failing in education. 

These four levels will give you the most profound and unique set of techniques and knowledge to help many children struggling with physical and emotional development and learning challenges and adults who may be struggling in some areas of their lives. The knowledge and understanding to why many developmental issues arise is invaluable and unique and the techniques to test for and integrate each reflex is simple, transforming many people lives and future opportunities completely naturally.

Level 1

Focus, Organisation & Comprehension

This 2 day foundation course teaches you how rhythmic movements can be used to assist in developing the vital neural connections between the Cerebellum, the Basal ganglia, the Neocortex and the Prefrontal cortex that relate to challenges with impulsivity, attention, comprehension, speech, organisation, muscle tone & motor skills.

The primitive reflexes we work with in Level 1 help to build the neural foundations and link up the frontal lobes, the CEO of the brain. This is undeveloped in children and adults with attention challenges and ADHD / ADD, but can be corrected easily with integrating the reflexes and using rhythmic movements in this level.

We will cover these areas in this level –

  • How does a baby develop from first being helpless into a child that is a confident and successful learner?
  • Why do learning challenges occur?
  • How the sensory system and the brain first develop?
  • What is Rhythmic Movement Training and how does it help development?
  • Examination and integration of the Primitive reflexes toward learning
  • Why are rhythmic movements so important to every child’s development?
  • Learn the range of rhythmic movements to integrate each reflex
  • A natural way of looking at and helping Attention Disorders without using medication
  • Understand the developmental stages of the Triune Brain
  • Why is the first year of life so important to future neural development?
  • The concept of exact movements
  • The important role of the Cerebellum to the development of the Frontal lobes
  • Movements that improve concentration, attention and comprehension
  • Stimulating the Reticular Activating System for alertness and helping ADD
  • Why do children have difficulties sitting still, being inattentive & lack focus?
  • Identifying developmental challenges and how to clear them
  • The effects of RMT on behaviour, impulse control and reasoning skills
  • The Basal ganglia, motor development and muscle tone to help postural skills
  • Developing neural connections from Cerebellum to the speech centres to improve communication

Level 2

Emotions, Memory & Behaviour

This 2 day course addresses how using rhythmic movements can help develop and link up the Limbic system to the Prefrontal cortex to help manage many emotional challenges. There are reflexes that need to be in place for the Limbic system to function properly, to learn about ‘who we are’ and to feel safe and secure in the world  around us. You will learn how motor development and play is very important to help with emotional development, behaviour and memory.

We will cover these areas in this level –

  • The Limbic System, what is it and what role does it play in our development?
  • The importance of play to developing emotional development and motor skills
  • Learn movements for the linking up of the Limbic system to help manage behaviour and emotions
  • Developing the Limbic system to feeling ‘safe, secure and belong’ in the world around us
  • The effects of stress in babies, children and adults and how it affects the ability to learn
  • How can we improve the ability to manage our emotions?
  • The importance of tactile and vestibular stimulation for emotional development
  • The importance of play for development of memory and growth of neural networks
  • The Moro reflex and how it affects the five senses.
  • How the ‘Fight / Flight’ system affects the ability to learn
  • Learn simple techniques to integrate the Moro reflex
  • Severe emotional challenges due to an un-integrated Fear Paralysis Reflex
  • Pre-birth movements to help integrate the FPR
  • How improving motor skills helps develop the Limbic System
  • Movements for control of the Lumbar and Thoracic spine relating to emotional development
  • Attack and defence behaviour, muscle tension and the Tendon Guard reflex
  • Learn movements that relaxes muscle tension and helps reduce suppressed feelings

Pre-requisite : Level 1

Level 3

Reading and Writing

This 2 day course looks at how reading and writing can be held back by a lack of visual and motor development, our ability to recognise the sounds of language and the ability to cross the midline to help reading and writing. The change in literacy skills when the reflexes related to the Neocortex are integrated are profound. Reading and writing becomes easier and successful when the visual, auditory and vestibular senses are fully accessible and functioning properly. Many Dyslexic challenges can disappear allowing the person to excel.

We will cover these areas in this level –

  • Understand the causes of reading and writing challenges
  • The various theories of the causes of Dyslexia
  • Learn rhythmic movements that can help overcome many dyslexic challenges easily
  • The Sensory and Perception process
  • The specialisation of each hemisphere
  • Ear dominance and Dyslexia
  • Speech and articulation to sound out letters and words
  • The importance of being able to cross the midline of the body and brain
  • Why the Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex affects literacy by not being able to cross the midline
  • How Important the Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex is to Dyslexia and Dyspraxia
  • Learn a number of techniques to help integrate the ATNR to improve reading and writing
  • Visual development to help binocular and eye teaming skills
  • Visual Accommodation & Convergence
  • Challenges with Auditory processing & Phonological development affecting reading and spelling
  • The Prefrontal cortex and the Neural Networks for reading and comprehension
  • Understand the Babkin, Hand Grasp and Hands Pulling reflexes and how they relate to challenges with gross and fine motor movements affecting handwriting, articulation and feeding issues.

Pre-requisite : Level 1 and preferably Level 2

Face the Fear

The Fear Paralysis reflex and Facial Reflexes

This is a 2 day course that looks at the Fear Paralysis Reflex (FPR) in-depth and how some people with this reflex still active in their system are living in ‘survival’ mode most of the time. They don’t feel connected to the world, they find it very difficult to communicate or express themselves as they don’t feel safe enough to do so. It is a very debilitating and frustrating situation to be in. They want to, but cannot. Some people put on a ‘face’ when they leave home to help them cope in the outside world, for others that is not enough and they cannot leave their safe environment. If they do manage to leave and get into a stressful situation, they cannot cope and go into overwhelm.The world is not a safe place. The FPR is a very powerful reflex and affects a person’s life considerably.

The Fear Paralysis reflex causes freeze / paralysis / ‘shutdown’. We have no choice to move. Whereas the Moro reflex is the ‘fight or flight’ and gives the choice to stand and fight or runaway. If the FPR is the dominant reflex then we have no choice to move. People on the ASD spectrum can have either or both of these reflexes still retained at some level.

This course addresses more of the emotional aspects as well as the physical side and uses specific techniques to help the person to feel ‘safe and connected’ through movement. The techniques make profound changes to a person’s life and allows them to live more normal lives. The course also is about Bonding and Attachment issues some people have, and helping to improve speech and articulation challenges. It is an amazing course to help those living in constant fear and overwhelm. Be prepared to observe and feel some profound changes.

The course covers:

  • In-depth understanding of the Fear Paralysis Reflex (FPR)
  • How does a person live with an active FPR?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of an FPR?
  • Understanding the emotional states that affect a child or adult with an active FPR
  • Learn a number of life changing techniques to help integrate the reflex
  • Looking at the Spinal Perez and Vollmer reflexes relating to fear, anxiety and the Moro reflex
  • Learn movements to help integrate each reflex
  • Look at the Babkin and how it relates to Bonding and Attachment issues
  • How the Babkin relates to speech and articulation challenges
  • Learn movements that integrate the Babkin to overcome these challenges
  • Understand the Rooting and Suck reflexes to speech and feeding issues
  • Learn the emotional aspect of these reflexes
  • Learn movements to help integrate each
  • Looking at the Trigeminal nerve and how it affect the facial muscles, lips and tongue for speech
  • Look at the Infant plantar reflex relating to standing, walking, speech and articulation
  • Learn movements to help integrate this reflex

Pre-requisite: Level 1 and Level 2