Rhythmic Movement Training International

Movement-based, Primitive Reflex Integration Program for all humans

Welcome to RMTi

Rhythmic Movement Training is a movement based, primitive (infant or neo-natal) reflex integration program that uses developmental movements, gentle isometric pressure and self-awareness to rebuild the foundations necessary to help overcome learning, sensory, emotional and behavioural challenges for children and adults.

RMTi is a nonprofit organization that provides professional training & licensing and offers a worldwide network of instructors & consultants to the community.

Beyond the Sea Squirt: A Journey with Reflexes

By: Moira Dempsey

Beyond the Sea Squirt is a book that highlights the importance of movement in our ability to be creative, think, solve problems, control impulses and connect to others. This is a book for those interested in RMTi and the stories of some of those who have used the program to make beneficial changes

Movements That Heal

By: Harald Blomberg & Moira Dempsey

Movements that Heal looks at the reasons behind why the Rhythmic Movement Training and Primitive Reflex Integration program works. It discusses the developmental and environmental reasons behind many learning, sensory, emotional and behavioural challenges.

Most Recent News

  • From Unsteadiness to Unstoppable: A Story of Success
    Written By: Char Terrana, RMTi Consultant Kathleen is 82 years young and began having balance issues after a fall from her bicycle. She saw a physician for the issue and received some help from her fitness trainer, who simply gave her balance exercises. They helped somewhat, but balance exercises probably will not integrate a retained ATNR and the cause of the unsteadiness will remain. Three reflexes were involved in her integration protocol: TLR, ATNR, and Babinski. Together we chose to work…
  • Overcoming Fear and Finding Safety
    Overcoming Fear and Finding Safety
  • Overcoming Memory Challenges at 74
    Overcoming Memory Challenges

What People Are Saying…

I work in a special school in Milton Keynes, which caters for pupils from infants through to 25 with ASD and other learning difficulties. At present the programme is based within my class, however from September I will be using the programme around the school on a 1:1 and small group basis due to the benefits and progress we have seen with the pupils in my class.

Firstly, let me describe those I have been using it with, my class is a very boisterous, argumentative, hormonal, non- attentive but enthusiastic class of 11 -14 year old boys with ASD and other learning difficulties. We are classroom based most of the day with limited access to the PE Hall and spaces where we can carry out physical activities. Also due to staffing issues at present I have been unable to deliver the RMT programme on a wholly 1:1 basis. However, with all these restraints in place I have had very positive results with the pupils and they have embraced lots of the movements. So to explain, I use the movements as part of the PE lessons as a warm up and cool down exercise. The pupils join in with these as they see them and experience them as part of the whole lesson and so are not over stimulated by them. It is also fun for them to join in with their peers. Also to incorporate them on a more regular basis I apply the moves to a sensory circuit set up in class to make sure that some extra movements are integrated into their day.

The results of using these movements has been evident in class. Transitioning from PE to lunch was always a very noisy, unsettled period. When the RMT movements are used as part of the cool down programme the pupils are able to move from one lesson to the next in a far more calm manner. When the movements are used in class the pupils are able to sit afterwards, they remain more calm and settled after the movements all of which contributes to them being able to focus on their tasks and work to a far greater degree.

As the movements are enjoyed by the pupils they really like to use them and take ownership of them. One child in particular finds comfort in using the windscreen wipers movement when he his experiencing particularly high levels of anxiety. This works an amazing tool to focus and expend his physical energy while calming his emotional anxieties. This is just a very brief overview of some of the work with RMT and the benefits. I am constantly developing how I incorporate this programme and adapt it to suit those I work with.

Lydia Moran

United Kingdom


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