RMTi Two – Emotions, Memory & Behavior
Foundation Classes
7 Contact Hours (.7 CEU credits)

This 1-day course addresses how the Rhythmic Movement Training affects our emotions, how to work with movements to get in touch with our emotions and to stabilise them when they threaten to take control. It also examines how stress and daily life affects our body and how the rhythmic movements can help to relax and ease muscle tension. It is a necessary supplement for anyone who wishes to work with rhythmic movement training.

Topics Include:

  • The role infant movement and reflexes play in brain growth, learning, emotional development and behaviour, and the research showing the crucial importance of integrating infant reflexes for foundational sensory processing and learning skills.
  • Why unintegrated reflexes are a major factor in challenges such as ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, developmental delay, sensory processing disorder, autism, chronic stress/overwhelm and other learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  • The critical importance of integrating the Fear Paralysis and Moro reflexes for sensory processing, emotional regulation and social development.
  • How to use Rhythmic Movements with people of all ages
  • Identify how an individual’s behaviour indicates an underdeveloped limbic system
  • Identify protocols to release tension patterns from areas affected by the Tendon Guard Reflex—legs, hip, back, neck and shoulders.

Includes full colour illustrated manual: 

RMTi Level 2 - RMT for Emotions, Memory and Behavior, by Moira Dempsey, USA Edition, Copyright, 2012.

The manual for this practical and experiential course is based on the theoretical work from Movements That Heal, by Harald Blomberg, MD and Moira Dempsey (2011).

Recommended/Optional texts:

Movements that Heal, Rhythmic Movement and Primitive Reflex Integration—A Drug-Free Approach to Learning, Sensory, Emotional and Behavioral Challenges, Harald Blomberg, MD and Moira Dempsey, 2011.

Reflexes, Learning and Behavior, A Non-Invasive Approach to Solving Learning and Behavior Problems, by Sally Goddard, Fern Ridge Press, 2002.

Recommended texts can be purchased at www.rmtsupport.org, Amazon and Book Depository

Any educational aids and materials sold during and RMTi training courses may involve a minimal proprietary interest on the part of the Instructor or RMTi.

Upon course completion students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate 17 Rhythmic Movements plus additional movements for limbic system integration and coordination of upper and lower body.
  • Recognize why and how to use 17 Rhythmic Movements for all ages, infant to adult.
  • Assess one key intrauterine reflex - Fear Paralysis Reflex, and the key primitive Moro Reflex and one protective reflex, Tendon Guard reflex.
  • Identify whether an individual’s behavior indicates an underdeveloped limbic system imbalance
  • Demonstrate the movement patterns and protocols for integrating two key reflexes - Fear Paralysis Reflex and Moro Reflex and one protective reflex, Tendon Guard reflex.
  • Identify protocols to release tension patterns from areas affected by the Tendon Guard Reflex—legs, hip, back, neck and shoulders.

Topics

  • The role infant movement and reflexes play in brain growth, learning, emotional development and behavior, and the research showing the crucial importance of integrating infant reflexes for foundational sensory processing and learning skills.
  • Why un-integrated reflexes are a major factor in challenges such as ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, developmental delay, sensory processing disorder, autism, chronic stress/overwhelm and other learning, emotional and behavioral difficulties.
  • The critical importance of integrating the Fear Paralysis and Moro reflexes for sensory processing, emotional regulation and social development.

Assessments

Students taking the RMTi courses for professional credit or continuing education must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Attend the entire duration of the training
  2. Complete a written test of at least 75% correct answers demonstrating an understanding of the important concepts taught in the class.
  3. Actively participate in experiential learning and practicing of the movements.
  4. Show competency in lab work while working in pairs with student partners during the class.
  5. Submit a completed training evaluation form.

Students are also expected to read the course manual and to actively participate in class discussions and activities.

Teaching methods include - The course involves a mixture of theory and practical and experiential applications, presented through a combination of Powerpoints, videos, demonstrations; discussions and practice sessions.

Learning Outcomes - Learn effective RMT techniques for integrating developmental reflexes that are crucially important for sensory integration as well as social and emotional maturity.

Topics include:

  • Methods for integrating Fear Paralysis and Moro Reflexes
  • Basics on motor function and the limbic system
  • How to release muscle tension and emotional upset
  • Using RMT to increase brain connectivity to the frontal lobes
  • Movements to release anxiety and stored emotional and physical tension
  • Ways to support people with SPD and ASD using RMT
  • Precautions and possible reactions and contraindications 
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