What is Rhythmic Movement Training?
Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT) is a practice dedicated to bringing integration and balance to children and adults with specific learning obstacles (including ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and dyspraxia), co-ordination difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Parkinson’s disease. In addition, it can benefit those with mild to severe emotional and behavioral challenges, anxiety, and panic. RMT helps individuals learn to deal with daily stressors that can lead to feeling overwhelmed. The practice evolved from studying the role of movements that babies naturally make starting during pregnancy to walking. These movements provide an effective means of simultaneously stimulating tactile (touch), vestibular (balance and gravity) and proprioceptive (inner awareness of body) senses. This integration supports a strong flow of nerve impulses through the brainstem, limbic system, and the frontal lobes – three significant areas of brain activity. For more information, visit www.rhythmicmovement.com
Who can benefit from taking the courses?
These workshops are ideal for
- occupational therapists
- physical therapists
- massage therapists
- developmental optometrists
- mental health professionals
The material taught in the course does not require previous knowledge of early development or movement training, but still provides great learning for those with knowledge and experience in this field. There is a real pleasure in doing the movements; it encourages your body to return to gentle healing rhythmic movements that are deeply embedded in your being. The movements are simplistic, yet highly effective. When we move, complex and sophisticated pathways in our brains are activated that draw on qualities that we need to live a life of fullness. Balance, orientation, co-ordination, and motivation are triggered and brought into sync.