Heidi teaches the Rhythmic Movement Training International (RMTi) 1 & 2 classes to help therapists, teachers, parents and other helpers to understand about the importance of integrating primitive reflexes and the importance in helping to mature the nervous system. For more information about RMTi please see: https://rhythmicmovement.org/

The following is included in the training:

RMTi Level One (2 Days) Focus, Organization & Comprehension

Learning Outcomes: How rhythmic movements assist in integrating reflexes; Why this is important; and what to do to stimulate brain connections for increased impulse control, attention, balance, coordination, stamina and learning. Some of the topics include:

  • How RMT builds neuro-sensory-motor foundations for focus & higher level learning  
  • Basics in brain development for learning, attention and comprehension
  • Ways to identify developmental imbalances
  • Information on a selection of reflexes involved in laying the foundations for focus and comprehension – Tonic Labyrinthine (TLR); Landau; Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR); Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (STNR); Spinal Galant; Amphibian; Infant Palmar and Babinski reflexes
  • Methods for integrating primitive reflexes
  • The 17 foundational RMT passive and active movements, isometric pressure and other movements


RMTi Level Two (1 Day) Emotions, Memory & Behaviour

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

  • Methods for integrating Fear Paralysis Reflex (FPR), Moro Reflex & Babkin Reflex
  • Attack and defense behavior and the Tendon Guard Reflex (TGR)
  • How to release muscle tension & emotional upset
  • Movements to release anxiety & stored emotional & physical tension
  • Ways to support people with SPD & ASD
  • Precautions & possible reactions/& contraindications


Who can benefit from taking the courses?

This training is ideal for occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language pathologists, parents, social workers, family and mental health therapists, developmental optometrists and vision therapists, yoga therapists, classroom teachers, special educators, nursery and pre-school teachers, school counsellors, Healthcare providers, massage therapists, trauma specialists & caregivers, kinesiologists, Alexander practitioners, Feldenkrais practitioners, yoga teachers, Brain Gym instructors, neuro-developmental practitioners, osteopaths and Chiropractors. 


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