We are all born with primitive reflexes that are meant to 'do their job' then go away (integrate). If this is not the case they can act as a barrier to learning, sensory processing, physical development / coordination and emotional maturity.
Rhythmic Movement Therapy or RMTi uses small rhythmic movements that address any unintegrated reflexes resulting in everyday tasks becoming easier leading to a happier home, school or work life.
Everyone! But we see particularly big changes in individuals living with Autism, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Parkinson's, Anxiety, Anger, and general difficulties with reading & writing. Get in touch to find out how brain & body boost can help.
At brain & body boost in Huddersfield, I offer a one hour initial consultation to run through some some information about primitive reflexes and rhythmic movement therapy along with completing some simple assessments to identify retained primitive reflexes, and for clients to complete a questionnaire. Towards the end of the session I will show clients a few RMTi movements (rhythmic movement therapy) to practice at home before our next consultation. The movements should be done daily (ideally) and should take no more than a few minutes to start with.
Approximately 4 weeks after the initial consultation, we meet again to catch up on any changes since we last met and any benefits from the movements and then review the rhythmic movements given. We then look at some additional movements to address the retained reflexes and any other useful strategies and tools. This consultation lasts around 40 minutes.
After each consultation I will provide a Growth Work summary (movements to practice at home) as a reminder of the movements we have done in the consultation. After the initial consultation, I will provide a full report detailing my findings from the assessment.
This workshop covers:
The role of Infant Reflexes in the developmental process, together with what happens if these reflexes are still causing challenges
How to identify when primitive reflexes are not integrated
Rhythmic Movements to integrate the reflexes
Activities & games to introduce movements to children
Developing your own playful activities & games to incorporate to make sure children are ready to fully participate in learning
Open to parents, classroom / SEN / preschool teachers, sports coaches, childcare workers, nursery workers & anyone wishing to learn about Rhythmic Movement Training
Janice Graham has a teaching background with a wide experience of supporting children with special needs. She is passionate about supporting others to fulfil their potential through movement based programmes. She has been a Brain Gym Instructor since 2005 and an RMT Instructor since 2012 and tailors bespoke programmes for schools and early years’ settings. Underpinning her work as an instructor, Janice has a busy practice working 1-1 with children and their families.
Kate Rigby is mother to two lovely young boys one of whom happens to have Down Syndrome. She came across RMT in her path to help her sons, but also found it made a massive positive change to her own life. She works 1-1 with children and adults and loves helping them deal with the challenges they are facing including autism, ADHD, dyspraxia, dyslexia, anxiety, anger, difficulties with concentration & focus, problems learning to read & write, and general learning delays.
Investment: £275.00 for 2 days
including manual & light refreshments
Lunch is not provided
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I was introduced to Rhythmic Movement Therapy by a local charity and further enthused by a fantastic RMTi Consultant. After attending some training to help my son, who happens to have Down Syndrome, I was bowled over by the number of people this therapy can help with these simple yet powerful movements.
Now a fully qualified RMTi Consultant, I love helping children and adults overcome their challenges, which can include: Anxiety, Anger, Autism, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Parkinson's, learning difficulties, depression, focus & concentration difficulties, and general delays in reading & writing. List list is not exhaustive so please get in touch to find out if I can help you.
When I'm not working I enjoy exercising and spending time with my young family - outdoors, at the cinema, enjoying music, and eating good food!
"He is like a different child Kate!! He does the infinity exercise and the original exercises completely off his own back now if he gets stressed! He can talk to me when he realises he is getting stressed but they are so few and far between!!" Quote from Mum of a 9 year old boy with suspected high functioning autism
“I have Parkinson’s Disease [MSA]. Symptoms include poor balance, poor eyesight, poor sleep pattern, gait freezing, etc....I was extremely sceptical about the theories behind Rhythmic Movement. However I have now been trying the prescribed exercises aimed at the areas of the brain most affected (Basal Ganglia causing problems with movement, Cerebellum causing poor balance and coordination, Brain stem causing autonomic problems such as poor bladder and blood pressure control) for a couple of months and have improvements in my symptoms. My sleep pattern [early waking] has improved [without drugs]. My eyesight problems [ataxia of eyelids] have been alleviated. I still have bad days and better ones, but on the whole I feel better.” Quote from a 72 year old man diagnosed with Parkinson's (MSA)
Get in touch if you would like to find out more about primitive reflexes and rhythmic movement therapy - or book in for a free phone consultation - a great way to find out more!
Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire