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 at school or in special education, sensory processing, physical development / coordination and emotional maturity....Primitive Reflex Integration could be the solution.
Rhythmic Movement Training or RMTi uses small rhythmic movements that address any unintegrated reflexes by strengthening connections in the brain 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.
Check out this short video about Primitive Reflexes and how they affect us
Check out this short video to learn more
Your child cannot concentrate / focus / maintain attention and struggles with learning, managing their emotions with school work often resulting in emotional outbursts? Extra tuition or support at school is not having the intended result – it may even be making the situation worse? You just want your child to be happy, enjoy school and keep up with peers? Primitive Reflexes could be playing a part....Primitive Reflex Integration could be the solution.
You struggle with anxiety, insecurity, shyness, lack of self confidence and you suffer with imposter syndrome? You constantly talk yourself out of social events, going for a promotion at work and/or you have fits of emotions and then beat yourself up afterwards? You just want to feel on top of life and live your best life and achieve your dreams? Primitive Reflexes could be playing a part.... Primitive Reflex Integration could be the solution.
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At brain & body boost in Huddersfield, I offer an initial consultation of up to 1 hour 30 mins in a quiet and private treatment room based at Valley Osteopaths in Marsden. We run through some information about Primitive Reflex Integration and Rhythmic Movement Training (RMTI) along with completing some simple assessments to identify retained primitive reflexes (clients to complete a questionnaire prior to the appointment). Towards the end of the session I will show clients a few RMTi movements 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 45 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 can provide a full report detailing my findings from the assessment for an additional £50 - some clients find this useful to share with school to help explain the benefits of Primitive Reflex Integration.
"I can't quite believe how much these exercises have changed my 6 year old daughter [after 2 sessions]…....She is a changed person when it comes to being scared. She came downstairs one evening as she was struggling to sleep. She stayed for a while and then went back up to her room to bed. I was amazed! This was the first time she had ever got out of her bed at night as she usually shouts when she wants something, even too scared to get out of her bed herself in the morning. The next day she told me how she had had nice dreams - she always has nightmares or frustrating dreams. Recently she has been complaining that her room isn't dark enough to go to sleep at bedtime - she has always slept with the light on, even a nightlight wasn't bright enough for her as she was terrified of the dark and monsters. She is now happy to pop up to her bedroom by herself during the day which again, is something she has been too scared to do before."
"It was extremely difficult at home and we researched and tried various things to try to help him cope and feel calm. Just over six months ago Kate Rigby, a RMTI therapist, was recommended to us. My husband has taken him to the appointments where he was shown various, simple and easy to follow exercises that we then do with our son each evening. The very first thing that we noticed was that he managed to fall asleep much more easily. Obviously, this in itself has a massive positive effect! The next thing was that his meltdowns became significantly less frequent, then he started to be more socially aware, and gradually we are seeing his focus and concentration improve. It is not a quick fix by any means but the exercises themselves have become a very bonding and lovely part of our day. We don’t always manage to do them as sometimes it is hard to even find the 15-20 minutes needed but there are measurable positives when we do. I feel like they would benefit so many people!"
"Firstly, wow wow wow! We have seen enormous change in our son's behaviour - he is hugely more social with other children, is initiating conversations with them and speaking to them directly rather than feeling like he needs an adult to help. He is massively more confident when out and about, and changes don't upset him half as much as before. His speech clarity has improved again as well, with new sounds coming through....We are also doing OT and SLT and I think the combination is working very well, but I do think the biggest change is from the growth work you have given us.”
"Since a traumatic period in my life a few years ago, I have been struggling with daily life and the noise levels associated with 2 young children and a noisy husband. When there was too much noise, I felt tension in my stomach and tightness in my chest and felt like getting away from the noise but wasn't able to, so did my best to control my emotions which wanted to explode out. I often failed in this and my response would be anger and shouting (the shouting drowned out the other noise!). Since completing the 5 day Safe & Sound Protocol, I have noticed significant improvements in my oversensitivity to sound and my response has moved away from anger, but I am also so much more sociable and able to do 'small talk'"
“I have Parkinson’s Disease [PSP]. 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 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.”
The RMTI sessions Kate is running for me are making a big difference for me and she has helped me reduce my anxiety.
So while working full time she has helped me fight off my anxiety to do a course part time. As I have had the fear of failing. I am also very tense - shoulders always up always have that on edge feeling in new situations especially. So the movements I have been assigned to do have helped me feel slightly more relaxed and safer. Also I like the concept Kate allowed me to choose phrases to repeat to myself for self belief which gives me positivity to push myself.
Therapists and parents in over 70 countries are seeing significant results using the QRI® program. I have been using it with my son over recent months and we have been seeing significant change.
QRI® combines the powerful effects of cold laser, sound, and reflex integration techniques. Reflex Integration revives the nervous system for quick, visible results. These techniques re-pattern both primitive and lifelong reflexes for the development of efficient neurological processing.
Individuals with conditions such as autism, ADD/ADHD, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, T-21/Down syndrome, dementia, learning disabilities, strokes, and pain are finding a reduction of symptoms with QRI®. Practitioners report that use of the protocols for reflexes often relieves and heals specific areas of pain faster. Although QRI® works for individuals with specific disabilities, they also allow individuals to reach their potential by strengthening neurological connections.
The low level laser used with the QRI has remarkable effects at cellular level. The laser’s photons penetrate to several levels of tissue, and can rejuvenate skin, fascia, bone, cartilage, and nerve tissue. Photons are absorbed by both the mitochondria inside the cell and the cell membrane. Stimulation of mitochondria increases production of ATP, which governs 80 – 90 percent of cellular activity, including replication. Effects also include decreased inflammation of tissue and improved circulation. In the case of nerve tissue, the laser helps to restore the myelin sheath, which increases the speed and efficiency of impulse transmission.
Get in touch if you would like to find out more about Primitive Reflex Integration and Rhythmic Movement Training, or the Safe & Sound Protocol - or book in for a free phone consultation, open to parents, schools, and special education establishments - a great way to find out more!
Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire