Rhythmic Movement Technique

RMT is a combination of isometric exercises and specific brain-developing movements derived from fetal and infant movements that all healthy human beings make before, during and after birth. Our brains grow at the greatest rate in infancy in large part through repetitive, rhythmical movements.

During this critical time the brain is literally being “wired” for higher level skills.

We can use the RMT infant movement system AT ANY AGE to powerfully stimulate existing neural pathways, develop new neural connections, and help bridge developmental gaps.

For many reasons, vast numbers of children and adults in our culture have not had enough of these brain stimulating movements, leaving gaps in the foundations of the neuro-sensory-motor system.   In fact, the primitive reflexes can re-emerge after illness, trauma, an accident, and in old age.  Dr. Blomberg’s clinical experience with Parkinson’s has been:

Dr. Harald Blomberg
“My own experience treating clients with Parkinson’s shows that the primitive reflexes are activated early, before the postural reflexes have been affected.  By doing movements for integration of primitive reflexes and training of postural reflexes, motor abilities improve and the long time impairment of motor ability that usually happens in Parkinson’s will not take place.”

Parents and specialists using Rhythmic Movement report greatly improved functioning in the following areas:
–           Sensory Processing
–           Focus
–           Mental Health and Emotional Balance
–           Social ability/Self esteem
–           Speech Development
–           Learning, Reading, Math, and Thinking
–           Posture and Stamina
–           Release of Anxiety
–           Motivation

Maxine Hoffman, a pediatric Physiotherapist from Ohio, USA says:
“RMT is the most valuable thing I’ve learned in 45 years of doing Physical Therapy. We are getting wonderful results from working with your reflex exercises. I am amazed at the immediate changes in severely involved autistic children.”

RMT was developed in Sweden by psychiatrist Harald Blomberg, MD who initially learned about movement to help with his own motor coordination difficulties resulting from childhood polio.   For over 25 years, Dr. Blomberg’s program has been helping children and adults overcome learning, sensory, motor, emotional, social, mental health and behavioural challenges. We trust you will be thrilled with these life-changing tools and we look forward to seeing you in class.

More information about RMT is available at: www.rhythmicmovement.com

RMT for School Readiness course – October 24 & 25, 2014
The aim of this workshop is to look at movement and development, especially in the pre-school years, and how we can use Rhythmic Movements, games and other activities with young children to ensure they are ready to participate and achieve at school.
RM&P is light on theory and is ideal for parents or caregivers who prefer to focus on learning these highly effective Rhythmic Movements to support their children’s development at home. RM&P has its own manual: RM&P: An Introduction to using RMT with Young Children which is included in the course fee.
There will be a discussion of the role of Primitive & life- long Postural Reflexes in supporting healthy development by establishing emotional stability, sensory understanding of the world, physical balance and coordination, plus visual and auditory skills. Each of the reflexes included in these courses is fundamental to providing your child with the means to live effectively and resourcefully in the world.

Fees for RMT for School Readiness:
Regular Fee: $385 (includes manual); **Early Registration:

$350 Friends’ Special (3+ people): $330/per person

Reviewer $200 (no manual)

Train to become a Rhythmic Movement Provider (practitioner/consultant):
OTs, PTs, RNs, kinesiologists, psychologists,
teachers, special needs educators, educational assistants, early childhood
workers, behavioural interventionists, chiropractors, counsellors,
caregivers and parents
RMT Level 1 (RMT for Focus, Organization & Comprehension)
Pre-requisite: None
Learn the basics of the RMT:
– 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.
– How RMT builds neuro-sensory-motor foundations for focus and higher level
learning skills
– Basics in brain development and ADD/ADHD
– Ways to identify developmental imbalances
– Methods for integrating primitive reflexes
– The 17 foundational RMT passive and active movements
Includes illustrated manual
RMT Level 2 (RMT for Emotions, Memory and Behaviour) *Especially indicated for autism-spectrum
Pre-requisite: RMT Level 1
Learn effective RMT techniques for integrating developmental reflexes that are
crucially important for sensory integration as well as social and emotional maturity.
– 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 to RMT to increase brain connectivity to the frontal lobes
– Movements to release anxiety and stored emotional and physical tension
Includes illustrated manual

About your instructor:

Wendy Humphreys Tebbutt has been teaching internationally recognized Specialized
Kinesiology courses since 1992. She began teaching Brain Gym® in 1996, Touch
for Health in 1997, and RMT 1 and 2 in 2012. Wendy taught Educational and Specialized
Kinesiology classes for Guelph School Board’s Continuing Ed. programme
(7 years) and for the U of Toronto’s Advanced Studies in Performance programme
(2 years), prior to returning to the West Coast. Wendy is in her 3rd term as President
of CanASK, the Canadian Association of Specialized Kinesiology.
Wendy maintains a private practice in Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast. In private
sessions, Wendy opens her “brain integration tool kit” to include LEAP Brain
Integration, SIPS Kinesiology (Stress Indicator Point System), and Applied Physiology.
Wendy has over 2000 hours of training and loves to see clients when travelling
to teach classes across Canada.

Upcoming Rhythmic Movement Technique Classes:

None currently scheduled.
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