Somatic Movement Training for childcare and education professionals


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Somatic  Movement Training for childcare and education professionals
- aus der menschlichen Entstehung zur Entfaltung - 


>> Information day: 07 October 2018

Our first language is body language. The psycho-physical foundations of how perceive, respond and behave in the world are established in the womb and our early childhood. An embodied understanding of movement development in the first two years is a valuable resource for anyone who works with children - from birth to young adulthood.

This innovative training combines several  somatic methods (IBMT; BMC®, INPP, Feldenkrais, Cranio-Sacral Osteopathy, Experiential Anatomy, Authentic Movement) with the latest theory and research on child development. A somatic approach can provide effective and simple support for babies, children and adolescents who are facing challenges in learning, development or emotional regulation, whether big or small. This programme will support you to integrate somatic approaches into your practice, providing  a combination of body awareness and embodiment training with practical somatic exercises and approaches appropriate to specific client groups.


Who is this training suitable for?
The training offers a comprehensive professional development programme suitable for those working with babies, children and young people in a range of education and health care contexts. It is relevant to educators, social workers, midwives, doulas, physiotherapists , paediatric nurses, doctors , teachers, psychologists and no medical practitioners in the field of dance, music and theatre provision for children.


Traning Structure
This is a 200 hour Training programme organised into 7 modules that take place in 2018/2019. It is recognised as  Part C of the Somatic Professional Training Programme.   


Training Goals:

  • Familiarity with the fundamentals of child development
  • The ability to  recognise the profound interconnections between the nonverbal and verbal dimensions of consciousness
  • A somatic and theoretical understanding of the ongoing development and learning processes
  • An understanding of  the interpersonal emotional exchange of the development process and how to support it in relationship
  • Knowledge of the psycho-physical processes of learning
  • An understanding of Brain development
  • The ability to recognise different developmental aspects of the different client groups
  • The  ability to integrate somatic approaches and methods into working with children
  • An understanding of the Importance and fundamentals of communication with parents and carers
  • Skills to recognise  developmental and learning challenges within their client group.


Once qualified you will:

  • Be able to develop playful-somatic movement programs for different age groups, which support their development.
  • Be familiar with"preverbal language” and able to playfully integrate childhood movement development and reflexes in a variety of contexts
  • Be able to recognise and understand the presence of persistent primitive reflexes and be able to implement strategies to address this.
  • Be able to recognise compensatory behaviours in your client group
  • Be able to identify and develop support possibilities for development and learning difficulties / blockages
  • Create an appreciative, appreciative and attentive atmosphere as a place of learning and playing


Graduation Requirements:

  • Proof of 10 hours observation.
  • One class presentation
  • Case study or practical research, documented in an essay of maximum 3,000


Applied somatic methods of further education:

  • IBMT (Integrative Bodywork- and Movement Therapy)
  • Neurophysiological Psychology
  • Feldenkrais
  • Contact Improvisation
  • Ideokinesis
  • Body-Mind Centering®
  • Osteopathy
  • Dance


General content:

  • Embryology
    ◦    Tone
    ◦    Development of the vestibular system
    ◦    Reflexes
    ▪    Primitive reflexes
    ▪    Postural reflexes
  • Human Movement Development
  • Brain development
  • Learning
    ◦    development of the nervous system
    ◦    information processing
    ◦    physiological learning processes
    ◦    new ​​versus re-learning
    ◦    creating a supportive space for learning
  • Self awareness
    ◦    dealing with resistance
    ◦    achievement evaluation
    ◦    age-appropriate mediation
  • Ages
    ◦    teenagers
    ◦    8-11 (development of sexuality)
    ◦    3-7/8 (Postural reflexes should be integrated)
    ◦    0-3
  • Practice-related mediation
    ◦    Games: Movement activities / Support / Touch
    ◦    Touch: as support not as correction /alternatives to touch

Subjects:

  • Experiential Anatomy
  • A variety of Somatic methods
  • Context / practical application / practice fields
  • Integration
  • Hands on
  • Case  study discussions


Training Dates


Module 1                 Monday, 26 - Friday, 29 March 2018
                                Embryological Foundations

Module 2                 Monday, 02 - Friday 06 July 2018
                               Child Development 1

Module 3                 Friday, 02 - Sunday 04 November 2018
                               Movement play: Interaction with children (0-3/3-7 J)

Module 4                 Monday, 04 - Friday 08 February 2019
                               Child Development 2

Module 5                 Dienstag, 23 - Friday 26 April 2019
                               Movement and Learning

Module 6                 Friday, 02 - Sunday 04 August 2019
                               Movement, play and creativity with children (8-12/13-16 J.)

Module 7                 Monday, 14 - Friday 18 October 2019
                               Somatic work with Children - The Practice

 

Curriculum / Individual Module contents

Module 1    Embryological Foundations (4 days / 28h)
   
  • Implantation
  • Heart formation
  • Notochord formation
  • Equilibrium organs - development of primitive reflexes
  • Limb formation
  • Birth / birth process / meaning of the birth process
  • Interaction with parents/ carers 1
  • Context / practical application / practice fields
Module 2     Child Development 1 (5 days / 35h)
   
  • Tone
  • Movement development first year
  • Rolling
  • Yield/Push / Reach/Pull
  • Primitive reflexes 1
  • Equilibrium organ 2
  • Context / practical application / practice fields
  • Case studies
Module 3     Movement play: Interaction with children (0-3/3-7 J) (3 days / 21h)
   
  • Contact improvisation for adults and children
  • Body awareness / Sensing
  • Attentiveness
  • Dance / Creativity
  • Interaction with carers 2
  • Bonding and Attachment
  • Context / practical application / practice fields
Module 4     Child Development 2 (5 days / 35h)
   
  • Primitive reflexes 2 / inhibition
  • Postural reflexes 1: integration
  • Equilibrium organs 3
  • Brain development 1
  • Eyes
  • Movement observation and analysis 1
  • Context / practical application / practice fields
  • Case studies
  • Interaction with carers 3
Module 5
    Movement and Learning (4 days / 28h)
   
  • Brain development 2
  • Nervous system 1
  • Learning 1
  • Reflexes 3
  • Identifying compensatory activity
  • Context / practical application / practice fields
  • Case studies
  • Kompensationen erkennen
Module 6     Movement, play and creativity with children (8-12/13-16 J.) (3 days / 21h)
   
  • Ages: 8 / 9-11 / 12 / teens
  • Learning 2
  • Practical Games / Support / Frustration
  • Contact Improvisation
  • Dance
  • Games, creativity
  • Body Perception / Sensing / Mindfulness
  • Contact / Sexuality
  • Context / practical application / practice fields
Module 7     Somatic work with Children - The Practice (5 days / 35h)
   
  • Learning 3
  • Games
  • Movement Applications
  • Support / touch
  • Sexuality
  • Movement observation and analysis
  • Teaching presentation
  • Graduation

 

Teachers:

Heike Kuhlmann
IBMT Practioner,Somatic Movement Educator & Therapist, Dance Educator, Dancer ,
Choreographer, Mother

 

 

 Adalisa Menghini
 INPP, Feldenkrais Practioner, Dancer, Choreographer, Mother

 

 

  Ania Witkowska
  IBMT Practitioner, Somatic Movement Educator & Therapist, Mother

 

 


   Ka Rustler
   BMC® Practitioner, Somatic Movement Educator & Therapist, Dancer, Choreographer, Mother

 

 


& Guest Teachers

 
Cost:



Full program: 3400 €
Earlybird (until January 31, 2018): 2900 € 
12 Installments full program: 12 × 270 €

All modules are accessable without any restrictions and all modules can be booked individually as well.

Single Module:
3 Tage Module: Frühbucher (bis 6 Wochen vorher): 290 € / Vollpreis 350 €
4 Tage Module: Frühbucher (bis 6 Wochen vorher): 380 € / Vollpreis 450 €
5 Tage Module: Frühbucher (bis 6 Wochen vorher): 470 € / Vollpreis 550 €


Contact & Booking:
info@somatische-akademie.de