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One-Day Introduction to Blomberg Rhythmic Movement Training (BRMT)

This one-day seminar introduces the participant to the history, philosophy and basic patterns of  Rhythmic Movement Training: how BRMT was developed by Harald Blomberg, MD, in Sweden; how rhythmic exercises can be utilized to regulate muscle tone; and how these essential exercises stimulate the brain. The course also includes an overview of the most important primitive reflexes and how to integrate them with rhythmic exercises.

No previous knowledge required  

 

Level 1: Rhythmic Movement Training and Primitive Reflexes

In this 2-day course participants learn the basics of the Rhythmic Movement Training: how rhythmic exercises can be utilized to regulate muscle tone, stimulate the brain in order to improve attention and control of impulses and to diminish hyperactivity. The course also includes a survey of the most important primitive reflexes in ADHD and how to integrate them with rhythmic exercises.

No previous knowledge required   Minnesota PT logo

This course has been approved by the Minnesota State Board of Physical Therapy www.physicaltherapy.state.mn.us  (course #6021, 15 hours of credit)  

 

Level 2: Rhythmic Movement Training, Emotions and Inner Leadership, the Limbic System

This 2-day course addresses how Rhythmic Movement Training affects our emotions, how to work with movements to get in touch with our emotions and to stabilize them when they threaten to take command. The course also deals with reflexes that especially affect our emotions, a.o. the Fear Paralysis and the Moro reflex.  It is a necessary supplement for anyone who wishes to work with Rhythmic Movement Training.

Previous knowledge required: Basic Level 1

 

Level 3: Rhythmic Movement Training, Dyslexia, Vision and Reflexes

This 2-day course deals with how our reading and writing ability is affected by various factors such as vision, articulation and motor ability. We learn how to test non integrated primitive reflexes and recognize other motor disabilities that are important for dyslexia and how to improve reading and writing ability by correcting these problems with rhythmic exercises and reflex integration exercises. Special importance is attached to vision and learning how to recognize visual problems and improve vision by various exercises.

Previous knowledge required: Basic Level 1 Also recommended: Level 2

 

Rhythmic Movement Training for Exceptional Children – Part 1 and Part 2

Part 1: In this basic level course, participants learn how movements can be used to assist in regulating muscle tone and stimulating the connections between parts of the brain, especially as they relate to impulse control and attention. Some topics included in this course are:

  • The Triune Brain and Development
  • Development and Primitive Reflexes
  • RMT Active and Passive Movements
  • Identifying and Testing the Following Reflexes: – Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex (TLR) – Landau – Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (STNR) – Amphibian Reflex – Spinal Galant reflex – Babinski Reflex and ATNR
  • Using Rhythmic Movements and Games to Integrate Each Reflex • Questions and Modifications for a Variety of Ages and Abilities

No previous knowledge required

Part 2: This intermediate level course addresses how BRMT affects our emotions. Participants will learn movements that support the connection from the limbic system to the prefrontal cortex, and techniques to modulate emotional responses. Some topics included in this course are:

  • Emotional Development, Moro and Fear Paralysis Reflexes
  • Motor Function and the Limbic System
  • Autism and RMT- emotional self-regulation
  • Asymmetric Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR), Babkin Reflex, Grasp Reflex, Hands Pulling
  • Using Rhythmic Movements and Games to Integrate Each Reflex
  • Rhythmic Movement Training for Cerebral Palsy
  • Questions and Modifications for a Variety of Ages and Abilities
  • How to Handle Emotional Reactions to BRMT

Previous knowledge required: BRMT for Exceptional Children, Part 1

 

Blomberg Rhythmic Movement Training in Kindergarten (Children ages 1 – 8)

This 2-day course teaches the basics of Rhythmic Movement Training in a similar (however more playful) way as the Level 1 course. The course teaches how to use the basic rhythmic exercises with children 1-8 years old, and how to recognize and test for many primitive reflexes that affect the motor, emotional and mental development of the preschool child. Rhythmic movements and games especially adapted to integrate reflexes in children are also taught.
 
“I had a wonderful experience taking this class.  The course is truly life changing – for me, my family and my classroom.  The information is priceless.” Heidi, Kindergarten teacher & parent.

No previous knowledge required

 

BRMT for Pain Management – Part 1 and Part 2

This series of courses deal with muscle tensions which overload the neck, spine and joints and cause inflammation, joint pain, osteoarthritis, rotated pelvis, and deformity of the skeleton (scoliosis or hunched back).

Part 1 is directed towards participants who have no previous knowledge of Rhythmic Movement Training. The course covers the basics of BRMT, and muscle tension caused by emotional stress and active stress reflexes. It also introduces primitive reflexes which may cause muscle tension, deformation of the skeleton and joints and osteoarthritis. We will learn to test for and integrate several primitive reflexes and use rhythmic exercises to correct hunches and use reflex exercises to correct rotated pelvis.

No previous knowledge required

Part 2 is appropriate for participants who have attended another Part 1 or Level 1 BRMT course. In this course we learn to test and integrate primitive reflexes which cause muscle tension, pain, osteoarthritis and deformity on different levels: jaws, neck, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, hips, legs, knees, feet, shoulders and elbows. We learn to integrate all reflexes which may cause a rotated pelvis and work with hip pain to prevent osteoarthritis of the hips.

Previous knowledge required: Any Level 1 or Part 1 BRMT course  

nuhs-logoThis course has been approved for CE credit in Illinois National University of Health Sciences Lincoln College of Post-professional, Graduate and Continuing Education 200 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard IL 60148  

 

Rhythmic Movement Training and Diet for Autism and ADD

This 2-day course deals with the great importance of diet and food supplements when working with rhythmic movements, not only in autism. In ADHD, dyslexia and motor problems food intolerance is becoming more and more common and may interfere with the training. This course teaches how to test for food intolerance and also for food supplements the child may need. The course also deals with primitive reflexes which are especially common in autism and how to conduct the training with children suffering from autism and ADD.

No previous knowledge required
Experience in muscle testing recommended

 

Special classes taught by  Dr. Harald Blomberg:

Rhythmic Movement Training, Dreams and Inner Healing

This 2-day course will give the participants tools to work with the sometimes scary dreams that may be caused by Rhythmic Movement Training. The symbols of such dreams are often similar to symbols of myths and folk tales and in the course Dr. Blomberg discusses the meaning of these symbols for healing and integration, and how we can use this information when working with our clients. Participants are encouraged to do the movements for a period and keep a dream diary to bring to the course.

Previous knowledge required: Basic Level 1 & Level 2

 

Rhythmic Movement Training for Cerebral Palsy

This course addresses itself first and foremost to children with cerebral palsy and their parents and therapists and adults with cerebral palsy but also to everyone who gets in touch with clients with cerebral palsy. The course gives theoretical and practical information how to apply Rhythmic Movement Training in cerebral palsy. Children and adults with cerebral palsy who attend the course will be given an individually adapted training program.

No previous knowledge required  

 

Rhythmic Movement Training for Alzheimer’s

This new course describes how Rhythmic Movement Training can help alleviate some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

No previous knowledge required