Who attends the RMT courses?

Training is open to anyone, no previous knowledge needed. Some people who have taken the training are:–

  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Care workers
  • Paediatricians
  • Chiropractors / Osteopaths
  • SENCOs
  • Occupational therapists
  • Therapists
  • Kinesiologists
  • Psychologists / Doctors
  • Sports coaches
  • Behavioural optometrists

Other RMTi courses are run by Moira Dempsey and they are sponsored to run in the U.K. when there are sufficient numbers of students. Please ask a U.K. instructor for further details.

What do the training courses cover?

In this 2-day course students learn the basics of Rhythmic Movement Training, how to do the movements, how rhythmic exercises can be utilised to regulate muscle tone, stimulate the brain in order to improve attention and focus, control of impulses, diminish hyperactivity and improve organisational and comprehension skills. The course also includes information on the most important primitive reflexes often involved in ADHD/ADD and how to integrate them using rhythmic exercises.

No previous knowledge required, open to anyone

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This 2-day course addresses how Rhythmic Movement Training affects our emotions, how to work with the movements to get in touch with our emotions and to stabilize them when they threaten to take control. The students also learn about reflexes that especially affect our emotions, the Fear Paralysis reflex and the Moro reflex. We examine how stress and daily life can affect our bodies and how RMT can help to relax and ease muscle tension.

Pre-requisite: RMT Level 1

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In this 2-day course students learn how our ability to read and write can be affected by various factors such as our vision, our ability to hear and recognise the sounds of the language and our motor development. You learn how to test for non-integrated primitive and postural reflexes that are essential for success in literacy skills. How reading and writing challenges can be helped by correcting developmental issues using rhythmic movements and reflex integration exercises.

Pre-requisite: RMT Level 1 & preferably Level 2

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Learning Outcomes:

This course expands our understanding of the role reflexes play in developing a sense of safety so we can learn to live with a sense of belonging, stability and confidence. The establishment of a healthy ability to bond and attach is essential for developing our ability to express and communicate on all levels – physically, emotionally, socially, mentally and behaviourally.

Topics include:

  • An in-depth look at the role the Fear Paralysis plays in all the above aspects
  • Exploration of the role reflexes associated with the Moro, Palmar, Infant Plantar, Rooting, Suck, Babkin, Spinal Perez and Vollmer play in helping to establish language abilities, developing maturity, confidence and self-esteem.
  • Simple and profound techniques and tools for enhancing the integration of all these reflexes with both children and adults.

Includes full colour illustrated manual

Pre-requisite: RMT Level 1 & Level 2

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This new 2-day class focuses on how to use simple Rhythmic Movements with young children and how to identify certain retained primitive reflexes that are causing various challenges for the child.

The aim of this training is to look at movement and development of young children and to make sure they are developmentally ready to participate and achieve in school. You will be learning and using activities and games to introduce the movements to children, as well as developing your own activities and games.

If you would like a course arranged near you please contact Instructors : Gill Brooksmith, Irene Lock or Janice Graham

No previous knowledge required, open to anyone

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This is an introductory one day foundation course about the Rhythmic Movement Training programme. An excellent course for an Inset training day and for Nurseries.

The course will help you to understand what physical foundations need to be in-place during our Early Years and up to around 4 years old. You will learn why movement is so important in helping improve brain and sensory development with any age group and ability but especially for young children and preparing them to be ready for pre-school.

To arrange training near you, please contact an Instructor: Irene Lock, Janice Graham or Gill Brooksmith.

No previous knowledge required, open to anyone

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In this 2-day course participants learn the basics of RMTi and the Rhythmic Movements and how these relate to building neurology and building neural maturity. It is important to stimulate the connections between all areas of the brain in order to function efficiently, and to form the basis of becoming a competent and curious learner. This course looks at how the brain develops from the bottom up and develops these connections between the hindbrain, midbrain and forebrain so that eventually the prefrontal cortex is able to establish the ability to coordinate actions, feeling and thoughts.

This course as ideal for anyone interested in learning and development.

No previous knowledge required, open to anyone

Topics Include:

  • Passive, active and Sitting/kneeling movements Rhythmic Movements and how to find rhythm and exactness of coordination
  • Neural development and brain structure
  • Stressors that effect neural development
  • The effects of Rhythmic Movements on the brain
  • Procedures for Brainstem and Reticular Activating System (RAS) and thalamus to relay information efficiently to the cortex
  • Procedures for the cerebellum to promote coordination
  • Midbrain procedures for processing auditory and visual information
  • Procedures for the basal ganglia and developing the ability to be still
  • Limbic system procedures for self-regulation and episodic memory
  • Prefrontal procedures for connections to areas important for focus, attention, comprehension, movements, coordination and memories