Short Course Somatic Movement Education
This course is designed for practitioners looking to enhance the Somatic dimension of their work with clients. Somatics is a mindful technique, which facilitates greater mind-body integration, ease of movement and freedom in the body.
In this course, you will learn a series of Somatic Movement sequences. You will learn how to prescribe the most appropriate Somatic exercises with a distinct somatic approach to teaching exercise. There will be focus on exercises for specific injuries where the use of Somatic Movement and an understanding of Neurophysiological concepts can target the release and re-education of inappropriate movement patterns.
This Somatic Movement Education Unit explores the neuromuscular responses to emotional states and the knowledge and joy that emerge from the body’s renewed awareness of itself. Chronic muscle contraction patterns created by past experiences are unconsciously retained. Thomas Hanna named this tendency sensory-motor amnesia (SMA). Somatics enables the individual to use the brain to overcome SMA and the negative effects of stress, trauma and aging. It empowers us to hear more clearly the wisdom of our bodies.
Somatic movement approaches are particularly effective for rehabilitation, balance, and coordination, especially with elderly clients or those who have experienced interruption to functional movement patterns through overuse or injury. The course will also demonstrate how useful Somatic movement is for addressing motor cortex dysfunction.
|Who should attend this course?||Pilates Instructors and Allied Health professionals who want to work more somatically with clients|
Studies in Pilates, Massage, Physiotherapy Exercise Science or
other the Allied Health Professions
|Pre-course Study:||1 hour|
|How long is the course?||1/2 day|
|Course Materials:||Somatic Education in Pilates Short Course Manual|
|Assessment||Optional assessment for the nationally accredited unit of competency PILADV503 Integrate Somatic Education into Pilates. Additional assessment activities apply|
|Availability?||Course Dates and Times|
Why this course?
- Knowing Barrels repertoire is a real bonus for working in a Pilates studio and other Allied Health Clinics
- It is also great for rehabilitation, general stretching and mobilising the spine in all planes of movement
- Barrels can be used to provide additional intensity in exercise programs where greater strength and stability are required
- Barrels have multiple applications from rehabilitation to working with elite athletes and are perfect tools for helping clients reach their health and fitness goals
- Barrels can provide excellent spinal support when moving into full spinal extension or lateral flexion
Additional Assessment requirements:
- Developing a session plan based on the Tensegrity 8 Part SystemTM and delivery of the session plan to client(s) in your workplace, working with the Barrels repertoire
- Knowledge Assessment of the Barrels repertoire
- Practical Assessment of The Barrels repertoire during the Barrels workshop
This short course is also recognised by PAA and attracts 3 PDP points.
This short course is also recognised by ESSA and attracts 8 CPD points.