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 Allied Health Professions
|Pre-course Study:||1 hour|
|How long is the course?||1/2 day|
|Course Materials:||Somatic Movement Education Short Course Manual|
|Assessment||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?
Take control of how you move you body
Change how you notice the resting tension in your muscles
Learn skills to assist your clients change those negative movement patterns and reduce chronic pain
Somatic Movement Experience:
What you will learn.......
- Skills in the delivery of a Somatic Movement session plan to client(s) in your workplace
- Practical experience of the Somatic Movement exercises
- Knowledge of how to release chronically held muscle tension
This short course is also recognised by PAA and attracts 3 PDP points.
This short course is also recognised by ESSA and attracts 6 CPD points.