Primitive Reflexes, Righting Reactions, and Equilibrium Responses
SOMATIC MOVEMENT EDUCATION PROGRAM (SME) &
INFANT DEVELOPMENT MOVEMENT EDUCATION PROGRAM (IDME)
“Integrating RRRs allows us to alleviate alignment/movement difficulties, improve our technique, and expand our movement vocabulary.”
– Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
If the Basic Neurocellular Patterns are the words, the Primitive Reflexes, Righting Reactions and Equilibrium Responses are the fundamental elements, the alphabet, of our movement. Underneath all successful, effortless movement are integrated reflexes, righting reactions and equilibrium responses.
The reflexes are the most primitive patterns that occur in response to specific stimuli, and they establish basic survival patterns of function. The righting reactions are important in establishing a vertical or upright posture against gravity and a continuous head-torso axis. The equilibrium responses are patterns which maintain balance of the whole body in the dynamic relationship between the shifting of one’s center of gravity through space and one’s base of support
Minimum course length: 6 days | 42 contact hours
Dates: August 25 – 31, 2021 | Go to Calendar
This course includes:
- Fundamental building blocks of human movement (the alphabet of movement).
- Postural tone and physiological flexion and extension.
- Differentiating the RRR in relation to the three planes of movement (horizontal, vertical, sagittal).
- The roles of the RRR in readiness for relating to earth and heaven, gathering and reaching, taking hold and letting go, weight bearing, rolling, vertical uprightness, locomotion and equilibrium.
“The study of the RRR has brought me to the question ‘How and where do I teach from? How is the tone of my teaching in relation to the tone of the classroom?’ I have realized I can make many adjustments in this and this module offers me great possibilities of choice.”
– Andrea Hernández
“The RRR have gave me great tools at the personal level and for relating with others, with the environment and most of all, applications for the preparation time before teaching.”
– Amparo Nogués
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