SOMATIC MOVEMENT EDUCATION PROGRAM (SME)
“Cells move and nerves record and store the pattern of cell movement. When this pattern has been stored and organized, the nervous system can initiate or control movement learned from the cells..”
– Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
Experience first occurs on the cellular level. The nervous system is the recording system of the body. It records our experiences and organizes them into patterns. It can then recall the experience and modify it by integrating it with patterns of other previous experiences.
The nervous system is the last to know, but, once knowing, it becomes a major control center of psychophysical processes. It can initiate the learning of new experience through creativity and play.
The nervous system underlies alertness, thought, and precision of coordination and establishes the perceptual base from which we view and interact with our internal and external worlds.
Minimum course length: 7 days | 49 contact hours
Dates: August 2 – 9, 2023 | Go to calendar
This course includes:
- Distinguishing experientially the organization of the nervous system: central/peripheral; somatic/autonomic; sensory/motor.
- Differentiating and integrating from a psychophysical perspective the enteric nervous system of the gut, the parasympathetic and sympathetic pathways, and the somatic nerves.
- Assessing and releasing blockages in the nerve pathways (brain and spinal cord, autonomic nerves, major somatic and autonomic plexes and their peripheral pathways).
- Understanding the principles of nerve reversals and methods of releasing them.
- Exploring balance of the autonomic nervous system as a calm support for intentional movement.
- How intentional movement provides the container of expression for autonomic movement.
“Following the course helped me to simplify structures and to enter a state of ease in learning, researching, remembering forgetting, letting experiences sink in, playing around… There is a big and active ‘critic’ side of me that could relax, step back and open up into acting, failing, trying, trusting and connecting.”
– Jennie Zimmermann
“This course has brought a lot of clarity to my understanding, not only of the Nervous System, but also of BMC® in general… specifically about the role of touch; how to access and facilitate the experience or process of homeostasis.”
– Mónica Extremiana
“I have discovered how the sensory feeds the motor. Taking decisions from what I feel and perceive and witnessing how that information travels and transforms in a gesture, a movement and a specific form.”
– Anna Roblas
“I have found a source for light support, an stable and fluid central structure that has opened a wide reflexive space between my bodily sensations, and my motor response; the synaptic gap as a sit for my consciousness and the possibility of change.”
– Mónica Ezquerra
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