About The Method
The Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI) Method is comprised of a number of integration programs, each designed to reinforce and optimize the integration of primary motor reflex patterns.
Given the central role of primary motor reflex patterns in the Masgutova Method, we encourage you to attend the MNRI Method Dynamic and Postural Reflex Integration course first. This course covers all of the primary motor reflex patterns central to the Masgutova Method. The remaining courses address specific sub-systems important to reinforcing and optimizing the reflex integration efforts of the central primary motor reflex patterns. In saying this, however, we do not want to diminish the importance of any one of the additional MNRI programs. Each program provides unique and essential knowledge and techniques that independently provide benefits necessary for our overall well-being. While each MNRI program can stand on their own, the power of the MNRI Method comes from the combined application of multiple MNRI programs.
MNRI Method programs fall into one of two general classifications: Core MNRI Programs and Advanced MNRI Subject Areas. As the titles suggest, Core MNRI Programs comprise the Core Programs of the MNRI Method. The most highly trained MNRI resources, Certified MNRI Core Specialists are trained in all aspects of the Core MNRI Programs. All other certified MNRI resources are working toward completing each of the Core MNRI Programs. Advanced MNRI Subject Areas are reserved for MNRI students who have completed many of the Core MNRI Programs and would like to supplement their basic knowledge with deeper, more specialized instruction.
Core MNRI® Programs
There are nine different MNRI programs, each addressing a unique aspect of our functional development. The MNRI techniques developed for each program work to improve specific variations of function in the body and all work to reinforce and optimize the integration of primary motor reflex patterns. Each core MNRI program fits into one of the three general categories as indicated below.
1. MNRI Whole Body Reflex Integration Programs
As the name implies, Whole Body Reflex Integration Programs impact the functional maturation of the whole body, beginning in the womb and continuing through the early formative years. The individual MNRI programs included in this category are explained in more detail in the following links:
|Dynamic & Postural Reflex Integration Program||Archetype Motor Reflex Movements Program|
|Birth & Post-Birth Reflex Integration Program||Lifelong Reflex Integration Program|
2. MNRI Body System Integration Programs
Body System Integration Programs focus on the integration of reflexes within specific systems in the body; specifically, the facial and upper limb systems. Each subsystem is important to developing verbal and written communication skills and other areas of development and, each, combined with other MNRI program techniques help to reinforce and optimize the maturation and integration of primary motor reflex patterns. The individual MNRI programs included in this category are explained in more detail in the following links:
3. MNRI Sensory System Integration Programs
Sensory System Integration programs focus on the appropriate engagement of sensory systems in the neurosensorimotor mechanism underlying all reflex function. Each sensory system plays an important role as an informational conduit for the body to the outside world. If any one of the sensory systems misinterprets the magnitude of input from the environment (i.e. overly sensitive and over-exaggerating or under sensitive and under-estimating input) the resulting motor response will correspond to the magnitude of the misinterpretation and cause what appears to be emotional and behavioral dysregulation. MNRI Sensory System Integration Program techniques work to restore normal interpretive function to each functional sensory system. Improvement in interpretive function, in turn, can work to improve emotional and behavioral regulation and enhance the maturation and integration process for primary motor reflex patterns. The individual MNRI programs included in this category are explained in more detail in the following links:
|Tactile System Integration Program||Visual & Auditory Reflex Integration Program|
|Neuro-Structural Integration Program|
Advanced MNRI® Subject Areas
Advanced MNRI Subject Areas address basic Core Program content and techniques in greater depth. While these courses are generally reserved for professionals pursuing higher levels of MNRI certification, parents who are interested in attending a particular course and have completed the necessary course prerequisites, should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine exception requirements to gain special approval for course admission.
Check out our advanced courses below: