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MNRI® Lifelong Reflex Integration

Dates: November 30 - December 3, 2018
Dates: Registration at 8:30am, course begins at 9am
Location: Durango, CO
Address: Holiday Inn® Hotel & Suites Durango Central
Address:  21636 US 160 W, Durango CO 81303
Address:  Tel: 970.385.6400
Instructor: Pamela Curlee
Local Area  
Coordinator: Elizabeth Murphy
Email: emurphyot@q.com
Phone: 505-325-3039

The Masgutova Method® is a set of programs focused on the restoration and maturation of primary movements, reflexes, coordination systems, skills for optimal performance of natural mechanisms, developmental processes, brain functioning, and sensory-motor integration. The Masgutova Method® is oriented on the stimulation of reflex patterns in order to awaken natural, genetic motor resources, self-regenerating strength of motor memory and sensory-motor coherence. This achievement innately carries the implication of the fulfillment of all potentials within movement abilities and learning skills.

The Mission of the Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute® Neuro-sensory-motor Reflex Integration, LLC is to provide children and adults reliable knowledge and safe tools for the use of natural, genetic motor resources to facilitate successful neuro-sensory-motor development and joyful learning. 

Course Overview:

MNRI Lifelong Reflex Integration techniques focus on activating and engaging reflexes that are important to everyday function.  Unlike primary motor reflex patterns, lifelong reflexes remain visible and present, allowing the body to maneuver and function with little thought to things like balance, grounding, or centering. When lifelong motor reflexes do not emerge or mature as they should, postural changes can result and lead to muscular and structural disorders and misalignment, interruptions in the development of brain function, emotional and behavioral regulation issues, and unproductive learning styles. Depending on the number of lifelong reflexes impacted and their maturation level, a broad spectrum of challenges can appear. Lifelong Reflex program techniques promote the activation and maturation of lifelong reflexes. When lifelong reflexes are appropriately engaged, primary motor reflex patterns are better able to activate, mature, and integrate.  In this way, the Lifelong Reflex Program, like all MNRI programs, facilitates the integration process of primary motor reflex patterns.  

This course explores:

  • The general MNRI Method and the role played by the Lifelong Reflex Integration program
  • The progression of lifelong reflexes beginning in utero and continuing throughout the lifespan
  • The role lifelong reflexes play in establishing a foundation for motor, communication and cognitive development, and emotional and behavioral regulation
  • MNRI techniques to assess, pattern, and integrate lifelong reflexes
  • How to create MNRI lifelong reflex integration programs for individual clients
  • How to incorporate use of MNRI Lifelong Reflex Integration course content into daily client and home practice

Learner Objectives:

  1. Explain the Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration® (MNRI) Method.
  2. Describe how the brain engages in protection versus learning and development.
  3. Explain maturational role of Lifelong Reflexes within the motor reflex system and the effect of dysfunctional reflex patterns on daily life.
  4. Describe the maturational progression and importance of each Lifelong Reflex.
  5. Explain the MNRI assessment techniques to determine the integration state (i.e. integrated, dysfunctional or pathological) of each lifelong reflex.
  6. Demonstrate through supervised hands-on-application the ability to conduct an MNRI assessment and adequately determine the state of each lifelong reflex
  7. Demonstrate the MNRI techniques to integrate each lifelong reflex.
  8. Describe and apply an individual MNRI program for clients with various challenges.
  9. Explain the impact of reflex integration with client families, specifically possibilities for improvements in motor, communication and cognitive learning abilities and emotional and behavioral regulation.
  10. Explain and apply strategies to incorporate the use of the MNRI Lifelong course content into daily client and home practice.

Motor Reflexes Addressed in this Course:

  • Abdominal Reflex
  • Amphibian Reflex
  • Balancing reflex
  • Centering reflex
  • Core Tendon Guard
  • Foot Tendon Guard
  • Gravity reflex
  • Grounding reflex
  • Locomotion
  • Matured Gait reflex
  • Sequential Rotation reflex
  • Stability reflex

  • Stretching reflex
  • Convergence – Divergence
  • Head Righting Postural reflex

Course Agenda:

Day 1
Hour 1: Movement as basis of Natural Development
Hours 2-3: Masgutova Method® of Neruosensorimotor Reflex Integration
Hour 4: Reflex as the Neuro-Physiological Basis for Development of Lifelong Reflexes
Lunch 1 hour
Hours 5-6: Body Motor Coordination Systems and Brain Levels
Hours 7-8: MNRI® Reflex Assessment

Day 2
Hour 1: Right/Left Motor Coordination System
Hours 2-3: Gravity, Grounding and Stability
Hour 4: Centering, Balancing and Tendon Guard
Lunch 1 hour
Hours 5-6: Head Righting, Postural and Abdominal Reflexes
Hour 7: Amphibian and Matured Gait
Hour 8: Integration of Reflex patterns within Right-Left Body Sides MCS

Day 3
Hour 1: Lifelong Reflexes and the Integration-Up-Down Motor Coordination System
Hours 2-3: Sequential Side Rotation
Hour 4: Responses of the brain to sensory stimuli
Lunch 1 hour
Hours 5-6: Proprioceptive and motor responses to sensory stimuli
Hour 7: Lifelong Reflexes development
Hour 8: Lifelong Reflexes and the body structure and coordination systems

Day 4
Hours 1-3: Evaluate Lifelong Reflexes
Hour 4: Structural integration of Lifelong Reflexes
Lunch 1 hour
Hour 5-6: Complete individual programs
Hour 7: Lifelong Reflexes and how to modify techniques
Hour 8: Implementation of reflex patterns

Prerequisites: No prerequisites are required; however, Masgutova recommends attending the Dynamic & Postural Reflex Integration course first, whenever possible, to help provide broader context prior to attending other foundation courses.

Financial Disclosure: Pamela Curlee receives a stipend based upon an enrollment percentage.

Non-financial Disclosure: Pamela Curlee is co-owner of SMEI, however, she receives no profit from this ownership status. Income is only derived from her work at Courses, Family Conferences, Clinics and Administrative Duties.
No relevant relationship exists.

Course Disclosure: The Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute has developed and patented a licensed technology trademarked as MNRI®. Because there are no other like-kind products available, course offerings will only cover information that pertains to the effective and safe use of the above-named products. This presentation will focus exclusively on MNRI® and will not include information on other similar or related products or services.

Special Needs Requests: If you require special accommodations, please notify SMEI at events@masgutovamethod.com at the time of registration so that needed accommodations can be made prior to the course.

Course Completion Requirements: This course is not approved for partial credit. Participants must attend the course in its entirety to receive continuing education units.

Target audience:
Speech Language Pathologists, Speech Language Pathologist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Educators, Psychologists, Physicians, Massage Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, Other Health Care Providers, Parents.

SMEI Cancellation and Refund Policy

Courses are subject to cancellation due to lack of minimum required participants registered for the course within 21 days of the course start date. Full refunds will be issued if the course is canceled due to the low number of attendees.

Please reach out to the Local Area Coordinator listed to confirm that the course will be held prior to registering if within the 21 day window.

We recommend that attendees who will be flying do not purchase their flight until after the 21-day window has elapsed to avoid a nonrefundable circumstance with the airline. SMEI is not liable for any ticket costs related to the course being canceled. SMEI is not liable for any costs related to transportation (airline tickets, train, taxi, etc) due to the cancellation of an event.

Participants will receive a full refund for registration cancellation up to 22 days prior to the course.
Deposits will not be refunded for cancellations 15-21 days prior to the course.
The deposit and a 20% administration charge will be retained for cancellations within 14 days of the course.

* A 2.5% transaction fee (processing fee) will be withheld on all refunds that were processed using credit card/Pay Pal. If a participant wishes the refund to be paid directly to their account via credit card/Pay Pal, the participant will be charged an additional 2.5% transaction fee (processing fee). Refund by check is available upon request. For questions contact us.

Course Hours: 32

CEUs: This course is offered for 3.2 ASHA CEUs
(Introductory level, Professional area)
This course is offered for 3.2 AOTA CEUs / 32 Contact Hours
(Introductory level; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention)

CE Hours: This course is offered for 32 NCBTMB CE Hours

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