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. You can read more about Reflexes and MNRI HERE.
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The Mission of the Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute (SMEI) is to provide health, wellness and educational professionals, parents, and caregivers with non-invasive techniques to address maturational, developmental, and life challenges.
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:
Motor Reflexes Addressed in this Course:
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
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
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
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.
Venue for Cape Town Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (building tbc)
Tygerberg Campus, Stellenbosch University
Francie van Zyl Drive, Bellville
Times for all 3 courses: 09h00 to 18h00 (registration day 1 of each course: 08h00 – 08h45)
Financial Disclosure: Suzanne Amanor-Wilks receives a stipend based upon an enrollment percentage.
Non-financial Disclosure: No relevant relationship exists.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.
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 who wish to transfer registration and payment to another SMEI course may do so up to 21 days prior with no penalty. If within the 21 days, a 10% administration fee will be charged.
* 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