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® Stress and Trauma Recovery
S. Masgutova, Ph.D.
The goal of this two day workshop is to explain the restorative role of a reflex pattern in stress and traumatic stress. It will discuss the definition of a reflex and its neurophysiological aspect in concern to human behavior and emotions in stress and traumatic stress. The concept of use of the neurosensorimotor reflex integration therapy modality for optimizing the brain function and recovery from Post-traumatic Stress Experience (PTSE) and the PTS Disorder (PTSD) is a ‘missing link’ in the therapy of stress. The focus of this program is to provide information on the effects of stress, specifically post-trauma, and its consequences as expressed in Reflex Integration Disorder (RID). The program will also give specific instruction on the use of the MNRI® post-trauma procedure and exercises as an effective tool for treatment of children and adult survivors of traumatic events, especially those of natural and human made catastrophes, wars and violence.
This course is based on traditional neurophysiological and recent scientific evidence in brain research demonstrating how stress and trauma activate automatic survival responses. These responses are genetically inherent unconscious behaviors reflecting the state of the nervous system. The original and simple concepts of this MNRI® work with PTSE and PTSD is recovery intervention based on the idea of reflex integration using the sensory motor links of the reflex circuit to channel brain stem anchors (self-preservation, territorial and power instincts) for positive survival and transition to a safe and healthy here and now experience.
This workshop shares the research data on reflex integration disorder (RID) in individuals with post-traumatic stress, which shows the vital need to work on reflex patterns after post-trauma and chronic stress. This workshop proposes the MNRI® Protocol – re-patterning exercises for the restoration and integration of sensorimotor reflex patterns. They are targeted at the improvement of survival mechanisms, resilience of the nerve system, and enhancement of the nerve system's flexibility.
The participants of the program will get information about the role of reflex integration affecting the neuro-sensorimotor-somatic and neurodevelopmental recovery interventions for PTSD that deals with emotional responses and behavior, long-term memory and skills, olfactory responses and feeling of comfort and safety, motivation and self-regulation and estimation, focusing and cognitive processes. The participants will be given a questionnaire that will be used to determine their level of stress-vulnerability. According to their stress level, proposed specialized exercises will be supplied. Movement and symbolic/drawing techniques will be demonstrated as a work means for children.
The MNRI®: NeuroReflex Integration for Post-Trauma Recovery Program can be used with children and adults with instable emotional responses and challenging behaviors as the result of post-trauma, survivors with the PTS memory deficits; affected sensory-motor and speech functions; disorientation in space and time; damaged social skills and communication, decoding and modeling/“mapping” and comprehension difficulties. This program can be used as a stress/distress release program and is appropriate for use with individuals with such challenges, as: PSTE and PTSD, birth and post-birth traumas, emotional instability and disorders, hyperactivity (ADHD, ADD), addiction tendencies, behavioral instabilities, sensory processing disorders, disorders and challenges in learning, (dyslexia, dyscalculia and other), intellectual development problems, brain injuries, post-stroke pathologies, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cerebral palsy, and a variety of other neuro-deficits.
This MNRI® PTSD Program is based on the extensive experiences of Dr. S. Masgutova working with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) children and adult victims of the Chernobyl disaster (1986-1996), the Baku conflict (1990-1991), the earthquake in Armenia (1989-1999), the train crash in Ufa (1989), the Chechen War (1996-1999), conflicts in Israel (2001-2005) and other traumatic situations. Her work with PTSD became the foundation of the MNRI® PTSD Program, opening resources for survival and beyond, including her last work with MNRI® Team using Reflex Integration PTSD Protocol with individuals who experienced trauma in Newtown USA (January-February, March-May 2013; 218 MNRI Sessions).
This Program can be used with individuals with such challenges, as: PSTE and PTSD, birth and post-birth traumas, emotional instability and disorders, hyperactivity (ADHD, ADD), a tendency for addictions, behavioral instabilities, individuals with sensory processing disorder, deep disorders and challenges in learning, (dyslexia, dyscalculia and other), intellectual development problems, brain injuries, post-stroke pathologies, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cerebral palsy, and a variety of other neuro-deficits.
Learning Objectives: MNRI® Stress and Trauma Recovery
Hour 1: Neurosensorimotor reflex integration basis for support of functions of psychological trauma and neurodevelopmental complications
Hour 2: Reflex Circuit and the development of stress self-management
Hour 3: Behavioral-cognitive links in individuals with challenges
Lunch 1 hour
Hours 4-6: Survival reflexes
Hour 7: Reflex patterns involved in motor programming and control, and emotional and behavioral responses
Hour 8: Inner control and in the social behavior system
Hours 1-2: Correlation of reflex patterns, emotions, behavior and learning skills
Hours 3-4: Reflex patterns of the neurotypical child and one with PTSD or trauma
Lunch 1 hour
Hours 5-7: Techniques Demonstration and practice
Hours 8: Develop individual corrective programs
Financial Disclosure: Dr. Joan Spalding 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
*Participant must have selected the course they wish to transfer to at the time of the request. All refunds will be held until the transfer course has been selected.
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Course Hours: 16
CEUs: This course is offered for 1.6 ASHA CEUs
(Introductory level, Professional area)
This course is offered for 1.6 AOTA CEUs / 16 Contact Hours
(Introductory level; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention)
CE Hours: This course is offered for 16 NCBTMB CE Hours