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.
Participants of this 24 hour MNRI® course will participate in both the course discussion and hands-on supervised practice. In this course, participants will be introduced to information about the neuro-anatomy and neurophysiology of the breathing system and its links with protection and survival mechanisms and reflex pattern integration, the priority role of the breathing system in creating the basis for establishing neurosensorimotor processing for optimal brain functioning, the psychological/emotional foundation of the breathing system and influence on health, motivation and cognition. Course participants will also learn about the assessment of breathing as a primary reflex, as well as, specific exercises to integrate breathing and links of breathing with relative reflex patterns for children with neurodevelopment delays.
Participants will be introduced to assessment techniques for the breathing reflex patterns and the protective responses of: Fear Paralysis, Moro, Core Tendon Guard, Head Righting, oral-facial, visual, and auditory reflex patterns that serve the development and maturation of the protection and survival mechanisms needed for successful functioning in children and adults. Repatterning techniques and exercises for these reflex patterns will be introduced and are necessary to create a sufficient neurophysiological basis for feeling safe, inner strength and motivation, organization of proper perception and processing of the input, and thus development of different cognitive skills – visual and auditory. Postural control mechanisms depending on breathing will also be addressed. Development and maturation of the protective group of reflexes concerned with the breathing system lead to the development of emotional stability and inner control. This course will offer examples of techniques, games, and activities to make the integration sessions using MNRI® exercises interesting and motivating. The Breathing Reflex Integration course can be used with children and adults with deficits in development of protection mechanisms; fear and phobias, behavior and emotional disorientation, motor and speech delays. It also can be used as a stress release program for adult.
Learning Objectives: MNRI® Breathing Reflex Integration
Hour 1: Movement as basis of natural Development and Basic Medical Terminology and Standard Anatomical Positions
Hours 2-3: Links of the Breathing System
Lunch 1 hour
Hour 4: Reflexes and the Development of Antigravity Mechanisms
Hours 5-6: Integration of Primary Motor Patterns
Hours 7-8: Breathing Reflex Patterns and Muscular-Tendon-Ligaments Tone Regulation
Hours 1-4: Development of Proprioceptive-Cognitive Anchors
Lunch 1 hour
Hour 5: Proprioceptive-Vestibular Reflex
Hour 6: Pendulum and Sternum areas
Hours 7-8: Antigravity Mechanism
Hour 1: Individual Programs
Hours 2-4: Breathing Reflex Patterns and Diaphragm Mobilization
Lunch 1 hour
Hour 5: Primary Reflexes and Developmental Mechanisms
Hour 6: Breathing Reflexes
Hours 7-8: Other Reflexes
Financial Disclosure: 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.
* 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, Pay Pal may also charge the participant an additional 2.5% transaction fee (processing fee). Refund by check is available upon request. For questions contact us.
Course Hours: 24
CEUs: This course is offered for 2.4 ASHA CEUs
(Advanced level, Professional area)
This course is offered for 2.4 AOTA CEUs / 24 Contact Hours
(Advanced; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention)
CE Hours: This course is offered for 24 NCBTMB CE Hours