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MNRI® Dysfunctional and Pathological Reflex Repatterning and Integration • Online

Class Schedule: Monday-Thursday, July 6-9, 2020 (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST)
Dates: July 6-9, 2020
Dates: Course begins at 9:00am EST
Location: Online Course
Instructor: Svetlana Masgutova
Coordinator: Jessica Rife
Email: jessica@masgutovafoundation.org
Phone: 352-494-9829

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.

Course Overview:

The MNRI® Dysfunctional and Pathological Reflex Re-Patterning and Integration course expands a practitioner's understanding of the nervous system, focusing on how automaticity, the vestibular, proprioceptive, and gravity systems are contributing to the existing pathology or dysfunction of each reflex. This knowledge helps practitioners diagnose systems, establish priorities when creating programs and adjust exercises to meet specific needs allowing for faster results in complex individuals. Each of the infant and birth reflexes will be revisited and variations and adaptations will be demonstrated in detail, along with several other reflexes not covered in the introductory course. The MNRI reflex assessment tool will be explained in detail. Students will be encouraged to incorporate this tool into their practice, allowing them to gain proficiency in diagnosing and scoring over time. It is essential that students have attended a conference prior to taking the course and have seen this tool in practice. This is an advanced course that assumes students are proficient in all basic D & P techniques and have an understanding of the neurological relationships between the oral-facial, tactile, archetypal, visual and acoustic reflexes; as well as, the role that MNRI neuro-structural therapy plays in normalizing the protective response of the nervous system.

NOTE: This is not a course for parents or caregivers, as many different adaptations will be explored, beyond what is being prescribed for their child. Parents wanting to gain this valuable understanding are encouraged to make an appointment with a core provider or register their child for a MNRI conference. In this way, all the information they receive will pertain directly to their child’s individual situation. Short of this, parents are always welcome to attend monthly webinars. The instructor is not allowed to diagnose or offer specific suggestions of therapeutic interventions for children not under their care.

Learning Objectives: MNRI® Dysfunctional and Pathological Reflex Integration

  1. Explain the use of these strategies to release non-productive protection tendencies which keep people from reaching their goals, potential, and from making productive decisions.
  2. Describe the physiological and psychological basis of movement, the sensory-motor concept of reflex integration, the development of a reflex from appearance to integration, and the characteristic components of reflexes. 
  3. Analyze various reflexes patterns, their sensory stimuli and motor responses, stages of each reflex’s development, and how this effects the upper limbs, lower limbs, and whole core. 
  4. Demonstrate how to apply the MRNI® Method for the neurological reeducation of dysfunctional and pathological reflexes to assist with self-regulation.
  5. Explain how the activation of biomechanics of reflex patters offer correction of non-productive, dysfunctional, or pathological motor automaticity.
  6. Describe how the activation of reflex patterns offer optimization of motor automaticity.
  7. Explain how the activation of the proprioceptive system increases regulation of muscular-tendoneous tone which works with any negative somatic anchors caused by stress.
  8. Describe the importance of optimizing the body’s symmetry mechanisms affecting binocular vision and binaural hearing and to release past stress and traumas.
  9. Describe the innate nature of the sensory-motor reflex system and general principals of the Masgutova Method®for facilitation of changes in the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive functions of a person.
  10. Describe the process of using core flexion-extension mechanisms to describe the protection (freezing response) and survival (fight and flight response) strategies of the brain.
  11. Explain the importance of developing individualized programs for clients having emotional, motivational, speech and language, and movement challenges. 
  12. Describe how the activation of reflex patterns facilitate neurodevelopmental mechanisms for proper physiological functions which provide for easier learning for sensory-motor abilities and skills necessary for daily life functions.
  13. Explain how the integration of the primary motor patterns support cognitive development.
  14. Explain how activation of reflex patterns offer support for the coordination of the neuro-structural aspects of the body.
  15. Demonstrate the activation of reflex patterns to support overall cognitive development.
  16. Participate in direct hands-on instruction for the techniques of the Pendulum and other sternum areas.
  17. Participate in direct hands-on instruction for the techniques to optimize functions of breathing, vision, and auditory and articulation systems.
  18. Demonstrate how the activation of reflex patterns offer optimization of motor automaticity.
  19. Demonstrate through hands on practice using the following hand reflex patterns: Hands Supporting, Babkin Palmomental, Robinson Hands Grasp, Hands Pulling, Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex, Sequential Arms Opening, Sequential Fingers Opening and Closing.
  20. Demonstrate through hands on practice using the following reflex patterns: Asymmetric Tonic Neck (ATNR), Spinal Galant, Landau, Spinal Perez, Symmetric Tonic Neck, Bauer Crawling, Thomas Automatic Gait, Flying and Landing, and Trunk Extension.
  21. Demonstrate through hands on practice using the following reflex patterns: Moro Embrace, Bonding, Fear Paralysis, and, Pavlov Orientation. 
  22. Demonstrate through hands on practice using the following feet reflex patterns: Babinski, Foot Tendon Guard and Leg Cross Flexion. 
  23. Demonstrate through hands on practice using the following reflex patterns: Sequential Side Rotation and Spinning Reflexes, 
  24. Explain techniques of the Pendulum and other sternum areas to optimize functions of breathing, vision, and auditory and articulation systems.
  25. Explain different techniques for creating an individual program for clients and the development of home practice activities.


Financial Disclosure: Svetlana Masgutova receives a stipend based upon an enrollment percentage.

Non-financial Disclosure: Svetlana Masgutova 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

Online courses are subject to cancellation due to lack of minimum required participants registered for the course within 2 days of the course start date. Full refunds will be issued if the course is canceled due to the low number of attendees.

  • Participants will receive a full refund for registration cancellation up to 5 days prior to the event.
  • A 10% administration charge will be retained for cancellations within 3-4 days prior to the course.
  • A 25% administration charge will be retained for cancellations within 2 days prior to the course.
Transferring Policy

Participants who wish to transfer registration and payment to another SMEI course may do so up to 5 days prior with no penalty. If within the 5 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

Current training level required: Level 2
Prerequisite Classes:
  • MNRI® Archetype Movement Integration
  • MNRI® Dynamic and Postural Reflex Integration
  • MNRI® NeuroTactile Integration
  • MNRI® NeuroStructural Reflex Integration
Any 1 additional class is also required
For any questions regarding prerequisites, please contact us.
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