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MNRI® Breathing Reflex Integration

Dates: February 24-26, 2018
Location: The Netherlands
Address: Contact Wil van Kessel for final registration and to make payment for this course: wilvankessel@dekleineparel.nl
Instructor: Lori Burgess
Local Area  
Coordinator: Wil van Kessel
Email: wilvankessel@dekleineparel.nl
Phone: +31(0)610277215

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. 

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.

Upon successful completion of the three-day, 24-hour MNRI® Breathing Reflex Integration course participants will:

  1. Develop knowledge of the Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration process as the basis for successful development of the breathing system for proper functioning and support of learning processes.
  2. Investigate the links of the breathing system and other reflex patterns serving for formation of positive survival in children with challenges and create the “anchors” based on natural innate mechanisms of neurodevelopment and neuroplasticity.
  3. Learn about the following reflexes and their specific involvement in the development of antigravity mechanisms and cognitive skills: Tonic Labyrinthine in Flexion and Extension, Core Tendon Guard in Flexion and Extension, Gravity, Balancing, Grounding, Stability, Head Righting Ocular and Labyrinthine, Ocular-Vestibular, Ocular-Kinetic, Hands Pulling, Hands Supporting, Sequential Rolling and Spinning, and others.
  4. Investigate the following reflexes and their specific involvement in the development of antigravity mechanisms and leveling reflexes: Eye Leveling, Vestibular Leveling, TMJ Leveling, and Auditory System Leveling.
  5. Explore how breathing reflex patterns are involved in muscular-tendon-ligaments tone regulation, postural control, and antigravity abilities.
  6. Explore how breathing reflex patterns are involved in conscious motor control formation within the brain-body system.
  7. Discover the basis for the development of proprioceptive-cognitive anchors, fine motor coordination, self-regulation, and self-management through the integration of the breathing reflex patterns.
  8. Discuss the basis for the formation of primary links of proprioceptive and cognitive coordination: acoustic activation-kinesthetic memory, balancing-acoustic stimulation-Moro response-selective memory activation, facilitation of “analytical” and “synthesized” auditory perception and processing using developmental potentials of proprioceptive-vestibular reflex patterns found within the integration of the breathing reflex patterns.
  9. Discuss the basis for the formation of proprioceptive-cognitive coordination and fine motor skills: acoustic differentiation-memory anchoring, hand-eye, hands-auditory-articulation system, and auditory-vestibular system within the integration of the breathing reflex patterns.
  10. Participate in games and activities that enhance the MNRI® process in an interesting and motivating manner.
  11. Discuss the correlation of proprioceptive-vestibular reflex patterns and skills of cognitive perception: memorizing, writing, reading, and calculation when the breathing reflex patterns are integrated.
  12. Receive supervised hands-on-training to:
  13. Evaluate and develop appropriate strategies to incorporate the use of the MNRI® Breathing Reflex Integration Program into daily practice.
  • Conduct assessments to discover nonintegrated or immature reflex patterns creating the antigravity mechanism and supplying the neurophysiological basis for proprioceptive-cognitive functions within the breathing reflex patterns.
  • Develop individual programs to repattern, activate, and integrate breathing reflex patterns.
  • Work with specific techniques for dysfunctional and pathological reflex patterns.
  • Explore the possibilities of positive changes in body structure, posture, and movement development through integration of breathing reflex patterns.
  • Develop individual corrective programs based on assessment techniques and exercises for integration of breathing reflex pattern to enhance overall emotional, motivational, and motor challenges.

Reflexes Addressed in this Course:

Primary Motor Reflex Patterns

  • Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR)            · Bonding                   · Moro Embrace
  • Symmetric Tonic Neck (STNR)     ·                      Hands Pulling                · Robinson Hands Grasp
  • Hands Supporting                                                    ·            Landau             ·   Spinal Galant
  • Tonic Labyrinthine                                                  ·            Bauer Crawling    ·                                          Spinal Perez
  • Leg Cross Flexion-Extension    

Additional Motor Reflexes and Reactions

  • Abdominal                         ·    Foot Tendon Guard   ·         Primary Sounds    ·                                          Spinning
  • Auditory Figure Ground    ·    Head Tilting Forward             ·                  Segmental Rolling  
  • Core Tendon Guard            ·    Head Up-Righting  ·            Spine Extending  
  • Visual Figure-Ground        ·    Fear Paralysis        · Eye Leveling,          
  • Vestibular Leveling           · TMJ Leveling            · Auditory System Leveling 
  • Gravity                               · Balancing                  ·            Grounding     · Stability
  • Head Righting                    · Ocular-Kinetic          · Ocular-Vestibular

 Prerequisites:  MNRI® Dynamic & Postural Reflex Integration course is suggested as a prerequisite in order to provide a broader context prior to attending other foundation courses. 

Financial Disclosure: Lori Burgess 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 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 21 days prior to the course.
Deposits (20% of course fee) and a 20% administration charge will be retained for cancellations within 21 days of the course start date.

Transferring Policy

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: 24

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