Online - Zoom
10 meetings from March 12 - June 19
Families of children with fragilities face many challenges, in general and on a day-to-day basis. Making connections means to support the progress of the child, the care of the parents and caregivers for the child as well as the care for themselves, supporting a wide range of learning processes, from micro movements to locomotion in space, from neuro-muscular organization to talking, getting up and walking. It combines a structural approach working with the different body system (like organs or fascia) with sensory integration and functional alignment of the neuro-muscular system.
This series of 10 meetings addresses children, parents, educators and therapists with the idea that changes need to happen in the whole system, rather than in one part. And that only by cooperation these changes can be permanent.
The 10 meetings give an understanding of the BMC® approach working with children with special needs and lead participants in experiences to explore their bodies in movement and touch, with concrete applications what parents can do to support the child in everyday activities, practical things to do between the meetings, and what practitioners can do to support the child’s abilities. The meetings are open to everyone interested, especially to parents, educators, therapists, other professionals and somatic practitioners (BMC® and other). No previous experience is required.
Anka Sedlačková is a dancer and performer, teaching in the Academy of Arts in Bratislava. She has been studying BMC® since 2000 and graduated as an Infant Development Movement Educator, BMC® Practitioner and BMC® Teacher. In 2003 she started to work with babies and children with special needs. Together with Angelika Kováčová founded non-profit organization Babyfit which is focusing on the education in the field of developmental movement. She has been teaching in France, Japan, Czech Republic. www.babyfit.sk
Thomas Greil is a practitioner and trainer of Body-Mind Centering®, especially for the work with babies, and a JKA practitioner. He works with all ages since more than 20 years. His interest in children with special needs and their families comes from his research of human development, neuroscience, healing trauma and embodiment. He lives in Faenza, Italy, where he directs together with Carla Bottiglieri minima somatica, a nucleus of somatic research in practices and narratives of embodiment. www.minimasomatica.org