13805 Ann Pl, Austin, Texas 78728
February 5-9, 2020
$850 per module
The Whole Person Embodied Early Developmental Movement, Birth, and Attachment Therapy trains psychologists and therapists, parents, yoga & movement professionals, and body workers to incorporate developmental movement principles into their work. Personal embodiment—both body awareness and the capacity for kindness, appreciation, and wonder at one’s own body wisdom—is a primary tool to support transformation on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. Learning acquired through movement and touch is the foundation of more complex neurological development. Skillful facilitation of movement patterns arising from conception through the first year of life allows children to explore the world with ease and adults to fulfill their potential.
The program is based on the knowledge that human development occurs first through the language of movement and touch and relationship, and provides educators, therapists, and creators with a psychophysical model both for supporting motor development and repatterning behavior. It includes instruction in movement facilitation, touch skills, creative expression, and psychodynamic facilitation.
The 250-hour program consists of seven 5-day modules over the course of two years, with additional hours of practice, observation, and self-reflection. Topics addressed in the program will be:
· The role of the senses and perceptual processing in development, attachment, and bonding
· The Basic Neurological Patterns: automatically developing motor patterns that form the vocabulary of normal movement and influence brain development
· Reflexes, righting reactions, and equilibrium responses
· Attachment theory and practice
· Prenatal, Post-natal, and Birth Trauma and how to work with it
· The role of neurobiology in development
· The importance of eliciting delight in the process of relating, parenting, caregiving, and therapy.
If you’re looking to expand your services, this 250-hour course in somatic movement education is for you. It teaches you how to incorporate attachment theory, developmental movement principles, and applied birth psychology into your work and provides you with a deeper understanding of how to use somatic movement in therapeutic healing practices with your client
The course takes place across seven 5-day modules over 2 years. Each module will earn you 35 CEU and if you take the full course you can log 250 hours of training towards Somatic Movement Educator Certification with ISMETA.
Margery Segal directs the Whole Movement Center, an integrative center that provides somatic psychotherapy, intensive somatic trainings and performance events. She is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist with a specialty in early developmental trauma and Pre and Perinatal Birth Attachment Therapy. She is a licensed professional counselor with a focus on adults with early developmental trauma and family therapy for children with medical and developmental challenges. She is also a professional dancer, choreographer, and theater artist.
· Body Mind Centering® Teacher and Practitioner
· Licensed Professional Counselor
· Registered Somatic Movement Therapist w/the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association
· Infant Developmental Movement Educator®
· Certified Pre and Perinatal Birth Attachment Practitioner and Teacher
· Somatic Experiencing Provider
· Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapist
· Advanced Bodywork Therapist
· Skinner Releasing Dance Technique® Educator