This course is designed for practitioners looking to enhance the Somatic dimension of their work with clients.
Somatics is a mindful technique, which facilitates greater mind-body integration, ease of movement and freedom in the body. This Somatic Education Unit introduces the somatic self, some somatic theory and exercises for assessing and somatically changing bodies so that they are free of the destructive effects of over contracted muscles and negative movement patterns.
Chronic muscle contraction patterns created by past experiences are unconsciously retained. Thomas Hanna named this tendency sensory-motor amnesia (SMA). Somatics enables the individual to use the brain to overcome SMA and the negative effects of stress, trauma and aging. It empowers us to hear more clearly the wisdom of our bodies.
This Somatic Education Unit explores the neuromuscular responses to emotional states and the knowledge and joy that emerge from the body’s renewed awareness of itself.
|Who should attend this course?||Pilates Instructors and Allied Health professionals who want to work more somatically with clients|
|Prerequisites||Studies in Pilates, Massage, Physiotherapy or other the Allied Health Professions|
|Pre-course Study||1 hour|
|Course Duration||½ day|
|Course Materials||Somatic Education Manual|
|Assessment||Optional assessment for the nationally accredited unit of competency PILADV503 Integrate somatic education into Pilates|
Additional $150 for optional assessment for PILADV503 Integrate somatic education into Pilates
Why This Course?
- Enables you to incorporate Somatic Education into your practice to assist clients with movement and psychosocial dysfunction
- To learn how to assess basic postural reflex patterns that are habituated
- To investigate how emotions create muscular contraction patterns that are habitual and lead to pain and
- For a thorough study of how muscle contraction patterns affect somatic disclosures (somatic communications to others) and somatic perception of experiences
- To learn relevant Somatics exercises that can be incorporated into any practice to assist clients in the re-education of their moving bodies
- Course content includes a daily maintenance exercise series to support comfort, ease of movement and
- obtain insight from your somatic self
Additional Assessment requirements:
The additional assessment activities required for the unit of competency PILADV503 Somatic Education in Pilates involves:
- Developing a session plan and the delivery of the session plan to a class, covering Somatic Pilates exercises
- Knowledge Assessment for Somatic Education in Pilates
- Practical Assessment of Somatic exercises during the ‘Somatic Education in Pilates’ workshop