Body-Mind Centering® Program in Melbourne

Registrations are open for the first module of the Body-Mind Centering® Somatic Movement Education program, offered by Somatic Education Australasia (SEA). Visit seasomaticeducation.com for more information.

Courses can be taken individually for personal and professional development.

Module 1 includes Senses & Perception 1 and The Skeletal System

Senses and Perception 1, 11-14 October 2019 (4 days)

Our senses begin as potential and develop in response to stimulation and experience. The senses of touch and movement are located throughout the body — in every cell. The senses of vision, hearing, taste and smell are located in the head. It is through our senses that we receive information from our internal environment (ourselves) and the external environment (others and the world).

How we filter, modify, distort, accept, reject, and use that information is part of the act of perceiving. Perception is a global experience. It is the psychophysical process of interpreting information based on past experience, present circumstances and future expectations. When we choose to absorb information, we bond to that aspect of our environment. When we block out information, we defend against that aspect. Learning is the process by which we vary our responses to information based on the context of each situation.

This course includes:

  • Exploration of the six senses (movement, touch, taste, smell, hearing and vision).
  • Analysis of the perceptual-response cycle as the process of perception.
  • Bonding, defending and learning as psychophysical processes based on your perceptions.

Skeletal System, 17-27 October 2019 (9 days, with days off 20/10 & 24/10)

This system provides us with our basic supporting structure. It is composed of the bones and the joints. The bones lever us through space and support our weight in relationship to gravity and the shape of our movements through space. The spaces within the joints give us the possibility of movement and provide the axes around which the movement occurs.

The skeletal system gives our body the basic form through which we can locomote through space, act on the environment, and sculpt and create the energy forms in space that we call movement. Through embodying the skeletal system, the mind becomes structurally organized, providing the supporting ground for our thoughts, the leverage for our ideas, and the fulcrums or spaces between our ideas for the articulation and understanding of their relationships. It provides the foundation for the psychophysical qualities of clarity, effortlessness and form.

This course includes:

  • Skeletal principles that enhance effortless movement.
  • The relationships between bones and joints and how they integrate through the whole body.
  • Evaluation and repatterning of skeletal alignment and movement imbalances.
  • Techniques for facilitating the repatterning of the internal structure of bone.

Somatic Movement Educator certification:

Upon successful completion of the entire 500 hour course, students may become a Certified Body-Mind Centering® Somatic Movement Educator, and a Registered Somatic Movement Educator through ISMETA (The International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association).

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