Move-in Mind™ Training
‘A man was drowning in the lake near a little village. Many people around tried to reach out his hand in order to save him, shouting “Give me your hand! Give me your hand!...” But he seemed didn’t hear them, just continuing to flounder and to drown.
A Wiseman, who was walking through the village, came near to the lake and asked to people “Who’s that man?” Someone answered “He’s an usurer…the most stingy man in our village!” The Wiseman went near the water, stretched out his arm and told him “Take my hand!” Immediately the stingy one grabbed the Wiseman’s hand and saved himself.’
From traditional Sufi tales
Right words make the difference
Everybody has an easiest way to imagine and to think. For some people, thoughts are something they “see”, as clear pictures or frames; for other people the “thinking processes” involve their voice (or “a” voice) talking in theirs’ mind (self-talk), or some physical sensations leading them for example to make a decision. Of course, every one of us “mixes” visual, auditory and kinesthetic “channels” in our thinking process, and so everybody has a unique way to think and to “build” mental images. So, when we imagine something, we don’t involve only, or necessarily, our ability to visualize. We involve all our senses. And when we want to describe something, using words to evoke the most complete image of it, that’s imagery.
In my practice, working in movement coaching and dance fields with groups and individual sessions since 1990s, I’ve always integrated mental imagery.
Some of our psycho-physiological functions depend on our interrelation with environmental stimuli, first of all the gravity field in which we move. These are not “voluntary” functions, and so we cannot modulate them using our “will”, but they respond to mental imagery, when we are able to use it in order to evoke stimuli and sensations, and to orient ourselves (or part of our body) in a specific spatial direction.
Finally, I created a specific Sensory-Motor Imagery Training (Mental Training), integrating the basic sequences of exercises of Beamish Bodymind Balancing® and the principles of Rolfing® Structural Integration.
I named it Move-In Mind™ Training, and I addressed it not only to my clients, but also both to people that want to integrate this powerful tools in their practices, and people working in education, healthcare services, athletic, high performance and performing arts fields, as professionals, performers or coaches, providing them specific Training Courses.
The Move In Mind Training enhances perception, proprioception and interoception (the ability to "listen to" our body, or the sense responsible for detecting internal regulation responses) in order to increase awareness and presence. It reshapes the body, helps to manage emotions, to calm thoughts and to focus attention, with spectacular results, becoming an unrivaled tool to develop and maintain a healthy body, a focused mind, a balanced emotional state, and to avoid injuries and chronic pain. In fact, the use of appropriate mental imagery facilitates the engagement of specific brain motor networks involving the "involuntary" muscle fibres (tonic fibres) that support every movement, managing our balance and posture in relation with the gravity field.
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Move-in Mind™ Training for Trainers & Instructors
The Move-In Mind™Training first aim is to give people not only a powerful method, but also specific, basic knowledge about neuroplasticity, and practical tools concerning the use of language, communication and the ability to create imagery in movement classes, coaching & training sessions or rehabilitation interventions, in order to improve efficacy in their practice and teaching.
Actually, when we find the “right words”in teaching, in coaching, in mentoring (that means the best way to communicate what we would like to see achieved by our students, actually...), we give support to the learning process and we help our students, or clients, or patients (and ourselves!), to do the best and to achieve best results.
At the moment, I provide Move In Mind Training Courses addressed to:
- Trainers, coaches, instructors, teachers who want to empower their effectiveness in communication by integrating a new approach to workout, a new method and sequences of exercise, and new tools related to connections among breathing, mental imagery, movement, enhancing their skills and increasing their efficacy. Click to see the course program ->
- Healthcare professionals and Complimentary & Alternative Medicine practitioners, massage therapists, physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists who want to increase their efficacy, especially working with people with an acquired nervous system injury who need a specific training addressed to recover sense of balance, perception, movement and coordination, in long-term rehabilitation.
- Rolfers™ Rolf Movement ™ Practitioners, Structural Integrators who want to integrate Sensory-Motor Imagery in their practice, increasing the ability to "dialogue" with their clients' tonic function in order to enhance and optimize it, and who want to work, in case, with people with acquired nervous system injuries that need a specific training addressed to recover sense of balance, perception, movement and coordination, during or after rehabilitation programs.
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