We are happy to announce that new cycles of the School for Body-Mind Centering® Infant Developmental Movement Education Program are beginning in 2018 in the following locations:
The IDME program is currently running in the following locations:
Interested in seeing how this work is applied and taught? Here are two beautiful videos about the Body-Mind Centering® IDME work:
The Body-Mind Centering® Infant Developmental Movement Education Program in Spain by Movimiento Atlas
What Children Teach Us by SOMA: A short documentary introducing the Infant Developmental Movement Education work and how Body-Mind Centering® is applied with babies from birth to walking.
Infant Developmental Movement Education Program
The greatest gifts we can give a child are a sense of physical and emotional well-being, a sense of comfort and bonding, the joy of being, curiosity, confidence, the ability to relate to others, and organizational and problem-solving skills. These are greatly influenced by the child’s early movement and touch learning experiences. Through play and handling, parents, caregivers and teachers have the opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life. We facilitate children in learning to speak and read, but passively assume that their movement will develop to its full potential without any kind of understanding or direction on our part.
The Infant Developmental Movement Education Program trains people to recognize early movement patterns and to interact effectively with infants in gentle, enticing ways that will have a positive effect on their growth and development. The goal in movement education with infants is to help set a foundation that supports pathways of ease, strength, agility and adaptability and to help avoid restrictive patterns of movement that inhibit the development of the full potential of the child.
This program is designed to train people to evaluate and facilitate normal development in infants using an embracing, child-centered approach. It is suited for those who are new to working with infants and those who are already working with them. We especially invite:
- People working in the fields of movement, bodywork, massage or somatic education who want to expand their skills to include infants.
- Early childhood educators and day-care professionals.
- Parents and caregivers.
- Medical and other professionals interacting with children, parents and caregivers, including occupational, physical, speech, and auditory therapists and social workers.