In this workshop Griet Rondel (Belgium) will offer a unique approach in understanding how and where the brain, the organs and the emotions converge and how to help facilitate emotional and behavioral change in our clients through reflexology.
The human being lives in constant interaction with both the external environment and the environment inside the body. While the external environment is observed by the five senses (taste, smell, touch, hearing and vision), the internal environment is monitored by sensory nerve endings. All of these perceptions are constantly being sent to the spinal cord and brain for processing and survival (i.e. to cause motor changes in the musculoskeletal system, changes in the organs and hormones, etc.).
When messages from the external environment are received at the same time as messages coming from within, the brain can confuse and conflate the messages, forming an emotional link between perceptions via the midbrain and limbic system. The brain’s resulting survival response has now become emotionally charged.
In the last decade significant research has been conducted clarifying the connections between viscera (organs) and brain, especially for the digestive system. AROUSAL pathways are responsible for the general and specific alertness of the human being regarding environmental and body’s own perceptions (conscious, subconscious and unconscious). These pathways run through various portions of the brain, whether they go all the way to the cortex for conscious thought or not. In the medial axis of the brain, tissue damage, environmental threats, stress and pain get mixed up with emotions, memory and subconscious impulses. When the brain orders a response in the body, its orders are performed via the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and via hormones. Because our organs are very vulnerable and sensitive when impulses of the autonomic nervous system are involved, dysfunctions in organs are very closely related to emotions arising from any situation of arousal.
In this two-day seminar Griet will explore the ascending pathways to the brain and the most important brain centers relating to the arousal (emotional) axis. She will take us on an in-depth exploration of the arousal system and couple it with practical application, embedded in a Manual Neurotherapy-Nerve Reflexology (MNT-NR) concept on brain structures, visceral and hormonal organs linked with the emotions. She will share her immense knowledge of the human body and its form and function, and she will pair this information with practical techniques. She will teach us how to access precisely-refined reflexology points to maximize effects. An extensive handout with a copy of the PowerPoint presentation is included in this workshop. For more information about these concepts or about Griet and her professional work, please visit MNT-NR INTERNATIONAL. Sat—Sun 9 am—5 pm (14 credits with SRMC, ARCB and for WA LMTs)
Headlines of this workshop are:
the emotional brain circuit and its close connection to the pain circuit
how organs change emotions and vice versa
how emotional circuits influence motor behavior
how hormones change emotional centers and at the same time they change the physiology of organs
the way of thinking in the concept of Nerve Reflexology
the nerve reflex points for each emotional and pain brain center
how to connect nerve reflex points from the autonomic system with organs and brain centers
how to change emotional and motor behavior
combining MNT-NR techniques with foot reflexology
PREREQUISITES: Intro to reflexology OR general bodywork knowledge/experience
December 14-15 $385 ($100 early bird deposit is non-refundable; $425 after Nov 14)
Read more about Griet and her professional work at MNT-NR International at http://www.mnt-nr.com/English/Home.
For more information visit www.seattle-reflexology.com
Courses through Seattle Reflexology provide CEs for reflexologists and LMTs. Our reflexology training program is designed to prepare you for the Washington state reflexology credential and National Certification. We bring excellent guest instructors from around the world each year to keep our local community well educated and excited about the vast realm of reflexology.
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