Therapist Training

Learn how to use the extremely effective techniques used in the Haller Method, at your own clinic. Classes are geared toward therapists who want in-depth knowledge on how to grow neural pathways and use the neuroplasticity research in clinical settings.

All classes can be taught on a one on one basis via mentoring. This has its advantages for decreasing travel, being highly personalised and moving forward at your own pace. click here for the mentoring page.

HM Live Courses 2020 Schedule:

As of today, March the 7th, 2020, I putting all live classes on hold. Travel may not be possible the dates these are offered.

Anyone who has registered will be refunded their deposit. I am thinking of creative ways to respond.

Fort Collins, Colorado

KidsBrainTree Fort Collins: 3932 John F Kennedy Parkway 10F, Fort Collins, CO, 80525

February 7/8      completed      PRE - level III - Extension and Trauma Resolution

February 9/10    completed      PRE - Level IV - Rotation and how movement is facilitated.

April 24/25        On hold        PRE - level II - Flexion and attachment

April 26/27        On hold        PRE - level III - Extension and Trauma Resolution

May 9                On hold       Handwriting Basics - 4 CEU class $165  8:30am - 12:30pm

  • 10 spots each class
  • Cost: $525  Early Bird $475 CEU's: 14
  • Times: 8:30 - 5:30 with 1 Hour lunch at about 12:30pm
  • Registration: $150 non-refundable deposit to hold your place. - all on hold at this time

Detroit, Michigan - I am concerned about travel to this destination as of March 7th,2020. Please check back 

DMC – Children’s Hospital of Michigan, 3950 Beaubien Blvd, Detroit, MI, 48201

RIM and DMC employees check in with Ramona Hignite

November 7/8         PRE - level II - Flexion and attachment

  • 26 spots for this class
  • Cost: $525  Early Bird $475 CEU's: 14
  • Times: 8:30 - 5:30 with 1 Hour lunch at about 12:30pm
  • Registration: $150 non-refundable deposit to hold your place. Click Here

 

Accreditation:

NBCOT accepts these CEU's. You go on the site and upload under the section of live classes. States have accepted them for Occupational Therapy Licensing. Those that I know of are CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, MI, NY, OH, SC, TX.
These CEU's are not AOTA approved - but that really means that I have not yet paid AOTA the fee they demand for that status. Has nothing to do with their validity or acceptance by states for licensing or NBCOT for registration CEU's

PT licensing is different. Each state has a set of rules and I have not aplied to each state nor paid the fees they demand for that status. I do not really know the whole process that is entailed in getting this status - however if I can help let me know.  I do not know of any difficulty by PT's yet.

 

Haller Method Online Courses:

We are starting to make some of the more theoretical and background information available online. 

Learn Body Brain Mapping - the patterns only... no theory, no long pieces of info to wade through. 1 CEU if you submit a video of you doing the mapping.

Indepth info on why it works is coming soon in Module Two

"Teaching parents to be attuned to their children" is a class to look forward to. In the mean time a book study has been put online -that starts the process. It is very worth while. Book Study #1 part one of "Say What You See" by Sandra Blackard

Other Trainings worth taking

Dynamic Body Balancing - Cranio Sacral Therapy by Carol Phillips DC

Quote from Carol Philips' website: "Dynamic Body Balancing (DBB) techniques are grounded in the same in-depth cranial anatomy and physiology as other schools of training in CranioSacral Therapy.  With the addition of Myofascial Unwinding and Biofield Therapies, DBB has become a beautiful form of hands-on therapy that restores balance to the mind, body and spirit. The primary difference from other similar forms of work is the application." for the complete discription please go to her site at https://dynamicbodybalancing.com/workshop-overview .

Pricing is on her site at https://dynamicbodybalancing.com/workshop-schedule

 

Level 1 Foundations for Clinical NeuroPlasticity information:

HANDS-ON, EXPERIENTIAL TRAINING in facilitating Neuroplasticity Via PowerPoint presentation, group work, discussion, Q&A, Technique practice of Reflex Integration initial processes and non- invasive developmental facilitation with competent return demo requirements Dress for movement and floor work
Brain Patterns that govern behavior, impulses, sensitivity to surroundings, and attachment issues are shockingly easy to influence.
In this 2-day workshop, you will discover
  • Easy ways to improve your clients’ brain growth and connection
  • Understand the latest Neuroplastic principles in a clinical setting
  • Where to start in your Clinical Reflex Integration program and why!!!
  • Walk out with hands on skills
This wholistic class is ideal for OTs and/or Cranio Sacral Therapists with Paeds or Neuro focus... it is a beginner - intermediate level class with 14 CEUs.

Course Objectives:

  • list 5 things we scan for to determine safety and explain how creating safety before intervening is crucial
  • memorize the 2 basic tenants of neuroplasticity   – by Hebb and Merzenich
  • Explain 2 ways these tenants apply to clinical practice
  • Discuss the role of the physical brain per Daniel Wolpert.
  • list 3 reasons for a “noisy brain” per Norman Doidge with Maxine’s addition
  • List the 4 stages of embryology that are emulated in movement
  • Perform a return demo of the of evaluation of these 4 stages and explain the 5th  component evaluated.
  • Explain the significance of sensory in / motor out in terms of neurological development and head movement and control
  • Discuss the role of Body Schema development in relation to motor function
  • Perform a return demo of the body brain mapping protocol with upgrading principles
  • List 3 functions each of brain stem, cerebellum and basal ganglia that impact motor development
  • Explain the developmental stages of the brain in terms of motor milestones and influence on function
  • Return demo the Brunnstrom Process for establishing motor control as applied to developing brainstem, cerebellum and basal ganglia function
  • Describe how this connectivity fits into the Haller method of influencing Neuroplasticity
  • Discuss 2 ways in which neural net development is a crucial 1st step for reflex integration and the creation of choice of response in relation to every life engagement
  • List 2 ways that neural net formation as a foundational therapeutic intervention circumvents  splinter skill development.
  • Describe the basic concepts of a stress profile and how this affects neural function and determine the beginning of your own stress profile

Level 2 Flexion Course Information:

HANDS-ON, EXPERIENTIAL TRAINING in facilitating Neuroplasticity Via PowerPoint presentation, group work, discussion, Q&A, Technique practice of Reflex Integration initial processes and non- invasive developmental facilitation with competent return demo requirements. Dress for movement and floor work - no skirts. Yoga pants best.
In this 2-day workshop, you will discover
  • Why flexion is crucial to establish before extension
  • How to establish midlines(x3) so that you can cross them
  • How to switch off the components of Tendon Guard that prevent Flexion / Head Control
  • How Moro, Grasp and TLR Forward bring in attachment, grounding and stop meltdowns
This holistic class is the next sequential treatment protocol and is for OTs and Cranio Sacral Therapists who have taken Foundations for Clinical Neuroplasticity. It is however appropriate for any Therapist who has completed Foundations for Clinical Neuroplasticity or FCN/ RMT combo and wants a refresher. There are no prequisites take this class but the foundations class does make the course easier to understand.

Course Objectives:

  • Brief Review the Foundations of Primitive Reflex Integration: Safety, Connectivity, Neural Net building and Brain dominance.
  • Explain why these are foundational to all Reflex Integration
  • Explain the effects of unmitigated stress on processing style, visual and auditory processing, communication and safety
  • Complete a full dominance profile eval per Carla Hannaford’s book the Dominance Factor
  • Discuss the role of Tendon Guard in Reflex Integration
  • List the two TG muscle sets that prevent Moro and TLR forward from integrating
  • List 3 techniques for mitigating these
  • Perform a return demo of the evaluation of the presence of TG.
  • Explain flexion/extension confusion and how to unravel it
  • Explain the significance of safety, flexion, and attachment to self wrt meltdowns
  • Explain the role of dynamic attachment theory, attunement, and “rocking the baby”
  • Give the stages of Reflex integration per Brunnstrom
  • Explain the use of PNF in Reflex Integration
  • Explain the purpose of integrating a Reflex
  • List the 4 steps of integrating a reflex
  • List the 4 symptoms of inappropriately active Hands Pulling Reflex
  • List the 4 symptoms of inappropriately active Moro Reflex
  • List the 4 symptoms of inappropriately active TLR Reflex
  • List the 4 symptoms of inappropriately active Grasp Reflex
  • Perform a return demo of the reflex integration protocol with grading principles for all 4
  • Explain the cognitive development associated with these 4 reflexes as related to academics

PRE Level 3 Extension and Tendon Guard/ trauma Release Flyer 2020

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What the Haller Method covers

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Classes for Treating Early Intervention: - Babies thru 3 years old

Clinical Neuroplasticity for Babies (CNB) - Connectivity
Primitive Reflex Essentials for Babies I - Flexion & Extension part 1
Primitive Reflex Essentials for Babies II - Extension part 2 and dealing with Tendon Guard
Primitive Reflex Essentials for Babies III - Rotation for latching and mobility

Classes for Treating Older Children and Adults

Foundations for Clinical Neuroplasticity - Connectivity, Neural Nets, safety
Primitive Reflex Essentials for older children / adults Il - Flexion and dealing with Tendon Guard in brief
Primitive Reflex Essentials for older children / adults IlI - Extension and dealing with Tendon Guard
Primitive Reflex Essentials for older children / adults IV - Rotation for mobility, Torticollis and structural impairments
Advanced Tendon Guard
Enmeshment and the art of knowing what you are looking at
Motor Based Grasp and Skill Development influencing handwriting

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16 Students is the magic break even number. 18 feels good and 17 gets a free host seat.

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