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Dr. Harald Blomberg to Hold Rhythmic Movement Training Symposium at Kent State University

Posted Jul. 8, 2013

Swedish Psychiatrist Harald Blomberg, M.D., will share his work on Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT) on Wednesday, July 17, from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. in the Read Room (Room 200) at White Hall, located at 150 Terrace Drive on the Kent Campus. Blomberg’s lecture will be followed by a reception.

Rhythmic Movement Training has been successful in improving motor difficulties, reading and writing, and behaviors associated with ADHD and autism. Blomberg’s presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a reception.

Creator of the Blomberg RMT (BRMT) and author of Movements That Heal, Blomberg has been investigating the link between retained infant reflexes, learning challenges and emotional imbalances since the 1980s and has taught BRMT across Europe, North America, Australia and Asia.

Rhythmic movements, adapted for children and adults, are based on the infant’s sequence of natural developmental movements in utero and the period identified by Piaget as the sensorimotor stage. Two primary principles of the Blomberg model are that these movements are involved in the maturing of the nervous system and the inhibition (integration) of the primitive reflexes. Primitive (first) reflexes are automatic, stereotyped movements controlled from the brain stem; these reflexes serve an important purpose developmentally, but if they remain active, can hinder one’s ability to learn efficiently and function optimally. Blomberg and other practitioners of RMT have seen improvements among the people they have worked with, not only in motor development, but in the areas of attention and focus, emotional development, reading, writing, speech and behaviors associated with ADHD and autism as well.

For more information about the symposium or to reserve your place at this free presentation and reception, contact Lisbeth K. Justice, Ph.D., at 330-673-5839 or lkjusti1@kent.edu. Also contact Justice for more information about Blomberg’s two-day sessions on “RMT and Diet in Autism and ADD/ADHD” and “RMT, Dreams and Inner Healing.”

The RMT Symposium is sponsored by the nonprofit organization, LoveLight Inc., in partnership with the Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education.