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Normal Stability: Evoking Inherent Adaptability to Meet Demand
Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 4:00 PM to Thursday, September 30, 2021, 6:30 PM PDT
Category: National CE Courses

Course Title: Normal Stability: Evoking Inherent Adaptability to Meet Demand
Course Location: Online via Zoom
Course Date(s): Tuesdays and Thursdays, 08/24/21 - 09/30/21
Course Time: 4:00 - 6:30pm PT
Course Instructor(s): Per Haaland
Organizational Host: Dr. Ida Rolf Institute
Registration Fees: **$150 off for earlybird discount** / $850 + $75 admin fee = $925
Registration Process: https://mms.rolf.org/members/course_catalog_detail_ROLF.php?org_id=ROLF&eid=36220981
Registration/Point of Contact Email Address: [email protected]
Registration/Point of Contact Phone Number: (831) 479-9565
IASI CE Credits: 6 Rolf Movement Credits / 45 NCBTMB Continuing Education Hours (30 hours Webinar, 15 hours Home Study)

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Course Description: This course offers explicit consideration of how the goals and steps of structural integration translate into improved body stability and capacity for self-care. Ida Rolf believed that there is such a thing as normal body behavior; human bodies have an inherent capacity to respond efficiently and effectively to physical and psychological challenges. We can find stability and express lengthening at the same time. Through our work with clients, they can learn to discern and value non-effortful stability. The workshop will be a combination of therapeutic techniques and experiential exercises supported by lecture and discussion. Lectures and Discussions will cover topics such as:• What does normal stability look and feel like?• How do anatomical structures contribute to stabilization?• Where does stabilization fit into an SI series?• How does one clarify the pre-movement moment?• How does enhanced stability translate into improved coordination?• How does self-care embed into each session of a series?Experiential Exercises: Students will be guided through exercises for deepening their own body awareness.Therapeutic Techniques: Students will be provided with relevant techniques to be practiced with clients between class sessions. Detailed, step-by-step instructions and video demonstrations will be made available.Assigned Readings and Videos: Video and reading materials will be assigned to deepen students' theoretical understanding of the subject matter presented.This class will introduce Hubert Godard's Tonic Function model which deepens our understanding of how we stabilize efficiently during movement. As we examine human gait, we will use Serge Gracovetsky's theory of the Spinal Engine. In our exploration of walking, we will also draw from practices used in contemporary dance and somatic education.

Instructor Bio(s): Per Haaland is a Certified Advanced Rolfer® and Rolf Movement® Instructor. He received his basic Rolfing® training in 1989 and completed his advanced training with Jan Sultan and Jeff Maitland in 1994. Per has also trained in visceral and neural manipulation and is a certified biodynamic craniosacral therapist. Studies with Hubert Godard and Kevin Frank shape his understanding of structural integration as interactive somatic education, highlighting perceptual and coordinative processes. In his approach to Structural Integration and Movement Education, Per also draws extensively from his background as a professional dancer and choreographer.As a teacher, Per is patient, approachable, and thorough, helping his students reach deeper levels of embodiment while gaining sophisticated manual therapy skills and a solid understanding of the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of SI. Per lives in Santa Cruz, CA, and maintains a private practice there.