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Normal Stability: Evoking Inherent Adaptability to Meet Demand
Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 4:00 PM to Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 6:30 PM PST
Category: National CE Courses

Course Title:
Normal Stability: Evoking Inherent Adaptability to Meet Demand

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Course Date(s):
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10/11/22 - 11/29/22

Course Time (daily start/end)::
4:00pm - 6:30pm PDT

Course Instructor(s):
Per Haaland

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Registration Fees:
$490 + $75 (admin fee)

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IASI CE Credits:
6 Rolf Movement credits towards the Advanced Training Pre-Requisite 45 NCBTMB Continuing Education Hours, 30 CBSI (IASI) credits




Course Description:
This course offers a missing piece in Dr. Rolf's recipe: explicit consideration of how the goals and steps of structural integration translate into improved body stability and capacity for self-care. We will address stability from Dr. Rolf's view 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.Topics include:What does normal stability look and feel like?How do anatomical structures contribute to stabilization?Where does stabilization fit into an SI series?How do perceptual expansion practices enhance stabilization?How does enhanced stability translate into improved coordination?How does self-care embed into each session of a series?This approach is founded on Hubert Godard's Tonic Function model. This model differentiates stability based on effort vs. stability based on a nuanced response of our tonic system. The course will feature lectures, discussions, and experiential somatic practices to highlight the topics of Tonic Function, stabilization, and somatic self-expression. Reading materials and video links provided for self-study will update us on recent scientific discoveries in the field of biomechanics, perception, and coordination, serving as the basis for class discussions. Students will learn relevant Rolf Movement® sessions and self-care practices which will be demonstrated live and through video presentations. These sessions will be performed by students on their own clients, followed by class debriefings and question and answer sessions. As a clear step-by-step reference guide and for easy future recall, students will be provided with an illustrated booklet containing detailed descriptions of all movement integration practices presented.

Instructor(s) Bio:
Per Haaland is a Certified Advanced Rolfer®, Rolfing® Instructor, and Rolf Movement® Instructor. Per received his basic Rolfing® training in 1989 and completed his Advanced Training in 1994. Studies with Hubert Godard and Kevin Frank shape his understanding of structural integration as interactive somatic education, highlighting perceptual and coordinative processes. Per’s inclusive teaching style enables SI practitioners to easily and confidently expand their structural integration skills into Rolf Movement applications.