Rhythm, Movement and Play - A One Day Introduction to RMTI
Introductory Classes
7 Contact Hours (.7 CEU credits)

An introductory one-day class for people wishing to learn about the basics of RMTi, reflex integration, and experience and learn how to safely use some of the RMT movements.

Illustrated manual included:

Rhythm Movement and Play by Moira Dempsey, USA Edition, Copyright 2018 (revised)

The manual for this practical and experiential course is based on the theoretical work from Movements That Heal, by Harald Blomberg, MD and Moira Dempsey (2011).


Students taking the RMT courses for professional credit or continuing education must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Attend the entire duration of the training
  2. Actively participate in experiential learning and practicing of the movements.
  3. Show competency in lab work.
  4. Submit a completed training evaluation form.

Recommended/Optional texts:

Movements that Heal, Rhythmic Movement and Primitive Reflex Integration—A Drug-Free Approach to Learning, Sensory, Emotional and Behavioral Challenges, Harald Blomberg, MD and Moira Dempsey, 2011.

Reflexes, Learning and Behavior, A Non-Invasive Approach to Solving Learning and Behavior Problems, by Sally Goddard, Fern Ridge Press, 2002.

Recommended texts can be purchased at www.rmtsupport.org, Amazon or Book Depository

Upon course completion students will be able to:

    • Identify the innate rhythmic movements of infancy and recall why these movements promote brain development, effective learning, speech development, emotional balance, stress release, stamina and postural strength.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of some of the Rhythmic Movements
    • Experience, notice and express ‘before and after’ changes that occur from doing the Rhythmic Movements
    • Experience one reflex integration procedure


  • The role infant movement and reflexes play in brain growth, learning, emotional development and behavior, and the research showing the crucial importance of integrating infant reflexes for foundational sensory processing and learning skills.
  • Reasons why un-integrated reflexes are a major factor in challenges such as ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, developmental delay, sensory processing disorder, autism, chronic stress/overwhelm and other learning, emotional and behavioral difficulties.
  • How Rhythmic Movement Training creates neural links between the brainstem, cerebellum, limbic area and prefrontal cortex and how this helps with stress release, speech development, social-emotional skills, physical skills, learning and behavioral challenges.
  • Some of the stressors that occur that can effect the building of good foundations to development.

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