Morales Method® Move in Mind™ - Level 1
Part of the Morales Method® Move in Mind™ Certification Practitioner Program
Have you ever felt there was a missing piece to the work you do with your clients? Although your work looks great at the end of a session, it doesn't seem to always "stick". Maybe you've felt that your work doesn't fully integrate into the client's system or maybe you want a way to educate your clients to help them access movement "blind spots" and give them exercises that they can do at home.
The solution to these challenges rests here with our affordable, accessible, high quality online course on movement education and neuroplasticity!
The Morales Method® believes that movement education is key, as it continues the conversation we have with our clients that goes beyond tissue work/manual therapy. Our clients need to learn how to improve their sense of self-support outside of the session in order to let go of their restrictions, unnecessary tensions, and possible unconscious resistances. We don’t live horizontally on a table; we are upright, moving through the world, and interacting with gravity.
Enabling our clients to make gravity their best supporter is a huge benefit to integrating this work into your practice.
This program is applicable to a much wider range of practitioners and individuals than bodyworkers alone. For example, an acting coach could utilize this work to help their students consider how they use their breath when on stage. A therapist could utilize Move In Mind™ to help their clients understand and work with their holding patterns during stress. Taking this course will illuminate connections between the body, thoughts, language, emotions, and the perceived environment, helping us to understand how movement can also affect our behavior!
Get the course now for $249 today!
*Note: A Certificate of Completion can be provided upon request. Students will need to check and see if the hours are applicable as CEUs in a their local region, as that is up to local legislation/regulations.
In this course, you will learn:
- How to create and integrate effective movement explorations and exercises based on mental imagery in order to help your clients to develop functional motor patterns and postural habits
- How to teach clients to functionally engage the postural muscles
- How to move from “the core”
- How to move mindfully, always supported by the act of breathing
- A basic floor sequence to take your clients through
- 10 hrs of lecture/demonstration of the Morales Method® Move In Mind™ Principles and Basics
- A handbook including worksheets corresponding to the videos
- Book and Article resources on Neuroplasticity and Movement Education
- A relaxation meditation
The MMMIM Certification Program enables students to educate their clients on how to engage in mindful movement/movement awareness according to the principles of Structural Integration. The program is focused on body-mind connections, on the principles of neuroplasticity, and psychophysiology applied to movement, as well as the impact of language and communication on the human physiology.
Morales Method® Move In Mind™ consists of a series of exercises and movement explorations paired with mental imagery that are accessible to everybody.
It begins with floor movements and gradually reaches an upright position, so as to re-establish the right balance of the body structure in relation to the force of gravity (according to the principles of Structural Integration). As a result of this work you can help your clients overcome motor conflicts and improve motor control, coordination, and fluidity.
The key to the Morales Method® Move In Mind™ approach is the mental imagery in combination with this movement in gravity.
This pairing of movement and imagery enhances perception, proprioception, and interoception in order to increase awareness and presence by integrating the information coming from our intrinsic, deep, involuntary muscle fibers and from fascia. By tapping into our neuromotor pathways with this work, we are able to create lasting changes in our clients’ bodies!
"When applying the Morales Method® Move In Mind™, I am now finding my clients more relaxed, their tissue is responding even better, and they can practice movements they were unable to execute before. This work is absolutely fascinating, and I highly recommend it for any bodyworker. It’s the support your clients need to step into the changes they seek."
- Denise DeShetler, MA, CMT, MMASI
StartWalking Around (8:35)
StartCheck Your Strategies to Stand Up (11:21)
StartIntroducing The Fountain (10:47)
StartIntroducing The Five Pointed Star (11:14)
StartIntroducing Slow Motion (5:37)
StartIntroducing the Five Pointed Sitting Star (15:08)
StartExploration for the Arms (9:42)
StartExploration for the Legs (12:58)
StartIntroducing Self Massage (6:41)
StartPracticing Self Massage I (10:54)
StartPracticing Self Massage II (12:06)
StartPracticing Self Massage III (8:36)
StartPracticing Self Massage IV (6:24)
StartFrom Sitting on the Floor to Standing Up (9:45)
StartUpright Explorations (12:29)
StartThe Sphere (Bubble) (6:08)
Frequently Asked Questions
Since my childhood, I’ve been fascinated by connections. Always connecting dots between all the aspects of life and of the human being. For me, integration is the complete expression of our human potential in harmony with the world around us.
My background is in both art and science. Areas of expertise include: Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Structural Integration, Hypnotherapy, Counselling, Life Coaching, NLP, Arts, Music, Dance, Theatre, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Aikido. My passion for connections, communication, and neuroscience encouraged me to explore the fascinating world of interconnections between our body structure, thoughts, emotions, language, and the perceived environment.
In 2009, I suffered from neurological issues. Believing in neuroplasticity, I started playing with the mental imagery, mental rehearsals, and visualization techniques I knew in order to “rewire” my nervous system and achieve a complete healing. I started exploring and creating routines, exercises, and strategies. I believed that, by drawing from my inner, deepest resources and integrating all the tools I had at my disposal in a new way, I could restore my damaged neural networks and come back to full functionality. And so, I did it.
After my recovery, I created the Move In Mind™ method supported by my husband, Davide Pierini, who is a neuropsychologist. I started to apply Move In Mind™ to my clients, achieving extraordinary results both in the fields of movement performance and rehabilitation.
When I met the founder of the Morales Method®, Marty Morales, I saw that we shared the same vision about the importance of integrating mindful and functionally structured movement work in bodywork sessions, as well as in Structural Integration Training Programs. Finally, in these last years, we started an inspiring collaboration and we are happy to share this extraordinary work through the Morales Method® Move In Mind™ Certification Program.