Infant Develpmental Movement Educator - IDME Program

Infant Developmental Movement Educator (IDME)
based on the Principles of Body-Mind Centering® (BMC®)

Explore development, understand and facilitate babies in the first year of life The greatest gift we can give a baby is a sense of physical and emotional well-being, a quality of comfort and relationship, the joy of existing, curiosity, confidence, the ability to bond with others. These qualities are very much dependent on the child's experiences of touch and early movement. By using play and touch, parents and caregivers can make a big difference in an infant's life.

The IDME program offers a very subtle and precise approach to observing infant movement patterns and inviting the child to move through them. It prepares participants to identify the earliest movement patterns and to interact effectively with infants so that they develop their potential as fully as possible. We understand the child in his or her entirety, taking full account of his or her person, parents and family. The relatives are involved and participate in this process. Even though this training looks at typical development of the infant, the principles developed provide the base also for the work with children with disability.

The IDME program is based on Body-Mind Centering® and focuses on early psychophysical development and how to support the evolution of infants from before birth to walking.

The IDME program is especially suited for people who already work with babies or infants and are interested to explore developmental movement. We also welcome people who wish to include infants in their work and participants who are interested in movement organization and development such as dancers or bodyworkers.

The training is organized in two main parts:
Four foundational modules
Senses and Perceptions 1 -- September 8 - 11, 2022
Basic Neurocelluar Patterns (BNP) -- December 4 – 11, 2022
Primitive Reflexes, Righting Reactions and Equilibrium Responses (RRR) -- April 18 – 24, 2023
Ontogenetic Development -- April 27 – May 1, 2023
Registration form see below

The focus of the four first modules (which are the same as for the BMC Somatic Movement Education/ SME Program) is to experience early development in one’s own bodymind, in movement, touch and through different ways of expression, by writing, journaling, drawing and
exchanging one’s personal story with others.

Two application modules
IDME 1 A+B + 1 day October 17-22, 2023 + March 19-23, 2024
IDME 2 A+B + 1 day October 2024 + March/ April 2025
Registration Form see below
One optional day is added to the first 3 modules to explore the application of IDME to children with disabilities.
The focus of the four application modules, which are not part of the SME program, is to deepen
one’s skills to observe infants in relation to their family, to identify the needs of the child and the
person being present with the child, and to learn how to facilitate the process of development of
the child and the family to find new ways to sense, to feel and to act in relation to oneself,
others and the world.
The courses are designed to discover the developmental movement processes trough experience as well as their applications in different professional context like in daycare centers, baby-parent groups, in birth centers or in the context of counseling of pregnant women or birth education.

The courses are taught in English with translation aid in German, if needed.
The program is directed by Thomas Greil & Friederike Tröscher in collaboration with Odile Seitz-Walser and Nina Wehnert.

If you would like to experience BMC in relation to IDME we offer the following introductory workshops:
Berlin 30.5.2022
Bonn 19.6.2022
Times: 10-13/ 15-18 (you can join just one part or both)

You find more details in this PDF document IDME Info Engl April 2022 moveus
Please contact us at if you have questions.

Registration Form for the Introductory Workshops IDME Intro Registration Form 2022 moveus
Registration Form for the IDME Program IDME Registration Form 2022 moveus



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