IDME

This application program offers a subtle and precise approach to observing infant movement patterns. It prepares participants to interact with infants so they can develop their potential as fully as possible.

Directed by Thomas Greil and Friederike Tröscher in collaboration with Odile Seitz-Walser & Nina Wehnert.

The program focuses on early psychophysical development and how to support the evolution of infants from before birth to walking. We understand the child in their entirety, taking full account of their person, their environment, caregivers, parents and family. The principles developed also form the basis for working with children with disabilities.

The IDME Program is suitable for people who already work with babies or young children, for parents and care givers, as well as people who want to include young children in their work and are interested in movement organization and development, such as dancers or body workers.

The training is organized in two main parts:

Four foundational courses (also part of the SME Program): Senses and Perceptions 1, Basic Neurocellular Patterns (BNP), Primitive Reflexes, Righting Reactions and Equilibrium Responses (RRR), Ontogenetic Development

The focus of the four first courses is to experience early development in one’s own bodymind, in movement, touch and through different ways of expression.

Two application modules: IDME 1 A+B + 1 extra day, IDME 2 A+B + 1 extra day

One optional day is added to the first 3 courses to explore the application of IDME to children with disabilities. Here you can find more information on these extra days.

The focus of the four application courses (which are not part of the SME program) is to deepen one’s skills in observing infants in relation to their caregivers and environment, to identify the needs of the child and the person being present with the child and to learn how to facilitate the developmental process of the child and the caregivers to find new ways of sensing, feeling and action in relation to oneself, others and the world.

There is a homework package to hand in before starting IDME 1A. Please contact us for more information.

If you are living in Germany and self-employed for at least two years there is a funding option through KOMPASS that might apply to you. Contact us for more details. Here’s the extra registration form if you are receiving funding through KOMPASS.

Courses

  • March 19-23, 2024 Cologne

    IDME 1B

    Course length: 5 days, 35 class hours

    Heartfelt approach to witnessing the intention and organization of an individual through the lens of infant developmental movement. The keen observation skills of normal infant progression from newborn to toddler lay the foundation and map for the facilitation skills covered in IDME 2.The focus of the Infant Developmental Movement Education 1 and 2 courses is on learning a non-invasive, playful and heartful approach to interacting with infants and their families and on applying the developmental movement material specifically in facilitating normal movement in infants.

    This course includes:

    Developmental assessment of children from birth to 12 months.
    Applications of developmental movement repatterning in working with infants.
    Safe and appropriate handling of infants.
    Educational play and toys.
    Professional issues in working with infants, parents and caregivers.
    Indications, contraindications, scope of practice and referrals.

    Prerequisites: Completion of the following four courses – Basic Neurological Patterns (BNP); Primitive Reflexes, Righting Reactions and Equilibrium Responses (RRR); Senses and Perception 1; Ontogentic Development

  • A: October 8-13, 2024 & B: April 9-13 2025 - Berlin/Cologne

    IDME 2

    Course length: 10 days (2 x 5 days), 70 class hours

    The focus of the Infant Developmental Movement Education 1 and 2 courses is on learning a non-invasive, playful and heartful approach to interacting with infants and their families and on applying the developmental movement material specifically in facilitating normal movement in infants.

    This course includes:

    Developmental assessment and movement repatterning skills in working with infants in relation to their parents, caregivers and other family members.
    Developmental assessment and movement repatterning skills in working with infants in relation to daily activities and environment.
    Educational play and toys.
    Professional issues in working with infants, parents and caregivers.
    Professional issues in working as an infant developmental movement educator.

    Prerequisites: Completion of Infant Developmental Movement Education 1 (IDME 1) course

  • 22.10.2023 (Berlin) & 24.3.2024 (Cologne) & 14.10.2024 (Berlin)

    "Making connections" - BMC® and Diversability

    There is one optional day after each of the first three application modules IDME 1 A+B and IDME 2A, to explore the application of IDME to children with disabilities.

    This extra day is open for everyone interested!

    Here you can find more information on these extra days.

Registration Form