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Bal-A-Vis-X Continues to Grow and Expand its Reach

Posted on August 22, 2016 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

I just returned home from another Great ‪#‎BalAVisX‬ training! This morning a 'memory' popped up on FB https://www.facebook.com/mobbillc/ from 6 YEARS AGO about a Great BalAVisX training I attended in Ann Arbor sponsored by Katy Held, Learning from the Heart

Taught by Bill Hubert (founder of this program)

This program just keeps getting better and better / wider and wider.

When I started learning this program 10 years ago it was 99% elementary school teachers in attendance. Now it has spread far and wide to include ‪#‎occupationaltherapists‬ ‪#‎physicaltherapists‬ ‪#‎speachtherapists‬ ‪#‎councilors‬ ‪#‎parents‬ who work with children, adults, and elderly.

The value of incorporating this program into academics, therapies, and general life improvements is bringing confidence, balance, strength, and "flow" back into the lives of all who use it.

If you have never attended a training please consider it. If you have never heard about this program go to my web site or to BalAVisX.com to learn more, order books/DVDs about it. The lives you impact will then continue to impact others in so many positive ways.

For more discussion/information please contact me via message, email. mobbi.ma@gmail.com

Primitive Reflexes - Oral Reflex

Posted on April 29, 2016 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Oral (rooting, sucking, chewing, swallowing) Reflex An active oral Reflex generally results in immature responses to touch around he mouth. Often the infant experiences difficulty when solid foods are introduced An active sucking reflex prevents the tongue from developing the necessary set of movements necessary for swallowing. The tongue may also remain to far forward in the mouth to allow effective chewing. The child may also fail to develop adequate control of the muscles at the front of the mouth, resulting in drooling. The most common challenges related to active Oral Reflexes influence swallowing, feeding, speech, articulation and handwriting. The grasping reflex (develops in utero) is connected to the Oral reflex.

A nonintegrated Oral Reflex may present in childhood or later in life as:

Problems with handwriting/feeding

Speech difficulties

Addictions Mouth sensitivity

Swallowing difficulties

Gagging

Chewing problems

Drooling

Choking

What can be done to integrate/close/inhibit the Oral Reflex?

With someone trained and working in safe, trusting environment a protocol of activation, re-patterning through physical cross mid-line purposeful movement will inhibit or begin progress on closing the reflex. This may take one or more sessions dependent upon the degree of non-inhibited activation of the reflex. The beauty of reflex integration is the WORK is done through PLAY!

Primitive Reflexes - Babinski Reflex

Posted on April 27, 2016 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The Babinski Reflex helps to prepare the feet for walking and influences the ability not only to move the feet but also the legs, hips, and spine. It is important for muscle tone of the lower back. Children with a nonintegrated Babinski Reflex are often flatfooted, slow and do not like walking or running. They may walk on the inside or outside of their feet. Children with a nonintegrated Babinski Reflex may have a tendency to walk on their toes and rotate hips inward. Often tension in feet and legs is noticed, as they grow older. Active foot reflexes can interfere with ability to walk, think, & speak in a flowing rhythm.

A nonintegrated Babinski Reflex may present in childhood or later in life as:

Flatfooted walking

Walking on toes

Walking on outside/inside of feet

Rotation of hips inward/outward

Easily sprained ankles

Loose ankles

Tension in feet/legs

Speech problems

What can be done to integrate/close/inhibit the Babinski Reflex? With someone trained and working in safe, trusting environment a protocol of activation, re-patterning through physical cross mid-line purposeful movement will inhibit or begin progress on closing the reflex. This may take one or more sessions dependent upon the degree of non-inhibited activation of the reflex. The beauty of reflex integration is the WORK is done through PLAY!

Primitive Reflexes - Spinal Galant Reflex

Posted on April 20, 2016 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

This reflex is present in utero, and most likely helps in the birthing process. When the back is touched on either side of the spine a hip rotation occurs. It is thought to help babies balance and coordinate the body for belly crawling and creeping. If active, this reflex may hinder posture and walking. A child with an active Spinal Galant will find belts, and elastic waistbands irritating, thus this irritation can make focus and attention difficult. The child will fidget and continually alter body position attempting to get 'comfortable'. A significant problem caused by an active Spinal Galant is bedwetting. 

A nonintegrated Spinal Galant Reflex may present in childhood or later in life as:

Poor concentration

Hip rotation to one side

Poor posture

Motion sickness

Poor short-term memory

Fidgeting

Fatigue

Bedwetting

Scoliosis

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What can be done to integrate/close/inhibit the SPR?

With someone trained and working in safe, trusting environment a protocol of activation, re-patterning through physical cross mid-line purposeful movement will inhibit or begin progress on closing the reflex. This may take one or more sessions dependent upon the degree of non-inhibited activation of the reflex. The beauty of reflex integration is the WORK is done through PLAY!

Primitive Reflexes - Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex

Posted on April 14, 2016 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The STNR Reflex emerges at about six months of age and helps the baby begin to crawl. However, if the baby fails to do enough crawling, this reflex remains active, causing involuntary movements that interfere with the child gaining control over the body, including eye tracking and movement. An active STNR makes it difficult for the child to focus, sit still at a desk or chair. It also interferes with postures required for reading and writing. A child with an active STNR has difficulty relaxing, will fidget often, is easily distracted and finds it very difficult to be comfortable-thus the constant (or almost constant) movement.

A nonintegrated Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex may present in childhood or later in life as:

Reading Problems

Focus challenges

Fidgeting

Messy eater

Poor posture

Ape-like walk Poor hand writing

Difficulty sitting still

What can be done to integrate/close/inhibit the STNR?With someone trained and working in safe, trusting environment a protocol of activation, re-patterning through physical cross mid-line purposeful movement will inhibit or begin progress on closing the reflex. This may take one or more sessions dependent upon the degree of non-inhibited activation of the reflex. The beauty of reflex integration is the WORK is done through PLAY!

Primitive Reflexes - Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR)

Posted on April 11, 2016 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (ATNR)

When the baby moves its head to one side, it will extend its arm and leg on that side. If the ATNR reflex is not integrated by six month of age, it can keep children stuck in the homolateral (pertaining to the same side of the body-same side arm/leg move when walking rather than cross lateral; opposite arm/leg) An active ATNR often results in visual difficulties, confusion with direction, handedness and handwriting difficulty. If the ATNR remains active, the child will often have challenges with balance and learning. ATNR locks in one-sided movement, making it difficult to cross the midline for reading, writing, sports, and other activities.

A nonintegrated Asymmetrical tonic Neck Reflex may present in childhood or later in life as:

Balance problems

Homolateral walking

Reading difficulties

Handwriting problems

Confused handedness

Listening difficulties

Poor sense of direction

Midline problems

Focus problems

What can be done to integrate/close/inhibit the ATNR?

With someone trained and working in safe, trusting environment a protocol of activation, re-patterning through physical cross mid-line purposeful movement will inhibit or begin progress on closing the reflex. This may take one or more sessions dependent upon the degree of non-inhibited activation of the reflex. The beauty of reflex integration is the WORK is done through PLAY!

Primitive Reflexes-Palmar Reflex

Posted on April 8, 2016 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Palmar Reflex is a grasping reflex. It is activated when a finger or object is placed in a baby’s hand. This causes the fingers to close. There can be lasting negative effects upon fine muscle coordination, speech and articulation if this remains active. The Palmar Reflex usually integrated around 9 month.

When the Palmar Reflex remains active a child often has difficulty with manual dexterity, manipulative activities and speech. Such activities as learning to tie shoes, buttoning clothes, using scissors, and using fork/knife/spoon can be very challenging. Handwriting will be difficult as well because of inability to grip the pencil properly.

A nonintegrated Palmar Reflex may present in childhood or later in life as:

Speech problems

Handwriting challenges

Manual dexterity problems

Mouth / Tongue movements

Sensitive palm

Poor grip What can be done to integrate/close/inhibit the Palmar Reflex?

With someone trained and working in safe, trusting environment a protocol of activation, re-patterning through physical cross mid-line purposeful movement will inhibit or begin progress on closing the reflex. This may take one or more sessions dependent upon the degree of non-inhibited activation of the reflex. The beauty of reflex integration is the WORK is done through PLAY!

Primitive Reflexes-Moro Reflex

Posted on April 6, 2016 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Moro Reflex is a survival (“fight or flight” “startle”) response in which the infant reacts to external stimuli by suddenly throwing the upper body backwards. The stimulus causes the child to feel that he or she is falling. If it remains active beyond six months of age, the child usually exhibits hypersensitivities to: noise light, sudden movement, smell, touch, taste and temperature. Children with an active Moro find it very difficult to focus, listen, track their eyes, balance easily, and interact with others. They also often have health challenges, such as asthma and allergies. The child with an active Moro will find almost everything too loud, bright and harsh.

A nonintegrated Fear Paralysis Reflex may present in childhood or later in life as:

Shyness

Sensitivity to sound

Poor stamina

Poor balance

Sensitivity to light

Allergies

Motion sickness

Sensitivity to smell

Weak immune system

What can be done to integrate/close/inhibit the Moro Reflex?

With someone trained and working in safe, trusting environment a protocol of activation, re-patterning through physical cross mid-line purposeful movement will inhibit or begin progress on closing the reflex. This may take one or more sessions dependent upon the degree of non-inhibited activation of the reflex. The beauty of reflex integration is the WORK is done through PLAY!

Primitive Reflexes-Fear Paralysis Reflex

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Fear Paralysis is a withdrawal reflex that appears within the first eight weeks in utero. If this reflex does not integrate, it remains active for life causing challenges when the person is faced with fearful (real or imagined) situations. When it is stimulated the body functions shut down, particularly breathing and circulation. Everyday events repeatedly activate this reflex. There is often underlying anxiety, which can prevent a person from moving forward and accomplishing tasks.

What can cause Fear Paralysis Reflex to remain active?

If the mother experiences any of the following during pregnancy it can lead to FPR remaining active:

Trauma

Injury

Chronic stress

Environmental toxins

Drug use(legal/illegal)

A nonintegrated Fear Paralysis Reflex may present in childhood or later in life as:

Breathing difficulties

Underlying anxiety

Depression/isolation

Numbness,

Speech difficulties

Feeling stuck

Insecure

Sensitivity to touch

Sensitivity to sound

Eating disorders

Fear in groups of people

Autism

Elective mutism

What can be done to integrate/close/inhibit the Fear Paralysis Reflex?

Even though FPR remains active throughout the life of a person with a nonintegrated reflex working with someone trained and working in safe, trusting environment a protocol of activation, re-patterning through physical cross mid-line, purposeful movement will diminish the intensity of the reflex and teach the person with active FPR to notice the onset of activation signs. This may take one or more sessions dependent upon the degree of non-inhibited activation of the reflex. The beauty of reflex integration is the WORK is done through PLAY!

Primitive Reflexes - Bonding Reflex

Posted on April 4, 2016 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Bonding Reflex

Bonding between mother and infant must be established immediately after birth. This is a critical period and will impact the physical health(for life) of the infant. The process unlocks a cascade of functions, one of which helps assure successful adaptation to the environment. Bonding completes the reticular (sensory pathways and project to higher centers; they control the overall degree of central nervous system activity, including wakefulness, attentiveness, and sleep) of the brain allowing for coordination of sensory information. If not complete adrenal overload and shock can result. Adrenal overload can negatively impact future development. (When adrenaline is released the byproduct cortisol if formed. Cortisol inhibits memory) Lack of bonding leads to impaired muscular movement, short circuits sensory intake, and can be responsible for a variety of emotional disturbances as well as learning deficits.

Infant/mother bonding stimulates heart intelligence for both mother and infant. The importance of this is that no matter what happens later in life, the security established during the bonding helps the person to cope. A bonded person will remain at peace(mostly) in a world of movement and change. Initial bonding from mother to infant leads to successful bonding from infant to family, family to society and male to female/female to male.

A nonintegrated Bonding Reflex may present in childhood or later in life as:

Anxiety

Depression

Attachment disorder

Sensory challenges

Relationship difficulty

Learning challenges

Attachment to material objects

Addictive behavior

Shyness

Sleep disorders

Eating disorders

What can be done to integrate/close/inhibit the Bonding Reflex?

With someone trained and working in safe, trusting environment a protocol of activation, re-patterning through physical cross mid-line purposeful movement will inhibit or begin progress on closing the reflex. This may take one or more sessions dependent upon the degree of non-inhibited activation of the reflex.

The beauty of reflex integration is the WORK is done through PLAY!


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