What are Primary or Primitive Reflexes?
They are the instincts which a baby needs to develop from conception to toddler-age. While they are crucial for the stages such as birth, feeding, learning to crawl, if they are still present in older children and adults, they can have a huge impact on development and growth. They can be factors in a wide range of health and developmental issues, from dyslexia and dyspraxia, eating disorders and addictions, panic attacks and anxiety, to bed-wetting to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Kinesiologists Mary Jago and Sue Morgan developed a method for integrating all Primary Reflexes within a single session, speeding up a process which had previously relied on repeating physical exercises daily over a period of months. This is the concept which I now use, and I am now training others in how to use it.
Primary Reflexes were the reason why I trained as a kinesiologist. I had seen the struggles which someone close to me was having with their Moro Reflex, despite doing the physical exercises to integrate it and other Reflexes every day for months. The Moro remained stubbornly active, and nothing seemed to work. Once I had learned this kinesiology-inspired technique, we tried it out, and the Moro Reflex integrated, just like that. I can still remember the excitement and the emotion when all the usual triggers didn’t work, and the Moro-resonse simply didn’t happen. This is why I am so passionate about spreading the word, and making this concept of Primary Reflex Integration available to others. It truly can be life-changing.
Since then, I have used this concept with clients in one to one sessions, and with practitioners during workshops, and the results have been fascinating and dramatic. The changes can be seen in people’s faces, and they feel so different in themselves.
If you want to know more about the technical side of Primary Reflexes, and to read feedback from some of the workshops, read on…..
For those of you interested in the technical language…..Primary and Early Reflexes are required for our development in the womb, at birth and for up to 2 years after birth. They are automatic stereotyped movements directed from the brain stem to assist survival in the first weeks of life. Once their purpose has been fulfilled, they should make way for the more sophisticated neural structures needed in adult life, just as milk teeth are replaced by adult teeth.
If a person’s Primary Reflexes fail to integrate appropriately, the central nervous system remains immature, and developmental problems are likely to occur. These can be as varied as dyslexia; dyspraxia; disnumeracy; allergies; depression; panic attacks; poor social skills; relationship difficulties; addictive behaviours; speech problems; motion sickness; bed-wetting; poor concentration; M.E.; difficulties with anger management; low self-esteem; and co-ordination problems.
Reflexes can also be ‘triggered’ as an adult in response to trauma or stress. For example, a car accident, a shock, bereavement, or a significant life-change may be the context in which a Reflex becomes a factor once more. ‘Clearing’ or integrating these Reflexes may be done quickly and effectively during a single session using a kinesiology-inspired technique.
I now offer a range of workshops providing detailed information on Retained Reflexes. Originally, these were only available to kinesiologists, but now I offer workshops for EFT practitioners, and mixed groups of practitioners & therapists from other techniques. These workshops enable practitioners to test for Reflexes which have failed to integrate, and to work quickly and effectively with clients of all ages to integrate the Reflexes in a single session, which then allows neurological development to occur. I now also offer a one day workshop for those who have no practitioner training, but want to understand the impact of Reflexes, and learn a basic ‘first aid’ EFT technique which will enable them to reduce the impact of Retained Reflexes and begin the integration process.
Each one day interactive workshop includes an introduction to 12 Primary Reflexes, and to problems which may manifest if they fail to integrate; how to address all the Reflexes in one session; and techniques for integration. There is also an opportunity to work at greater depth in the one day workshop Primary Reflexes – the Art of Contextuals.
Further details on Primary Reflexes and dates of forthcoming workshops are available on request.
Feedback from previous workshops
“A truly memorable day. Thank you so much. Two wonderful tutors whose explanations and demonstrations helped us grasp the concept of Primary Reflexes so easily. You gave us the time to practise the techniques until we felt thoroughly confident about helping our own clients immediately. 11/10, if not 12/10!”
“Enjoyed it so much. Great techniques, can’t wait to put them into practise.”
“Well explained. I’m leaving feeling I can start using this straight away.”
“It was all just right. You have put this together in a way that can reach the soul.”