Teacher of the AEQ Method® Level 1
Seminar for the future teachers of the AEQ Method® Level 1 is designed to provide the participants with a thorough knowledge of the AEQ Method®. The prospective teacher will be given sufficient understanding of the basic foundations of the method and will learn how to develop clear communication within himself as well as between himself and a client. He will engage in explaining the causes of current feeling, upgrading and learning more new exercises and their suitability for a particular problem.
Knowledge gained in the seminar is apt and essential for a good quality teaching of the clients with chronic pain and movement limitations. It provides better rehabilitation after injuries and elimination of constant muscular contractions and chronic pain. We learn to direct the attention properly to detect possible confusions in communication with a client. Thus, the teacher will deal more effectively with the ineffectiveness of a client's movements. Knowledge reduces guessing in decision-making, how to proceed, minimizes the possibility of repetition of injuries and the time spent on correction exercises.
An essential part of learning the AEQ Method® is understanding the somatic philosophy, which allows a different view of the causes of the problems. Knowledge gained in the seminar is sufficient to acquire experience and ability to conduct 3- to 4-hour workshops for a group of ten people.
Demand for this type of learning is increasing in all age groups and occupations. In seven days we will work on ourselves and co-participants of the seminar. This way, you will be able to dive properly into the depths of the AEQ Method® and begin to influence the quality of your life, and later use the knowledge on clients. After completing the seminar, you will receive the AEQ Method® Level 1 Teacher Certificate.
Seminar for the AEQ Method® Level 1 Teacher
In your life or work, do you encounter disorder in movement and communication that forces you into the unnecessary effort and causes discomfort, pain, and injuries in both, the physical and the emotional area of your life and work? Are you a healthcare professional, a movement teacher, a trainer or a therapist and want to learn how to use the AEQ Method® and the AEQ exercises® correctly, and how to incorporate them into your life and work? I recommend you to take the time and direct your attention to the invitation for the educational seminar of the AEQ Method® Level 1.
When: the seminar takes place from Saturday, February 6.2., until Saturday, february 13, 2021, from 9:00 to 17:00.
Where: AEQ center, Ulica bratov Gerjevič 1 a, 8250 Brežice, Slovenia Tel: 0038674990871
Max number of students: 10 persons
Price: 2000 €
AEQ Method® has been developed to provide useful and understandable relief to people in chronic pain and with physical limitations in movement as well as for those who want to improve physical and mental capacity and raise the quality of life. AEQ exercises® are simple, gentle, and very effective as they restore the optimum function to the painful, tense, short muscles. Condition of chronically tight muscles - called the sensory-motor amnesia (SMA) - derives from the adaptation of the subconscious part of the nervous system to accidents, injuries, operations, or repetitive stress. SMA is the cause of most of the common conditions with muscle aches which are wrongly assumed to have an origin in structural deficiencies.
The somatic exercises, which were primarily developed by Dr Thomas Hanna, were later adapted and improved through the AEQ Exercises® by Aleš Ernst, due to development of the method and practice, as well as the demands and burdens of modern life. They prepare you to learn how to move effectively and be more coordinated in any chosen work, sport or activity. Exercises teach, restore and improve sensory-motor awareness, reduce sensory atrophy, and thus restore proper control of the neuromuscular system over the length and function of the muscles.
Knowledge of the AEQ Method® and proper teaching of the AEQ exercises® are an excellent and necessary complement to any physical and psychotherapeutic practice, physical training or rehabilitation program. Incorporating AEQ exercises® and principles of somatic movement into your primary practice will enable you to teach your clients about safe ways to relieve and eliminate chronic pain in the muscles and the body, to prevent injuries and to better, more effectively take care of yourself.
I had the opportunity to learn how the AEQ exercises® affect the nervous system during several years of working with my clients. Many people made significant changes and improved their lives by attending active therapies and doing the AEQ exercises®, yet most of them enjoyed the beneficial effects only for a few months. Eventually, they regressed to their original condition and performed the AEQ exercises® only occasionally, when the pain became too distracting.
By studying various fields of physics and human movement, I became more and more aware that the life has dramatically accelerated in the last few decades and that a person living this fast-paced life, which had been made possible by the technology, has a diminished ability to concentrate and adapt because of that. We need much energy for this kind of lifestyle, but also devices that work for us and save us time.
While the use of time is measured rationally, we do not do the same with the use of energy. Throughout evolution and struggle for survival, our body developed in the absence of energy and the struggle for energy. Time was not essential; however today we live as if we were driving on a highway all the time, which saves us time, but it also means higher fuel consumption (energy) and more significant wear and tear. Flexibility, the field of manipulation, when something unpredictable happens, decreases at the same time. We are confused and uncertain when we have to get off the highway onto a dirt road and drive slowly. We are almost under stress, even though we have survived for millions of years and have yet developed in an unfriendly hostile environment.
I believe the haste is killing us - literally or indirectly – it makes us tense, hard and stiff. The pain emerges, causing inefficiency and entropy.
I realized that the standard somatic exercises had little effect on the clients' slowing down their lives, they didn't impose enough obstacles on them to think about how they moved, how they did things, and how should they perform an exercise more appropriately.
The fundamental purpose of the AEQ Method® is to take time and observe what we are doing and look for a better solution. A better solution is one where, with less effort (energy), we do the same or more than before. In other words: think twice, do it once. As if driving from a highway to a driving practice polygon.
The more we know what we are doing, the more we can increase our sense of awareness, which gives us more control. This allows for more consistency, which leads to greater efficiency. The latter is always useful because it enables restoration, preservation and improvement of the light, effortless movement, which is a prerequisite for beautiful, painless and independent mature years.
The course is intended for the beginners in the field of somatics who would like to learn the AEQ exercises® correctly, as well as for those who already have experience in the field of somatic methods and would like to deepen their internal orderliness (organization) as well as the ability to learn through words and movement.
At this intensive 7-day course, participants will gain a thorough understanding of the key principles of the AEQ Method® and the somatic movement: science, philosophy and learning techniques. They will learn how to teach basic AEQ exercises correctly and how to integrate them into their primary practice effectively. The course is a thorough introduction to this very effective but at the same time, safe and straightforward method of learning neuromuscular movement and the elimination of pain and movement constraints.
CHALLENGES OF MODERN TIMES AND AEQ METHOD®
ENTROPY AND AGEING
DISORDER AND SMA
RECIPROCAL EFFECTS LAW (NEWTON'S 3RD LAW)
EFFICIENCY / INEFFICIENCY
INFORMATION VACUUM AND MEANING OF EXPLANATION
BRINGING MOVEMENT AND LIFE IN ORDER
ORDER IN RUNNING AND SPEED WALKING
SENSORY-MOTOR AMNESIA (SMA)
GREEN LIGHT REFLEX
RED LIGHT REFLEX
ENTROPY AND MEANING OF PAIN
PROTECTION FUNCTION OF MEMBRANE
PAIN AT SOMATIC MOVES
TEACHING AND LEARNING
KINESTHETIC, EMOTIONAL AND GENERAL INTELLIGENCE
MUSCLE CONTROL, SPORT AND AEQ METHOD
LOAD – CAPABILITY – KNOWLEDGE
NEED/WISH, ATTENTION, COHERENCE, GOAL
EASY, ALL RIGHT
WILL – BELIEVE
BREATHING IN AEQ EXERCISES
TIME AND SPEED IN HIGH-LEVEL SPORT
HOW TO USE CONTACT AND WORDS FOR BETTER LEARNING
AEQ TEACHER BEHAVIOR AND CODE OF ETHICS
RECOMMENDATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUITABLY EQUIPPED ENVIRONMENT
12 AEQ EXERCISES®
RELAXING LOWER BACK
DIAGONAL ARCH AND CURL
WALKING EXERCISE 1
Participants will receive a detailed guide with the content of the seminar and detailed descriptions of the exercises discussed at the seminar a month before the seminar. After successful completion of the seminar and appropriate knowledge of the AEQ Method®, the participant receives the certificate of the AEQ Method® Teacher Level 1. With successful completion of the seminar, the participants will also have mentoring and support in their independent work, announcements in the AEQ Method® system, and through the further education at the seminar for level 2 teacher, fulfilment of the requirements for acquiring the AEQ license.
Benefits of using knowledge from the seminar for you and your work:
- long-term relief and elimination of muscle pain and restoration of physical and psychological independence
- an understanding of how stress and trauma affect a person and his life
- learning the skills on how to reduce the effects of stress and trauma
- learning the skills on how to teach the clients to self-monitor, self-correct and self-adjust one’s posture, movement habits and daily movement patterns
- improved somatic awareness, proprioception, movement and breathing
- change in muscle function, coordination and efficiency through a difference in the neuromuscular system by learning the AEQ Method®
- learning safe, efficient and straightforward techniques for stress reduction and better regeneration
- returning the proper role of learning through movement into our lives
Better somatic awareness and sensory movement control are the essences of any successful physical discipline. As a teacher of the AEQ method® you will confidently include the AEQ exercises® as essential "warm-up", as an addition to massage therapy or as a new, stimulating movement in your yoga, Pilates, or fitness classes. You will be able to teach your clients better muscle tonus control and pandiculation instead of stretching and thus enable them to improve the functions and control of their muscles.
Benefits of the AEQ Exercises® to your clients include:
- long-term muscle pain relief and renewed physical independence
- an understanding of how your brain and body are affected by stress and trauma
- the ability to reverse the affects of stress and trauma on one’s own
- the ability to self-monitor, self-correct and self-adjust one’s posture, movement habits and daily movement patterns
- improved somatic awareness, proprioception and breathing
- a substantive change in muscle function and coordination through alteration in the nervous system
- safe, simple, full body techniques for stress reduction of the entire body
Certified AEQ Method® Level 1 teacher is competent to:
- teach the primary AEQ moves to improve the sense, control, regulation and effectiveness of movement and muscle control.
- recognize the basics of sensory-motor amnesia and physical reactions to stress and injuries.
- He/she masters the basic principles of the AEQ Method® and clinical somatics and can help to change the sensory-motor patterns that cause chronic pain, physical limitations, and reduce the quality of life.
- help in all situations where we feel that we have problems because of stiff, too short and tense muscles, which we cannot relax even with the greatest attention and desire.
- help by teaching us when we have a feeling of not feeling our bodies, not being able to control our bodies, a sense of alienation, helplessness over the current state.
- teach how to improve muscle control and increase movement efficiency and hence eliminate recurrent injuries due to the burden of forced body position at work or the high amount of recurring movements in sports.
- alleviate and, when in mild forms, eliminate the following chronic pain and problems by teaching the clients the principles of the AEQ Method® and AEQ exercises®: back pain, neck pain, sciatica, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), carpal tunnel pain, knee pain, heel pain (heel spurs, plantar fasciitis), hyperlordosis, hyperkyphosis, piriformis syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), headache, shallow breathing, migraine, tendonitis, muscle spasms, joint pain, chronic fatigue, tingling in hands and fingers.
Better somatic awareness and sensory-motor control are the essences of any successful physical discipline.
Aleš Ernst, teacher of the AEQ Method® Level 5
I work daily with clients who turn to me mainly because of the chronic muscular pain. I teach them different perspectives on the causes of pain and constraints that they feel every day. They will eliminate pain and improve movement and poor posture with better understanding and exercises, if exercises are performed regularly, of course. My clients are also professional athletes, coaches, and recreational athletes who want to keep up with the success they have achieved with hard work. AEQ Method® enables you to successfully overcome stress and pain by increasing the effectiveness and control of the movement, thus improving results, restoring motivation, and redefining goals and ambitions, all that without pain. AEQ Method teaches us to control our bodies better, as well as the mind and to increase control and complexity of movements and work. I am the author of the book » Out of chronic pain with ease«. I witness daily significant positive changes that the AEQ Method® brings into the lives of my clients and their results.