The Talmi-Methode® Basic Training Program
The Basic Training Levels I to III of the Talmi-Methode® is a three-year training program. This is divided into three sections of 11 days each, which take place during three subsequent years – usually in August. The basic training program, therefore, encompasses a total of 33 days of training. The sections are intensive courses, and approximately 8 hours of group lessons take place every day in addition to individual consultations. In total, the basic training program has more than 250 hours of instruction. Between the instruction sections, participants have the opportunity to seek advice and consultations through the mentoring system. The Talmi-Methode® Basic Training Program qualifies one to be aTalmi-Methode® practitioner.
Stage I – Foundation Level
The fundamental introduction to the Talmi-Methode®. Learning four basic Talmi-Methode® lessons. Introduction to the fundamental rules of movement. Students are taught active perception and the ability to structure their own perception and to guide this toward a possible treatment approach. By reversing the roles of the practitioners and those being treated, both sides practice a Talmi-Methode® treatment and experience the effectiveness of the Talmi-Methode® and the resulting changes. Instructors and assistants provide methodical assistance for the integration of these learning experiences into everyday life.
Stage II – Advanced Level I
Conveying advanced knowledge of the Talmi-Methode®. Learning five advanced Talmi-Methode® lessons. Detailed definition and consolidation of the basic lessons. Conveying exercises for working on one’s own posture. Developing one’s own initial treatment concepts under the guidance of the instructors.
Stage III – Advanced Level II and Completion of the Course
A comprehensive review of the Talmi-Methode®. Learning four additional Talmi-Methode® lessons on special problems. Supplemental techniques from other fields. Analysis, systematics, and design of one’s own teaching concepts.
The Talmi-Methode® Mentoring System
The number of participants is limited in order to guarantee an intensive supervision during the training sections. During the three-year Talmi-Methode® Basic Training Program participants have the opportunity to also remain in contact with the instructors between the individual training sections. Head instructor Martin Gruber and his assistants are always available and willing to advise the participants if they have any questions.
Talmi-Methode® practitioners, however, are not only assisted by mentors during the training program, they themselves also, after they have successfully completed the training program, become mentors to their clients as they accompany them over the course of their treatment. The mutual learning process becomes a medium for achieving a new, comprehensive consciousness of one’s own body, and allows them to expand on this their whole life long and convey this to others.
Individual Application Methods and Possible Combinations
Following the lessons in the Talmi-Methode® Basic Training Program, with the accumulation of experience and the acquirement of the additional skills that are conveyed in the advanced courses individual sections can be formed into continuously new, individually adapted application methods. This allows special problems to be treated in a precisely defined manner and opens up the possibilities for new measures. The Talmi-Methode® is also extremely suitable as an enrichment and expansion of other methods involving bodywork that adhere to similar fundamental principles.
Graduation and Qualification
The individual levels of the Talmi-Methode® Basic Training Program are building blocks; they correlate to one another and cannot be booked independent of each other, but rather only as a three-year training program. A graduate of the three-year Talmi-Methode® Basic Training Program receives a certificate. Certified Talmi-Methode® practitioners are qualified and authorized to administer Talmi-Methode® treatments.
The Talmi-Methode® Basic Training Program takes place in the Kunstbetrieb Birach in 84494 Niederbergkirchen, Upper Bavaria, Germany.