A treatment lasts about 1 ½ to 2 hours and is usually performed in individual work. Most of the work is done lying down – on a treatment bench or a treatment mat on the floor – and in some cases sitting down. Clients should wear comfortable clothes. An optimal Talmi-Methode® basic treatment consists of about ten to fifteen individually coordinated and consecutive individual sessions
Who is the Talmi-Methode® suitable for?
The Talmi-Methode® was originally developed for performing artists such as dancers, actors, musicians and acrobats whose bodies are exposed to high stress and who may not be able to give their bodies much rest or regeneration time between performances. Therefore, the Talmi-Methode® can also be supportive for athletes. In principle, however, the treatments are suitable for all people who are exposed to asymmetrical physical stress or who have to perform demanding physical performances over a longer period of time.
Why Talmi-Methode®? Effect and Goal
In addition to the relatively immediate positive effects such as improvement of voice placement and breath flow, free mobility and balanced posture, the Talmi-Methode® treatments make it possible in the long term to clarify the physical events and processes in the body in such a way that basic structures of movement, rhythmic motions and more complex processes can be quickly understood and implemented. This can facilitate the learning of different forms of movement.
The Talmi-Methode® also aims to help performing artists feel their ideal gravitational line and thus experience their potential kinetic energy by adopting a good posture. This newly discovered power is then available for your own free movement and can be channelled on stage into the voice and expressive physical performing, or into a competitive event. In addition, this reduced effort can help you maintain energy and prevent premature fatigue. Over decades of work with performing artists it has been observed time and again that regeneration processes as a whole are significantly shortened.
Habitual posture and movement patterns that cause motoric blockages are often associated with kinaesthetic memory images, which are made accessible to the performing artist through the treatment. Structures of the body’s own memory can be recognized, and the process of learning about, and with, your own body becomes more tangible and comprehensible. The ability to organize movements more appropriately can be generalized over time and transferred to more complex structures.
Experiences from the artistic field can only be transferred to sport to a limited extent due to different stress training periods. In the meantime, however, positive experiences have been made with various sports and martial arts in which spontaneity, freedom and creativity are relevant to the movement repertoire, and grasping basic structures of movement plays a role in the learning process
How does it work? Talmi-Methode® as a joint development process
TheTalmi-Methode® is a dialogical exchange between the client and the practitioner: At first, the client’s existing physical condition is established by means of exercises. Subsequently, an individually coordinated treatment concept is developed in the form of a series of treatment lessons. The content of the lessons depends on the client’s condition, which is regularly evaluated. In this way, the therapist can work specifically on individual needs and focal points, thereby strengthening the immediate, tangible effects. In the course of a treatment process, the clients change their view of how they relate to their own bodies and are able to access new channels of self-perception. They gradually form a more harmonious image of their own body.
Each series of treatment is an interactive process between the practitioner and the person being treated, the course and objectives of which are determined by both parties in mutual agreement. The practitioners do not use a schematized treatment process, but the practitioner and the treated person are challenged to think through the problem and then decide which of the available possibilities can be applied. Thus, they both experience the treatment process, its development stages and changes together.
Who works with me? Practitioners as mentors
Talmi-Methode® practitioners also use their experience to accompany the integration of the change processes achieved in the treatments into everyday life. As mentors, they advise and support clients in successfully implementing new, consciously made positive perceptions and experiences. This is the basis for long-term treatment success.
The basis for this individually coordinated work by Talmi-Methode® practitioners is a well-founded training process spanning several years, with intensive practice, personal experience and supervision by experienced trainers. (more information at practitioner and instructor )