Limbic Reflexology Course
Who is the course for?
Limbic Reflexology is primarily designed as a CPD course for qualified reflexologists and as such can be integrated into existing practice
Skilled practitioners of other modalities could also incorporate Limbic Reflexology into their current practice.
what are the benefits of limbic reflexology?
Limbic processes are involved in regulating almost any physiological process.
As such, it is the control centre for homeostatic norms. Research any condition and you will find altered homeostatic processes which are regulated by Limbic process. Chronic pain conditions, Parkinson’s disease, spectrum disorders, migraine, Trigeminal neuralgia, depression and anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, OCD, all involve altered function in the limbic networks.
Limbic Reflexology allows us to get to the heart of the problem. I often liken it to a flooded kitchen: We can mop up the floor each week or we can more effectively go to the source of the flooding and turn off the tap.
For example, in chronic pain conditions such as Fibromyalgia or M.E/CFS, the exaggerated experience of pain and fatigue is created by central sensitisation in the limbic brain circuits and processes. So we will not only work on the affected body areas, but on the altered Limbic circuits underpinning the problem.
By incorporating Limbic reflex areas into your existing practice, it gives us the opportunity to connect with those networks and nuclei which are intimately involved in those problems and tap into the powerful homeostatic influences of the Limbic brain.
Format of the training
The Course follows a blended learning approach with a mix of online learning and face to face learning.
Everyone learns in a slightly different way and at a different pace. In a face to face scenario, where the content is complex or the information is new. Sometimes, things get slowed up as everyone catches on. This can lead to frustrations for those that have grasped the concept, and a sense of failure for those that need excessive repetition or explanation – they stop asking for fear of appearing stupid.
Where this complex or new information is offered online, there is the advantage of being able to rewind and revisit to suit the individual’s level of knowledge and pace in incorporating novel information. In addition, where clarification is required, there is a readily available, and ongoing, support mechanism.
This is where flexible learning trumps set times and venues. People have varying degrees of busy and complex lives. Travel, caring responsibilities, work schedules and personal health all impact on the ability to commit to dates and travel. The online components cater for those limitations, and the face to face Workshop caters for the fine tuning of practical techniques with immediate feedback.
Structure of the training
Study of Limbic Reflexology Student Textbook
Limbic Reflexology Online
Submission of two case studies.
Transformation – knowing to doing.
There’s a lot of new material to take in. The Online Course allows you to digest this at your own pace, and at a time and place that suits your personal circumstances.
The course is complemented by the Limbic Reflexology Student Textbook which includes the basic brain anatomy that underpins Limbic Reflexology. The Student Textbook is available for purchase at Amazon (see links below).
online foundation module
Limbic Reflexology Online forms the foundation module of Limbic Reflexology Training.
It includes over 20 demonstration video tutorials on locating and working all of the limbic reflex areas and information on the processes in which each limbic area is involved.
This is followed by identifying problems created where there is altered function in these reflex areas. modules on researching conditions creating an informed treatment plan range of outcome measures which you will use to measure the efficacy of your treatments, detailed guidance on completing and submitting the case studies.
Assessment of the Online Course is in the form of ‘check your understanding’ points and a final quiz.
There is ongoing access to the Online Course materials and this has proven invaluable to students as a reference and revision tool. You will also have access to any future updates and additions to Limbic Reflexology Online Course.
Workshops are available at various venues in the UK. These consist of a one day venue practical workshop, followed by an online workshop a few days later.
You must be enrolled in Limbic Online before booking a place on a workshop.
Before attending a Workshop, you should have studied the online module to the level that you are familiar with the names and locations of the reflex areas. To get the most value from the practical workshop, you will have practiced the techniques and have completed the quiz assessment module.
On the practical day, we build a limbic routine where we practice five sequential groups of reflex areas. Through feedback and assessment, you finetune the techniques and locations of the reflex areas you learned on the online course.
As we learn the reflex areas, we will weave the theoretical knowledge from the online materials into the practical routines. This will help us to come to an educated interpretation of the probable neural processes involved in whatever problem we are addressing in our treatments.
In the online workshop, we look at researching problems, treatment planning, interpreting our findings and using outcome measures, Thus, we will be able to demonstrate that our treatment is informed, focused, and evidence based – all criteria which will lend credibility to our practice.
For further details about Workshops, visit the Workshops page >>
Detailed guidance in completing your case studies can be found in Limbic Reflexology Online. This includes the format and the type and level of detail expected. On the Workshops, there is also an opportunity to discuss completing case studies.
Two successfully submitted case studies are required to gain the AOR CPD Approved Certificate.
Support and Networking
Support is via email or via the contact page. Expect a response within 24 hours. Zoom support can be arranged.
Once enrolled, you will also be invited to join a closed Facebook Group where we can share experiences and articles of interest.
Once you are enrolled in Limbic Reflexology Online, you will have access to other pages on the website.
Here you will find all the documentation for your practice, and links to relevant articles for your research in your case studies. These resource pages are only accessible when you are logged in on the website.
The physiology of the nervous system and the limbic brain will be new for most of the participants but I will cover only what needs to be covered at a level that is accessible. This is reflexology training, not neuroscience training.
All the theoretical knowledge you need will be in the online materials and the Student Textbook. However to help you become more familiar with the brain I recommend you download 3D Brain, by Cold Spring Harbor, a free App from Apple AppStore. This can also be viewed on a PC at ‘Genes to Cognition’ website.
An excellent book is ‘The Brain Book’ by Rita Carter. You can get it here from Amazon HERE
If colouring in is your way of learning, this book may be your answer.
Certificates are awarded for each component.
The Online Certificate is awarded on successful completion of the online course quiz.
The final Certificate is awarded on successful submission of two case studies.
Attendance Certificates are issued for the Practical Workshop.
To be awarded an AOR approved Certificate, face to face assessment is required, so requires workshop attendance
Limbic Reflexology research programme
Students are asked to complete two case studies and one of these should be with someone living with fibromyalgia. Not only is this the best presentation in which to learn Limbic, but over the years Limbic students have achieved consistently impressive outcomes for those case study clients and many graduates add the Limbic approach to the treatment of fibromyalgia as one of their specialities.
Marcia Edwards was one of those graduates. In 2018, Marcia undertook a part time Master of Research degree at Glasgow Caledonian University, Her final research project was a qualitative study of a participants experiences of Limbic Reflexology for fibromyalgia.
Marcia completed her degree in the spring of 2021.and has now embarked on a two year quantitative research programme into the effects of Limbic Reflexology for those living with fibromyalgia, using the Revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQR).
The FIQR is a globally validated outcome measure, widely used in assessment and research of fibromyalgia.
Students of Limbic Reflexology, with their clients consent, are invited to be part of this exciting research programme by submitting their data from their fibromyalgia case study to the quantitative research, and over the two year programme, Limbic graduates will also be invited to submit similar data.
Limbic therapists choosing to take part in the programme will be enrolled in a supplementary course which guides them through the research procedures.
How to enrol
Enrol in Limbic Reflexology Online at any time. Once enrolled, in the online module, you can then book a place on any available venue workshop.
2024 Course Fees
Limbic Reflexology Online is £240
Workshop fee is £200, reduced to £160 if booked before the early bird deadline for that workshop.
Booking Workshop as Refresher
If you have already completed Limbic Reflexology Training, you may book any Workshop as a refresher.
To book a Workshop as a refresher please follow the link for booking workshop on your chosen workshop.