Teacher of the AEQ method, level 1

Teacher of AEQ breathing, level 1 (Under construction)

About the seminar

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.

 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.

About the AEQ method

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.

Recommendation for participation in the seminar of the teacher of AEQ method®, level 1

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.

Seminar Program

Participants of the seminar will recieve...

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.

An integral part of AEQ Level 1 teacher training is writing homework reports, which you will receive at appropriate intervals after the seminar and, in combination with the audio recordings of the seminar, gives teachers a greater depth of perception of the areas covered by the seminar. This way, the seminar lasts for almost half a year and gives the teacher the time it takes to get to know themselves and thus understand others, helping them by learning the AEQ method.

Regularly handing in your homework is a condition if one wishes to register for the 2nd level seminar.

Benefits of using knowledge from the seminar for you and your work:

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:

Certified AEQ Method® Level 1 teacher is can:

Your teacher

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.

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Seminar za učitelja AEQ dihanja® 1. stopnje

Na seminar se lako prijavijo samo učitelji AEQ metode.

Namen seminarja:

Podrobno predelati, razumeti in dojeti pomen pravilnega dihanja na splošno počutje, telesne in umske zmožnosti, avtonomen živčni sistem, sposobnost osredotočanja in učenja. Seminar omogoča pridobiti potrebno znanje, da lahko upočasnite pretok zraka in krvi skozi pljuča in povečate učinkovitost respiratornega in vaskularnega sistema, kar dvigne kvaliteto delovanja vseh ostalih procesov v somi. Pri seminarju bo največ poudarka na vplivu čustev in mišičnih blokad zaradi potlačenja čustev v otroštvu na zmanjšano dihalno učinkovitost. Znanje in dojemanje, ki ga omogoča seminar je vedno bolj pomembno saj je nepravilno dihanje pri športnikih in rekreativnih športnikih odgoovrno za nepravilno razumevanje pomena treninga in zelo povečuje pogostots in resnost poškodb. Hkrati omogoča dolgoročno izboljšanje in ureditev dihanja ter uspešno odpravlja težave, ki jih ne urejujejo ostale dihalne metode (joga, pilates, Wim hof, Buteyko, deloma Oxygen Advantage…)

Seminar bo sestavljen iz teoretičnega dela, ki bo omogočal razumevanje dihanja in njegovega vpliva na vse telesne in umske procese in vlogo dihanja na formacijo in nadzor nad čustvi in praktičnega dela učenja AEQ dihalnih vaj ter dihalnih protokolov za umirjanje pretoka zraka in normalizacijo vdihanega zraka ter izmenjave plinov v respiratornem sistemu. Razumeli boste vrsto zablod in napačnega razumevanja, ki prevladuje v zdravstu, športu in mnogih drugih področjih kjer učijo »zdravo pravilno dihanje« skozi krepitev in raztezanje mišic.

Namen poznavanja povezav in principov po katerih pride do zakrčitev in zmanjšanja učinkovitosti dihanja je da zna učitelj AEQ dihanja primerno razložiti vzroke za trenutno stanje ter s tem zmanjšati otrplost telesa. 

Namen AEQ dihalnih vaj je povečanje ekspazije mišic trupa in vzpostavitev primernega prostora za dihanje v spodnji del pljuč, izboljšanje zavedanja in občutenja delovanja respiratornega sistema in nadzora nad dihalnimi mišicami in dihalnim procesom. Osnoven predpogoj za pravilno dihanje je primerna sposobnost večanja trebušne votline, ki je pa danes pri večini ljudi zelo zmanjšana.

Namen dihalnih protokolov je, da pridobljeno skozi AEQ dihalne vaje prenesemo v zmanjševanje neučinkovitega dihanja in dihalne hiperventilacije v pravilno vodoravno dihanje primerno trenutnem stanju v in okoli membrane.

AEQ pristop odprave dihalnih nepravilnosti in omejitev ne temelji na raztezanju in jačanju dihalnih mišic temveč na odpravi SMA v delovanju čustvenega in respiratornega sistema. Naučili se boste glavne vzroke, ki privedejo do nastanka nepravilnega delovanja respiratornega sistema skozi čustvene travme v zgodnjem otroštvu in fizične posledice nerealnega odnosa ega do telesa v kasnejšem obdobju življenja.

Skozi učenje AEQ dihalnih vaj ter dihalnih protokolov boste na seminarju sami opazili in občutili lastno SMA v tem delu some, jo razumeli in znali v naslednjih mesecih urediti lastno delovanje dihal in dihanja.

Skozi to povezavo znanja in lastne izkušnje boste lahko svoje stranke učili pravilen odnosa do dihanja na individualnem učenju in/ali delavnicah. Tako samostojno kot  učenje AEQ dihanja® kot v sklopu učenja AEQ metode® in AEQ vaj®.

Vpliv učenja AEQ dihanja® na stranke vpliva zelo pozitivno in izboljša učinke učenja AEQ metode® ter njihovega psihofizičnega počutka in bistveno dvigne kvaliteto življenja.

Znanje omogoča celovito in  hitrejšo ureditev stanj kot so: bolečine v križu, vratu in ramenih, visok tlak, srčne aritmije, glavoboli in migrene, Nujno potrebno je pa pri odpravi smrčanja, dihalnih prekinitev, astme, bronhitisa, dihalnih alergij, alergij na hrano in depresij.

Del seminarja bo posvečen vplivu učinkovitosti dihanja na športne sposobnosti in pomenu tega učenja za stranke, ki so rekreativni ali vrhunski športniki. Med njimi je nepravilno dihanje skoraj 100 % prisotno in posledično imajo veliko težav z rezultati in padci forme za katere ne najdejo vzrokov. Običajno jih rešujejo z dvigom obremenitev, hitrosti in zahtevnosti treninga, kar pa privede do dolgoročno še večjih težav in bolezni. Vrhunski športniki, ki dodajajo v svoj trenežni proces AEQ dihanje® poročajo o velikih napredkih, ki prej niti približno niso bili mogoči sploh na tako lahek in neboleč način.

Učitelj AEQ dihanja 1. stopnje zna učiti osnovne AEQ dihalne vaje s katerim omogoči učencu večanje trebušne votline (ki je predpogoj za pravilen vdih v celotna pljuča), z dvigovanjem zmožnosti sprostitve mišic trupa med rameni in medenico. Pozna in zna učiti ter svetovati primeren pristop za odpravo telesnih težav, ki so posledica neučinkovitega dihanja, ter omogoča dvig zmožnosti rekreativnih športnikov.  


Snov seminarja zajema:

Certificiran učitelj AEQ metode® 1.stopnje zna:

Del snovi bo zajet v učbeniku, del pa bo razložen skozi predavanja. Sestavni del seminarja bodo obnove člankov iz učbenika, ki bodo obvezen del šolanja in pogoj za pridobitev naziva učitelj AEQ dihanja 1. stopnje.

Sestavni del šolanja učitelja AEQ dihanja 1. stopnje je pisanje domačih nalog, ki jih prejemajo v primernih časovnih razmakih po končanem seminarju in v kombinaciji z avdio posnetki seminarja omogočajo učiteljem večjo globino dojemanja področji, ki jih obravnava seminar. Na ta način seminar traja skoraj pol leta in učitelju daje čas, ki je potreben, da bi spoznal sebe in tako razumel druge, ki jim pomaga z učenjem AEQ metode.

Vprašanja in Prijave na: education@aeq.si

Seminar vodi Aleš Ernst, učitelj AEQ dihanja 3. stopnje, instruktor Oxygen Advantage metode®

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