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Swedish Psychiatrist Harald Blomberg to Speak on Rhythmic Movement Training at Kent State

Posted Apr. 24, 2014

Swedish psychiatrist Harald Blomberg, M.D., will share his work, Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT), at a symposium hosted by Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services from July 24 – 30. Rhythmic Movement Training has been successful in improving emotional functioning, reading and writing, motor difficulties including Parkinson’s disease, and behaviors associated with ADHD and autism since the 1980s.

Harald BlombergBlomberg will hold four sessions, all located in Room 200 White Hall on the university’s Kent Campus:

•    Presentation & Reception
Wednesday, July 23
5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

•    Rhythmic Movement Training: Level One
Thursday, July 24, and Friday, July 25
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Lecture and experiential learning: 15 hours
Explore natural movement patterns and their role in helping the brain to mature and inhibit/integrate the primitive reflexes. This session focuses on ADHD/ADD, and provides a foundation for other RMT sessions.

•    Rhythmic Movement Training and Diet in Autism and ADD/ADHD

Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Lecture and experiential learning: 15 hours
Topics discussed by Blomberg will include autism, the alimentary canal and the brain, dietary treatment in autism, RMT in autism and integration of specific primitive reflexes.

•    Rhythmic Movement Training for OTs, PTs, Chiropractors and Massage Therapists: Level One
Tuesday, July 29, and Wednesday, July 30
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
This session is designed for those working in health and wellness fields.

For more information or to register for one or more sessions by Friday, May 30, contact Lisbeth Justice, Ph.D, at 330-673-5839 or

For more information about RMT, go to

For more information about Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services, visit

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Media Contacts:

Lisbeth Justice,, 330-673-5839

Bob Burford,, 330-672-8516