Haptic System – An introduction
Marcelo MunIz is an advanced Rolfer® and movement teacher for 30 years. He is a Rolfing® Instructor and Rolf Movement™ Teacher.
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Haptic is the name, which is used to define a quality of action, when kinesthesia and sensoriality are used together for the touch, creating a palpatory sense. In a clinical perspective not only the sense of touch, but all the senses are integrated with kinesiathesia, which expands the concept of haptic.
Hapticity is the motricity used in service of the sensory organ; it is the movement that modulates our senses. Also being the way in which motor skills behave in the world for sensory experience. We cannot separate perception from motricity.
All the difficulty in working with perception comes from not addressing hapticity.
When you work with haptic capacity is exactly when you move from postural work to attitudinal work.
Haptic motricity is not linked to agency; it is about the territory body. A territorial motricity, done to protect me or to allow me to perceive the world.
Credits: 1 Movement Credit and 1 Intermediate (Manipulation) Credit
Open for all Certified Rolfer®
- Different levels of the concept of hapticity, applying the clinical concept into the context of work with Rolfing.
- The relationship of the haptic system to the gravitational field.
- How the haptic system affects core stability and spatial orientation.
- Presence and quality of touch.
- The body as an agent and the body as a territory.
- How to work with territoriality as a primary factor for the possibility of orientation and attitudinal change.