Wednesday, 13 February 2019

CMC is a complex learning process

At the end of 2018, two groups of preschool teachers participated in a workshop run by Monika Mokrzyszczak in Warsaw. As well as CMC techniques, Monika always adds a few more processes to give deeper meaning to touch. In a picture, participants are finishing the phrase “What massage means to you”.
Through massage;
-you can feel warmth
-Muscles relax
-we become aware of our body
-decrease pain
-we can have fun
-we feel closeness to the person giving the massage
- we can know each other better
-we can calm down
Next CMC course in New Zealand is planned on the 21 September during Massage NZ Association Annual Conference in Hamilton

Friday, 7 December 2018

CMC still Growing in Poland.

At the end of the year, two groups of Polish teachers graduated with CMC course conducted by Monika Mokrzyszczak in Warsaw. It is uplifting to see that despite stupidty of politics, we in Poland can do the best for our children to grow in a humanistic society.


Monday, 8 October 2018

CMC in Wetlina

20 students from a small Kindergarten in the far south east of Poland, in beautiful Bieszczady area, are now practicing CMC.
Monika Mokszyszczak – CMC  Master Teacher in Poland, has just introduced the programme there.
Children love it as well as parents, who are very involved in the process, and are encouraging students to practice as well at home. In the picture the younger 3 year old is sharing back massage.

Monday, 11 June 2018

CMC in Dubai

In NZ it is already winter, but in Dubai summer has just started.
With outside temperatures of 45 C degrees, our classes took place indoors. Home schooling a group of mums with children from different part of the globe.  They enjoyed CMC massage techniques. Children enjoyed massage very much and we continued  with a free style reflexology and legs massage. At the end of the classes, everybody was very relaxed.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Visit from Narrowneck Playcentre

Last Wednesday, Ngataringa Organic Garden was visited by a group of students from a nearby Playcentre. 
It was a real pleasure to host a group of advanced gardeners there. All the students demonstrated  experience with the topic of composting organic matters, were very friendly with our helpers (the warms!) , loved our lemon balm tea and tasted stevia they received a small leaves each. They also admired our fluffy chicken, baby and adult fish as well.  At the end all of the students enjoyed a back massage using CMC programme which in garden scenery was not worse than at the kindergarten environment . When they visit us again, they will feel at home. We will love to see them all again at our NOG !!!

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Touch is a really Universal Language

Last Monday I had the pleasure to demonstrate my CMC to Chinese students.  There was lots of fun, and my students were very talented at performing all techniques with professionalism. Having had the lyrics of the songs translated into Chinese language made the process even easier. The next step will be to add music to the songs and CMC will have a Chinese version as well as Polish and English. 


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

New CMC teachers in Poland

On the 6th. and 7th. of October, Warsaw’s Educational and Social Innovations Centre WCIES  (Warszawskie Centrum Innowacji Edukacyjno-Społecznych Szkoleń) organised again the national CMC course for teachers  .
There were 16 students attending the course from all over the country and all of them enjoyed very much learning the Children Massaging Children technique.  This simple user-friendly method is already very popular in Poland. For more than a decade hundreds of instructors pass it on to children in kindergartens and schools for benefit of all society.