Training: An introduction to the SIM program

$499,00 $450,00



In this workshop, you’ll learn essential components of the Neuromuscular Stimulation Tool developed in England and the Netherlands. This comprehensive training, led by two experts in the field, incorporates dance-based movement, Laban analysis and therapeutic movement approaches that you can put into practice right away. The S.I.M. training focuses on using creative and dynamic movements as:
  • Social and psychological tools to express and manage emotions
  • Motor tools to improve physical mobility and stability
The S.I.M.-Program will be presented by Andrew Greenwood, Creative Movement Specialist, and Frank Antonissen MSc, researcher and teacher in Human Movement & behaviour Who is this training for? This training is developed for healthcare professionals (movement coaches, activity counselors, care partners, physical education experts and physiotherapists) who are committed to people with dementia and/or intellectual disabilities. When? Online lesson 1: September 25th 2020 11:00 a.m. to 02:30 p.m. (ET) Online lesson 2: September 26th 2020 11:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. (ET) Online lesson 3: October 2nd 2020 11:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. (ET) Accreditation: Quality register nurses and carers SRVB Register for Therapy


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Collocated interaction, enhancing one another's personal emotional field and triggering collocated simulation which creates new communication tools to reconnect with others. Creating a meaningful interaction with the people in their amidated surroundings. Our personal advancement is often used collaboratively by several collocated people, during social encounters.





Implicit learning is learning without first being aware of learning. The learning stimulus takes place afterwards and is a process in time. It is expressed in behaviour (approaching a situation differently) and movement (performing an action differently). The advantage of implicit learning is that the participants themselves are stimulated to think creatively. He's able to apply and reproduce this more easily in new situations. The participant determines from a lesson what he finds important and takes this home.





Based on the SW!TCH2MOVE methodology, movement is a total bodily experience. Learning to explore new alternatives, through using space and unfamiliar positions as well as movement phrases. From this, they receive new insights on and/or new ways to move. This will enhance daily life activities and reduce the dependence on others. Movement is defined as a physical activity, in which the body changes position, place and / or posture. A series of contiguous movements performed over a period of time promote or maintain general physical and mental fitness. According to the Dutch Exercise Directive, it is recommended that adults should exercise moderately intensively for two and a half hours per week.

Andrew Greenwood

Creative Movement Specialist - Founder SW!TCH2MOVE

I thrive on educating, motivating and inspiring people to understand the value and the relationship between the body, movement and life.

Over the years as a professional dancer and international ballet master, I have experienced at first hand the moments of struggle, growth, maturity and glory that come together when one is engaging to dance, be it professionally or pure hobby.

Seven years ago I dedicated a big part of my work in Dancer’s health (injury prevention & rehabilitation) offered guidance in how dancers can enhance their personal wellbeing, physically and mentally. That would provide the foundations of knowledge and assist me in my unexpected turn of events where I am now. To discover that not only Dance needs Health but Health needs dance.

A few years ago the artistic director of a dance house in the Netherlands was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age 37. I was at that time engaged as the house ballet master and developing an injury prevention and rehabilitation center for dancers. Due to his disappointment with the options in physical training as a Parkinson’s patient, he asked me to accompany him into the studio.

We started applying dance techniques and explore how dance could enhance his physical and mental state. After discovering the amazing effects and possibilities of these dance sessions, we decided that we needed to move into further investigation and study. We looked into different resources as the Dance for PD Program (Marc Morris foundation), literature, and patients themselves and other experts from the field of science and dance.

Since 2012 we founded the Dance for Health Foundation. As the head of education and research the last three years, over 40 teachers were educated internationally under my mentorship and classes were established for Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis in cities in the Netherlands, Italy and Australia.

As a creator of SW!TCH2MOVE, I am thriving in sharing my method in how to enhance the life of people with chronical physical or mental impairments.

Frank Antonissen

MSc - Researcher and teacher in Human Movement & Behaviour - Co-founder SW!TCH2MOVE

Frank started his career in 2008 as a successful physical- and manual therapist for stage entertainment The Netherlands. There he was partly responsible for the development of a physiotherapy clinic that could tour with the famous ice show holiday on ice. After that adventure he took on another challenge. For three years he worked for a clinic that was specialized in people with chronic illnesses and syndromes like Parkinson’s, Dementia, Rheumatism, chronic fatigue syndrome, whiplash etc..

Around the year 2012, Frank started his own paramedical centre and studied a Master of science education with the specialization within the biopsychosocial area. For eight years in which Frank had his therapy center, he also developed his teaching skills.

All this knowledge and experience brought him in 2014 in the position as a lector at Fontys Academy of performing arts and since 2018 at the Fontys university of applied science the paramedical department. Today Frank is still giving lectures in both institutes. Besides teaching, he is also engaged in the field of research. Research concerning the effectivity of social skills with the influence of music and sound on the quality of life.

Frank has been working with Andrew Greenwood for SW!TCH2MOVE since 2018, together they designed the social implicit movement program (SIM) that enables people to move creatively and especially meaningfully. This by seeking interaction with themselves and with the environment. The aim is to express internal feelings/emotions and make them known to the outside world. Secondly, improving the overall condition (promoting mobility and stability of body and mind).