Carlo Cannistraro civh 2021

Carlo Cannistraro




Workshop :

Monday 01 November

09:30 - 12:30




A journey into reflexes to improve our vision of the world


A journey in learning about archaic or primary reflexes, automatic and involuntary movements observed in newborns in response to specific sensory stimuli. These reflexes develop according to the natural laws of the human species and are a sign of harmonious motor development. Difficulties in integrating these reflexes create more or less limiting disharmonies: difficulties in reading, writing, ADD, ADHD, memory, learning, and much more. To improve the integration of these reflexes we can use movements and other activities, which replicate our primitive movement patterns to establish, reinforce or retrain the fundamentals of posture, central nervous system (CNS) maturity, vestibular function, sensory and therefore visual processing and more.


This is the content of the workshop.


  • learning what reflexes are and how they affect our lives
  • understand how the role of rhythmic movement and infant reflexes in brain growth creates neural connections between the brainstem, cerebellum, limbic area and prefrontal cortex for learning, emotional development and behavior.
  • research shows the crucial importance of integrating the infant's reflexes for sensory processing including visual processing, language development, emotional balance, stress release, resilience, postural strength, language development, social-emotional skills and much more,
  • understanding how a Fear Paralysis Reflex can significantly affect our visual apparatus from as early as the 9th week in utero is information that should not be underestimated in visual re-education, especially in these times of great social stress.
  • using other movements to re-harmonize the autonomic nervous system.


Carlo Cannistraro, France


Doctor of Physiotherapy, Osteopath, writer and lecturer

Graduated from the Ecole de la Vue in 2014 as a teacher of the Bates method. He has been interested, for many years, in sensory integration through experimentation with various tools including work on Primitive Reflexes using rhythmic movements (RMTi®)