When stress piles upon stress without the relief of an equal portion of relaxation, the body begins to shut out all sensory intake and the learning process is completely blocked.
~ Vimala McClure
Massage in Schools Programme (MISP) Instructor Training & Satellite Courses
The MISP instructor training and satellite courses are offered by MISP International Trainers who have undergone extensive training with the Massage In Schools Association International. All contents are internationally designed and approved and shared by all MISP Trainers around the world.
Participants attending the training and courses will be able to learn how to bring nurturing touch into the lives of children ages 2 to 12 through the use of the unique MISP Massage Routine. In addition, they will also learn in relation to the MISP; child development, scientific knowledge, as well as the basis for bringing the idea of touch and movement to achieve more effective and engaged learning for children.
"Balance of theory, activities and massage... never a bored moment!"
The MISP Instructor Training is part of teachers' training curriculums and continuing development courses for teachers in several countries around the world.
Teachers and educators who have taken the trainings and courses have found that they gain new ideas and understanding about the nature of children and were more equipped in supporting their overall wellbeing. They also appreciated the various teaching methodologies of visualisation and kinaesthetic learning that they could apply within the school curriculum.
International Core Curriculum of the 2 Day MISP Instructor Training
History of the MISP
Philosophy – mission statement and respect
Beneﬁts of the MISP
MISP Massage Routine
Children’s temperaments and personalities
MISP & The Brain
MISP & The Nervous System
MISP & Hormones
Children sensitive to touch
Hyperactivity / ADHD
Adaptations for children with special needs
Child Development related to the MISP
Touch & Movement in the school curriculum
Marketing & Informing
Implementing the MISP
Studies and research
Professionalism and ethics
Upon completion of the 2 days training, you will become a MISP Instructor and will be able to teach the programme to children ages 4 to 12 years old in schools or public settings and also conduct parent-child sessions.
As a MISP Instructor, you will be equipped to
Help children to develop a sense of belonging within a classroom or social setting
Encourage children/families to create positive relationships through active communication
Empower children to use clear, non-threatening, assertive language, raising their conﬁdence and self-esteem
Give children an opportunity to learn about touch in a safe environment
Promote an environment that leads to reduced bullying and aggressive behaviour
Contribute to child’s enjoyment at school. Children are more caring to each other, especially those who have not shown this side of their nature
MISP Satellite Programmes
The international association have introduced in addition to the MISP Instructor Training, two satellite programme for MISP Instructors, parents and educators, or anyone interested to deepen their knowledge about child development and how to use the MISP better in their lives and work
Mini - MISP Instructor Programme (1 day)
The Mini-MISP is a shortened and adapted version of the MISP for children ages 2 and 3 and families.
2 and 3 year olds are at a very special stage of development and failing to understand their nature at this stage may lead to frustrations or actions that counter their proper development!
Course participants will learn about developmentally appropriate touch for children of 2 and 3 years old.
Touch & Move to Learn! (1 day)
The MISP, besides the basic massage routine, incorporates touch and movement activities for children to help them use their whole body for learning and development. We also invite parents, educators and teachers to incorporate touch and movement for learning with all schools subjects.
This workshop was created to foster the practice of touch and movement within the daily education of children. Participants will learn the foundations for this idea as well as be introduced to several age appropriate activities to foster children’s development, coordination, integration and self-regulation.
It answers requests from teachers and parents who wish to understand why children learn better when they touch or move.
This course is only available for IAIM & MISP Certified Instructors.
If you would like to be certified to teach the MISP from 2 to 12 years in one sitting, watch out for our Combined Mini-MISP & MISP Instructor Training!
Who should take this course?
MISP Instructors, Parents, Teachers, Allied Educators, Children Therapists and anyone who wants to know how touch and movement helps children's well-being!
There are no pre-requisites for this course.
Our MISP Trainer
MISP International Trainer
Kimberly has been involved in the Massage In Schools Programme since 2013 and is currently an International MISP Trainer. She has been conducting MISP Trainings in Singapore, Malaysia and in China.
With a background in sociology from the University of British Columbia (Canada), she is able to understand the uphills and downsides of society on the issues and behaviour of children in modern day living.
Kimberly has been working in her local community in Singapore to promote the importance of nurturing touch in various setting such as schools and hospitals. She loves working with children and families and believes that one of the best ways to for children to learn and develop well socially and emotionally is to have a good relationship with their sense of touch.
Joining our Instructor Training or Satellite Courses
MISP Instructor Training
20 - 21 Jul 2019
S$450 before 20 Apr
S$475 before 8 Jun
Usual Fee S$500
Mini MISP Instructor Training
12 Sep 2019
S$295 before 12 Jul
Usual Fee S$350
MISP Instructor Training
9 - 10 Nov 2019
S$450 before 9 Aug
S$475 before 28 Sep
Usual Fee S$500
Group discounts available
We offer part payment plans (3, 6 and 9 months installment) via credit card/paypal for trainings in Singapore.
All detail are listed in the registration form.
MISP Instructor Training Fee includes:
2 day instruction and practical training
Instructor Training Manual
Touch in Schools book
Instructor Certificate upon completion of training
First year membership with local branch of Massage in Schools Association (Singapore or Malaysia)
Satellite Course Fee includes:
1 day instruction and practical training
Certificate of attendance upon completion of training
Please note that the Mini MISP Instructor Training is only open to certified IAIM or MISP Instructors
Full attendance is required for all training days from 9.00am to 5.00pm (unless otherwise stated)
If you would like to bring this training to your school or organisation as an in-house training or register your employees for the training, you may be eligible for a reduce training rate, please contact us directly.
We welcome invitations to conduct the MISP training or satellite courses within the region, if you are interested in bringing the programme to your country, please contact us for more details.