Welcome to the Developmental Concept

Our approach offers a unique view of development, presenting a practical model combining both Eastern and Western knowledge and understanding.

About the
Developmental Concept

In the first year of life, an important development window occurs, as key sensory-motor milestones and our emerging meridian blueprint start to lay the foundations for future development.

The Developmental Concept aims to bring the Western knowledge of neuroscience, developmental physiology and psychology into alignment with the knowledge and experience of Eastern Medicine and meridian theory.

When viewed together as a holistic concept, we can also gain insights into themes which link our early development to topics and presentations in our later school years or adult life. As such, the topics of development forms a concept for the whole-of-life.

The Developmental Concept is the result of many years of research and clinical experience by Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke and Dr. Thomas Wernicke. When not working in their paediatric clinic in Germany they are teaching their work internationally and at university.

This website brings the Developmental Concept into the online space for the first time, and here you will find information and links to courses with our partners.

Because wherever you are in the world, you will always find babies and parents, and our future generations developing.

Finding the centre New Online Course

This course starts at the beginning phase of life in the world, learning what it means to ‘find our centre’ and our sense of boundaries and how to support this.

Comprised of practical and theoretical information this course will:

  • give you an introduction and overview of the Developmental Concept
  • focus on the developmental topic: Finding the Centre
  • introduce the concept of the Front Meridian-Family and the associated sensory-motor milestones of development and the developing meridians.
  • explore how handling can support development and offer optimal handling methods
  • consider some of the topics that may be associated with problems for this phase of development.

Comprehensive course notes and handouts accompany the online videos.

Go to course

This course is hosted through Net of Knowledge.

Who is it for

The Developmental Concept aims to broaden one’s view of development and to offer a new and unique understanding.

You may be a practitioner working with babies and children, or have an interest in the topic of development.

It is also accessible for interested parents and care-givers (such as grandparents), with insight into healthy development and practical support such as handling methods and tips for baby’s everyday life.

Our online course offers a resource for both practitioners and parents, while ultimately supporting babies and their development.

We hope you will join us.