Greetings, CPI Trainees and Recertifying CPIs!
**** FINAL EXAM INFO toward the bottom of Page****
It is BEST to watch ALL the videos in ONE sitting.
See the HOMEWORK Assignment at the bottom of the page.
1. Check-in. CPI Trainees send a SEPARATE email to email@example.com . Let us know the DATE and TIME you are watching Session FIVE.
2. Watch the videos. Have your Bible, Manuals, and Notebook handy.
3. Do your Assignments and PraiseMoves workouts before the next class.
4. “The _____ of the Lord is your strength” (fill in the blank). Do you know the scripture reference, too?
5. SEND IN YOUR VIDEOS. They are due this week.
A Great Message from Pastor Cori Johnson, CPI
Here Cori shares her thoughts about the revelation in Dr. Laurette's message in Session #3 about praising the Lord in His Word during our PraiseMoves classes.
“I am completely excited about this revelation about PraiseMoves and speaking the Word of God!
“I just taught a Lay School for Mission class on evangelism last night, and I kept reminding my students about how God is on the side of evangelism! People come to faith through hearing God’s Word by the Holy Spirit!
“Now today I had the privilege of listening to this wonderful revelation about praising the Lord in His Word. God has revealed to me already the importance of this.
“So often we praise God for things in our own lives – restored health, happy times, etc. Of course, this is important. However, the circumstances of our lives are so changeable. God’s Word, though, is unchangeable! How much more powerful to praise the Lord in His Word!
“The strength of God’s Word doesn’t depend upon the changeable circumstances of our lives. Instead, God’s Word endures forever. By praising the Lord in His Word, we are offering up timeless, enduring praises! Hallelujah!”
How Cori is Implementing This:
“I have already been considering how to use this revelation in teaching PraiseMoves.
“I practiced praising the Lord with the scriptures while practicing the postures. What I’ve discovered is that it is especially easy to do on a posture such as The Angel where you do it one way and then the other.
“I’ve found that it’s easy to say the scripture like I’ve done in the past on the one side and then change it around on the other side, so I’m saying it like it’s a praise or thanksgiving to the Lord.
“For example, with The Angel, on the one side, I said the typical verse, ‘For He will give His angels charge over you to keep you safe in all your ways. Psalm 91:11.'
“Then on the other side, I said, ‘We praise You, Lord, for giving Your angels charge over us to keep us safe in all Your ways!'
“It works great, and I’m confident that this will be an excellent way to get students in the habit of speaking praises to God from His Word!”
Feel Free to Leave Comments at Bottom of Page–on any Session!
Session FIVE, Part 1
Session FIVE, Part 2
What are the Hebrew Letter Postures — and the Living Word Pictures within the Hebrew Letters themselves? Enjoy the video below as Dr. Laurette shows the beauty and brilliance God has placed within the Hebrew Alphabet (alef-bet) upon which our PraiseMoves Alphabetics postures are based.
You can get the Hebrew Word Pictures Book & CD set from Dr. Frank Seekins here: https://living-word-pictures.myshopify.com/collections/all
You may combine Hebrew Word Pictures info and the PraiseMoves Alphabetics DVD in your classes (PMAlphabetics DVD is in the CPI Store). You may also find this DVD downloadable at our digital store: http://praisemoves.com/shop
Session FIVE, Part 3
Here is a video of Dr. Laurette doing several postures. This is an abbreviated set of the postures giving the Scripture reference only for each posture (The Little Child, David's Harp, The Dove, The Runner, and The Tent). For a more complete explanation of each posture with corresponding scripture, please see the CPI Training Manual and the PraiseMoves DVD.
Please DO NOT share these videos. They are for training only. Thank you.
Session FIVE, Part 4
How to Cue Modifications.
Here, Jennifer Scheidt, CPI shows how she cues modifications in a portion of the Lord's Prayer SS. Note the clever use of a chair for one of her students and how Jennifer is able to cue the chair moves as well as the other moves for her students. Making it all look so effortless, Jenn assures us that with practice, it all becomes one easy flow. Jenn and all of her students face mirrors, so Jenn, as well as her students, can check their form.
Session FIVE, Part 5
***GO HERE for the Continuation of Today’s training with NolaJeanne Baird.
Today NolaJeanne will focus on the use of muscles versus momentum and working with new students.
1. Study these 4 postures: The Flapping Tent, The Tent, The Altar, The Cross.
2. Practice and study pages 85-93. Use some of the VERBAL CUES for these postures. Practice teaching in front of a mirror.
3. Know one-to-two BENEFITS for each posture.
4. Be aware of some of the most important CONTRAINDICATIONS of each posture.
***Be sure to use the CPI Guide Script you received in the email for reference.
5. Write these 4 postures on Index Cards. Note a few verbal cues to help you remember how to guide your students.
6. Practice repeating the SCRIPTURE VERSES and REFERENCES which go along with each of these postures.
7. Practice your 2-minute WWW.
****FINAL EXAM INFO****
For CPI Trainees:
1. VIDEOS must be submitted THIS WEEK. Do not wait until the last minute. You will need to have or borrow: a video camera (video camcorder, webcam, or smartphone that takes videos), and one adult to teach (a family member or friend).
You cannot be certified if you have no one you are instructing in your video. We need to see how you work with your students. The student must be an adult or teenager since you will be certified to work with adults and/or teenagers.
Visually, it's best if you are in a V-shape — the Camera is the point of the V. You and your student are the endpoints of the V – FACING THE CAMERA SLIGHTLY SO WE CAN SEE YOUR FACES. Do not be completely facing each other, or we cannot see your faces.
We want you to be able to see your student's face, and we need to see your face, too–and of course, you need to see your student's face also.
ALL VIDEOS ARE DUE ON TIME. Do not wait until the last minute. Leave extra time in case we require you to re-do your video.
WWW – If you have not submitted your solo 2-minute WWW video, today is the last day to submit it (Feb. 21).
Your 5-Postures video teaching 1 adult student is due THIS week. BE SURE TO MARK IT “UNLISTED” NOT PRIVATE. Your other option is to schedule a LIVE Zoom with NolaJeanne Baird.
NOTE: Follow the CPI Guide Script –> which you had approved by NolaJeanne.
Your Video will include:
a. Start with Prayer.
***Music question? You may use Christian music with words for WWW only. For PraiseMoves postures: ONLY instrumental Christian music or classical (not New Age, of course!). We want people to FOCUS on the Word and your instruction. You will receive PraiseMoves Class Music #1 with your Certificate.
b. Video record yourself teaching ONE adult student the following five PraiseMoves postures: The Angel, The Reed, The Eagle, The Vine, The Little Child.
1) We need to be able to see you and your student. The best way to do this we have found is to situate yourself, your student, and your camera in a V-shape. Your video camera is at the Point of the V. Your student and you are the endpoints of the V, facing one another, but angled slightly toward the camera so we can see BOTH of your faces.
2) Be sure to watch your student and correct her/him as necessary.
3) Walk over to your student a time or two to cue them and correct their form WITHOUT touching them. You can model the correct form for them instead.
4) Be sure to SAY the corresponding Scripture and invite your students to REPEAT the scripture after you.
– What do you say? Guide your students into a posture, breathing, Scripture (invite them to repeat after you; add an element of praise in line with the video above, such as “We thank You, Lord, that Your Word says…*scripture*…” or you can thank the Lord after you say the scripture.
— Don’t be robotic here – be yourself! You’re thankful for God’s Word already–just let some of your thankfulness show. Your students will pick up on your genuineness and it will bless them, letting them know they can enter into praise easily.
We also call this the “Higher Dimension of Praise.” Keep it simple and it will flow easily for you.
–You are a Leader and a Minister of the Gospel. Your students will follow you. We are “not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for every who believes” (Romans 1:16).
WATCHING HOW NOLAJEANNE TEACHES WILL BE INVALUABLE FOR YOU. She is one of the very best, and her students love her. See links below for NJ videos.
–Mention benefits (I like doing this toward the beginning “This posture is great for…”). Mention contraindications when guiding into a posture (“If your neck is sensitive, look straight ahead instead of up”).
— Incorporate the revelation you received from the video in the last session about the revelation from Galatians 3:5 and Jeremiah 33:11 (“I thank You, Lord, that Your Word says…” or “We praise You, Father that…” and then follow with the Scripture). This does not have to be done for each and every posture (let the Holy Spirit guide you). Invite students to repeat after you.
Push through your comfort zone and past the fear of doing something new and “un-COMFORT-able” – lean on the Comforter, and be willing to *feel* foolish. It looks good on us, no matter how offended our pride, flesh, and minds may feel (I speak from experience here). ?
Example from Nola Jeanne Baird, CPI Trainer & Coordinator:
Notice that the first few words she added are the “Higher Dimension of Praise”…
NolaJeanne shares, “For example, For Mt.Zion, I now say: ‘Father, we thank You that Your Word says, “those who trust in the Lord are like Mt Zion which cannot be moved but abides forever. Ps 125:1.”‘ See how I prefaced the scripture with a statement of thanksgiving?
“Another example for The Eagle, I now say: ‘We Praise You, Lord, for Your word says: “those who wait on the Lord, shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isa 40:31″ – thank You for Your strength, Lord.'”
Please Note: Upload your video via YouTube.com (a free service). Mark the video “UNLISTED.” DO NOT mark it “private” – we cannot open private videos. Send us a link to the video at firstname.lastname@example.org
Final Exam on Monday, February 28. You have 24 hours from the time it is sent to complete it. The exam itself MUST be submitted online NO LATER than Tuesday, March 1 (the next day) in the afternoon (Central time). It will be a multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and written test that you will take online.
The Exam will be a CLOSED-BOOK TEST.
If you are in a time zone whereby you don't receive your exam until Tuesday, you would have until Wednesday.
As a New CPI, you can take additional Certifications!
PraiseMoves Gold, PraiseKicks, MIRA!, PraiseBarre, PraiseWaves, L.I.F.T., and HipHop2Scripture! – All available online in the CPI Store at http://praisemoves.com/cpistore
–OR you can write to us at email@example.com and we can send you an invoice
CONTINUE PREPARING FOR THE CLOSED-BOOK EXAM NOW by taking notes and practicing. Expect to do excellently well. You will!
Previous Training Sessions:
Session THREE: http://praisemoves.com/cpi-training-session-thre-parts-1-4/
NolaJeanne's Sessions ONE and TWO: http://miradance.weebly.com/cpi1
NolaJeanne's Sessions THREE, FOUR & FIVE: http://miradance.weebly.com/cpi2.html