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What is BrainGym®?

Educational Kinesiology. (Edu-K) is Learning through movement & is an educational approach that focuses on exploring a person’s way of learning & developing oneself through natural movements.

BrainGym® is an educational movement-based program that uses simple movements to integrate the whole brain, senses & body, preparing the person with the physical skills they need to learn effectively. It is the study & application of 26 specific movements that activate the brain for optimal storage & retrieval of information. It is also a process for re-educating the whole mind/body system for greater ease & efficiency of function.

How does BrainGym® work?

We use Edu-K BrainGym® to assist clients in unlocking their potential. We do this by the use of muscle monitoring & self-noticing to guide balances designed to help a person find & use their potential to its greatest extent. Each session will help a person to integrate physiological, physical & emotional components to best tap into their potential in working towards any of the tasks or goals that they may have. By formulating specific goals & finding out what is internally blocking the client from reaching their goals, we balance the structure & function of the brain/body system to accomplish their goals. The nervous system is the main communication network from the brain to other parts of the body.

What benefits can BrainGym® bring to me?

The improvement in whole brain function that can result from use of the BrainGym® movements has benefits such as:

  • Academic skills (for example, reading, writing, spelling & maths)
  • Memory, concentration & focus
  • Physical co-ordination & balance
  • Communication skills & language development
  • Self-development & personal stress management
  • The achievement of goals-both professional & personal

BrainGym® may also assist clients with:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder(ADD)
  • Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHA)
  • Dyslexia
  • Autism
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Fear & phobias
  • Self-worth issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Difficult relationships
  • Motivation
  • Brain fog
  • Poor memory
  • Lack of self-awareness
  • Emotional instability

How does the program work?

The program structure will include a minimum of three sessions (fortnightly) to start with. More sessions may be required. Sessions will include integration activities to be done between sessions.

Sessions are tailored individually based on your needs. If you have questions, 20 minute consultation available to discuss your needs.

We can also discuss NDIS needs and create a plan. We are also able to train carers in specific Braingym®   movements that they can practice at home.

More information about BrainGym®

Educational Kinesiology & BrainGym® are the result of many years of research into learning & brain function by an educationalist, Dr Paul Dennison PhD, from the United States. Developed in the mid-80s, it is now used in over 45 countries & is recognised as a safe, effective & innovative educational & self-development tool.

Originally created to help children & adults with learning challenges, for example dyslexia, dyspraxia & ADHD. BrainGym® is now used to improve the functioning & life quality of people from all walks of life: from education to the arts, business, healthcare, sport & personal development. People of almost any age & mobility can safely use the movements.

Educational Kinesiology & BrainGym® movements directly target & stimulate the brain to help a child or adult to reach full academic potential in many areas by using physical movement to access different parts of the brain & calm the nervous system.

These types of movements can be used for behaviour, comprehension, organisation, communication, focus, executive function, sensory, auditory, vestibular & visual systems.

The BrainGym® Program is committed to the principle that movement with intention leads to optimal learning. We equip people- kids, adults & seniors alike with the designed movement techniques to reach goals they never imagined possible. BY eliminating the damaging effects of stress on performance with designed movement exercises to create harmony mentally, emotionally & physically. Movement with intention leads to optimal learning when it is Integrated into the functioning self. It is also a process for re-educating the whole mind/body system for greater ease & efficiency of function.

Our specialty is in the understanding of natural movement patterns & how they relate to learning performance. We believe that addressing the whole body, what we call the “physical skills of learning & performing”, is critical to optimal living & learning.

We can “learn how to learn” by stabilising or grounding our physical structure & mastering self-calm. Doing so prepares us to master the physical skills required for the mental, cognitive & language skills necessary for higher order thinking. When the structural & physical foundations are in place, we experience less tension &stress enhancing the flow of learning, performance & communication.

Educational Kinesiology & BrainGym® does not diagnose or prescribe.

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