Experiencing Brain Gym®

What is Brain Gym®?

Brain Gym® is a lifelong educational, movement based programme which uses simple movements to integrate the whole brain, senses and body, preparing the person with the physical skills they need to live and learn more effectively.

Incorporating 26 easy and enjoyable targeted activities, Brain Gym® develops the brain’s neural pathways the way nature does – through movement – and can be used to improve a wide range of learning, attention and behaviour skills. Educational Kinesiology and Brain Gym® are the result of many years of research into learning and brain function by American educationalist, Dr Paul Dennison PhD. Brain Gym® is now used in over 80 countries and is recognised as a safe, effective and innovative educational and self-development tool, which integrates body and mind to bring about rapid and often dramatic improvements in concentration, memory, reading, writing, organising, listening, physical coordination and more.

Who does Brain Gym® help??

In reality, everyone would benefit from using Brain Gym in their daily life. Originally created to help children and adults with learning challenges, for example dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD, Brain Gym® is now used to improve functioning and life quality by people from all walks of life from education to the arts, business, healthcare, sport and personal development. The movements can be safely used by people of almost any age and mobility, from babies upwards.

What does it help??

The improvement in whole brain function that can result from use of the Brain Gym® movements has potential benefits for areas such as:

  • academic skills – for example, reading, writing, spelling and maths
  • memory, concentration and focus
  • organisational skills
  • physical co-ordination and balance
  • sports performance
  • communication skills and language development
  • self-development and personal stress management
  • the achievement of goals, both professional and personal, for individuals and groups

How can it be used??

It can be used at the beginning of your day, before stepping into your car to drive to work, before a meeting or performance, or at the end of the day to sleep more soundly.

Brain Gym® is available throughout Australia in a variety of ways:

* Certificate courses, workshops and talks

* In-service training for schools and organisations

* One-to-one consultations

Where can I find out more??

To find a certified Instructors/Consultants in your area click on Instructor/Consultant above. All Instructors/Consultants listed on our website are licensed to offer Brain Gym consultations and the Brain Gym®101 course. The instructors, who teach advanced level Edu K courses, are listed. To locate your nearest Brain Gym Instructor/Consultant or for information on training courses for general interest, professional or personal development please click on our menu bar above.

The Brain Gym® Australia Inc., is a not-for-profit organisation, which supports the work of Brain Gym® and Educational Kinesiology in this country. Educational Kinesiology and Brain Gym® are registered trademarks and only certified Instructors and Consultants are entitled to use them professionally.

Brain Gym® is a registered trademark of Brain Gym® International / Educational Kinesiology Foundation, www.braingym.org

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How can I experience Brain Gym?

Brain Gym Classes
You can learn the basic 26 Brain Gym® movements and the fundamental steps for sequencing these movements in the basic Brain Gym® 101 course or in one of the special interest introductory courses: e.g. Brain Gym® for Special Education Providers. The emphasis of the above listed courses is facilitating Brain Gym® in others. You will need to take at least one of these if you wish to pursue licensure as an instructor.

There are also several Brain Gym®-based courses that are available to newcomers. They are: Dennison Whole Brain Learning (241), Hands On: How to Use Brain Gym in the Classroom and the “Switched on” courses – e.g. Switched on Selling (SOS) and Switched on Network Marketing (SONM).

Brain Gym® is the core program of Educational Kinesiology (Edu-K), the study and application of posture and movement to enhance academic, interpersonal and physical learning. In addition to Brain Gym®, Edu-K offers intermediate, advanced and professional-level courses that build on the Brain Gym® learning model for those wanting to pursue further study.

Private Sessions
A private session will allow you to experience Brain Gym®/Edu-K at as deep a level as you require and to use more exacting techniques than are taught in the non-professional level courses.  Edu-K encompasses a growing body of techniques and applications, of which Brain Gym® is only the foundation.  In a private session, you will be able to experience Brain Gym® as well as the more advanced work, if appropriate. During a private session, you may also learn selected movements not taught in basic Brain Gym® courses.

A private session typically lasts 1 – 2 hours and focuses on a specific goal. The process you will experience, called a “balance,” is complete when you feel and demonstrate noticeable improvements in your goal-related learning and performance abilities. The intention is that each time you then approach your goal, it becomes easier and easier for you to accomplish. The balance will have removed the block and create a bridge in your brain for that learning or action.

Instructors / Consultants

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Brain Gym® Interview on Coxy’ Big Break

This is the link on youtube – http://youtu.be/8UTtnGQVxEg?list=PL-Os630zim6UOCYivSxGc1at3Jmnv4TQP

Can I Learn Brain Gym from Books?
Brain Gym® movements are best learned when taught in person by a licensed Brain Gym® Instructor/Consultant who can offer correct modelling of the movements as well as knowledge of how to combine and sequence these movements for optimal effectiveness.

That said, there is a small book simply titled Brain Gym® by Paul E. Dennison, Ph.D. and Gail Dennison that gives brief information and illustrations of each of the 26 movements.  More information is given on the movements in the book Brain Gym® Teacher’s Edition, also by Dennison and Dennison.

There is also a book, Brain Gym For Business by Jerry V. Teplitz, JD, Ph.D. and the Dennisons that apply most of the movements to the business arena.  The book is divided up by the positions in an organization and then by the tasks people do in that position. It has a list of a number of Brain Gym exercises which can switch a person on for that particular task.

If you are interested in the science behind Brain Gym®, Smart Moves: Why Learning is not all in Your Head, by neurobiologist Carla Hannaford, Ph.D., documents how and why the Brain Gym® movements work in the brain.

These books and others can be found at www.braingym.com.au

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