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.
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.
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
Brain Gym and Me – Reclaiming the Pleasure of Learning