Brain Gym® International Mission Statement
Brain Gym® International is committed to the principle that moving with intention leads to optimal learning. Through our outstanding instructors and movement -based programs, we empower all ages to reclaim the joy of living.
Brain Gym® Australia Mission Statement
Brain Gym® Australia is committed to promoting Brain Gym® to all sections of the community and making Brain Gym® a positive household name in Australia. It also supports members in growing their business and keeping them informed of professional development opportunities.
We utilize the Brain Gym® educational model to:
- promote play and the joy of learning
- draw out and honour innate intelligence
- build awareness regarding the value of movement in daily life
- emphasise the ability to notice and respond to movement-based needs
- encourage self-responsibility
- leave each participant appreciated and valued
- empower each participant to better take charge of his/her own learning
- encourage creativity and self expression
- inspire an appreciation of music, physical education and the fine arts.
We are a national not-for-profit organisation. Brain Gym® Australia Inc. is funded through membership fees, course registration fees, and through profit from events and workshops run by the Association. Associate membership is open to anyone interested in Brain Gym® and Educational Kinesiology. Professional membership is only for licensed Instructors/Consultants.
Our intention is to bring these people together and let them know more about the many and varied applications of this work both within Australia and throughout the world.
The Brain Gym® /Edu-K Network originated in 1992 as an informal group to foster an interest in Brain Gym® and Educational Kinesiology. Over the years since, we have gone through a number of changes. In 1998, we formalised our organisation and registered it as a not-for-profit organisation. In 2002, we became an incorporated association. In early February 2011, Brain Gym® Australia was accepted as an approved Affiliate by the Brain Gym® International Board of Directors.
We had the privilege in 2006 to hold the International Gathering in Brisbane, the first time since the late eighties that a world-wide Edu-K event of this magnitude was held in Australia.
Services provided to members
Brain Gym® Australia provides professional and associate members ongoing support and connection via the website, emails and a regular e-news.
Our professional members have the opportunity on the Brain Gym® Australia website to have:
- free individualised profiles listed as a consultant to promote their businesses
- free advertising of their accredited training courses
- advertisements to promote their introductory workshops
To join us and support the growth of Brain Gym® in Australia click here:
Associate Member Application Form (40 kB)
Uploaded: Fri 5th Feb 2016
Professional Member Application form (53 kB)
Uploaded: Fri 5th Feb 2016
How we operate
At the Annual General Meeting each year, we elect a Management Committee to deal with the day to day working of the organisation. This committee is responsible for overseeing the sub licensing of our graduates and their adherence to our Code of Ethics. It oversees the BRAIN GYM® trademark, ensuring it is protected under our licencing agreement. The Committee continues to develop and enhance the exposure of the Brain Gym profile within Australia through the website and the eNews.
All financial members are eligible to vote, however only Professional members may serve on the committee. The current members of the Management Committee are:
Chairperson: Heather Gibbons
Secretary: Sarah Murray
Treasurer: Chris Bozkewcyz
Committee: Denise McGann, Kate Keetley
Faculty are members of a specific Brain Gym® International Committee, who are appointed to take responsibility for teaching advanced courses including those at the instructor level. Those who are members of the International Faculty also have the added responsibilities of overseeing the curriculum, training further Faculty members and attending international Faculty meetings.
In Australia Gillian Johnson is a Faculty Member and the International Faculty Members are Tania McGregor, Patti Leahy-Shrewsbury and Julie Gunstone.
Professional members who wish to apply to train as Faculty, need to apply to Brain Gym® International.
Brain Gym® Australia Life members
- Gillian Johnson
- Tania McGregor