Experiencing Brain Gym®

and what it is explained

What is Brain Gym®?

Educational Kinesiology (Edu-K)

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

Brain Gym® is the core of Educational Kinesiology (Edu-K), the study and application of posture and movement. Incorporating 26 specific, easy and enjoyable activities, Brain Gym® develops the brain’s neural pathways the way nature does – through movement – and can be used to enhance academic skills, relationships and physical coordination. It is the result of many years of research into learning and brain function by American educator, Dr Paul Dennison PhD.

Brain Gym® is now used in over 70 countries. It 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 many areas such as concentration, memory, reading, writing, organising, listening, physical coordination, attitude and motivation.

A Brief Overview

Hear Heather Gibbons, a Brain Gym® Consultant from Robe, South Australia

Start your day with Brain Gym….

Brain Gym® is a process of self-development that uses movement to assist people of all age groups and different abilities. 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 of 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 assist?

  • Achievement of Goals
  • Self Development & Personal Stress Management
  • Academic Performance & Communication Skills
  • Sports Performance
  • Physical Co-Ordination & Balance

Potential benefits include areas such as

  • academic skills – for example, reading, writing, spelling and maths
  • memory, concentration and focus
  • behaviour management
  • emotional stability
  • self-development and personal stress management
  • sleep and relaxation
  • organisational skills
  • physical co-ordination and balance
  • sports performance
  • communication skills and language development
  • creativity
  • the achievement of goals, both professional & personal, for individuals & groups
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How can I experience Brain Gym?

Brain Gym® is available throughout Australia in a variety of ways (face-to-face or online):

  • Introductory Talks & Workshops
  • Accredited Courses
  • In-service training for schools, businesses and organisations
  • Private consultations

Introductory Talks & Workshops

See the Workshops & Talks currently on offer via the Courses Tab on the Home page or contact a Brain Gym® Instructor or Movement Facilitator to design a program to meet your needs and interests.

Accredited Brain Gym® Courses

The following accredited courses are available to newcomers:

  • Brain Gym® 26 Movements (104)
  • Brain Gym® (101)
  • Hands On: How to Use Brain Gym® in the Classroom (106)
  • Visioncircles™ (220)
  • Double Doodle Play: A Window into Whole-Brain Vision (105)
  • Switched on Selling (SOS 020)
  • Switched on Network Marketing (SONM 040).

Educational Kinesiology (Edu-K)

Brain Gym®101 is the core program of Educational Kinesiology (Edu-K). It covers the basic 26 Brain Gym® movements, the 5 step goal setting process and two repatterning techniques.

For those who wish to pursue further study, there are a number of intermediate, advanced and professional-level courses that build on the Brain Gym® learning model. Brain Gym®101 is a prerequisite for these more advanced courses.

Further training can lead to becoming a licensed Brain Gym® Instructor/Consultant or Movement Facilitator. Only licensed professional members are entitled to use the Brain Gym® registered trademark.

In-Service Training for Schools, Businesses & Organisations

Contact a Brain Gym® Instructor or Movement Facilitator to discuss the design of a program to meet your goals. Programs can be held face-to-face or online and could take the form of a single workshop or a series held over an extended period.

Click here to find a licensed instructor

Private Consultations

A private session will allow you to experience Brain Gym®/Edu-K at a very personal level, focusing on a specific goal, and typically lasts 1 – 2 hours. 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.

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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.

Brain Gym®

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.

Brain Gym® Teacher’s Edition

More information is given on the 26 movements in this book (by Dennison and Dennison)

Smart Moves: Why Learning is not all in Your Head

If you are interested in the science behind Brain Gym® then read this book. It documents how and why the Brain Gym® movements work. Written by neurobiologist Carla Hannaford, Ph.D.,

Brain Gym® and Me – Reclaiming the Pleasure of Learning

Learn how Paul Dennison overcame his own learning challenges to become an internationally known educator.

Move With Balance

Healthy Aging Activities for Brain and Body by Karen Anne Peterson. A guide to Brain Gym® based exercises for seniors to promote physical and mental health.

Brain Gym® For Business

Applies the Brain Gym® movements to the business arena. Includes sections on selling and projecting confidence.

Educate Your Brain

“Use mind-body balance to learn faster, work smarter and move more easily through life”. Explains how Brain Gym® can be used to resolve long-standing blocks to learning and achievement.

Other Resources

The Equilibrium (Kinesiology and Brain Gym® Supplies) website also has many resources including CDs

These books and others can be found on the Equilibrium (Kinesiology and Brain Gym® Supplies) website.

Find a Course

Whether you want to find an introductory workshop, an entry level course or something to become a professional member you will find it here.

Find a Consultant

Consultants utilise the 26 Brain Gym® movements and other Brain Gym® procedures in a specific 5 step balancing process to lead you to achieve your goals.