About Brain Gym®

What is Brain Gym®?

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 80 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:

Click on the YouTube link to hear Heather Gibbons, a Brain Gym Consultant from Robe, South Australia:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?y=e2KowLjsxGg

 

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?

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 and personal, for individuals and groups

Look on the Home Page for Testimonials.

 

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).

 

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.

 

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.

Instructors / Consultants

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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.

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 assist a person to work with more clarity and ease 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.

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

Brain Gym and Me – Reclaiming the Pleasure of Learning

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Move With Balance by Karen Peterson M. A.– a great book for seniors

Equilibrium also has many resources including CDs:

 

Brain Gym® is a registered trademark of Brain Gym® International / Educational Kinesiology Foundation (trading as Breakthroughs International), www.braingym.org