Introduction to Brain Gym®

Introduction to Brain Gym®

Brain Gym® incorporates movement exercises to enhance the capacity for whole brain learning. The physical movements enable children and adults to become alert, focused and ready to learn. They remove stress, thereby supporting success, self-confidence, creativity, organization and communication.

Dana Luebke is a Licensed Brain Gym® Instructor/Consultant, who has been using and teaching Brain Gym® for over 25 years in Canada, USA, Croatia, Mexico and Singapore.

How does it work?

The educator and reading specialist Paul E. Dennison, who developed Brain Gym® with his wife, Gail E. Dennison, says, “When we do Brain Gym® movements, we’re building a neural network upon which to embed new learning experiences.”

This facilitates our innate ability to learn and function at top efficiency.

Brain Gym® movements enable students to:

  • take responsibility for learning
  • learn without compensations
  • easily learn in all sensory modalities (auditory, visual, kinesthetic)
  • remember what they learn
  • complete developmental steps for effective co-ordination of eyes, ears, hands and the whole body
  • develop the neural connections that support whole brain processing
  • relax and enjoy learning

Who is it for?

Everyone! Educational Kinesthetics® is a system for empowering learners of any age, using movement to enable reaching one’s maximum potential. Brain Gym® is used to enhance learning abilities at school, at the office, at home and with most daily activities: reading, writing, spelling, math, music, art, sports, public speaking, accounting, test-taking … and it can be easily incorporated into classroom activities.

Why Brain Gym®?

Many things can prevent us from learning effectively:

  • Retained reflexes can drain our energy.
  • Learning under stress causes us to access the stress when we access the learning.
  • We may compensate for lack of whole brain co-ordination with inefficient accommodations.
  • Lack of vestibular and proprioceptive development may mean we use our eyes to stabilize ourselves in space leaving them less free to move across the page to read and write.
  • Excessive involvement in two-dimensional activities (e.g., TV, video games, reading, computer monitors), may cause us to rely too much on one brain hemisphere, causing us to “switch off”.
  • Lack of movement, insufficient nutritional food, physical or emotional trauma or environmental toxins may also cause us to “switch off”.

Brain Gym® activities help us to switch back on the muscles and integrate the muscle reflexes that make learning easy.

 

Dana Luebke is a Licensed Brain Gym® Instructor/Consultant, who has been using and teaching Brain Gym® for over 25 years in Canada, USA, Croatia, Mexico and Singapore.

Please call: 1-800-743-3351, or email Dana Luebke for more information.

 

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

 

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