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BrainGym (BG101)

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Birkdale, QLD 4159

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Registrations are NOW open.

To secure place, contact Jose Toussaint on 04 346 26 307.
or email info.josetoussaint@gmail.com
Dates:
Saturday the 2nd of June, Sunday 3rd of June 9am to 5.30pm
Saturday the 16th of June, Sunday 17th of June 9am to 5.30pm
Workshop BG101 is required 32 hours
Course Fees $689.00 this includes workbook and accredited certificate and one year registration with BrainGym International.
Bank details: BSB 064 133 Account 1052 7997 (this will save you $$$ to do direct transfer)

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Brain Gym, also known as Edu-K (Educational Kinesiology) is a system that uses simple movements to stimulate brain function. That is, it uses quick, easy-to-do developmental movements to wake up the brain without stress or injury.

Children naturally explore these movements as they grow and mature. However, under tension, children learn to rely too much on one cerebral hemisphere of the brain alone, instead of two sides together, placing unnecessary and stressful demands upon the whole physiology.

Educator Paul E. Dennison, Ph.D., a pioneer in the field of learning through movement and the creator of the Brain Gym program calls this the "switched off" state.

Children who have special needs or adults living a stressful life are "switch off" more frequently than the average person. Perhaps the stress from neurological damage or simply a more sensitive nervous system creates a need for movements, such as Brain Gym, as well as skills of coordination.

The intention behind the Brain Gym is to stimulate the brain so that each person has equal access to all dimensions of the brain. The Brain Gym activities address three specific dimensions of physical movement that correlate with three areas of the brain.

An example of a Brain Gym movement from the Energy Exercises is called the "thinking cap." Prior to doing it, however, I invite you (right now) to turn your head to the left and see how far you can look and notice if there is any tension in your neck. Now turn your head to the right and notice how far you can look and if there’s any tension in your neck. Massage your ears by unrolling the fold of them by beginning at the top and going all the way to the bottom. Do this three times. (In Brain Gym, we call this the "thinking cap.") Now, turn your head to the left and notice how far you can look and if there is any tension in your neck; and repeat with your head towards the right. Most of you (98%) will notice a very positive difference in your ability to turn your head. You’ve just relaxed your mind/body system so that you are better able to organize yourself as witnessed by your body’s ability to subconsciously organize itself so that turning your head is easier. This is how simple, yet profound the Brain Gym movements are. As we experience this gentle, non-invasive techniques for stimulating the brain, imagine how the child might feel.

To improve communication between one side of the body and the other (or one person and another), we can do a Midline Movement. For example, we can do a cross crawl. This movement is done standing, sitting or lying down by taking your left arm and crossing over the midline of your body to touch your right knee, and vice versa. Do this for approximately one minute, as slowly as possible, because the more slowly we go, the more the brain is able to absorb or use the information. When we do this movement, the hemispheres of the brain are activated and we are better able to communicate. After doing these movements and activities, the brain is stimulated and the rest of the body is more relaxed. Through this preparatory experience, we are then able to engage in the learning that is at hand.

For example, if we would like our child to eat with a spoon, drink from a cup, reduce seizure activity, learn to walk, ride a bike or read with greater ease, we might do two or three minutes of Brain Gym designed to stimulate related areas of the brain, and then move into the learning that we intend to accomplish. The Brain Gym activities are best spread out during the day, just as we divide our meals throughout the day. Brain Gym is not a cure-all; it is however a very powerful tool to have as a methods/techniques intervention.

If you have any more questions, please send me a text to 04 346 26 307. This course is great for parents, teachers and carers.

Refunds given, administation fees will be $50.00

Many blessings send your way. Jose
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