Skip navigation.

Brain Gym 101

Educational Kinesiology for educators, therapists, parents, teachers, coaches (24 hours)

Learn processes for becoming grounded, organized, and focused. Explore the contribution and importance of movement and development of motor skills to the development of the learning process, and correlate lack of movement patterns and reflexes with learning challenges. Brain Gym movements, enhance learning functions. Learn survey tools for understanding movement and learning challenges. Gain observation skills for understanding students' challenges. Notice improved performance in focusing ability, organization, agility, flexibility, coordination, and a rise in self management skills for behaviour.

You will learn:
• A readiness program for learning strategies to implement in the classroom
• The four mind/body states
• Brain hemisphere specialization
• Vision and hemispheric function
• Fine motor coordination for writing
• Physical skills of reading
• Brain Gyms influence on self-esteem
• 26 Brain Gym movements and their application
• Learning performance and the effects of stress
• To notice and observe learners
• Five steps of learning
• Hearing and hemispheric function
• Brain Gym and sensory integration


Course Outline

From the Educational Kinesiology Foundation, Ventura, CA.

I. Opening Circle

  • Introductions
  • Experiences with Brain Gym
  • "High gear" experience

II. Introducing Integration

  • The learning PACE
  • Noticing
  • High and Low gear states
  • Positive Attitudes Balance

III. Action Balance Presentations

  • Action balance for Seeing
  • Action Balance for Listening
  • Action Balance for Writing
  • Action Balance for Whole Body Movement

IV. Wonder Balance

V. Noticing

  • Discussion
  • Demo/Practice

VI. Dennison Laterality Repatterning

  • Integration Metaphor

V. Laterality Dimension

  • Left/right integration
  • Key word communication

VI. Centering Dimension

  • Top/bottom integration
  • Key words - grounded & organized

VII. Focus Dimension

  • Front/back integration
  • Key word comprehension

X. 3-Dimension Repatterning

XI. X-span Balance

XII. Closing

  • Homeplay
  • Applications and adaptations
  • Next step; practice sessions and other training