EDUCATION | Oct. 27, 2020
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You may want to look this up if you have not already tried it!
What is Brain Gym:
Brain Gym is a system of simple movements that relieve stress naturally and quickly
enhance brain function. Simply put, “Brain Gym is moving your body to wake up
your brain.” Brain Gym was developed by Paul Dennison, PhD in the early 1970’s.
It is practiced in over 88 countries, with courses translated into 15 languages.
How does Brain Gym facilitate learning?
Brain Gym integrates the left and right brain hemispheric functions of the brain. It
draws out innate gifts and talents and brings about “whole-brain” learning. It controls
emotional stress that is so often created in new learning situations. Brain Gym addresses
the physical components of learning – the auditory, visual, fine motor and postural skills.
The Brain Gym® system:
- Increases long and short-term memory
- Improves and accelerates learning, condenses the learning cycle
- Increases reading and math skills
- Creates positive changes in attention and the ability to focus
- Increases self-confidence
- Supports behavioral management by reducing stress quickly
Brain Gym prepares the brain to learn. It enhances rather than replaces other programs
or curricula. The program can be used individually or in groups.
Brain Gym movements can be done occasionally, routinely, or ideally, daily. They are
safe, simple and only take a few minutes to complete. Individuals need no special space
or equipment, so this program is extremely cost-effective. And it works!
Brain Gym® is a registered trademark of the Educational Kinesiology Foundation and Brain Gym International. www.BrainGym.org