Walk With Me as a giving back project aims at highlighting the importance of movement for learning. Brain Gym being one of the existing tools and the tool I will be using, here is some information about it!
Brain Gym® is an educational, movement based programme which uses simple movements to integrate the whole brain, senses and body, preparing the person with the physical skills they need to learn effectively. Brain Gym can be used to improve a wide range of learning, attention and behaviour skills. Educational Kinesiology and Brain Gym® are the result of many years of research into learning and brain function by an educationalist, Dr Paul Dennison PhD, from the United States. It is now used in over 100 countries and is recognised as a safe, effective and innovative educational and self-development tool.
Who does Brain Gym® help?
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 by 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 help?
The improvement in whole brain function that can result from use of the Brain Gym® movements has benefits such as:
- academic skills – for example, reading, writing, spelling and maths
- memory, concentration and focus
- physical co-ordination and balance
- communication skills and language development
- self-development and personal stress management
- the achievement of goals, both professional and personal