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General Information on Brain Gym®

Brain Gym® is a field that relates to learning, coordination & brain development, especially through movement. It actually sprung out of the Kinesiology field in 80's as Educational Kinesiology or Edu-K and was founded by Paul & Gail Denison. These days Brain Gym® is taught all over the world and is found in schools, homes and other places of learning. There are many aids to learning and using Brain Gym®, which can be found in this section.

Brain Gym can help you to:  

  • Learn anything faster & more easily
  • Be more focused & organised
  • Overcome learning difficulties (ADD & ADHD)
  • Reach new levels of excellence
  • Start & finish projects with ease

What is Brain Gym?
Brain Gym  is a program of 26 physical movements that enhance learning & performance in all areas. Developed in the 1970's through the work of educators Dr. Paul & Gail Dennison in response to their quest to seek more effective ways to help children & adults with learning difficulties. Brain Gym is an innovative new approach to learning that was drawn from a wide body of research from developmental specialists focused on the role that physical movements played in enhancing learning abilities. Brain Gym has received world wide appraise & is now used in more than 80 countries, taught is thousands of schools & in areas as diverse as the performing arts, athletics & the corporate world. Brain Gym is similar & different to other movement programs in that Brain Gym helps to increase flexibility & coordination, but differs from other programs because it also provides specific activities to facilitate brain function for physical skills required for activities such as reading, writing & spelling. 

How does Brain Gym work?
In nature, the brain's neural pathways & connections are developed through movement. Brain Gym works by promoting specific movement experiences which assist in facilitating optimal achievement of mental potential. All acts of speech, learning, vision & coordination are learned through a complex repertoire of movement. Brain Gym through its specific movement exercises program promotes the efficient communication amongst these many nerve cells & functional centres located throughout the brain's sensory motor system. Learning problems arise when communication between these centres, for example, when the eyes & ears are blocked. Brain Gym exercises stimulate the flow  of information within the brain & sensory system freeing the innate ability to learn & function at top efficiency. The physiological basis of how & why Brain Gym works is expanded upon by Carla Hannaford PhD in her book called Smart Moves in the Brain Gym books section.

Who can benefit from Brain Gym?
Brain Gym can be used to enhance learning abilities for both excellent learners as well as those who find learning a challenge. Brain Gym incorporates 26 easy & enjoyable targeted activities which are fully explained in the Brain Gym® Teacher's Edition. These activities are designed to integrate body & mind and can bring about rapid and often dramatic improvements in concentration, memory, reading, writing, organising, listening, physical coordination & more. Brain Gym can also help overcome Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), kids with special needs, brain damage & severe learning challenges. These students will positively benefit from Brain Gym as is attested by thousands of families and its long use over many years. Brain Gym is fun & easy to do especially if done to music, we stock a selection of Brain Gym Music CD's which can be used to do Brain Gym activities. Brain Gym requires no special talents & can be enjoyed by everyone.

Non traditional applications of Brain Gym:
Applications of Brain Gym can also be used for preschoolers, adults & seniors. Brain Gym in its inception was designed for primary school students through to university level students, but is now being used successfully with infants, preschoolers, adults & seniors. Brain Gym® for Business is a book for adults that has applied the Brain Gym activities to a commercial setting for instant brain boosters & on-the-job success.

Dr Paul Dennison:

  • Dr Paul Dennison was a school teacher who suffered severely from dyslexia.
  • By researching and testing every available therapy he could find he was able to overcome most of his dyslexic problems.
  • Today Dr Dennison travels the world teaching his program to literally thousands of students.
  • Dr Dennison developed his program in the early 1980's.