Brain Gym Workshop April 6-8

Brain gym is a series of fun and energizing  exercises designed to prepare the brain and  body for a more efficient pattern of movement, learning and communication promoting whole brain processing and balance in a stress-free environment.

Learning Objectives:

Summarize whole brain integration through  whole body movement

Describe the role of the  26 brain gym exercises in relation to efficiency with immediate improvements and automaticity for skills such as memory, writing, reading,  communication, coordination, balance, stability, grounding, tracking, memory, lengthening  and concentration

Learn and perform the four step warm-up that will awaken learning potential in the brain body connection

Participate in “hands on” exercises and  describe how to implement a brain body diet for you and/or your clients

Outline the three dimensions of movement  and the correlation to the brain, learning and communication

Describe developmental pieces and brain  re-education

Understand and Implement Edu-K balances and discover a stress free learning environment and tool for reaching goals and maximizing potential

This course is beneficial for students, teachers, administrators, parents, athletes, business professionals, occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech therapists.

Click here for the registration form: brain gym 101 flyer

How Meditation Can Help Kids

In this blog post on the NY Times, the author discusses new research around the benefits of meditation for children:

These investigations…illustrate how meditative practices have the potential to actually change the structure and function of the brain in ways that foster academic success.

Fundamental principles of neuroscience suggest that meditation can have its greatest impact on cognition when the brain is in its earliest stages of development.

This is because the brain develops connections in prefrontal circuits at its fastest rate in childhood. It is this extra plasticity that creates the potential for meditation to have greater impact on executive functioning in children.

Weighted Sensory Blanket Workshop

Learn the benefits of weighted blankets and how to use them for special needs children with a variety of diagnoses/symptoms:

• Autism

• Sensory Processing Disorder

• ADD/ADHD

• anxiety

• sleep difficulties

Make a weighted blanket to take home! • small size: 30” x 20” • large size: 50” x 35”

All supplies will be provided.

Cost: $30 to make a small blanket $50 to make a large blanket

When: March 5th, 10am-12pm.

Weighted Sensory Blanket Workshop