Brain Gym® Education Kinesiology (Edu-K)
Movement for Whole Brain Learning
Brain Gym® is Edu-K's movement program for enhancing the physical skills of learning in the areas of organisation, focus and communication.
It was developed by Paul E Dennison PhD and Gail Dennison in the mid 1980s. Paul was an educator with a background in Applied Neuroscience and Gail was an artist and movement educator with a background in Montessori education and natural vision improvement.
There are 26 Brain Gym® movements that encourage the development of the following main areas of the human experience:
- the physical areas of learning - this term(for a concept unique to Edu-K) refers to the sensory motor mechanics behind each academic and cognitive skill.
- self-regulation - the self care initiative, and self-direction that are best learned through movement and social interaction.
- structured play - interactions with others or with objects in which a theme provides a creative context.
- symbolic thinking - mental processing in which, by mastery of the coding words and images, concrete physical experience is represented
- aesthetic appreciation - the perception of beauty and other sensory-emotional values experienced in such areas as nature, fine arts, and coordinated movement.
Reference: Dennison, Paul.E., & Gail E. 2010. Brain Gym® Teacher's Edition. United States:Hearts at Play Inc., California.
Only licensed Brain Gym® facilitators can teach these 26 movements to parents and educators and use them in their work.
Caroline is a licensed Brain Gym® facilitator and uses these movements with her clients, offers workshops and the full 26 Movements 'Teacher's Edition' Course.
If you would like to learn more about Brain Gym® and how it may enhance the learning of your child or the children you teach or your own, please contact Caroline today by
Telephone: +44 7711162122