Brain Fit is proud to offer such an innovative tool box of research supported modalities. These tools are taken from the fields of Development, Education, Kinesiology, Chinese Medicine, Behavioral Optometry, and Energy Medicine. These include Brain Gym®, Emotion Code, Rhythmic Movement Training, and Muscle Checking.
Brain Gym® is a movement-based, learning readiness program. The Program utilizes movement, self-awareness and goal setting activities. Using these skills, an individual is supported in noticing and changing ineffective patterns of learning, empowering them to integrate at a higher level. With this integration, improvements in attention, coordination, balance, comprehension, organization, and memory are seen. Frustration tolerance, coping abilities, and sleep patterns often also improve. Brain Gym® tools and concepts are used as a part of the Brain Fit Academy model.
When using Brain Gym® within the Brain Fit model, goals are individualized. Gentle encouragement and support is given to choose and set meaningful goals. Using a playful approach, self-awareness opportunities are used to notice what is working and what is not. A life skill for sure!
With a goal in mind and self-awareness in place, movement activities are then used to “re-organize” the nervous system to better enable us to move forward. Integration occurs on a physical, emotional and cognitive level, allowing us to maximize our potential.
The Emotion Code is a simple healing tool, developed by Dr. Bradley Nelson. This system enables “trapped emotions” that may be at the root of challenges or discomfort to be released. Negative emotions can become trapped when one experiences or perceives an event they do not fully understand or process at the time of the event. This can happen very early in life, or recently. This negative emotional energy can remain within the body, causing stress in the nervous system and resulting in attentional, learning, and social struggles. In adulthood, we call this “emotional baggage”.
Adults often have trapped emotions. At Brain Fit Academy, we use this modality as a way to move forward without the need for extensive talk therapy. Using a biofeedback technique of muscle checking and a therapeutic magnetic roller on the back, these emotions can be quickly identified and released in a gentle, non-invasive manner. Once these emotions are released, the nervous system is left open and ready to grow and mature through natural movement activities.
Like infant reflexes, Rhythmic Movements are based on natural, spontaneous baby movements. Stimulation from rhythmic movements in the first year of life is fundamental for the development and maturation of the brain. For many reasons, children may not get enough opportunities to do these rhythmic movements in infancy.
When there is not enough brain stimulation in infancy, it can result in a compromised ability to process sensory information and access the cortex. Access to the cortex is the basis for many skills such as focusing, control of impulses, managing the emotions, abstract thinking, learning, planning, making decisions and using foresight.
Rhythmic Movement Training (RTM) is one of the programs used at Brain Fit to guide our bodies to feel organized and at ease. Rhythmic movement brings emotional balance, ease of movement, and sensory integration.
Muscle Checking is a simple bio-feedback tool offering information about our subconscious. (Brainstem/Emotional Brain.) It offers information about the harmony or stress in the brain/body system.
Our subconscious mind is 90% of our intelligence. It archives and remembers everything we do, feel, see, eat, think etc.
Our muscles have three states of being: 1/3 is contracted and ready for action, 1/3 is relaxed and surveying the situation, and 1/3 is fluctuating between the two. This fluctuating piece is the one which gives us information in the Muscle Checking process.
There are many forms of muscle checking. The more popular methods are The Sway Check, The Ring Finger Check, The Energy Pendulum Check, and The Deltoid Check.
This Technique is a safe means of translating what the body already knows. It is helpful in assessing a person’s needs and is not meant as a diagnosis or medical treatment recommendation, although many doctors now use this technique to aid in directing treatment where the body needs it most.