Therapies

Brain Fit Academy, Inc. works with people of all ages. Through individualized 1:1 sessions, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical needs are addressed. Movement based modalities are used as a way to move forward without the need of extensive talk therapy. Reflex Integration and Emotional Support are two areas of specialization. 

Skills of empowerment are seamlessly woven into each session, including the life-long skills of goal setting and self-awareness. Guidance in developing these skills leads to self-trust and confidence. A practical movement based tool box of techniques is acquired throughout and used to maximize potential.

Brain Fit uses an educational, neuro-developmental approach. In addition to moving our bodies, education is used as an on-going piece of the brain-body connection. For a deeper understanding of our therapeutic process, adult classes are encouraged. When we know better, we do better.

Individualized sessions are based upon a screening completed by Brain Fit, and evaluations done by third party providers. Screenings are held in our Hopedale, MA and Northbridge, MA sites; Sessions take place in the convenience of your own home.

Initial Screening

Early Childhood

(0-6)

Youth

(7-12)

Teens & Young Adults

(13-20)

Adults

(21+)

Initial Screening

An initial Screening is required prior to all individual sessions, including adults. The purpose of the screening is to assess possible root causes of struggles, including emotional blocks, neuro-developmental immaturities, and stresses in the body that may be contributing to difficulties.

For children of all ages, a one-and-a-half to two-hour Developmental Screening includes a parent consult, physical, behaviors, primitive movement patterns, emotional regulation, sensory systems, and fight / flight / freeze responses. This consult is a time to teach both parents and children the Brain Fit concepts, review observations made, and form an individualized plan.

For adults, a one-and-a-half to two-hour initial session begins by exploring priority concerns and personal goals. We dive right into understanding and finding balance by using of a powerful movement based toolbox of innovative modalities.

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Early Childhood (0-6)

Brain Fit offers Early Childhood services to aid in moving reflex development along that may have become “stuck” in utero or shortly thereafter. Reflexes set the stage for later abilities. If these movement patterns do not fully develop, a young child may seem to be extra fussy, colicky, have difficulty with breast feeding, head banging, sleep issues, difficulty to soothe, and creative crawling for example.

We observe and then purposefully address the underdeveloped reflexes through gentle massage, guided hands-on facilitation of movement patterns, and natural energy work to move the body towards homeostasis. We also work with the whole family to release any possible emotional blocks that are related to the stuck development.

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Youth (7-12)

Brain Fit is excited to offer Reflex Integration and Emotional Support to the youth in our community. This is a time when overall demands are increasing and old strategies no longer work. Often labeled with ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Anxiety, or Learning Disabilities, these children are falling through the cracks. Here at Brain Fit, we are looking at these struggles and behavioral challenges through a different lens, a root cause lens. Immaturities and disorganizations in the lower part of the brain are often the cause. As we join families on their journey, the child’s developmental foundation is strengthened and the puzzle to success and happiness is solved.

Through an individualized structure which includes personalized goals, mindful work, self-noticing, and movement, children are empowered. They are valued as a significant part of the self-exploratory process. These skills of empowerment lead to an upward, positive spiral which breeds a higher level of confidence and continued interest in self-improvement and maturity.

Engaging in a variety of playful, nurturing modalities, reflex integration and emotional development are addressed as well as opportunities to strengthen visual and auditory systems. As a child’s system matures, they become more focused, organized, and coordinated. With these new found skills, whole families are experiencing calmer, easier communication, and togetherness.

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Teens & Young Adults (13-20)

Brain Fit offers dynamic support for teens and young adults at a complex time of life. It is often difficult for this age group to talk about their needs and feelings. They simply feel lost and stuck. This shows up in daily tasks through difficulty with organization, navigating social demands, and transitions for example. Future planning is met with avoidance and procrastination.

Through the use of a powerful movement based toolbox of innovative modalities, teens and young adults are supported in identifying and meeting their goals without the need to verbally communicate their feelings. Achieving independence and transitioning smoothly into adulthood is then possible with the natural Brain Fit program.

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Adults (21+)

Brain Fit offers adult services through individual sessions and group classes making an empowered lifestyle possible. A pro-active approach to wellness is available for those who are experiencing emotional, cognitive and/or physical stress. Movement and energy-based tools naturally support adults to live in the moment, release emotional baggage, and find clarity and joy.

Many of our adult clients are parents who have become overwhelmed with the demands of the family and career. Using our mindful approach, parents become grounded, allowing for a more peaceful home environment. With everyone feeling present, better collaboration and communication arises within the family, and a house once again becomes a home.

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