The Brain Gym® Model
The Brain Gym model looks at each individual as a whole, working with the skills and resources that are already in place and drawing out, through the tools of the programme, those which are yet to be learned. The client and Brain Gym Consultant work co-operatively, in a process guided by the resources of the client and with the active engagement and permission of the client or, where necessary, of the parent, carer or relevant professional. Brain Gym asks: “What do you want to do and how do you want to do it?” It is therefore distinct from other models, such as the medical or therapeutic model, whose aim is to diagnose, prescribe, treat, cure or fix.
Brain Gym Practitioners work in a process that encourages the client to notice their skill level, posture, ease of movement and state of mind before and after the use of Brain Gym tools. The Brain Gym model focusses on the goals of the client and aims to help them move towards these outcomes. Brain Gym Practitioners are not qualified to diagnose and do not claim to cure or fix conditions diagnosed by experts, wheterh educational, psychological or medical.
Terminology and Processes used in the "What People Say " section
Each consultation outcome in the "What People Say " section is accompanied by the name of the Brain Gym practitioner who supplied it and all appear with the consent of the individuals involved. Some of these refer to activities and processes which are specialised to Brain Gym. These are the most common:
A balance: A goal achievement process that focuses on a selected learning target or other goal. Observation of physical or behavioural skills associated with the goal is made before and after the intervention.
PACE: A sequence of four Brain Gym activities designed to prepare the learner for any kind of learning activity.
Repatterning: A sequence of movements, unique to Brain Gym, which involves co-ordinated eye and motor movements to encourage fluid whole body movement.
Additional explanations of Brain Gym terms are in italics in square brackets in the text.
What People Say - One to One Consultations
What People Say - Courses