The Brain Gym® activities are used in the academic setting to reinforce reading, writing, memory, attention and focus; by supporting fine and gross motor skills, helping to organize vision, listening, physical coordination and balance. When the Motor-Sensory organization for these skills is not available; parents, teachers, educators and therapists search for tools to reinforce the foundation necessary for learning.
This short introduction presents some of the tools offered in the full one-day workshop to support development at every stage of the development sequence.
We combine Brain Gym® and other modalities to explore the connection between primitive reflexes, developmental movement patterns and sensory-motor processing. Based on Carol Ann Erickson’s extensive Movement Exploration work, Harold Blomberg’s Rhythmic Movements, Educational Kinesiology techniques and over fifteen years of my own personal experience.
Formerly an architect, Lisa became a licensed Brain Gym®® instructor in 2006. Her workshops have been presented to schools, daycares, literacy groups, Multiple Sclerosis & aphasic associations, several Quebec Universities like UQAM, Concordia and McGill, all across Canada, the United States, Japan and Europe. In 2015 she was elected member of the Brain Gym® International Faculty, working in both English and French; her goal is to make Movement Based Learning accessible to everyone in a fun and practical way.