Educational Kinesiology ( or Edu K ) is the study and application of natural movement experiences to facilitate learning. It was developed in the 1970s by Dr Paul Dennison who later worked with his wife Gail to continue to refine and develop the Educational Kinesiology processes. It focuses on the performance of specific activities (these include Brain Gym movements but not exclusively ) to activate the brain and body for optimal storage and retrieval of information. Edu K is a process of re educating the mind/body system for accomplishing any skill or function with greater ease and efficiency. Brain Gym is the registered trade mark for Educational Kinesiology and is also the introductory level Edu-K programme.
One to one work with consultant
The Educational Kinesiology programme usually involves working with a child or adult in a one to one situation where goal setting, body noticing and muscle checking is used to confirm and acknowledge positive change. This process is known as having a “balance”. Dr Paul Dennison developed a profound re –repatterning process called Dennison Laterality Repatterning which is very effective for helping individuals and children in particular to make a big leap into being aware of both their body and mind together.
This work is very comprehensive and draws on a vast number of Educational Kinesiology Protocols.
What is a Brain Gym balance?
A balance is a 5 step learning process that models a lesson plan used by many effective teachers. A short balance can be completed in just minutes; a longer balance may take an hour or more. After the balance the student usually demonstrates an immediate improvement and becomes aware of new choices and possibilities available to them. The balance process is simple yet requires deep understanding based on personal experience of the physical , mental and emotional components of the learning process for non – instructive facilitation by a consultant.