Movement is the door to learning. - Paul E. Dennison, Ph.D.
Brain Gym® was formalized in 1986 with the publication of the book Brain Gym: Simple Activities for Whole-Brain Learning by Paul E. Dennison, Ph.D. (Education), and his wife Gail Dennison, an artist and movement educator. In simplest terms, Brain Gym® consists of 26 exercises grouped into three categories - organization, focus, and communication. A kinesiologist trained in Brain Gym® balancing can, by way of muscle testing, identify which category or categories require balancing, and which exercise(s) would be most beneficial for the person being tested. Some of the aims of the Brain Gym® exercises include:
♦ optimization of the connection between the left and right hemispheres of the brain
♦ improving abilities related to organization, concentration, and communication
♦ releasing stress and tension related to learning, organization, focus, and communication
♦ facilitaton of learning
♦ enhancement of creativity and problem solving ability