Educational Kinesiology Coaching
The rapid rate of change in our
complex society forces us, as individuals and organizations, to
constantly confront our ability to learn and relearn. If we are
truly to take advantage of the choices available, we must be able to
alter previously learned behaviors, which are no longer useful.
Through work with learning-impaired
school children, a powerful technology has been developed called
Educational Kinesiology or Edu-K. Edu-K is now used internationally
by people and organizations to create definite, positive change. It
is a practical and dynamic system that uses simple body movements to
integrate the functions of the brain. When movement originates from
whole brain balance, the body's natural healing mechanisms are
revitalized which restores health and harmony to the entire system.
Edu-K has enabled thousands of
people to improve learning abilities such as, comprehension, memory,
coordination; relationships; stress; phobias; trauma related
disorders and depression. Edu-K may be combined with other work
done by health professionals and educational consultants for chronic
health, emotional problems and learning disabilities.
Edu-K is outcome or goal oriented
with the goal chosen by the individual or group. An Edu-K "balance"
creates immediate and lasting changes by actually building new
bridges and pathways within the brain and body. This is
accomplished through combinations of body/eye movements, vision
training, Touch for Health, acupressure procedures, emotional
release processes, affirmations and an evaluation of a person or
group's current life behaviors, practices and norms.
Dr. Paul Dennison, Education Ph.D.,
University of Southern California, created new tools for every
aspect of learning by integrating techniques and information from
the fields of optometry, brain research, applied kinesiology,
neurolinguistic programming, motor development, psychology,
acupuncture and language development. Edu-K is an excellent tool
for learning and optimal functioning. Through the use of Brain Gym®
movements, all parts of the brain "switch on" and work together to
improve all skills and abilities.
The use of one hemisphere of the
brain at a time is known as one-sided processing. The use of both
hemispheres in a whole-brain manner is known as cross lateral
processing. Research shows a high correlation in the relationship
between one-sided processing and children who have learning
disabilities or who are incarcerated. Because Edu-K supports cross
lateral processing and is an effective tool for overcoming stress,
significant improvements in thinking, behavior and academic skills
are possible through implementation of an Edu-K program.
An Edu-K "balance" is a five-step
process that teaches individuals how to use the most effective Brain
Gym® activities to help them achieve a specific outcome. Edu-K
movements create immediate and lasting changes by building
neurological connections within the brain and body that may have
been neglected or arrested at an early stage of development. Thus,
an individual or group's learning abilities reach a more natural
state of balance where learning becomes faster, easier and less
Other Benefits include:
Encourages responsible choice
Expanded creativity and
Increased capacity for learning
Improved concentration and
Positive shifts in attitude
Supports confidence and self
The effects of "balance" work will
deepen and generalize as participants continue to use Edu-K. New
possibilities, new experiences, new meaning and new levels of
satisfaction are experienced.
Sessions and classes available for
individuals, couples, families, teams/groups and organizations
focusing on personal or professional outcomes.
Leilani Henry is a licensed
Educational Kinesiology Practitioner and Brain Gym, Instructor.