Science

Physician Endorcements

Dr. Joyce Wyden

BrainWorx is the most integrative, functional, supportive program that I have experienced in 40 years as a psychologist, educator, clinician, and every person that I have known to have participated in it, has gained enormously.”

Dr. Lisa Sulsenti

Brainworx is crucial in helping a child’s brain to modulate and interrogate information correctly, so the output is accurate and appropriate.  When paired with proper gut heath the results are incredible.

Dr. Betsy Greenleaf

“Anybody in any family could be using BrainWorx.  This needs to be in every single school system.  I can’t wail to tell my friends, because I have so many friends whose kids are on ADHD medication.  This is something they need to do.”

Dr. Zahar Ghorishi

“My everyday behavior is shifting, and its been a tremendous change in my life, and the have been very unconscious changes that you don’t realize are happening, but they’re actually making a difference.”

The Science Behind BrainWorx

Over the past decade, our practitioners have worked with thousands of children, adults, parents, and educators to overcome the effects of ADD, ADHD, Sensory Disorders, and much more.

Many challenges that affect children and adults are caused by underdeveloped parts of their brain, specifically the lower centers called the Pons and Midbrain.  The BrainWorx Method has proven that performing specific movements, consistently over a period of time, will complete the development of these underdeveloped parts of the brain ultimately, allowing the symptoms of anxiety, focus, executive function, and other challenges to ultimately fade away as neurons in the brain make connections.

Neurological Reorganization

One technique BrainWorx utilizes to facilitate brain development is called Neural Reorganization (N℞).

N℞ is a scientifically-proven method that utilizes specific physical movements in order to overcome behavioral, emotional, and learning challenges.  It is an amazingly simple, non-invasive approach to well-being that has been validated through state-of-the-art Neural Imaging.

N℞ connects the dots between a person’s behavioral, emotional, and learning challenges, and the neurological process that actually controls these functions.

The initial phase of N℞  is to identify the root cause of the behavioral, emotional or learning challenges by witnessing specific movements that provide a proven, consistent neurological response.

Then, the “missing” stages of neurological development are re-ignited through movements, reflex, and sensory  experiences in order to finish the brain’s development, which address the behavioral, emotional and learning challenges that have been uncovered.

Glenn Doman Founder

The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential

In 1955, Glenn Doman founded The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential.  Mr. Doman has worked with thousands of children, in over 100 countries, and has made it his mission to take special needs children, however severely hurt, and help them to achieve normality physically, intellectually, physiologically, and socially.

Significant breakthroughs in Mr. Doman’s work occurred when he discovered that children could overcome behavioral and learning challenges by recreating the primal and natural movements of creeping and crawling that they would have done in the first 12 years of life.

He found that these natural movements developed the child’s Pons and Mid-brain, and subsequently alleviated the behavioral and learning challenges children were experiencing.  He found that among the many functions of the Pons was the function of regulating fight-or-flight.

Fight-or-flight is a natural reflex controlled by the Pons, and is developed between the ages of 0 to 5 months old.  When the Pons is developed, it will only turn on when an actual danger is present, giving us the ability to run away or fight when presented with danger.  When the Pons is underdeveloped, it will be turned on when any conflict occurs, like doing homework, or not getting what they want. When this occurs a child can become aggressive (fight) or become very shy (flight).

Learning challenges can occur when the Mid-brain is underdeveloped.  The Mid-brain is the filter of the brain, and when developed it will filter out distractions and allow one to focus.  When it’s underdeveloped, everything can become a distraction, including tags in shirts, sounds, smells, people sitting nearby, and so on.  A child with an underdeveloped Mid-brain often cannot focus unless all distractions are removed.

Further studies show that because of neural plasticity, adults of any age can also use this technique effectively to lower anxiety, increase focus, and improve executive function, and so much more.

Reflex Integration

Sally GoddardDirector

The Institute For Neuro-Physiological Psychology

Sally Goddard Blythe MSc. (Psych) is the Director of the Institute For Neuro-Physiological Psychology, and international organization, and has authored 8 books on various aspects of child development, and the INPP Method.  Her published book titles include Reflexes, Learning and Behavior;  The Well Balanced Child;  Raising Happy Healthy Children;  Attention, Balance and Coordination: the A, B, C of Learning Success;  Assessing Neuromotor Readiness for Learning: The INPP Developmental Screening Test and School Intervention Programme; Neuromotor Immaturity in Children and Adults;  The INPP Screening Test for Clinicians and Health Practitioners;  and Movement, Your Child’s First Language.

In 1966, she adapted part of the INPP clinical program for use in schools as a class-based program. This program was published in 2012 (Assessing Neuromotor Readiness for Learning) and had formerly been the subject of several research projects, one of which was commissioned by the Department of Education in Northern Ireland.  A summary of some of these projects was published in the peer-reviewed 2005 journal,  Child Care in Practice.

Sally Goddard’s work on reflexes has been integrated into the BrainWorx program to help adults and children overcome behavioral and learning challenges through movement and reflex integration.

One recent research study concludes:

A study was performed on 2,175 individuals between the ages of 3.2 and 22.04 years diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and drawn from 89 separate locations across the United States in satellite clinics with common practices and common staff training and equipment. The objective was to determine the efficacy of a hemispheric-based training program to reduce extant retained primitive reflexes (RPRs) and examine the relationship to motor function by metronome-based motor, DL, and cognitive tasks measured by subtests of the Wechsler Wide Range Achievement Test. After a 12-week program, RPR’s were significantly reduced, as well as performance on all motor and cognitive measures significantly increased. Listening comprehension demonstrated significant increases between pre- and post-testing of 7% (W = 1213000; df = 2094; p < 0.0001) and mathematical problem solving revealed a significant increase of 5% (W = 1331500; df = 2091; p < 0.0001) associated with a significant reduction in primitive reflexes. The study concluded that the incorporation of relatively simple hemispheric-based programming within the educational system worldwide could relatively inexpensively increase academic, cognitive, and motor performance.

 You can read more here:  https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpubh.2020.431835/full

Rewiring Neural Connections

Rewiring

Dr. Bruce LiptonFounder

The Biology of Belief

Dr. Bruce Lipton is an award-winning medical school lecturer, sought- after keynote speaker, best-selling author of The Biology of Belief, and recipient of the GOI Peace Award.

In 1971, Dr. Lipton earned a PhD in Developmental Biology from the University of Virginia.  Through his works as a cellular biologist, Dr. Lipton discovered that the expression of a gene was changed by it’s environment, and by perception, rather than an alteration of the genetic code itself.

Beginning his career as a cell biologist, he would go on to examine the principles of quantum physics and how that can be integrated into the understanding of how cells process information.

Through this, he produced studies that were breakthroughs regarding cell membranes. His studies showed that the outer layer of the cell was essentially an organic computer chip, and worked like the brain of the cell. From 1987 to 1992, he researched this idea and found that the environment, which would operate through the membrane, controlled the behaviour and the physiology of the cell. It would turn genes on and off, and it would help create the modern science of epigenetics.

Epigenetics didn’t just change Dr. Lipton’s professional life, it also changed his personal life. He found a deeper understanding of cell biology and how the mind can control the bodily functions, as well as the possibility of an immortal spirit. He took this science of epigenetics and put it to his personal biology, and found that his daily life improved, as did his physical life. Learning this from epigenetics, he wanted to take that same knowledge and pass it on to others.

Brain Gym

Paul & Gail DennisonFounders

Brain Gym International

Paul E. Dennison, Ph.D. is a professional educator, a pioneer in the field of kinesiology, and an authority on the breakthrough attainment of cognitive and academic skills.

In the 1960s, Dr. Dennison began research into reading achievement and its relationship to brain development that would form the basis for the Brain Gym work – the remarkable movement-based learning program that has helped people of all ages turn their learning challenges into successes. Working alongside developmental optometrists, Dennison offered his students a full program in sensory development, including a few simple movements that seemed to help with equilibrium and perceptual skills. These movements would inevitably spark the idea for Brain Gym.

In 1975, at the University of Southern California, Paul received the Phi Delta Kappa award for Outstanding Research. He was granted a Doctorate in Education for his research in beginning reading achievement and its relationship to cognitive development and silent speech (thinking) skills. He began to develop what would later become Educational Kinesiology (Edu-k) —basing his discoveries on his unique understanding of the interdependence of physical development, language acquisition, and academic achievement.

In the early 1980s, Paul joined forces with Gail, an artist and movement educator, who would later become his wife and collaborator. They co-founded and co-created Educational Kinesiology, the Brain Gym® activities, and the Learning-through-Movement series of books and manuals, including Vision Gym®: Playful Activities for Natural Seeing. Gail E. Dennison is the originator of the Visioncircles, Double Doodle Play, and Movement Dynamics courses. She has served for twenty-three years as Executive Editor of the Brain Gym® Journal.

Both Paul and Gail are members of the International Faculty for Brain Gym International, and are committed to a renewal and redefinition of the learning process for people of all ages and abilities.