Helping Kids to do better at school

Issues at school with learning and behaviour may be signs of undeveloped brain integration and active Primitve Reflexes. Check to see if this is what is holding your child back with a 30 minute Assessment session- to check for brain integration and reflexes which is vital for learning and retaining information. Followup the gentle, non invasive assessment with 3-4 Kinesiology sessions.

  1. Re-organise communication between the body, five senses and the brain for effective information processing
  2. Move out of stress mode to whole brain learning.
  3. Exercises to move from Primitive Reflexes required from prebirth to 3-4 years to postural reflexes for dynamic learing.
  4. Identify reading, spelling and numeracy stressors and switch the brain onto learn.
  5. Change any constructed limiting belief patterns eg I am dumb, I will never be able to spell …tIf support is required The Wholistic Tutoring Session includes simple exercises to engage the learning pathways of the brain and learning support for literacy, language and numeracy content. Gentle Brain Gym techniques are used to switch the brain on, relax the Central Nervous System so real learning can begin. We work on the individual subject area with less stress and whole brain engagement.

As an experienced teacher I appreciate the amazing difference Educational Kinesiology can make in a child’s emotional and intellectual progress at school.                                                          

Wholisitic Sessions@ $50

For some ideas on Brain Gym go to Easy Learning

Something to do for worry and anxiety

The year we just had has added to our stress on an individual and world wide level.

Try this simple 2 minute exercise to help a child to feel safe. Feeling emotionally safe helps to reduce the stress and the subtle inflammatory response activated by the Parasympathetic Nervous System.

A simple yet powerful visualisation technique. Kids respond brilliantly to this.

This game can be repeated often… as a lesson break, before sleep, before sport… just to feel good. The repetition allows the brain to disconnect from the neural pathways of worry.

Take a moment. Take a breath. Close your eyes. Feel the breath.

  1. Cup your hands in front of you and think a thing, person or event worrying you. Let it come into your hands. Think of another and allow it into your hands.

2. Breath.

Breathe into your hands.

Breathe into your heart. Breathe out.

Breathe into your feet. Breathe out.

Breathe into your belly. Breathe out.

Breathe into your hands and blow the concerns out of your hands.

Smile and rub your arms and shoulders.

Let the worries go.

3. Now you have less worries. Have a great day. Be kind to yourself. Be kind to others

Behaviour issues at school are a big concern for parents and distressing for your child. A call for help. This call can be about emotional frustration, unconscious behaviour patterns or physical stress in the body.

Congratulations on being aware of how your child is behaving as you are also aware of how he or she is feeling. .. and you know that it not too good. So how do you help?

IMPORTANT Check your child’s eyes for easy movement. 

This check is not a visual test, just a simple check to see if both hemispheres of the brain are communicating… a definite requirement to be able to learn as learning occurs when the left and right sides of the brain are able to communicate as if to compare notes.

HOW TO CHECK EYE MOVEMENT this is easy to do and tells you so much……please do this.

From a comfortable distance from your child’s eyes  your fingers or a pen and draw a lazy 8 sign or infinity sign as they follow.
Not too fast, not  too slow.
If the eyes are moving fluidly the eyes muscles are working well. If you notice a jerky movement this indicates that some of the eye muscles are tight and that it is difficult to access all areas of the learning brain. Make the lazy eights a short fun exercise morning and night until eyes move easily.

Look for extra support from a Kinesiologist in your area who will use gentle techniques to help your child to develop greater focus, concentration and skill development. Request that your child’s primitive reflex responses are checked so that they are also not impacting on learning  and behaviour.

Brendan O’Hara explains this beautifully and simply in Brain Gym.

Kinesiology is able to identify foods that are energy foods which add vitality to your child’s life and so should be included. Other fooods may need to be excluded. Kinesiology testing can also help to determine if vitamins and minerals are in excess or deficit, helping to work out necessary diet changes. The vitamin B group is particularly important for behaviour, energy and mood changes. B12 deficiency with its related signs of failure to thrive, tingly hands, fingers and toes, low iron, tiredness, inability to concentrate, loss of memory, is important to be checked out. B12 requires a healthy gut to ensure that it is absorbed.

You may find that inflammation of the brain is impacting on behaviour. ADD, Autism, Aspergers often present with the same inflammation so take some time to check out Natash McBride on youtube to gain an understanding of how this inflammation can be reduced and make life easier. Research is showing the connection between the gut and the brain as we move to viewing the body and behaviour wholisiticly.

The diet is suitable for everyone just to give the body a break from all that digestion of our modern day life eating.

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