Table of Contents ~ Additional Information
PACE: A WARM-UP FOR WHOLE-BRAIN LIVING
The first chapters go step-by-step through the PACE warm-up, describing the four Brain Gym movements that are its components, and how they combine as the perfect boost for learning faster, working smarter, and moving more easily through life.
This section explores diverse elements of theory and practice:
— Why movement is necessary for learning
— Understanding the impact of retained infant reflexes, such as Fear Paralysis Reflex, Moro Reflex, and Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex (STNR), and how movement and Educational Kinesiology (Edu-K) balancing may resolve these developmental issues
— Specifics of Edu-K theory: whole-brain processing, the Three Dimensions, the concept of noticing one’s own inner state and how to cultivate this ability in learners of all ages, the power of Dennison Laterality Repatterning to achieve “integrated low gear” (the only state in which we can learn something new), and understanding Brain Gym as a behavioral model.
— How movement supports us in developing the natural ability to focus
— Understanding the reading process: why learners may struggle to read without whole-brain integration; exploring “eye-lead” and the challenge of “left-eye lead”: why listening is a vital element of the reading process
— A narrative description of the Edu-K balancing session, illustrated with diverse client stories to explore the many possibilities for growth and change through this dynamic process
— A sampler of Brain Gym movements, and a simplified explanation of their categories: Midline Movements, Energy Exercises, Lengthening Activities, and Deepening Attitudes
BRAIN GYM IN ACTION
Chapters in this section illustrate how Brain Gym can be used in a wide variety of situations throughout life. These chapters are filled with clear explanations of how and where to put elements of the Brain Gym system to work, and are illustrated with stories about how people use Brain Gym — in everyday settings, or extraordinary circumstances — to move more easily through life.