Edu-K™ (Educational Kinesiology) means learning through movement. Edu-K™ assists clients with unlocking their potential by formulating goals and finding what is internally blocking the client from reaching these goals.
Dr. Paul Dennison and Gail E. Dennison are educators who created Edu-K™ in the 1970s. Originally, the Dennisons were looking for more effective ways to treat children and adults identified as "learning disabled." They began to experiment with using physical movement to enhance learning ability.
They organized their work into a new educational system, Educational Kinesiology. Brain Gym™ is the name of activities used and taught by practitioners, and Whole Brain Integration™ is one area of the total body of work.
Edu-K™ practitioners begin a treatment by determining balances. A balance involves setting the stage for learning by identifying and setting a goal or intention through physical observation or interacting with the client.
It also involves activities that identify aspects of the learning that need more focus, performing the learning through physical Edu-K™ movements, and incorporating post-activities to identify the learning.
Other balances may be identified and treated in later sessions, or the client may also learn and practise movements for deeper and continued learning of the balance(s).
Edu-K™ is a whole-body treatment for re-educating the mind-body system for accomplishing any skill or function with greater ease and efficiency and can address several different conditions.
A level of training that includes every competency component needed to safely and appropriately apply the treatment.
An additional treatment that first requires the practitioners to be trained in an appropriate related discipline.