Whole Brain Integration™ helps integrate communication of the brain's right and left hemispheres through cross-body exercises. Brain Gym™ identifies the activities performed and taught by practitioners, and Whole Brain Integration™ is one component of the total body of work.
Educators Dr. Paul Dennison and Gail E. Dennison created Brain Gym™ 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, or Edu-K™.
Whole Brain Integration™ practitioners usually start treatment by determining balances. Determining balances involves setting the stage for learning by identifying a goal for treatment through physical observation and interaction with the client.
It also involves activities that identify aspects of learning that need more focus, learning through the physical Whole Brain Integration™ movements, and post-activities to identify the learning.
Other balances may be identified and treated in later sessions, or the client may learn and practise movements independently for deeper and continued learning of the balance.
Whole Brain Integration™ can enhance cognitive, physical, and mental abilities while reducing stress and difficulties (e.g. learning or hearing) arising from the dis-coordination of the brain hemispheres.
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.