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Re: Brain Gym?

Re: Brain Gym?2010-08-10T21:52:28+00:00

Rick Green – Founder of TotallyADD
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As a follow up to this, there is something actually called Brain Gym, and it’s actually quite interesting. It involves movement and the brain, and there are specific exercises that do seem to make quite a difference. Much like Yoga, Tai Chi and any kind of exercise.

The idea is to link the brain to movement and prepare the mind for learning or taking in information.

I’m going to be doing a workshop in October and some people from the Brain Works company are going to be there to do some exercises before I start to warm people up, and then on either end of the break, and again at the end of the evening. I’m very curious to see how it works. I do know that there is all kinds of interesting therapy being done for people with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) involving moving the limbs, eyes, and so on to increase the flow of information between the left and right brain. And it seems to dramatically reduce the stress and pain of these peoples memories.

The jury is still out on things like video games or Tetris or whatever.

But none of it can hurt.