BrainMoves helps preschoolers with problems paying attention, learning, organizing and doing well in school. The movements help children easily cross the middle of their bodies and corrects other problems associated with learning problems and delayed development. BrainMoves also help children relax and manage stress. The movements can improve communication skills, social skills, relationships, smooth out transitions, improve behavior problems, reduce chemical imbalances like ADD and ADHD, anxiety and depression, managing chronic illness and pain and help resolve issues with eating and food. You can also use the BrainMoves Preschool movements with children of all ages with special needs. Contact Diane Malik, M.A. if you would like to special order a poster or any of the other preschool products without the name "preschool" on it for an older child with special needs.
Some of the BrainMoves movements are similar to some early developmental reflexes such as crawling that babies automatically do to create the cross lateral neural pathways they need to grow, learn and develop new skills. When we have healthy cross lateral neural pathways the right side of our brain controls the left side of our body and the left side of our brain controls the right side of our body the way they are supposed to. This helps preschoolers because they are able to relax, think clearly when learning and solving problems and understanding their feelings more easily.
Some of the BrainMoves movements also relax some reflexes that are “stuck on,” such as the ‘freeze, fight or flight’ reflex and other stress reflexes emotional reflexes, the grasping reflex and the labyrinthe reflexes. These reflexes can be chronically stuck on in people of any age, especially if a person is stressed, has psychological and/or emotional issues or trauma, has a learning disability, is physically sick, has a brain that seems to be 'wired differently' and/or if he or she is doing something that is too hard for him or her. BrainMoves helps release stress and helps children manage their emotions and impulses more easily.
This makes additional healthy neural connections and helps the bioelectrical energy in children's brains and bodies move the way it is supposed to move. Massaging and/or holding parts of their bodies help preschoolers relax and think more clearly. This improves the circulation in their bodies and helps their spinal columns, muscles, tendons, bones, organs and brains work better.
A positive belief is simply a statement that we want to be true. For example, a common positive belief for preschoolers is: "It is easy for me to listen."
When we do the BrainMoves movements with a positive belief it tells the child's brain exactly what problem we want to improve and exactly where to create the new cross lateral neural pathways in his brain.
Relaxing reflexes helps preschoolers have more control over their emotions. It helps them to think first and then respond to situations and other people instead of reacting automatically. Preschoolers usually feel more relaxed, more positive and confident and stronger right away when they do the BrainMoves movements with positive beliefs.