Visioncirc​les – Exploring the Developmen​tal Play Stages

Do you want to add movements in your Brain Gym tool box? Ever wonder why children need play? Ever wonder why play is so important in the developmental stages of a child? Come and find out more at the upcoming Visioncircles training which will provide the knowledge on the developmental stages through play in a child life and how it affects our living as adults when we missed out some of the stages in our younger age.

 

The Visioncircles provides a road map to the completion of developmental skills through movement, play and art.

It is an exploration of eight areas of perceptual intelligence. We experience each of these areas as a circle or “life space”, its specific boundaries imposed by the activities it involves. Although the eight Vision Circles develop simultaneously, each circle activates distinct brain circuitry and has a unique character and vocabulary by which it can be identified. Each session of the course may be reminiscent of our play and our exploration of the world as children, as each is naturally emphasized during a specific stage of our early growth and development.

About Glenys Leadbeater

imageOne of the founders of Edu-K in New Zealand, Glenys is on the NZ Edu-K Network Board, became Faculty in 1992 and was the Chairperson of the International Faculty for the Educational Kinesiology Foundation from 1999-2003. In 2001 she was recognized by Brain Gym International with the Outstanding Achievement Award for her contributions to the field of Educational Kinesiology. She also serves on the Educational Kinesiology Practitioners Accreditation Board in NZ. She has worked tirelessly in teaching and promoting Edu-K in all areas of life throughout New Zealand, Asia, Japan, USA and UK. She is currently mentor for Hong Kong /China, Singapore and Canada, and Asian Liaison Faculty.

Course Contents

Through Visioncircles, you will:

  • Explore the relationship between vision, brain integration and learning.
  • Experience the developmental aspects of each circle through hands-on activities.
  • Enhance sensory awareness.
  • Develop a greater ease in movement and improvement in fine motor skills with a better sense of space and direction.
  • Expand skills of self-expression and creativity.
  • Improve skills of active vision, visual focus and creative imagination.
  • Increase auditory skills to improve memory, listening and voice resonance.
  • Add 32 Vision Gym Activities to your Brain Gym toolkit.

Vision Circles is a trip you will wish you could take again and again. And guess what? You can! You will have the tools to revisit the places and share with others the delight in brighter awareness of all that is around you.

Who will benefit?

Parents, therapists, teachers and adults who have learning challenges who would like to have more understanding and experience what’s going on “inside” and how to “reorganize” the brain through Brain Gym® balance process.

Please note the training hours are as below:

This is a 3-day course:
Day 1 (6 June 2012) 9:30 am – 9:00 pm
Day 2 (7 June 2012) 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Day 3 (8 June 2012) 10:00 am – 5:00pm

>> Vision Circles provides 24 hours of Elective requirements for Brain Gym licensure.

Private consultation session with Glenys is available on 5 June and 10 June 2012 @ RM300 per 1 hour session. Limited space only.

Please call +603-2858 7977 (Elaine) or +6012-3292681 (Phoebe) for further enquiries and registration, or
click here to register online: http://breakthru.com.my/best/registration/?ee=40

Steve Jobs painting, with both hands simultaneously!

Came across this superb portrait painting of Steve Job by Aaron Kizer, who uses many techniques of drawing using both hands. How many of us can paint with both hands at the same time?

 

We are excited to find out that many of his techniques are taught in Double Doodle class. Double Doodle is an activity that we use to enhance visual perception and artistic expression with our children, and it trains their visual skills, hand-eye coordination and creativity.

We have brought in Ms Glenys Leadbeater from New Zealand to teach us on Double Doodle Play, and her class will start on 4 December 2011! In this workshop you will learn how the following abilities affect reading and fine-motor skills of a child:

  • Crossing the visual/kinesthetic midline
  • Binocularity for working in the midfield
  • The internalization of early development movement
  • Spatial awareness and depth perception
  • Self- perception as it regards movement and tactility

Find out more about this workshop here:
http://breakthru.com.my/best/2011/06/double-doodle-play-a-window-to-whole-brain-vision-4/

Registration has begun, please proceed to register now if you don’t want to miss this chance!

Edu-K In Depth – The Seven Dimensions of Learning & Intelligence

From the time of conception, a child’s nervous system goes through a series of specific stages of development. Personal, environmental, biochemical, structural, and/or academic stress can inhibit the effective completion of these key developmental processes. For adults, chronic stress or tension is one clue that developmental skills are incomplete. Edu-K balances create immediate and lasting changes by actually building neurological bridges and pathways within the brain and body that assist in the completion of developmental processes.

This 5-day training builds from Brain Gym® with a simple yet comprehensive approach to learning that respects the individual’s integrity while creating positive change from a causative level. In an experiential and personally transformative context, you will learn and practice theory and methods for one-on-one educational consulting. Useful innovative techniques, lucid enjoyable demonstrations, daily guided practice time and a relaxed atmosphere offer you a truly unique experience that applies directly to both your personal and professional life & development:

  • Explore and transform learning difficulties and hidden agendas for failure.
  • Learn acupressure, movement, vision training, and other balancing techniques.
  • Improve communication, coordination, and organization within the brain and body.
  • Create immediate and cumulative benefits
  • Draw out the excellence available to all of us.
  • Learn successful goal setting
  • Apply learning theory to get practical results
  • Experience a personal breakthrough in relationships and your personal success.
  • Relate observed body movements to life skills

Throughout the course you will be guided towards self directed learning through transformation of personal learning blocks into resources to rediscover joy, ease and wholeness of learning, increasing your understanding of:

Seven Dimensions of Intelligence

  1. Laterality (Communication)
  2. Centering (Organization)
  3. Focus (Comprehension) and add four new dimensions of brain/body integration:
  4. Motivation (Attitude) – the relationship of motivation and language acquisition. Hidden agendas for failure.
  5. Cranials (Rhythm) – the understanding of cranial movement and its relationship to learning and expression.
  6. Breathing (Inspiration) – change the breath-holding reflex to breathing that supports learning and growing.
  7. Body Regulators (Self Management) – create the appropriate brain chemistry to enhance learning in any situation.

Your Facilitator

Glenys

Glenys Leadbeater
A registered nurse, with Post graduate diploma, and mother, Glenys became interested in how important movement is to help people learn when one of her own children had difficulty learning in the traditional school system. In 1984 she was introduced to Edu-K. She has done extensive training with the founder of Educational Kinesiology, Dr Paul Dennison, over the last 25 years and now teaches Double Doodle Play, Brain Gym 101, Vision Circles, Optimal Brain Organization, Edu-K In Depth, Brain Gym Teachers Practicum, and the advanced classes Movement Re-Education and Total Core Repatterning, and Double Doodle Play Teacher Training.

One of the founders of Edu-K in New Zealand, she is on the NZ Edu-K Network Board, became Faculty in 1992 and was the Chairperson of the International Faculty for the Educational Kinesiology Foundation from 1999-2003. In 2001 she was recognized by Brain Gym International with the Outstanding Achievement Award for her contributions to the field of Educational Kinesiology. She also serves on the Educational Kinesiology Practitioners Accreditation Board in NZ. She has worked tirelessly in promoting Edu-K in all areas of life throughout New Zealand and the Asia, travelling extensively to Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Taiwan japan and Canada. She has taught worldwide, in Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, USA and UK. She is currently mentor for Hong Kong /China, Singapore and Canada, and Asian Liaison Faculty.

Dates and Location

29 November 2011 – 3 December 2011 (5 days)
9:00am – 5.00pm

at Breakthru Enrichment Station (BEST Centre)
70-2, 2nd flr, Blk H, Platinum Walk,
Taman Danau Kota, Setapak
53300 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

Fees

Fees: RM2,500
Early Bird: RM2,350 (full payment by 29 Sep 2011)
For group participant of 3 persons and above – enjoy 5% further discounts.
Review Fees: RM1,250
Please contact Ms Phoebe at (+6012-3292681) or Mr Yu Chiet (+6019-2288869) for registration forms or further enquiries, or
apply online:
registeronline

Prerequisites

  • BG101
  • Preferably with TFH 1 & 2

Double Doodle Play Teacher Training

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In this training you will learn to facilitate the games, image enhancements, and Double Doodle variations offered by the course Double Doodle Play: A Window to Whole-Brain Vision. This basic, experiential approach to art uses the Double Doodle activity from Brain Gym® in mixed-media projects to explore visual skills and hand-eye coordination for sustained attention in the midfield. The homeplay for this teacher training course is to submit, by email to the instructor, a Double Doodle teaching portfolio.

Course Leader:

Ms Glenys Leadbeater

Glenys Leadbeater has been a Brain Gym Instructor since 1985. She is a member of the Edu-K International Faculty and Asian Liaison. Double-Doodle is her favourite Brain Gym® Movement. She has always had an interest in art and this class has given her the freedom to draw without boundaries. Every drawing becomes a masterpiece.

Dates and Location:

5 – 6 December 2011
9:00am – 5.00pm

at Breakthru Enrichment Station (BEST Centre)
70-2, 2nd flr, Blk H, Platinum Walk,
Taman Danau Kota, Setapak
53300 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

Please contact Ms Phoebe at (+6012-3292681) or Mr Yu Chiet (+6019-2288869) for registration forms or further enquiries, or register online:
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Prerequisites:

To go on to teach, you must be a licensed Brain Gym® Instructor in good standing and must also complete a teaching portfolio under Gail’s mentorship.

About your Double Doodle teaching portfolio:

It’s not too soon to start compiling your artwork! To teach this free-flowing expression of the Double Doodle activity, you’ll put together a collection of at least 20 examples of your own Double Doodle drawings and at least 20 more done by others, to serve as your teaching portfolio. Some of these can be on 8-1/2 x 11 paper, but at least half should be 11 x 14 or larger. Some will probably be quick sketches, yet please include at least five pieces for which you have used layered colors. A sample profile is like below:

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Double Doodle Play: A Window to Whole-Brain Vision

Using various art media, participants explore how to use the Double Doodle and other activities from Brain Gym® and Vision Gym® to enhance visual perception and artistic expression. Experience the relationship between visual skills, hand-eye coordination, and creativity in this hands-on workshop. Learners of any age can benefit from it.
This open-to-all workshop will allow you to discover
  • Your own innate ability to draw and paint,
  • New ways to connect with colour, shape and movement,
  • The informative nature of the design process,
  • The mystery of co-creative drawing,
  • A new way to journal your experiences,
  • Joy, ease and serendipity in creative expression!
Learn how the following abilities affect reading and fine-motor skills of a child:
  • Crossing the visual/kinesthetic midline
  • Binocularity for working in the midfield
  • The internalization of early development movement
  • Spatial awareness and depth perception
  • Self- perception as it regards movement and tactility

 

Double Doodle Artwork Samples

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Course Leader:
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Ms Glenys Leadbeater

A registered nurse, with Post graduate diploma, and mother, Glenys became interested in how important movement is to help people learn when one of her own children had difficulty learning in the traditional school system. In 1984 she was introduced to Edu-K. She has done extensive training with the founders of Educational Kinesiology, Dr Paul Dennison and Gail Dennision, over the last 27 years and now teaches Double Doodle Play, Brain GymÒ 101, Vision Circles, Optimal Brain Organization, Edu-K In Depth, Brain Gym Teachers Practicum, and the advanced classes Movement Re-Education and Total Core Repatterning, and Double Doodle Play Teacher Training, Creative Vision and Vision Circles Teacher Training

One of the founders of Edu-K in New Zealand, she is on the NZ Edu-K Network Board, became Faculty in 1992 and was the Chairperson of the International Faculty for the Educational Kinesiology Foundation from 1999-2003. In 2001 she was recognized by Brain Gym International with the Outstanding Achievement Award for her contributions to the field of Educational Kinesiology. She also serves on the Educational Kinesiology Practitioners Accreditation Board in NZ. She has worked tirelessly in promoting Edu-K in all areas of life throughout New Zealand and the Asia, travelling extensively to Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Taiwan, Japan and Canada. She has taught worldwide, in Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, and USA. She is currently mentor for Hong Kong /China, Singapore and Canada, and Asian Liaison Faculty.

She has also promoted and sponsored many overseas people into NZ to teach various Brain GymÒ classes. This has made it possible for instructors to upskill themselves in NZ without having to travel overseas.

Double-Doodle is her favourite Brain Gym® Movement. She has always had an interest in art and this class has given her the freedom to draw without boundaries. Every drawing becomes a masterpiece.
Dates and Location:
4 December 2011
9:00am – 5.00pm
at Breakthru Enrichment Station (BEST Centre)
70-2, 2nd flr, Blk H, Platinum Walk,
Taman Danau Kota, Setapak
53300 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Fees:
Fees: RM450
Early Bird: RM380
For group participant of 3 persons and above – enjoy 5% further discounts.
Review Fees: RM225
Please contact Ms Phoebe at (+6012-3292681) or Mr Yu Chiet (+6019-2288869) for registration forms or further enquiries, or register online:
registeronline242
Prerequisites: Open to All
This is a One-day workshop and training hours can be used for Re-Licensure.
This workshop will explore:
  • Several Double-Doodle variations, as well as a few other Brain Gym® and Vision Gym® movements as they relate to:
  • The midfield and centralized vision
  • Homologous movements that prepares the way for heartful drawing
  • Using the eyes in a more relaxed, whole-brain way
  • Simple things to do at home or in the classroom to encourage healthy visual skills
  • Reclaiming our ambidexterity as we engage in daily-life activities