YB Dato’ Seri Rohani Abdul Karim trying her hands at the infinity board.
On 3 October 2017, Breakthru Academy had a chance to demonstrate the effectiveness of Spinal Walking on learning behaviors to YB Dato’ Seri Rohani Abdul Karim, Minister of Women, Family and Community Development during the launch of the National Counseling Month.
A few members of the Minister’s entourage also took the chance to have a feel of the spinal walking. Dato’ Seri Rohani told her members of her entourage to look into the Building Block Activities from Movement Based Learning, Inc. which could be used to support the family and community. Phoebe Long, one of Breakthru Academy directors was at hand to explain in detail every aspects of the Academy’s mission and activities.
A police counselor experiencing a spinal walk from Phoebe Long.
Throughout the day, counselors from government departments like the Police, Prison, and Academic Institutions, among others, took time to inquire into the Building Block Activities. Activities. Facilitators and Instructors from Breakthru Academy was at hand to explain and demonstrate all the Activities. Apprentices Yung Han and Marcus very confidently demonstrated pre-activities with balls or the infinity 8 board and followed up with one of the building block activities to allow participants to understand and experience the difference.
Breakthru Academy apprentice, Marcus demonstrating a ball activity with one of the participants at the Counseling Seminar.
The experiential nature of all the kinesiology approaches used allowed the counselors to personally feel the difference of performing a task, before and after a building block activity. All noted that they were able to do better. There were also retired government personnel who were interested in learning more about the various kinesiology approaches taught in Breakthru Academy.
Breakthru Academy was invited by Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat to set up a booth during the Launch of the National Counseling Month 2017.