When my son was around four years old his father and I divorced. Our child suffered immensely in the process. He was extremely angry and distraught whenever he came back from a weekend or overnight stay with his father. I know now that the animosity between his father and myself caused our son to suffer greatly.Back then, I attributed his emotional outbursts to being shuffled back and forth between two households and the disruption this arrangement caused.
Desperate to find help in relieving my son's suffering, I continually was on the lookout for useful information. One day, a friend suggested I check out Brain Gym. When I went to an introductory group evening, I was immediately impressed. The challenges so many children were facing in today's world were clearly explained and how parents could effectively help. We practiced some exercises that convinced me this transformational method worked like magic. Brain Gym uses simple, child-appropriate physical moves together with conscious awareness. I was able to feel changes in posture, mental sharpness and emotional calm within the short thirty minutes trial exploration.
The effects of my son were astounding. Instead of being moody, listless, depressed and angry for three and a half days after a weekend sleepover at his dad's, he would be free of that awful state within thirty minutes of arriving at my home. After a midweek one night sleepover, our son regained his composure after a mere ten minutes instead of remaining sullen and off-putting for twelve hours.
Brain Gym assisted my child to remain in his natural, joyful, happy, energetic, alive and vital mode most of the time, as well as made my life as a single mother infinitely easier and so much more enjoyable.
I am immensely grateful to Paul Dennison, PhD, the founder of Brain Gym for his amazing contribution to bring Brain Gym to the world. I am deeply grateful to Shelly Fielden for being my gifted instructor supportive mentor and friend. I am also thankful to Carla Hannaford, PhD, who was another helpful instructor of mine. Carla's scientific expertise was of great benefit to me and all the families I would eventually serve.