Workshops and Courses

Introductory Workshops


Gilly currently offers a wide variety of introductory sessions which can be tailored to meet specific needs and situations. They range from a brief 2-hr introduction to a full day specially designed Professional Development session. If you are looking for just a taste of Brain Gym® check the course listings above for the date of the next general introduction. There are also free introductory sessions for Seniors (over 50’s) through the Brisbane City Council GOLD program.
 

Well Being Flow

Time: 90 Minutes

Come along and enjoy this simple sequence of movements with music. Let the gentle integrating Brain Gym and related movements reconnect you with your innate sense of rhythm, ease, coordination and stability. Leave feeling relaxed and refreshed in mind and body.


Faculty at Work sessions

These are short workshops for those who have completed at least BG101 and cover a wide range of topics. They are special interest workshops to develop and practise already introduced skills at a deeper level.

For more information on any of the introductory courses please contact Gilly


Official Brain Gym courses

Brain Gym® 101 (BG101) Open to all
Time: 32 hours
Experience whole brain integration through whole body movement. Learn twenty-six Brain Gym exercises, Edu-K’s Five Steps to Easy Learning, and Dennison Laterality Repatterning. Discover a exciting tool for reaching personal goals. What this course conveys can be applied by students, teachers, parents, artists, athletes, health care practitioners, business professionals. . . you name it!


 

Brain Gym® 26 Movements (BG104) Open to all

Time: 16 hours

Dive Deep into the 26 Brain Gym® activities, experience them in your body. Gain a clear understanding of each movement, the philosophy behind the Brain Gym program and how this knowledge can support your daily life and learning.

Optimal Brain Organisation (OBO) - Prerequisite BG101
Time: 24 hours
Discover the concepts of hemispheric specialization, identification, and balancing to facilitate whole-brain learning. Open to students who have taken Brain Gym 101.

Visioncircles™ (VC) - Prerequisite BG101
Time: 32 hours
A road map to the completion of developmental skills through movement, play, and art. Emphasis on vision enhancement. Open to students who have taken Brain Gym® 101.

The eight Visioncircles represent eight primary ways of processing information. These aspects of perception develop naturally over the course of early childhood. The eight sessions unfold naturally. Each session is a self-contained, unified whole; each also builds upon the preceding one. Each circle offers an opportunity to re-establish ease in the use of visual, kinesthetic, and other sensory skills. Each circle also explores cognitive development (thinking skills). Each circle includes some of the 34 Vision Gym movements. The circles are organized to awaken the beginner's eye and to support the release of compensatory sensory/motor patterns. These include visual/muscular reactivity acquired during times of stress or trauma. As vision and cognition are closely related, the eight circles also move us through eight stages of information processing. 

  • The Observer Circle offers an opportunity to replace criticism with constructive feedback, an evaluation process called Noticing in Edu-K; 

  • The Animator helps develop primary movement reflexes as a base for later abstract thinking; 

  • The Resonator encourages spatial, auditory, and vocalization skills; 

  • The Nurturer emphasizes contextual thinking as a frame of reference; 

  • The Builder develops concrete operations as a foundation for visual thinking; 

  • The Internalizer explores processes of remembering, symbolic thinking, and other verbal or visual mediation; 

  • The Communicator develops spontaneous access to the previous skills for self-expression; 

  • The Synergist synthesizes all of the skills explored for ease of creativity and movement. 

The Visioncircles course uses a co-operative model of learning. Ineffective habits of vision and movement are usually developed simultaneously with stressful thought habits, often adopted during our first learning experiences under competitive conditions. Rediscovering learning in the co-operative model helps many people to rediscover a more joyful approach to pen and paper skills as well.


Movement Dynamics, Part One: Exploring Three Dimensions (MD)
Prerequisites: Brain Gym 101
Time: 8 hrs
Experience the joy of movement expression through a deepening of the three Edu-K dimensions and balances for such goals as improved nonverbal communication. Learn playful Cross Crawl variations and new applications for this expanded Edu-K menu. Open to students who have taken Brain Gym 101.

Movement Dynamics, Part Two: Flow Medleys (MD) - Prerequisites BG101 and Movement Dynamics Part 1
Time: 8 hrs
Discover the pleasure of doing Brain Gym and Vision Gym to integrating music, in easy movement flows. Includes new balances for Dynamic Ergonomics and movement development. Open to students who have taken Brain Gym 101 and Movement Dynamics, Part One.

Edu-K In Depth: Seven Dimensions of Intelligence (EID) Prerequisites -

Open to students who have taken Brain Gym101, also highly recommended TFH I and OBO.  Prerequisite for Brain Gym® instructor licensure. 
Time: 40 hours

 

In this workshop participants receive hands-on experience with the Edu-K seven Dimensions of body movement, focusing on how each can support or block the learning process. The three Dimensions of the basic course are reviewed and expanded and four new Dimensions are added. Learn twelve new integrated movements as part of the widely expanded menu. The new menu is introduced as participants learn theory and method for one-to-one educational consulting within this comprehensive learning model, a model that offers a match between the unique needs of the student and the special skills of the instructor.

Faculty at Work In Depth (FWID) Prerequisite Edu-K In Depth
Time: 8 hours
Go deeper with the Seven Dimensions of Intelligence! This is a customized day-long course that may include group assessment, goal setting, facilitation, balances, discussion, paired practicing and more. The format may be face-to-face, online or a hybrid of the two. Contact faculty to schedule