What’s the Buzz about Brain Gym

BONNIE HERSHEY


2010 CONFERENCE PAPER


Some of you may have yet to experience the Brain Gym” program, even though both Touch for Health and Brain Gym branch from the same kinesiology tree, with George Goodheart’s Applied Kinesiology at the base. I find it fascinating and wonderful to note the commonalities and close ties of the two modalities.

Brain Gym founders, Paul Dennison, Ph.D. and Gail Dennison, were both trained in Touch for Health. In 1979, Paul took the Touch for Health courses at the TFH Foundation in Pasadena where he met the founder John Thie. While working with students as a reading teacher in his Valley Remedial Group Learning Centers in California, Paul made the intuitive leap to use muscle testing as a teaching and anchoring tool. Following his Touch for Health certification course, Paul wrote a letter to himself stating his goal of writing a book and starting Edu- Kinesthetics, a new method of kinesiology. Edu- Kinesthetics evolved into Educational Kinesiology when established as a non-profit foundation in ]987 and is currently doing business as Brain Gym'” International.


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