The term brain balancing is exactly as it implies, it is the process of balancing the left and right hemispheres of the brain so that they can accurately communicate with each other and function as a whole.
It is the communication between the two hemispheres that makes everything make sense.
The body and brain hemispheres are cross-lateral. This means that along with each hemisphere’s specific functional roles, it is also responsible for the opposite side of the body. The left side of the body is controlled by the right side of the brain and vise versa. The two hemispheres are completely separate except a small band of connective nerves called the Corpus Callosum.
The Corpus Callosum is like an information highway bridging the hemispheres. It delivers important sensory messages from each side of the body to the other side of the brain. The Corpus Callosum, like anything else in the brain, is developed through repetitive stimulation. It is the constant stimulation of both sides of our body and brain that actively develops the Corpus Callosum to become strong, healthy and fast.
The brain is highly efficient, but also highly impatient. If the Corpus Callosum is weak, and messages start to fail to reach the other side, the brain will compensate to eliminate the problem. The brain achieves this by transferring tasks to the stronger hemisphere, or choosing not to utilize the weak hemisphere’s messages. Initially this meets the body’s immediate needs but later creates an imbalance in the two hemispheres, resulting in a weak and dominant hemisphere. This imbalance between the hemispheres makes it so that messages can not get passed accurately between the hemispheres.
Learning disabilities are a direct result of this disconnect. For example, the left side of the brain reads words, but it is the right side that interprets their meaning, so the brain needs to be able to use both sides to read and learn. The hemisphere that is weak for your child will dictate the challenges and characteristics they display.
Brain balancing consists of first determining which side is the weak hemisphere. The Organized Mind program achieves this by completing a hemisphere characteristics checklist of your child, as well as doing physical, postural, and sensory assessments. With this information we are able to accurately determine the child’s weak hemisphere so that we can administer a training program that focuses only on developing the weak side.
The effectiveness of hemisphere integration is this one-sided approach to the training. Because we have one side that is underdeveloped and one side that is overdeveloped, if we continue to stimulate both sides we do not effectively make any impact on the imbalance. It is by stimulating only the weak side, and not stimulating the strong side, that we can start to help the weak side catch up.
The Organized Mind 12 week hemi-specific training program will close the gap so the learning disabilities will disappear.
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