Our learning is affected by optimal fibre transport!! While the brain appears to be 2 halves (left/right brain theory), it is in fact a single ‘whole unit’ with a series of fibres running all over the place.
The main fibres running from one hemisphere to the other are called the ‘Corpus Callosum’, while fibres running from the front to the back of the brain are called the ‘association’ (long ones) and the ‘arcuate’ (short ones). There are also fibres that spread from the bottom up and throughout the brain, which are called ‘projection’. Overall and generally – the association, arcuate and projection fibres are mirrored on the left and right hemispheres.
The best way to think of these fibres is as internet cables. Most of the time the information you need is there when you tap on your keyboard – but when your ISP (Internet Provider) puts a cap on your internet, the information you receive is slow and sometimes it doesn’t get through at all. Kinesiology can assist in uncapping the connections thus restoring the flow of information for optimum capacity.
Discoveries have found that learning difficulties and issues such as Asperger’s, Autism, ADD can be caused by information in the brain not being able to be transported along these fibres (brain ‘internet cables’) and what occurs is known as a loss of brain integration.
Loss of brain integration: scale and effect
Think of your own life; when you try to do something new or different but you can’t quite seem to grasp it – you may get a bit frustrated, give up, or persevering with it until you finally succeed. This, in some form, is an example of a loss of brain integration. It’s akin to remembering a favourite movie star but the name escapes you – loss of brain integration.
A truly integrated brain is capable of a lot but most of us have never fully experienced, a fully integrated brain. This can be due to our upbringing, environmental issues, diet, and many other factors.
The feeling of anxiety or distress when you can’t remember where you left an important item is a feeling we have all experienced. Not finding the item at all because you no longer know where you left it, is akin to what it is like for a child with learning issues. They try as hard as they can (under parental pressure and time constraints), yet still no luck.
Another common situation is where a child, often as a result of experiencing some kind of learning difficulty, starts acting out and misbehaving. If left unchecked, this loss of brain integration can quickly spiral into a destructive cycle with much wider ramifications.
- initial loss of brain integration – the initial cause
- then, punishment’ (or lack of reward) for not being able to do the ‘the thing’ that was expected of them
- the child then tries harder to get it right but often gets frustrated by the situation, because they simply can’t do what is expected of them, and this is where the problem can occur
- this in turn can cause to become anxious as their sense of identity is being undermined – causing the child to go into self-preservation mode – what can often be seen as poor behaviour.
- the poor behaviour makes it more difficult for them to learn (or to succeed next time), and the cycle continues, escalating each time as it goes.
- This ‘lack of success’ can plague a person throughout their entire life; either by preventing them from facing life’s adversities and perceived failures, or from even attempting the challenges to begin with – their subconscious hardwired to ‘expect’ failure.
Kinesiology has many tools that can assist the Brain with learning:
- Brain Points for integration
- Cross Crawl Exercises such as marching
- Vibrational Healing
- Self Esteem, Success and Confidence Goals
- Essential oils that pass through the Blood Brain Barrier
- Eye modes to name a few.
Children respond really well to Kinesiology, so book an appointment for your child if you feel they would benefit.
Many thanks to http://empowering.theproduct.com.au/ for enhancing my knowledge of the brain. They are based in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland and offer a specialised Kinesiology called LEAP that is specifically targeted at Learning difficulties. They can be contacted on 0499 309 655.