Whole Brain Development
“The purpose of education in the future will not be to create people with heads crammed full of knowledge, but to rear children who know how efficiently use the whole brain. Rearing children with enormous ability, rich creativity & the capability to make use of high proportion of their brain should be the goal of child rearing.”
Professor Makoto Shichida
It is an amazing tool to enhance the efficiency of Brain. It is solidly based on the modern science of how the brain works. The benefits of both neuro-feedback and music therapy have been recognized for years, and are well accepted and acknowledged by practitioners of Western Medicine.
Whole brain development is a combination of neuro-feedback and music therapy that was developed by respected members of the mainstream medical research community.Our Neuro-performance Program improves brain function by inducing synchronous brainwave activity in key frequency ranges, resulting in improved mental focus and communication among various regions of the brain.
The whole brain development workshop is designed to give children an eye-opening introduction to mental development.This workshop will serve as an inspiration as it gives children a whole new perspective about their brain and the unlimited abilities their brain possesses. It is like ‘Starting the Engine of their Brain’.
Brain is the most complex organ in the human body & serves as the center of the nervous system. If all information of all books in the world is loaded into the brain, human brain will never be full. Do you know, we are using at the most 4% to 5% of potential of our brain?. Potential of human brain is beyond our imagination. Our brain is made of approximately 100 billion nerve cells, called neurons. One brain cell has a power to beat any sophisticated computer.
Left Brain and Right Brain
Human brain consists of right brain and left brain (hemisphere). The left brain is linguistic, analytical, and goes from the parts to the whole. The right brain learns through images, is intuitive, is sensitive to music, and absorbs the whole without needing to understand the parts . Everyone function with both brain hemispheres but usually one hemisphere is dominant or used effectively.
What if a person is able to use both hemispheres effectively?
Wouldn’t that person excel ?
Brain will function optimally if the left and right brains are in equilibrium. When the brain functions optimally, all human senses will be in their top performances. But this is a rare condition because most people develop and get matured while dominantly using their left brain.Whole brain development is a method to stimulate and balance the left and right brains.
Brainwave was initially found by Hans Berger, a nerve scientist from Germany. Through EEG device we will know that the waves produced by the brain differ. Based on a research which lasted for years in many countries, human brain frequencies differ for each phases of conscious, relax, taking a nap, sleep sound, trance (unconscious and hypnotized), panic, and so on. And, after a long research, the (brain) nerve experts agree that brainwaves have something to do with mind condition.
Human Brain have energy (wave) called ‘a Brainwave’. Brainwave was initially found by Hans Berger, a nerve scientist from Germany. Hans is the founder of brain wave meter called EEG (Electroencephalography). EEG measure the waves coming out repetitively between two electrodes mounted on one’s head.
Human brain frequencies differ for each phases of conscious, relax, taking a nap, sleep sound, trance, panic, and so on. Brainwaves have something to do with mind condition.
Types of Brainwave
|Waves||Frequency||Associated Mental State|
|Gamma||30 to 100Hz||Brain is in top condition|
|Beta||12Hz – 30Hz||Most People are in during the day|
|Alpha||8 Hz – 12 Hz||During relaxation, meditation, Sleepy eyes|
|Theta||4 Hz – 7 Hz||Light Sleep or extreme relaxation|
|Delta||Up to 4 Hz||Deep, dreamless sleep|
It is not the type of brain activity which determines whether something is right or left brain oriented, but rather the brain wave that is operating at the time (Alpha or Beta). The left brain operates at the Beta wave frequency (12- 30 Hz) & the Right brain operates at the alpha wave frequency ( 8-12 Hz).
Conventional school emphasize predominantly on BETA waves & neglect the importance of ALPHA & THEATA wave learning environment which are far more conducive. Children will be given an opportunity to do activities of ALPHA & THEATA level vigorously throughout the workshop.However, the left brain remembers mostly with words, the right brain remembers mostly with images. Once the right brain ability is activated, a single image is sufficient for information storage, unlike the left brain that often needs more rehearsal of information and conscious learning.It is completely a right brain training.
Activities conducted in the training
Brain exercise is a training program designed to promote an increased learning ability . It is based on the idea that learning is connected to movement.Through brain exercise, it could create new pathways in the brain and overcome difficult learning. It help people of all ages master the mechanics of learning through a series of movements . It could help to avoid stress, increase relaxation and improve circulation.
The idea behind Brain Gym is to use physical movement to access different parts of the brain. Brain gym is a system of activities and movements designed to connect both brain hemispheres (right and left), with the final aim of improving the brain functions. Brain gym exercises release stress, enhance learning and development while effectively engaging the brain. It helps to improve neurological function so that areas of the brain are more strongly connected and accessible for any given task.These gyms are already proven and acknowledged scientifically to be useful for balancing left / right brains. To make the intuition active, it absolutely needs a balance between the left and right brains, and this is achieved through brain gym and eyeball gym. Brain gym was created by the pioneer of brain research, Ph. D. Paul Dennison, who based his work on educational kinesiology and learning psychology,
Scientific Alpha-Theta level music are played where apparently only children can receive these waves effectively. In few minutes;children can easily shift from a Beta to an Alpha wave state.In general, theta and alpha waves belong to babies and children. Since these waves belong to the subconscious mind babies and children feel easier to learn something or receive and follow somebody else’s words.
Visualization and Imagination
Visualization and imagination are the characteristics of right brain.When children are born their right brain abilities are present and active, so they have unlimited visualization and imagination compared to adults.. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Logic will get you from A to B but Imagination will take you everywhere.Knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
These exercises will help relieve strain, strengthen the eye muscles, enhance cognitive performance and improve visual reaction time. It also improves focus and concentration.
Archimedes himself invented a physical theory while he was relaxing himself, that is, when he immersed his body into the bath tub, where then the “AHA Phenomenon” arose automatically. Even Einstein normally played a violin first to let his brain relax and thus able to invent. So, it’s clear now, relaxed condition will take our brain toward alpha-theta waves where our brain’s performance will be maximum,our brain will function optimally. When the brain functions optimally, all human senses will be in their top performances including the capability of intuition.
Benefits of Whole brain development
Children who undergo this training will not only have the ability to absorb information and excel academically, but also be able to learn more easily and perform in sports and arts. It’s all about teaching the brain to act as a whole and utilize the power of both hemispheres. Students are already excelling in different fields just by utilizing one side of the brain more dominantly than the other. Imagine the limitless abilities of the children when they are able to engage both parts of the brain. It can certainly lead to higher performance in school and exams, greater performance on the sports field, and serve as a path to a better future. The child will have more opportunities available to them and be able to achieve bigger and greater goals later in life, as well. It allows for the retrieval of information between the left and the right brain, which leads to more efficiency in learning and absorbing information. It also brings out and strengthens characteristics such as creativity, memory, application skills, self-confidence, and the ability to concentrate. Many of us have heard that we are either left-brained or right-brained.It allows the brain to function as a whole, rather than only utilizing one part of the brain.