Not 1, or 2, but 12 Speakers presenting 9 Keynotes!
Gail & Paul will be combining their favorite Brain Gym® activities with simple games, like “Let’s Go Fishing,” “Catch It, Keep It,” etc
Brain Gym® Play and Games for Kids of All Ages
Gail & Paul Dennison
Co-authors of Educational Kinesiology and Brain Gym®
Day 1 – 29 July, Time Zone 1 starts 8:00 am (GMT+8)
Brain Gym® Play and Games for Kids of All Ages, with Gail Dennison Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.—Joseph Chilton Pearce Whether you want to move more easily, relax more deeply, release visual strain, or simply activate more of who you are…join movement educators Gail and Paul Dennison for a playful experience of learning through movement. Discover why humans—especially children, and especially during virtual experiences—benefit from staying active. Discover how to bring more play, joy, and movement into your daily life. We’ll be combining our favorite Brain Gym® activities with simple games, like “Let’s Go Fishing,” “Catch It, Keep It,” “Foot and Ball Circuit,” and “Nature Scavenger Hunt.” We’ll set simple goals and have great fun, while prompting visual and motor skill, oxygenation, lymphatic cleansing, and more—all through multi-sensory activities that can be enjoyed while connecting online. Discover why our favorite way to grow the brain is by facilitating natural learning patterns that invite new challenges. All are welcome! Special tips for parents, educators, and seniors. We will include physical distancing options in our play activities.
# Hong Kong, China
Learn to develop your sense of intuition, to trust it and use it to bring about benefits to yourself or/and others.
Trust Your Intuition In Life
Amy Choi Wai Ming
CO-FOUNDER OF BRAIN BODY CENTRE
Day 1 – 29 July, Time Zone 2 starts 2:00 pm (GMT+8)
Intuition comes in many forms – visions, inner voices, a feeling and even movements. The key to developing a higher sense of intuition is to be able to notice them when they come to you, and then be able to trust them, act on them and use them in a way that create benefits for oneself and the others. For example, a higher sense of balance, or coherence.
In this speech, Amy will focus on sharing the skills on enhancing intuition in the way one MOVES – a sense that, according to her experiences, comes from bridging the conscious and the sub-conscious.
One can apply the skills in the way how one MOVES her/his body in life, in teaching and in Brain Gym® balancing sessions. She has discovered and used this skill in a way she perceives and moves called the Ming’s Mirror Method.
Parents learn how to analyze their child’s physiology, psychology, and learning ability that affect their children’s learning
Diagnose Your Child’s
Dr Ng Meng Lek
Educational psychologist founder of neurolat
Day 2 – 30 July, Time Zone 1 starts 8:00am (GMT+8)
Understand children’s learning struggles:
* Why they work very hard and concentrate on their school work, and yet their academic performance is still not ideal,
* Why children don’t want or don’t like to learn,
* How can parents help their child to improve their learning ability?
We need to understand the three main factors that affect children’s learning. Parents will learn how to analyze their child’s physiology, psychology, and learning ability, and to know how these three aspects affect children’s learning.
How can parents help their children to improve their learning ability correctly, children can enjoy the fun of learning, just like parents take their children to a swimming pool, children who can swim will enjoy it, and children who can’t swim will struggle. As long as children have good learning ability, not only will they have good grades, they can also enjoy the fun of learning.
The training, adopted for all ages, makes it easier to develop the fluidity in execution and self-regulation processes..
Neuroactivation, Cognitive Motor Training – The Crispiani Method
Director of Psychological and Pedagogical Victor Center
Founder of Crispiani Method
Day 2 – 30 July, Time Zone 2 starts 2:00pm (GMT+8)
Slowness and the disorder of executive functions in terms of sequential/procedural dysfunction (based on the concepts of space and time), inform the basic concepts of the Crispiani Method. Neurodevelopment disorder, learning differences such as Dyslexia and Dyspraxia are characterized by a lack of coordination of actions and a poorly established lateral dominance (dys-laterality). Cross patterns, in this terms, are the expression of the proper functioning and the neurophysiological interactions between a range of brain regions for overall interhemispheric exchange. The level of this initial activation assumes a central importance in the determination of efficiency, especially in contemporary tasks where many children tend to be even more slow, due to a difficulty in central neurophysiological processes. Utilizing cross-pattern exercises as part of a larger research programme, the practices of Cognitive Motor Training (CMT), based on Professor Crispiani’s work, are well exposed in the Champion Pressing Book. The training, adopted for all ages, makes it easier to develop the fluidity in execution and self-regulation processes, needed to be successful in our life. The focus is not on speed, but on rhythm and fluency.
Health is wealth! How can simple physical movements be used to promote our physical and psychological well-being?
Restoring Our Future Through Classical Movement
HISTORICAL KINESIOLOGIST PHYSICAL & HEALTH EDUCATOR
Day 2 – 30 July , Time Zone 3 starts 8:00 pm (GMT+8)
The presentation will highlight the history of classical movement and physical education underscoring the “quality” of movement throughout the ages. Cross-lateral patterning and brain development throughout movement history will be emphasized and how we can use this classical wisdom to move better into the future with physical, mental, and spiritual benefits. Our first step is to learn about the history of the “natural body” then use classical restorative arts to bring the body back towards a natural state and thus create a better foundation for learning and moving and thinking. In order to truly improve, we must look back, learn, then move forward. History matters…for the future.
In our era that recognizes cognition as a variable of optimum value, movement and play are neurobiological foundations that enhance performance over our lifetime.
Move, Play and Grow
Occupational Therapist, Author, Mentor
Day 3 – 31 July, Time Zone 1 starts 8:00 am (GMT+8)
Movement that is immersed in play directly influences neurobiological underpinnings of growth and healthy development. Kim Barthel, OTR highlights the positive impact of play and movement upon the holistic development of the child. As the brain is forming and children are increasingly interacting with the world, time immersed in free unstructured play directly helps with motor control, creativity, socialization, and self-esteem. In our era that recognizes cognition as a variable of optimum value, movement and play are neurobiological foundations that enhance performance over our lifetime. This keynote session will connect the holistic impact that movement and play have upon growth and function.
# United Kingdom
The impact of neuro-developmental issues on a child, their family, our economy and the global community.
Children I Have Known
Founder and CEO Brainchild Developmental program
Day 3 – 31 July, Time Zone 2 starts 2:00pm (GMT+8)
Children I have known. The plight of children with neuro-developmental issues, both diagnosed and undiagnosed, and their families, is still low on society’s priorities, in proportion to the size of the problem. So many wonderful children are locked into under-fulfillment. They deserve to be helped to thrive. We will look at the impact of neurodevelopmental issues on a child, their family, our economy, and the global community. A brief look at the statistics, and also the scarcity of reliable, comparative data on the subject will tell the story. But without a doubt, the trajectory of neuro-developmental problems is upwards. For each child, every aspect of life and learning may be affected. We will consider why this is happening. We will also explore the inequality of research resources and the reluctance to recognize the current and future impact of this on schools and employment. What will this mean for the affected children? Enabling and widening the opportunity for neurological change is most needed for children in areas of high deprivation, in the looked-after sector, and adopted children. So where do we go from here?
Following on from the successful BrainChild Developmental Programs, EBO for Schools has been developed in response to this need. We will take a look at the video-game-style storyline that captures the children’s imagination and see how this translates into highly specific, energetic activities that tackle their challenges, not only improving the child’s physical coordination, balance, and team-related skills, but also helping learning, behaviour, and well-being.
# Malaysia & India
Emotional health plays a vital role for the healthy growth of neuro-typical individuals, as well as those with special needs.
A Brake to Break The Vicious Cycle of Stressful Reaction with Co-Regulation
Phoebe Long M.W.
International Faculty, Founder of
Day 3 – 31 Jul, Time Zone 3 starts 8:00 pm (GMT+8)
Most children, teenagers and young adults struggle with emotional issues that affect their well being, with the impact being severe during the pandemic. Emotional health plays a vital role for the healthy growth of neuro-typical individuals, as well as those with special needs.
One can use well researched techniques of self-regulation that are available on mainstream and social media. Yet, one may not have the resources within the mind-body system to cope in a stressful situation, which may result in mental health- related issues.
When a family member, say a child, is not well, the whole family system is affected. Parents, caregivers and grandparents find it difficult to understand, are helpless and pressured, and become impatient with the repetitive challenging behaviours of the child, who is himself going through anxiety and panic.
In their presentation, experts Phoebe Long and Minaz Ajani highlight the power of co-regulation, which is “an important quality of interaction during which the dyad functions as an integrated entity to regulate each other’s behaviour (Fogel, 2000). Parents and caregivers will be introduced to a simple yet effective approach to switch from a stressful scenario to a state of calmness by noticing, and using movements and language to quickly regulate themselves before supporting their loved ones. A simple yet profound 3P.L.AY. – A Breakthru approach – gives a quick insight into the co-regulation process that restores the emotional health of the entire family.
Optimal nutrition and dietary intake impact the immune system, therefore the only sustainable way to survive in the current context is to strengthen it.
Role fo Balanced Diet in Improving Immunity During Long Pandemic Challenges
Dr Tan Shot Yen
Medical Doctor, Phd In Nutrition
Day 4 – 1 Aug, Time Zone 3 starts 8:00 pm (GMT+8)
It has been more than a year since the world suffers from Covid 19 pandemic that results in various human challenges, in particular our health and immune system. Optimal nutrition and dietary intake impact the immune system, therefore the only sustainable way to survive in the current context is to strengthen it.
There is no specific evidence that certain nutrients alone nor supplements can help protect against Covid 19 infection. Yet eating well, keeping healthy weight and preventing non communicable diseases will help the immune system cope better before, during and after Covid 19 infection. The World Health Organization has stressed the importance of balanced diet to maintain a strong immune system during the pandemic outbreak.
Most countries have developed visual nutrition guide easily followed, a graphic depicting a place setting with a plate divided into four food groups. It is known as ‘My Plate’ in the USA, ‘My healthy plate’ in Singapore, ‘Suku suku separuh’ in Malaysia and ‘Isi Piringku’ in Indonesia. People are encouraged to adopt locally available foods and avoid ultra-processed foods as they are likely to cause higher risks of non-communicable diseases that worsen the severity of Covid 19 infection.