Whole Brain Learning has helped me in not just one area of my life, but rather I have seen a change holistically. Physically I have moved beyond pain that plagued me for over 15 years. I also am able to sleep soundly at night--something that evaded me for many years.
Mentally I am able to"be present" and to focus my mind on my task at hand as well as planning for the future with calm.
Emotionally I am able to navigate what formerly would have caused nervous tension and jittery feelings. I have been able to let go of anger that I have held on to for years and step-by-step move to a place of feeling peace and stability at my core.
I am thankful to have tools to help me as I work through the challenges of daily life--to feel that I have not been defeated by them, but can now go forward being grounded physically, mentally and emotionally.
Some years ago I was deeply grieving the loss of my mother along with enormous guilt and sadness that perhaps I had not done enough for her. Through Beckie's healing touch using techniques of Brain Gym, she literally saved my life and lifted the burden of grief and guilt. To describe how the techniques work would be like describing to someone who has never tasted a strawberry, the sweetness and flavor which would be impossible as one must experience it for oneself. So it is with Brain Gym, you must experience it for yourself. Whatever the reason, stress, illness, grief, etc, Brain Gym works. In another instance I was scheduled to have surgery for carpel tunnel syndrome in both wrists. Two sessions with Beckie and I have never had any recurring issues!
I met Beckie Ballard about 10 years ago but personally never used her services until my mother had a severe stroke 4 years ago. I called Beckie when Mom was in the hospital and told her where the stroke occurred and asked if anything could be done. Beckie told me exactly what to do and how to do it. I followed her instructions and Mom was home in very good shape soon thereafter.
One year later Mom had another stroke but this time much more severe than the first one. She couldn’t swallow and had to have a feeding tube. They sent me a palliative care dr. to discuss options for Mom since she was not able to walk, focus or talk. They said she would probably be a vegetable and I should prepare for that. My mother was in the hospital 2.5 weeks before spending 3 months in rehab. The physical & occupational therapists gave up on believing Mom could make progress but the speech therapist kept pursuing her.
I called Beckie the day Mom entered the hospital for the second stroke and again, she walked me thru what needed to be done, this time for a different type of stroke. I kept calling Beckie and she kept working with me as Mom progressed. She had her feeding tube removed 7 weeks later as she was able to eat again. They considered that a miracle! No doctor expected Mom to make it and yet she has.
At 86 she now lives with us and is fairly independent. She uses a walker when she goes outside, can read & interact well with people and enjoys her great grandchildren. Mom is a far cry from the “vegetable” that I was told she would be. I thank God for the gifts He has given Beckie. She is intuitive, caring, highly skilled and listens to her clients’ needs. Her assessments are always accurate and produce phenomenal results. Without Beckie, I don’t know that Mom would still be here but I am thankful we have had the opportunity to work with her. I just wish everyone could!
I have known Beckie for several years, ever since she came and held a Brain Gym workshop at my school. As the art teacher, I was very intrigued how movement could help my students succeed in their “Core” classes. I have use the movements she taught me personally to help calm my nerves before I go on stage and I have shared them with countless students to help them focus on important tasks. More recently, I have used Beckie’s services as a mother and in my private life. After a session with Beckie, I feel more at peace and able to handle the stress that life throws at me. I have seen her get my children to focus when I thought that was impossible. I am a true believer that her techniques, when used consistently, can improve your general health and mental welfare.
Brain Gym is so helpful! I have two boys and have included Brain Gym is my wellness care for them over the last 2 years. I was introduced to Brain Gym when I was pregnant with my second child and was amazed that as I did the movements, I felt the baby moving inside me, almost as if he was doing them with me. Since his birth, I have noticed that his coordination and ability to observe things around him is significantly higher than others his age.
My eldest did not have Brain Gym while in the womb but every session he has with Becky, I have seen his emotional and physical being stabilize and improve over time. Becky gives us homework so when we implement that at home, it continues to encourage his growth.
Becky has helped our family with so many Brain Gym movements. I highly recommend her and her work. I’m amazed at what the human body responds to with careful, easy, and intentional movements. I encourage anyone to include Brain Gym as part of their wellness and preventative routine.