Student Letter

An email from one of the students who took the Brain Gym® 170 course in Singapore:

Hi Cecilia,

I just searched the Internet to find your address because I had a success story to share with you. I took a course with you in Singapore. What I learned over those days really effected my teaching and I have constantly shared your book and my knowledge with parents and students.

I am writing because I want to share the personal effect your teaching had on my family this Christmas. My brother (who is 29) was recently diagnosed with frontal lobe epilepsy. He had been misdiagnosed for years. Anyway, this past December they operated to remove an area of his brain called the supplementary motor cortex.

He went through a series of two brain surgeries in an attempt to stop his seizures. After his second surgery he was told he would be paralysed on his right side for a period of time until his brain ‘retrained’ itself. His recovery would be about 6 weeks. Well, I got to the hospital on Christmas Eve, 3 days post surgery, and he was very discouraged. Although he knew that the paralysis was going to happen it was difficult to deal with in reality and he had seen no change in 3 days. The physiotherapist who was working with him was now on holidays for Christmas for 5 days. I told him I thought Brain Gym might help and he was game to give it a try. It was the first time I had done Brain Gym with someone who was paralysed but I was able to remember what you taught me! Anyway, by the end of that day he was able to lift his leg!! He was pumped!! Christmas day I decided to do a lot of core activation. Eventually he got up and tried to walk with his walker. He was doing well and he stopped every few steps and I would do core activation again. All of a sudden he picked up his walker and tried to walk by himself. I was amazed and we were so excited. He yelled in the hospital… “This Brain Gym stuff is amazing!” Not only did he walk on his own after just two days of Brain Gym but he also climbed up and down stairs that day.

He said I taught he to walk for Christmas. When the neurosurgeon and physiotherapist returned from holidays a few days later they didn’t believe him that he could walk. The pyhsio-therapist said he brought tears to her eyes.

I can’t tell you what it meant to me to be able to help my brother. I wanted you to know how much I cherish the opportunity to have taken a workshop with you and that I will continue to use all I learned to help children in my classroom.

Again, thank you.

Sincerely,
Andrea Slocombe
Toronto ON
Canada





Testimonials

“My awareness of others and the ‘space’ in which they grow has been keenly awakened. I loved your [Cece] teaching style. Even though there were close to twenty of us ladies in the room, I felt that you were speaking only with me! What a gift God has given you!”

Pam, Paraprofessional

2018-01-25T15:16:31+00:00

Pam, Paraprofessional

“My awareness of others and the ‘space’ in which they grow has been keenly awakened. I loved your [Cece] teaching style. Even though there were close to twenty of us ladies in the room, I felt that you were speaking only with me! What a gift God has given you!”
“Cece teaches movements that energize learning. She introduces Bal-a-vis-x and demonstrates how to apply the theory of movement-based learning by bringing children into the workshop so we can observe her using it with them. The information and techniques are definitely applicable to Occupational Therapy (OT) and compliments and parallels our practices.”

Julie, Occupational Therapist

2018-01-25T15:17:22+00:00

Julie, Occupational Therapist

“Cece teaches movements that energize learning. She introduces Bal-a-vis-x and demonstrates how to apply the theory of movement-based learning by bringing children into the workshop so we can observe her using it with them. The information and techniques are definitely applicable to Occupational Therapy (OT) and compliments and parallels our practices.”
“The course that Cece shares far exceeded my expectations and objectives. I chose this course for specific reasons, and gained so much more! Every component of the class was selected and timed and the living structure that we can then pass along is invaluable. Cece, there is no doubt that you will always continue to grow and learn and then share. Your teaching and coaching style is exceptional as you reach our inner beings and potential. I loved being the receiver of such wisdom, Thank you so very much!”

Kathleen, Speech/Language Pathologist

2018-01-25T15:18:58+00:00

Kathleen, Speech/Language Pathologist

“The course that Cece shares far exceeded my expectations and objectives. I chose this course for specific reasons, and gained so much more! Every component of the class was selected and timed and the living structure that we can then pass along is invaluable. Cece, there is no doubt that you will always continue to grow and learn and then share. Your teaching and coaching style is exceptional as you reach our inner beings and potential. I loved being the receiver of such wisdom, Thank you so very much!”
“Cece has an ability to work a room with purpose. As I watched her and participated in this class I learned not only the activities from Brain Gym® and how/when to use them––I also became calmer within myself. Thank you Cece, from the bottom of my heart, for pausing long enough to touch, accept and teach my son.”

Opal, Parent of Child with Special Needs

2018-01-25T15:20:17+00:00

Opal, Parent of Child with Special Needs

“Cece has an ability to work a room with purpose. As I watched her and participated in this class I learned not only the activities from Brain Gym® and how/when to use them––I also became calmer within myself. Thank you Cece, from the bottom of my heart, for pausing long enough to touch, accept and teach my son.”
“All we really want as a parent is to be able to make a difference in a little one’s life. You do that so gracefully, Cece.”

Michelle, Parent of Child who has Cerebral Palsy

2018-01-25T15:22:46+00:00

Michelle, Parent of Child who has Cerebral Palsy

“All we really want as a parent is to be able to make a difference in a little one’s life. You do that so gracefully, Cece.”
“This course offers the most vital information and tools for living in our own body with comfort and ease of learning and functioning. I noticed so many positive changes in myself during this course that I know will bleed over into my professional (and personal) life. I am more relaxed; able to formulate and receive information; more playful; and I’m feeling more equipped to work with special needs children.”

Emily, Educational Consultant/Brain Gym® Instructor

2018-01-25T15:23:38+00:00

Emily, Educational Consultant/Brain Gym® Instructor

“This course offers the most vital information and tools for living in our own body with comfort and ease of learning and functioning. I noticed so many positive changes in myself during this course that I know will bleed over into my professional (and personal) life. I am more relaxed; able to formulate and receive information; more playful; and I’m feeling more equipped to work with special needs children.”
“Cece is kind, well-qualified and demonstrated the value of her message, i.e. as we are more grounded and centered in ourselves we are then able to reach out to others and participate and assist in their learning. I’ve learned many new skills/strategies and developed confidence in my own instincts. This class is very versatile for all my ages/abilities—-even for self-improvement—-everyone can benefit."

Denise, Early Intervention Specialist

2018-01-25T15:24:31+00:00

Denise, Early Intervention Specialist

“Cece is kind, well-qualified and demonstrated the value of her message, i.e. as we are more grounded and centered in ourselves we are then able to reach out to others and participate and assist in their learning. I’ve learned many new skills/strategies and developed confidence in my own instincts. This class is very versatile for all my ages/abilities—-even for self-improvement—-everyone can benefit."
“After taking this course, my eyes are open wider and I can assist the children and explore their potential/ possibilities so they can reach their greatest reality. This course gently invites you to enhance learning and function within the classroom by using natural body movements. This course was Cece’s book, I Am the Child coming alive…and so much more. I am so eager to absorb all the new material from her new book, Movement Based Learning for Children of All Abilities”

Candi, Adaptive PE Teacher

2018-01-26T21:45:06+00:00

Candi, Adaptive PE Teacher

“After taking this course, my eyes are open wider and I can assist the children and explore their potential/ possibilities so they can reach their greatest reality. This course gently invites you to enhance learning and function within the classroom by using natural body movements. This course was Cece’s book, I Am the Child coming alive…and so much more. I am so eager to absorb all the new material from her new book, Movement Based Learning for Children of All Abilities”
“Cece models very well how to teach from the heart and how to notice others. You have got to take this course, it will change the way you think, teach and approach learning.”

Lorraine, Title I Reading Teacher

2018-01-26T21:46:14+00:00

Lorraine, Title I Reading Teacher

“Cece models very well how to teach from the heart and how to notice others. You have got to take this course, it will change the way you think, teach and approach learning.”
“Cece makes it easy to learn. She facilitates a positive environment that allows people to risk and feel safe. She is amazing and inspiring. The modifications and enrichment she provides are effective for everyone. This class is a must, even if you don’t deal with people who have special needs."

Maureen, Teacher/Consultant

2018-01-26T21:46:53+00:00

Maureen, Teacher/Consultant

“Cece makes it easy to learn. She facilitates a positive environment that allows people to risk and feel safe. She is amazing and inspiring. The modifications and enrichment she provides are effective for everyone. This class is a must, even if you don’t deal with people who have special needs."