Can you give me an example of what happen with children and ADHD?
Within 48 hours, when movement patterns reeducated significant changes happen in Andrew’s behavior. This prediction happened every time (30-50 times) with children displaying ADHD symptoms. Andrew, kindergartner unable to listen, focus, follow directions or share his feelings all changed. Just before the eighth lesson Andrew came into the classroom and walked up to me. For the first time in seven weeks, he looked into my eyes and spoke. He shared a personal trauma he had at the beginning of school, his relationship with other boys, and his new teacher. He spoke for almost fifteen minutes until I had to end the conversation and start class.
That day he became focused, listened to instructions, and to our surprise, even asked questions!
With all children with ADHD symptoms, there was an awkward movement in their bodies from the waist down. Movement lessons (based on the Feldenkrais® Method) bing-bong sensations in the body to organize movement through the feet to the torso and head. When the legs became stable, graceful in action his attention, eye contact, and following directions all improved. Children also became considerate and engaged with his peers. I know it is hard to believe but I assure you, every time movement organization improved so did cognitive behavior.
In full disclosure, Andrew went through a series of movement lessons in Part II of the WTM program. These lessons will be posted as soon as possible. If you would like to get an announcement of when the lessons are ready please sign up on the contact form below.
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After testing and revising strategies for eight years, children with ADHD symptoms all improved, DRASTICALLY. Out of the 500 children tested 25- 50 had symptoms of ADHD, and attention span, listening skills, executive functioning, and empathy all improved. The focus of the strategies is to help elementary school children, and especially children with mental or physical challenges, without drugs or routine techniques but instead develop a sense that links motor patterns to cognitive skills. Come hear how movement can develop a sixth sense that can feel the body” (body ownership) influences to the brain and improve the functions of wellbeing for both the brain and body. CHILDREN GET IT! To help them learn how to become fully alive and conscious in body and mind we are looking for researchers using movement for ADHD symptoms to test the strategies. Can the reeducation of motor patterns change the symptoms of ADHD? If this is tested and proven valuable it could change our understand of how movement, cognition, and health work in relationship with each other.