Courses

BGinSA is an approved affiliate and officially recognized by the parent body in the USA, Breakthroughs International and is authorized to represent the Brain Gym® Program in South Africa, including issuing Brain Gym® licenses to Instructors, Consultants, and Movement Facilitators who have completed the applicable requirements.


Introductory
Courses

The following Brain Gym® courses are open to all who have a passion for learning.


• BG104 - Brain Gym® 26 Movements

(BTi code: 104 BG Brain Gym® 26 Movements)

Description:

Introduction to the 26 Brain Gym® activities. Experience them in your body and gain a better understanding of each movement. Get to know more about the philosophy behind the Brain Gym® program, and how this knowledge can support your daily life routine. This is the first course of the Learning Track to becoming a Brain Gym® Movement Facilitator or Consultant/Instructor.

Course:

2 days class (16 hours)
= 16 hours in total.


• NIM - Neuro Integration Movements

(South Africa only)

Description:

This course explains why we do Brain Gym® and how the 26 Brain Gym® movements help to integrate the whole body for whole-brain learning.

Course:

1 day class (8 hours)
BG 104 (Brain Gym® 26 Movements) is now the official introductory course to the 26 Brain Gym® Movements. If NIM was completed as a 2-day course before 01 August 2022, it counts for 16 hours in place of BG104.


• B4B - Brain Gym® for Babies - Fundamentals of Brain Gym®

(South Africa only)

Description:

This course is open to all people who want to do Brain Gym® with babies and / or with people who are unable to do the exercises independently such as the physically disabled.

Course:

1 day class (8 hours)


• BBA – Building Block Acticvities

(BTi code: 101 BML Movement Based Learning: the Building Block Activities)

Description:

This course assists with Special Needs children and adults, including people with ADD, ADHD, Autism, Seizures, CP, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or who are recovering from a stroke, etc. It takes an in-depth look at several basic patterns of neurological- and motor development and how to re-train your mind-body system these neurological patterns. BBA can promote joy and ease in achieving basic skills such as walking, talking or simply staying on task.

Course:

1 day class (8 hours)


• BNB – Brain and Brawn

(South Africa only)

Description:

Learn to use your exercise routine (for young and old) to work your muscles (brawn) and switch your brain on for your goals at the same time.

Course:

2 days (16 hours)


• DF – Dominance Factor

(BTi code: 205 DF Dominance Factor)

Description:

Gain understanding in how our Basal (Stress) profile creates our weaknesses and preferences and how it affects in our interpersonal relationships.

Course:

2 days (16 hours)


• DDP - Double Doodle Play

(BTi code: 105 DD Double Doodle Play: A Window to Whole-Brain Vision)

Description:

A window to whole-brain vision. Using various art media, explore how to use the Double Doodle and other activities from Brain Gym® and Vision Gym® to enhance visual perception and artistic expression. Participants experience the relationship between visual skills, hand-eye coordination, and creativity, and are also shown some simple ways to use the Double Doodle processes with learners of any age.

Course:

1 day (8 hours)


• HOB - Hands On - Ideas How to use Brain Gym® in the Classroom and Beyond

(BTi code: 106 HP Hands On – How to use Brain Gym® in the Classroom & Beyond)

Description:

Use Brain Gym® in a fun way in the classroom. Experience playful techniques to build academic sub-skills (e.g. handwriting, reading) Gain insights into using Brain Gym® and Vision Gym® movements in the classroom, therapy, sporting arena, home, and more.

Course:

2 days (16 hours)


• REL - From Victim to Master

(BTi code: 325 HEA Happy Ever After – From Victim to Master)

Description:

Open to all with the desire to switch from surviving to thriving. In this course participants will learn to: Build self-esteem in self and others; deal with difficult and/negative people; take charge of emotions; negotiate win-win solutions; deal with life’s challenges, and more.

Course:

3 days (24 hours)


• TOF – Triumph Over Fear

(BTi code:)

Description:

Requires a need to overcome fear. Powerful activities to help breaking through fear and open up to new opportunities.

Course:

1 day (8 hours)


• VCS – Visioncircles

(BTi code: 220 VC Visioncircles)

Description:

(Advisable to have done BG101 and BG104) A road map to the completion of developmental skills through movement, play, and art. Emphasis on vision enhancement.

Course:

4 days (32 hours)


• WMS – Wealth Mindset

(BTi code:)

Description:

Change your levels of wealth on all levels.

Course:

1 day class (8 hours)


Learning Track 1
Entry level
Brain Gym® Movement Facilitator

Pre-requisites for courses are listed below each course.


Learning Track 1 - Entry level:
Brain Gym® Movement Facilitator

Track 1 = 136 hrs = 80 hrs (class) + 56 hrs (homework, assignments and practical work)

1. BG104 - Brain Gym® 26 Movements

(BTi code: 104 BG Brain Gym® 26 Movements)

Description:

In this course you learn the 26 Brain Gym® activities, experience them in your body and gain a better understanding of each movement. Get to know more about the philosophy behind the Brain Gym® program, and how this knowledge can support your daily life routine. This is the first course of the Learning Track to becoming a Brain Gym® Movement Facilitator or Consultant/Instructor.

Pre-requisite:

A passion for learning.
= 16 hours in total


2. BG101 – Brain Gym® 101

(BTi code: 101 BG Brain Gym®)

Description:

Experience whole-brain integration through whole-body movement. Discover an exciting tool for reaching personal goals by using the 26 Brain Gym activities, Edu-K’s Five Steps to Easy Learning, and Dennison Laterality Repatterning. What this course conveys can be applied by students, teachers, parents, artists, athletes, healthcare workers, business professionals and many more.

Pre-requisite:

Successful completion of BG104 and 26 case studies are required
26 case studies (26 hours)
4 days class (32 hours)
+ 6 balances (12 hours home study)
+ questions and answers (2 hours home study)
= 72 hours in total


3. BG110 - Brain Gym® Movement Facilitator

(BTi code: 110 BG Brain Gym® 26 Movements Facilitator Training)

Description:

This course prepares one to become a Licenced Brain Gym® Movement Facilitator who is authorized to teach Brain Gym® 104 and create customized workshops up to 6 hours. Participants practise teaching concepts, as well as giving and receiving feedback. The course covers administrative details for Movement Facilitators.

Pre-requisite:

Successful completion of BG101 and it’s required assignments
2 days class (16 hours)
= 16 hours class time
Option to also co-train should instructor or BGMF feel the need. Successful completion of BG104, 26 Case Studies and BG101 and its requirements.


Learning Track 2
Professional level
Consultant and / or
Instructor

Pre-requisites for courses are listed below each course.


Learning Track 2 - Professional level:

Brain Gym® Consultant and/or Instructor

Track 2 = 318 hours
Level 1: 88 hours = 48 hours (class) + 40 hrs (homework, assignments and practical work)
Level 2: 120 hours = 88 hours (class) + 32 hrs (homework, assignments and practical work)
Level 3: 110 hours = 64 hours (class) + 46 hours (homework, and practical work)

LEVEL 1

88 hours = 48 hours (class) + 40 hours (homework, assignments and practical work)

1. BG104 - Brain Gym® 26 Movements

(BTi code: 104 BG Brain Gym® 26 Movements)

Description:

In this course you learn the 26 Brain Gym® activities, experience them in your body and gain a better understanding of each movement. Get to know more about the philosophy behind the Brain Gym® program, and how this knowledge can support your daily life routine. This is the first course of the Learning Track to becoming a Brain Gym® Movement Facilitator or Consultant/Instructor.

Pre-requisite:

A passion for learning.

Course:

2 days class (16 hours)
= 16 hours in total


2. BG101 - Brain Gym® 101

(BTi code: 101 BG Brain Gym®)

Description:

Experience whole-brain integration through whole-body movement. Discover an exciting tool for reaching personal goals by using the 26 Brain Gym activities, Edu-K’s Five Steps to Easy Learning, and Dennison Laterality Repatterning. What this course conveys can be applied by students, teachers, parents, artists, athletes, healthcare workers, business professionals and many more.

Pre-requisite:

Successful completion of BG104 and 26 case studies are required

Course:

26 case studies (26 hours)
4 days class (32 hours)
+ 6 balances (12 hours home study)
+ questions and answers (2 hours home study)
= 72 hours in total


LEVEL 2:

120 hours = 88 hours (class) + 32 hours (homework, assignments and practical work)

3. OBO - Optimal Brain Organisation

(BTi code: 201 OBO Optimal Brain Organisation)

Description:

Discover more about hemispheric specialization, identification and balancing to facilitate whole-brain learning.

Pre-requisite:

Successful completion of all Level-1 courses and assignments.

Course:

3 days class (24 hours)
+ 6 balances (12 hours home study)
= 36 hours in total


4. Elective Courses

Description:

Any courses listed under "Additional Courses" may be used to fill these 3 days or any course listed on the https://breakthroughsinternational.org website. Any extra days attended will count towards extra practical hours.

Course:

Minimum of 3 days class (24 hours)
Neuro-Integration Movements & Visioncircles® are strongly suggested.


5. IN7 – EduK In Depth: Seven Dimensions of Intelligence

(BTi code: 301 EID EduK In Depth: Seven Dimensions of Intelligence)

Description:

Experience the seven dimensions of body movement, focussing on how each can support or block the learning process. Learn how to integrate the principles of whole-brain learning into your own process.

Pre-requisite:

Successful completion of all Level-1 courses and assignments.

Course:

5 days class (40hours)
+ 8 balances (16 hours home study)
+ questions and answers (4 hours home study)
= 60 hours in total


LEVEL 3:

110 hours = 64 hours (class) + 46 hours (homework, assignments and practical work)

6. PM1 - Consultant Module 1

(Previous code in South Africa: Practitioner I)

Description:

This course prepares one to build and market a practice. It includes amongst other ethics, administrative details, marketing as a Consultant and a consolidation of Edu-K balances and Brain Gym® techniques.

Pre-requisite:

Successful completion of all Level-2 courses and assignments.
+15 balances additional to what have already been done as course homework (30 hours)

Course:

3 days class (24 hours)
+ 8 balances (16 hours home study)
+ 30 hours (15 balances done as pre-requisite)
= 54 hours in total


7. PM1 - Consultant Module 2

(Previous code in South Africa: Practitioner II)

Description:

This is a practical day that includes giving a talk and doing an In-Depth balance.

Pre-requisite:

Successful completion of all Level-2 courses and assignments, as well as Consultant Module 1.

Course:

1 day class (8 hours)
= 8 hours in total


8. TPM - Teacher Practicum

(Previous code in South Africa: Practitioner II)
(BTi code of similar course: 401 P Brain Gym® Teacher Practicum)

Description:

This course prepares one to become a Licenced Brain Gym® Consultant and Instructor. Participants practise teaching concepts, as well as giving and receiving feedback. The course covers administrative details & marketing for Brain Gym® Consultant and Instructors. Provides instruction in theory, teaching methods, and procedures, and development of an action plan for achieving professional goals.

Pre-requisite:

Successful completion of all level 2 courses and assignments, as well as Consultant Module 1.

Course:

4 days class (32 hours)
= 32 hours in total


9. Brain Gym® Instructor Mentorship

(South Africa)

Description:

If you want to qualify as a Brain Gym® Instructor, you are to enter a mentorship program with an experienced Instructor. This mentor will be assigned by faculty after consultation between the Instructor-to-be, the experienced Instructor and faculty.

Pre-requisite:

Successful completion of Teacher Practicum (TPM)

Course:

Co-train at least one BG104 course with an instructor (16 hours) The mentor might suggest additional work needed to support you best in preparation to qualify as a Brain Gym® Instructor.
= minimum of 16 hours
At completion of the Brain Gym® Instructor Mentorship, an instructor will be able to teach BG101 to students.
In order to train BG104 - Brain Gym® 26 Movements the instructor will also have to complete BG110 - Brain Gym® Movement Facilitator.


Additional Elective Courses

Pre-requisites for courses are listed below each course.


ADDITIONAL ELECTIVE COURSES (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

• B4B - Brain Gym® for Babies – Fundamentals of Brain Gym®

(South Africa)

Description:

This course is open to all people who want to do Brain Gym® with babies and / or with people who are unable to do the exercises independently such as the physically disabled.

Pre-requisite:

Matric Certificate or older than 23 years.

Course:

1 day (8 hours)


• BBA – Building Block Activities

(BTi code: 101 BML Movement Based Learning: the Building Block Activities)

Description:

This course assists with Special Needs children and adults, including people with ADD, ADHD, Autism, Seizures, CP, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or who are recovering from a stroke, etc. It takes an in-depth look at several basic patterns of neurological- and motor development and how to re-train your mind-body system these neurological patterns. BBA can promote joy and ease in achieving basic skills such as walking, talking or simply staying on task.

Pre-requisite:

Matric Certificate or older than 23 years.

Course:

1 day (8 hours)


• BNB – Brain and Brawn

(South Africa only)

Description:

Learn to use your exercise routine (for young and old) to work your muscles (brawn) and switch your brain on for your goals at the same time.

Pre-requisite:

Matric Certificate or older than 23 years.

Course:

2 days (16 hours)


• BON – Basic Optimal Nutrition

(South Africa only)

Description:

N/A

Pre-requisite:

Successful completion of BG101 and assignments.

Course:

2 days (16 hours)


• DF – Dominance Factor

(BTi code: 205 DF Dominance Factor)

Description:

Gain understanding in how our Basal (Stress) profile creates our weaknesses and preferences and how it affects our interpersonal relationships.

Pre-requisite:

Matric Certificate or older than 23 years.

Course:

2 days (16 hours)


• DDP - Double Doodle Play

(BTi code: 205 DF Dominance Factor)

Description:

A window to whole-brain vision. Using various art media, explore how to use the Double Doodle and other activities from Brain Gym® and Vision Gym® to enhance visual perception and artistic expression. Participants experience the relationship between visual skills, hand-eye coordination, and creativity, and are also shown some simple ways to use the Double Doodle processes with learners of any age.

Pre-requisite:

Matric Certificate or older than 23 years.

Course:

1 day (8 hours)


• ECR – Early Childhood Reflexes and Reactions

(BTi code: 371 IECR Integration of Early Childhood Reflexes and Reactions)

Description:

Reflexes and how integration of reflexes influences experiences.

Pre-requisite:

Successful completion of BG101 and assignments.

Course:

2 days class (16 hours)


• HOB - Hands On - Ideas How to use Brain Gym® in the Classroom and Beyond

(BTi code: 106 HP Hands On – How to use Brain Gym® in the Classroom & Beyond)

Description:

Use Brain Gym® in a fun way in the classroom. Experience playful techniques to build academic sub-skills (e.g. handwriting, reading) Gain insights into using Brain Gym® and Vision Gym® movements in the classroom, therapy, athletics, home, and more.

Pre-requisite:

Matric Certificate or older than 23 years.

Course:

2 days class (16 hours)


• KID – Kids Play

(Brain Gym in South Africa only)

Description:

Integration of whole-brain learning through play.

Pre-requisite:

Successful completion of BG101 and assignments.

Course:

2 days class (16 hours)


• LYS – Living Your Senses

(Brain Gym in South Africa only)

Description:

Awaken your senses to their potential.

Pre-requisite:

Successful completion of BG101 and assignments.

Course:

2 days class (16 hours)


• NIM - Neuro Integration Movements

(Brain Gym in South Africa only)

Description:

This course explains why we do Brain Gym® and how the 26 Brain Gym® movements help to integrate the whole body for whole-brain learning.

Pre-requisite:

Matric Certificate or older than 23 years.

Course:

1 days class (8 hours)
BG 104 (Brain Gym® 26 Movements) is now the official introduction to the 26 Brain Gym® Movements. If NIM was completed as a 2-day course before 01 August 2022, it counts for 16 hours in place of BG104.


• REL - From Victim to Master

(BTi code: 325 HEA Happy Ever After – From Victim to Master)

Description:

Open to all with the desire to switch from surviving to thriving. In this course participants will learn to: Build self-esteem in self and others; deal with difficult and/negative people; take charge of emotions; negotiate win-win solutions; deal with life’s challenges, and more.

Pre-requisite:

Matric Certificate or older than 23 years.

Course:

3 days (24 hours).


• TOF – Triumph Over Fear

(Brain Gym in South Africa only)

Description:

Requires a need to overcome fear. Powerful activities to help breaking through fear and open up to new opportunities.

Pre-requisite:

Matric Certificate or older than 23 years.

Course:

1 day (8 hours).


• VCS – Visioncircles

(BTi code: 220 VC Visioncircles)

Description:

(Advisable to have done NIM and BG101) A road map to the completion of developmental skills through movement, play, and art. Emphasis on vision enhancement.

Pre-requisite:

Matric Certificate or older than 23 years.

Course:

4 days (32 hours)


• V2R – From Vision to Reality

(Brain Gym in South Africa only)

Description:

Change your dreams into reality.

Pre-requisite:

Successful completion of From Victim to Master or Wealth Mindset.

Course:

2 days class (16 hours)


• WMS – Wealth Mindset

(Brain Gym in South Africa only)

Description:

Change your levels of wealth on all levels.

Pre-requisite:

Matric Certificate or older than 23 years.

Course:

1 day class (8 hours)


• ZAC - Annual Conference

(Brain Gym in South Africa and/or Breakthroughs International)

Pre-requisite:

Open to everybody

Info:

1 day (8 hours)


• Touch for Health 1 (T4H1) - 2 Days - Facilitator any recognised Touch for Health Instructor

• Touch for Health 2 (T4H2) - 2 Days - Facilitator any recognised Touch for Health Instructor

• Touch for Health 3 (T4H3) - 2 Days - Facilitator any recognised Touch for Health Instructor

• Touch for Health 4 (T4H4) - 2 Days - Facilitator any recognised Touch for Health Instructor

• All courses recognized on the following website can also count toward an elective:

https://breakthroughsinternational.org/course-descriptions/#Brain-Gym-Course-Descriptions

COURSE ASSIGNMENTS

Certificates for each course will be awarded after the assignments have been received and accepted as successful by the Instructor.

• Course assignments must be completed within 2 years of having attended the course, otherwise the course needs to be repeated.