Whole Brain Learning

When we are functioning in the state of being called whole brain or balanced brain we optimize our learning and memory capability. Learning is made easier and we remember longer. All memory including muscle memory is enhanced.

This is perhaps why seeing with the whole brain is so effective when improving our vision and correcting our eyesight.

“With the whole brain switched on, any learning, relearning, healing, acquisition of new skills, or unblocking of inherent creativity becomes easier.”  Janet Goodrich – Natural Vision Improvement

Left Brain/Right Brain

Paul E. Dennison, Ph.D., and Gail E. Dennison.developed Brain Gym®,  a series exercises which switches on the right brain/left brain coherence and puts us into whole brain learning state of being.

When I was in training to become a Certified Vision Educator I was taught a simple set of Brain Gym® exercises called PACE.

I was later trained in Brain Gym® by a certified instructor, Susan Purves.

We use PACE at the beginning of classes, workshops and private vision lessons.

The following is a brief description of PACE with instructions on how to do each exercise.

You can see PACE demonstrated visually by several of my clients on the Home Vision Training Course offered on my website.  


Pace is a readiness routine that assists in maintaining ease in learning. It is usually done at the beginning of the school day
and after recess and lunch in schools to effectively prepare the student for learning.
As students become familiar with pace and experience the benefits for themselves, they may choose to do these movements throughout the day.    

 Description of PACE

PACE stands for Positive, Active, Clear, and. Energetic learning. It includes drinking water for energetic learning and then doing Brain Buttons, Lazy Eights, Cross Crawls and Hook-Ups.

Water – an excellent conductor of electrical energy. Our brain I body systems are electrical. It is the electrical transmission within ‘the nervous system that allows us to sense, think, move, and respond. Water is essential for these electrical transmissions to pass messages between the brain and the sensory organs. Drink water to enhance and support the learning process. I  educate and encourage my students to drink water throughout the day, especially when their energy is low.

Brain Buttons – increases oxygen to the brain. The first artery coming out of the heart carrying freshly oxygenated blood, the carotid, goes directly to the brain. The Brain Buttons stimulate blood flow to the brain: immediately increasing the supply of oxygen while bringing attention to the gravitational center of the body. These core muscles are important contributors to balance in the body. Brain Buttons “wake” up the brain for incoming sensory input.

Cross Crawl -activates large areas of the right and left hemispheres of the brain simultaneously. The left hemisphere of the brain controls the right side of the body. The right hemisphere controls the left side of the body. The corpus callosum is the communication link between the two hemispheres. When cross crawl is done on a regular basis, more nerve networks form and myelinat in the corpus colilosum making communication between the hemispheres faster and more integrated for high level reasoning.

Hook-Ups – balances and connects both right and left hemispheres of the brain. A common response to stress is the ”fight or flight” response. The survival centers are activated to allow us to survive. Hook-Ups redirects the focus away from the survival centers of the brain thus reducing adrenaline production. Hook-Ups calms quiets and focuses the system while reducing the stress response.

Lazy eights: Eye movements are related directly to accessing whole brain activity.
Accessing data from all lobes and glands of the mind/brain magnifies visual possibilities.

Directions For PACE

Brain Buttons:   – place one hand over the navel while the other hand gently stimulates points between the first and second ribs directly under the collar bone (clavicle), to the left and right of the sternum. This area is often tender when we first work with it.

Cross Crawl:   – touch the right elbow to the left knee then the left elbow to the right knee. This movement is done slowly. Variations of the cross crawl include reaching behind to touch the opposite foot, cross crawl while sitting, cross crawl with eyes closed, skip or bounce lightly between each cross crawl, cross crawl to music.

Hook-Ups:   – cross one ankle over the other, whichever is most comfortable. Next, stretch your arms in front of you, palms facing out, cross your wrist over each other, now the palms are facing each other. Interlace your fingers and bring your hands down and around to rest on your chest. While in this position, rest your tongue on the roof of your mouth behind your teeth. This brings attention to the mid-brain which lies right above the hard palette, connecting emotions in the limbic system with reason in the frontal lobes of the cerebrum. Once you complete this movement, uncross your arms and legs and hold
your fingers together for a moment, breathing easily and deeply.

LAZY EIGHTS:  Imagine a large eight (8) in front of you in the air laying on its’ side.
(Like this:    00)
Place your left hand in the middle and trace the left circle counterclockwise three or four times. Follow your hand with your eyes only.  Then trace the right circle clockwise three or four times following your hand with eyes only.
Place your left hand in the middle and trace the left circle counterclockwise three or four times. Follow your hand with your eyes and nose.  Then trace the right circle clockwise three or four times following your hand with eyes and nose.

I remind you that you can see PACE demonstrated visually by several natural vision clients on the Home Vision Training Course offered on my website.

Yes….. you can see clearly without glasses, contacts or eye surgery.

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All the information posted in this message and the opinions expressed herein are entirely those of the author, Gene Younger, and are provided for educational purposes only. The information and products mentioned here are not intended to diagnose or treat any disease, nor are they intended to prevent or help cure any disease, although they may. I am a trained and certified vision educator and not an eye care practitioner. I am therefore not licensed to treat any conditions of the eye. I do not answer specific medical questions but prefer to refer you to a competent eye doctor.
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