Some of the signs of un-integrated reflexes are:

  • Easily distracted
  • Poor abstract reasoning skills
  • Cannot remember more than one thing at a time
  • suffering from motion sickness
  • over emotional or bad tempered
  • poor stamina, may have cycles of hyperactivity followed by excessive fatigue
  • tight, tense, often with curled fingers or grinding of teeth
  • eye-hand coordination difficulties
  • eyesight problems, particularly converging, tracking and fixating
  • poor coordination
  • leans rather than standing or sitting straight
  • constantly moving
  • clumsy
  • reversals, difficulty reading


What can we do about it? Move! Too much sitting, especially in front of computers, TV’s and gaming stations definitely stops or slows down the natural integration we experience through movement. Those of us who prefer not to move too much could well have some of these reflexes implicated. Movement is quite stressful when a number of these reflexes are un-integrated. Make sure you take daily exercise; incidental movement like taking the stairs is great. Yoga is also an excellent way to help work through developmental processes.

One of the simplest ways to work through these is to use Brain Gym® movements on a day to day basis, they stimulate the natural growth and integration of these reflexes. You can learn these in the Brain Gym 101 workshop or, in a private session, I can test twelve of the most important reflexes to see whether any of these could be causing difficulties. We can determine the Brain Gym that would suit you best or, if there are a number of issues present, my Learn Smart Program may be the most effective way to go.

Whatever you do recognize the importance of movement in daily life, reflexes or not! And integrate it into your life as much as possible – as Paul Dennison PhD (Brain Gym founder) says ‘Movement is the door to Learning’. And let’s face it we learn every day, all the time.

Keep on movin’!

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