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Our primitive reflexes can be the cause of an over-reaction to stress and challenges learning.

Some of the signs of un-integrated reflexes include : 

  • Being easily distracted
  • Poor abstract reasoning skills
  • Cannot remember more than one thing at a time
  • Suffers from motion sickness
  • Over-emotional or bad tempered
  • Poor stamina, may have cycles of hyperactivity followed by excessive fatigue
  • Tight and tense muscle tone, often with curled fingers or grinding of teeth – or conversely poor muscle tone
  • Eye-hand coordination difficulties
  • Eyesight problems, particularly converging, tracking and fixating
  • Poor coordination
  • Leaning rather than standing or sitting straight
  • Constantly moving
  • Clumsy
  • Reversals, difficulty reading, challenges with vertical or horizontal tracking

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 often have some of these reflexes implicated. Movement can be quite stressful when a number of these reflexes are un-integrated. And we all have some of the Primitive Reflexes that are unintegrated, some of us many of them. And they re-emerge with age or trauma. Find out more about reflexes here.

One way to deal with this is to keep up incidental movement like taking the stairs as part of daily life. Daily walking has been proven to help with brain health and reducing stress, it equally applies here. Yoga is also an excellent way to help work through developmental processes. Chiro’s and Physio’s can often help to determine if these are part of an underlying functional issue.

But one of the simplest ways I know of to work through these is to use Brain Gym® movements on a day to day basis. 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 are learning every day, being able to be open to those new learning experiences makes life much more enjoyable.


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