How Does the Brain Balance Program Work?
The purpose of the Brain Balance Program is to engage the brain and body in such a way that it improves the way the brain functions, leading to improvements in how we feel and function in our daily lives.
Did you know the brain can change at any age?
Change in the brain can refer to new pathways being formed or connections becoming stronger and more efficient. New pathways are formed through sensory stimulation, life experiences and new information. These connections and pathways are important because they communicate with all regions of the brain, allowing us to successfully perform daily cognitive and physical tasks, and facilitating our executive functioning.
When new pathways in the brain are formed, the brain’s ability to perform cognitive and physical tasks is improved. The strength and integration of our cognitive and physical skills build our ability to have successful executive functions - impacting our attention, decision-making and comprehension. We can notice these positive changes in our mood, memory, focus, behavior, social skills and relationships. These breakthroughs can be felt in the way we live and experience our daily lives.
Improvements can be seen in:
- Focus in school or in conversations
- Learning and behaving at an age-appropriate level
- Mood and anxiety levels
- Comprehension and reasoning
- Problem solving and self-motivation
Every phase of the Brain Balance Program, from our exercises to our nutrition program, is purposefully designed to engage all regions of the brain and body so we can help our students address the root cause of their challenges and move toward meaningful change that improves their experience of life.
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What is it like being in the Brain Balance Program?
A day in the life of a Brain Balance student looks different based on the program mode you have available in your area. Brain Balance has centers across the United States and also offers at-home programs for families in the US and across the globe.
In Person In Your Local Center
If you are enrolled in a local center, your child will meet with his or her cognitive coach 3 times per week. During each session your child will complete a series of cognitive, sensory and physical activities that are geared towards engaging and activating many different regions of the brain. Examples of these activities include core strength exercises, cognition exercises, and visual, auditory and multi-sensory tasks involving rhythm and timing.
You will also meet with a nutrition coach to ensure your child has a strong foundation for physical and cognitive wellness.
The length of the program is a minimum of 3 months and can be longer based on your child’s baseline and your goals. As you progress through the program, you’ll receive progress reports and support from your Brain Balance team to make sure you are meeting milestones and noticing breakthroughs at each phase.
Many of our Brain Balance team members have had their children go through the program, and know all too well what you are going through. We’ve been there too and we are here to help you at every step.
At Home, Parent-Led with Virtual Instruction
If you are enrolled in the at-home program, we’ll ship you all the equipment you’ll need to progress through your program.
Each week you’ll meet virtually with your coach who will show you the exercises you’ll perform with your child over the course of the week. At the next week’s virtual meeting, your child will perform the activities and exercises with you and the coach, and you’ll be given the next set of exercises as outlined in your personalized plan. These weekly exercises are designed to strengthen brain connectivity using a unique combination of physical, sensory, and cognitive activities. These coach sessions will also serve as a space for you to ask questions, talk through challenges and assess your child’s progress.
You will also meet with a nutrition coach during your program who will share to ensure your child has a strong foundation for physical and cognitive wellness.
For your coaching sessions, you can select to meet virtually 1-3 times a week, and the cost of the program will vary based on this frequency. The total length of the program starts at 3 months (less than 1 hour per day, 5 days a week) and can be extended based on your child’s baseline and goals.
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Research shows Brain Balance is effective.
A Harvard study found that kids who participated in the Brain Balance Program saw a significant reduction in ADHD index scores, discernible changes in hyperactivity, enhanced cognitive attention, and reductions in oppositional behavior. In a study by Cambridge Brain Sciences, results showed that children who completed three months of the Brain Balance Program displayed significant improvements in cognition (particularly in areas of memory), reasoning, verbal ability, and concentration.