At Meridian180, we sincerely believe that learning should be fun and easy for everyone. Because of that, we have developed an expertise in helping those whose experience is otherwise. We've combined a number of different modalities to create a custom program capable of providing both the necessary breadth and depth to really help people. We use Learning Enhancement Acupressure Program (LEAP) as the basis for our approach, buttressed with the advanced formatting and energy techniques from Neuroenergetic Kinesiology (NEK) to extend its depth and access where necessary. We also use Masgutova Reflex work to provide physical body level work and aid where needed. Together, these three pillars can provide the best learning enhancement support available.
Developed by Dr. Charles Krebs in collaboration with clinical psychologists, speech pathologists, neurologists and other health professionals, LEAP is taught at colleges and universities in Australia and Europe. LEAP is a comprehensive approach to assessing and destressing most learning challenges including dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, and many difficulties with reading, spelling and mathematics, comprehension, memory recall, and other academic struggles.
The LEAP foundational premise is that all high level performance and learning requires integrated brain function because the brain consists of many independent neural centers working in coordination. Both individual center functionality and synchronized timing of neural activity is required for effective emotional and mental processing. The purpose of LEAP Brain Integration is to re-establish individual brain centers and the synchronized timing of brain activity to bring function back "on-line" in areas where it may have become lost due to stress, or was never properly established in the first place.
Through much research and clinical experience, LEAP has optimized the systematic order of how to best ensure this occurs and developed it into a program. A simplified breakdown of the core program is to
- Stabilize the body and make sure the person is not living in an emergency survival response pattern which shuts off higher level learning
- Ensure the body has proper alignment between the energetic and physical self
- Destress footpad and buttock pressure sensors so the brain isn’t bombarded with unneeded inputs
- Destress same-side and cross-side dynamic movements to ensure brain integration during major body movements
- Destress broad level individual brain center integrations at the cortical, limbic, and thalamic, and hippocampal levels
- Destress many environment factors affecting brain integration stability (so subsequent in-depth work occurring next can hold):
- Electromagnetic radiation
- Food stress
- Destress major integrative centers and integration pathways pertaining to
- Integration of Gestalt lead functions, short-term visual memory and retrieval from long term visual memory; processing of new visual information.
- Integration of Logic lead functions, short-term auditory memory and retrieval from long term auditory memory; processing of new auditory information.
- Comprehending the inferred meaning of what is being said/heard or what you are saying; presenting ordered information to adjacent neural locations.
- Comprehending the actual meaning what is being said/heard or what you are saying; syntax, grammar and semantics and presenting ordered information to adjacent neural areas.
- Adding emotional color to thoughts and ideas via interpretation of prosody (vocal intonation – angry, sad, etc.).
- Turning thoughts into words for speech or writing; turning written, seen or heard words into thought.
- Coordinating muscle responses of speech (muscles of chest, throat, larynx, pharynx, tongue, jaw, lips, subvocalisation, reading out loud). Adding rhythm & tonal emphasis to the words spoken to express the prosody. Choosing words, especially verbs, to express the thoughts.
- Destress attention, arousal, and wakefulness pathways
- Destress static equilibrium and posture
- Destress dynamic equilibrium and posture
- Destress auditory integration and pathways
- Destress visual processing integration
- Destress auditory and visual system integration
- Destress auditory-visual-kinesthetic sensory integration
- Destress visual inhibition and ocular lock
- Destress coordinated eye muscle movement
- Destress visual-auditory integration of location of objects in visual and auditory space
- Destress hand-eye physical coordination
- Destress explicit memory
- Destress working memory
- Destress long-term memory
- Destress short-term memory
- Destress auditory short term memory
Once all of these individual functions and pieces-parts are destressed, any areas of higher learning that are still proving to be difficult can be addressed more in-depth as needed.
Typically the core program consists of 10-20 sessions, but can vary significantly based on the individual challenges and struggles of each person. In addition, it has been our experience that often many unintegrated reflexes also exist with individuals struggling with learning challenges and the other issues listed above. These reflexes are typically addressed during this program, and often serve to expedite the overall program due to their underlying importance in higher learning.
Please note our LEAP-based work can be performed for both youth and adults.
Meridian180 expects that as you progress through our LEAP-based program you will experience significant and permanent energetic changes. In most cases, the body then initiates some serious self-healing, and most people see their lives change quickly. That’s our belief, based on all the previous work we’ve done with clients, and we hold to it until you prove it otherwise.
However…we don’t guarantee results. We won't promise you any results or outcome about what will happen if we work together. Because we are all unique, ten people can have the same situation for completely different reasons. For some people, they find their body self- initiates change in their lives after one session; others find they need to work longer and harder for one of many possible reasons. It is not possible to "predict" how many sessions are needed. But most people feel steps along that path after every session. And in our LEAP-based program, we stop and assess our progress often to see where we are and what we've accomplished.
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