Master Dyslexia with Brain Exercises for Kids & Adults
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These exercises can also be useful for people with ADHD, ADD, Dyspraxia, Apraxia & Autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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Created by Peter Caughey
Last updated 5/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 6 Articles
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Perform brain functioning exercises that can help with learning difficulties.
  • Understand the differences between Dyslexia, ADD and ADHD.
  • Conduct tests for adults and children to determine whether they could have Dyslexia or ADHD.
  • Identify the symptoms and characteristics of Dyslexia and ADHD and what signs to look for in children and adults.
  • Perform simple brain exercises that can help brain functions and information traveling between the right and left hemispheres of the brain.
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Requirements
  • No prior training is required for students to attend this course.
  • Wear loose and comfortable clothes to perform the simple brain exercise.
  • Time to perform the brain exercise on a daily basis.
  • An open mind and a desire to change the way the brain is currently functioning.
Description

This course is a collection of exercises that helped me significantly with my dyslexia and the functioning of my brain.

I have dyslexia and as a child it was difficult, my school years were ones of embarrassment as I had trouble with reading, writing and comprehension. I was brought up in an era where there wasn't a lot of understanding about dyslexia and other learning difficulties.

The major change happen when I went to an organisation in New Zealand called SPELD NZ to help me with my dyslexia. Receiving one on one tutoring helped my mind function more effectively and I was introduction to Brain Gym type physical exercises, which I believe had a remarkable effect on my brain functioning power. This lead me to complete a Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and three other diplomas in Chinese medicine.

In this course some of the exercises are modified versions of Brain Gym exercises and others are exercises I have learnt over the years and have found to be very effective in helping brain functions in patients and students.

I am a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), an acupuncturist, a medical Qigong practitioner and a Taiji (Tai chi) and Qigong teacher.  I  have been practising Taiji and Qigong for over 25 years and TCM and acupuncture for over 17 years. 

I have put this course together to help other people who may have learning disabilities similar to my own and by practicing these exercises it is possible to have the same life changing effect -  like they did  for me.

Traditional Chinese Medicine has been using Qigong exercise to increase brain functionality for thousands of years.

During the course you will learn:

1. The differences between ADHD, ADD, Dyspraxia, Apraxia & Autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

2. You will learn the signs and symptoms of Dyslexia and ADHA.

3. You will be able to complete a test to determine whether you or your child shows any symptom of these conditions.

4. During this course you will learn 25 different exercises that could help you or your child's brain functions, memory, comprehension and cognitive power.  

Enjoy the course and if you have any question please ask through the course contact details.

Lastly I hope you get as much from these exercises as I did - they changed my life.

Cheers,

Pete C


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is targeted to males and females of all ages who have learning disabilities, Dyslexia, ADHD, ADD and other brain functioning disharmonies
  • For people who has brain functioning difficulties, unclear thinking and poor memory.
  • For parents seeking solutions to help their children's learning disabilities and dyslexia.
  • For Teachers of children with dyslexia and learning disabilities.
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Curriculum For This Course
40 Lectures
01:38:06
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Course Induction to Master Dyslexia with Brain Exercises for Children and Adults
2 Lectures 23:35

This is an introduction to this course which contains physical exercises that are useful to help with Dyslexia and and Learning disabilities.

During this course I discuss my own journey with Dyslexia, how I was affected by it, how it has influenced my life and what I have done to change it.

The exercises in this courses had a major impact in rectifying my Dyslexia, learning disabilities and brain dysfunctions.

These exercises and the other work I did to help with my Dyslexia have changed my life and, I want to share them with you.


Preview 05:23

This article discusses Dyslexia and its signs and symptoms and the differences between other learning disabilities such as ADD and ADHD

Understanding Dyslexia and ADHD and other learning disabilities
18:12
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Test for adults and children to determine whether they have Dyslexia or ADHD
4 Lectures 08:17
Dyslexia test for Children
01:47

ADHD test for children
02:16

An ADHD test for Adults (Part One)
02:21

ADHD test for Adults (Part Two)
01:52
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First hand experiences with dealing with Dyslexia
1 Lecture 07:34

Watch this interview of Peter Caughey by Shane Hutton on his personal experiences of living life with Dyslexia

Preview 07:34
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1. Muscle Stretching Exercises that can help Dyslexia & Learning Disabilities
7 Lectures 16:48

This section is on Muscle stretching/relaxing exercises, which are important to help take stress out of the body, which in turn takes stress out of the muscles in the head and neck.

Preview 00:54

Muscle stretching/relaxing exercises are important to take stress out of the body which in turn takes stress out of the muscles in the head and neck. This helps the brain to function without pressure and tension.

This first exercise helps to remove tension from the calves and back of the legs. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this also helps the flow of energy/Qi to travel up the Bladder meridian which travels all the way up and over the head. This exercise helps to free course the Qi in the mind to help clear thinking and increase mind/brain functions.

1. Calf Stretching Exercise
01:13

Muscle stretching/relaxing exercises are important to take stress out of the body which in turn takes stress out of the muscles in the head and neck. This helps the brain to function without pressure and tension.

This second exercise helps to remove tension from the calves, hamstrings and back of the legs. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this also helps the flow of energy/Qi to travel up the Bladder and Gallbladder meridians, which travels all the way up and over the head. This exercise helps to free course the Qi in the mind to help clear thinking and increase mind/brain functions.

2. Cross Bending Exercise
01:34

Muscle stretching/relaxing exercises are important to take stress out of the body which in turn takes stress out of the muscles in the head and neck. This helps the brain to function without pressure and tension.

This third exercise helps to remove tension from the calves, ankles and feet and in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) also helps the flow of energy/Qi to travel down from the Bladder, Stomach and Gallbladder meridians, these meridians travels all the way to the head. These exercise also moves energy up the Kidneys, Spleen and Liver meridian which have internal pathways leading to the head. This exercise helps to free course the Qi in the mind to help clear thinking and increase mind/brain functions.

3. Foot Stretching Exercise
01:21

Muscle stretching/relaxing exercises are important to take stress out of the body which in turn takes stress out of the muscles in the head and neck. This helps the brain to function without pressure and tension.

The fourth exercise helps to remove tension from the neck and shoulders. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) it also helps the flow of energy/Qi to travel up and down from the head via all the 12 primary meridians which  travels to the head region through more external and internal pathways. This exercise helps to free course the Qi in the mind to help clear thinking and increase mind/brain functions.

4. Neck Stretching Exercise
02:54

Muscle stretching/relaxing exercises are important to take stress out of the body which in turn takes stress out of the muscles in the head and neck. This helps the brain to function without pressure and tension.

This fifth exercise helps to remove tension from the arms and shoulders and in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) it also helps the flow of energy/Qi to travel down from the head via the Heart, Large intestine and Pericardium meridians and up the Small intestine, San jiao/triple warmer and Lung meridians to the head. This exercise helps to free course the Qi in the mind to help clear thinking and increase mind/brain functions.

5. Arm Stretching Exercise
01:08

In this revision lesson you will be able the watch a video and practise all the Muscle stretching exercises together one after the other. 

6. Revision and Full Practise of all the Muscle Stretching Exercises
07:44
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2. Cross Over Exercises that can help with Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities
6 Lectures 07:41

This is the first of the Cross Over exercises which energetically connects the right and left hemispheres of the brain by crossing over energy and connecting the opposite hand and knee.

1. High Knee Marching Exercise
00:42

This is the second of the Cross Over exercises, which energetically connects the right and left hemispheres of the brain by crossing over energy by moving the arms and legs in opposite directions which in turn allows the mind to focus on two different sides of the body at the same time, which engages both sides of the brain.

Preview 00:40

This is the third of the Cross Over exercises, which energetically connects the right and left hemispheres of the brain by crossing over energy by moving the opposite arm and leg, which in turn allows the mind to focus on two different sides of the body at the same time, which engages both sides of the brain.

Preview 00:54

This is the fourth of the Cross Over exercises, which energetically connects the right and left hemispheres of the brain by crossing over energy by moving energy between the hands and the heels which in turn allows the mind to focus on two different sides of the body at the same time, which engages both sides of the brain.

4. Slapping Heels Exercise
00:43

This is the firth of the Cross Over exercises, which energetically connects the right and left hemispheres of the brain by crossing over energy by connecting the elbows and the knees which in turn allows the mind to focus on two different sides of the body at the same time, which engages both sides of the brain.

5. Elbow to Knee exercise
00:54

This is revision lesson of all the Cross Over exercises, all 5 exercises are performed in a continuous sequence

6. Revision and Full Practise of all the Cross Over Exercises
03:48
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3. Hand Cross Over Exercises that can help Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities
4 Lectures 05:22
1. Single Hand Exercise
00:58

2. Double Hand Exercise
00:48

3. Free Flow Hands Exercise
00:53

4. Revision and Full Practise of all the Hand Cross Over Exercises
02:43
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4. Connection Exercises that can help with Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities
8 Lectures 16:54

The Connection exercises are important to activate and connect the right and left hemispheres of the brain , which helps the brain to function more effectively.

This first exercise helps to relax and remove tension from the temple lobe. This lobe governs: speech, behaviour, memory, hearing, vision and emotions

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) it is a acupuncture point called Tai yang (M-HN-9) which is an extra point and is used for headaches and to help calm the mind. It is a point used in the Dao Yin Qigong head massage system.  This exercise also helps to free course the Qi in the mind and can help with clear thinking and increasing mind functions.

1. Temple Circles Exercise
01:06

The Connection exercises are important to activate and connect the right and left hemispheres of the brain , which helps the brain to function more effectively.

This second exercise helps to move the energy between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. The right side relates to: Creativity, Imagination, it is Intuitive, conceptual, heuristic, empathetic, figurative and irregular. the left side is: analytical, logical, precise, repetitive, organised, details, scientific, detached, literal and sequential.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this exercise stimulates the Kidney meridians and accesses the lower dantian energy. This exercise also helps to tonify and free course the Qi in the mind. 


2. Collar Bone Circles Exercise
01:24

The Connection exercises are important to activate and connect the right and left hemispheres of the brain , which helps the brain to function more effectively.

This third exercise helps to move the energy between the frontal lobe and the parietal and occipital lobes (back portions) of the brain. The frontal lobe governs: movement, intelligence, reasoning, behaviour, memory and personality. The Parietal lobe governs: Intelligence, reasoning, telling right from left, language, sensation and reading. The occipital lobe governs: vision

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this exercise stimulates the Ren mai vessel (Conception vessel) and the Du mai vessel which travel up and over the head and also accesses the lower dantian energy. This exercise helps to tonify and free course the Qi/energy in the mind. 

3. Top Lip to Tail Bone Exercise
00:53

The Connection exercises are important to activate and connect the right and left hemispheres of the brain , which helps the brain to function more effectively.

This fourth exercise helps to move the energy in the Cerebellum which is located behind the ear and is situated under both brain hemispheres . The Cerebellum governs: balance, co-ordination and fine muscle control.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this exercise stimulates the Anmian point (N-HN-54) which is an extra point, it's actions are: It calms the mind and pacifies the liver. Indications are Insomnia, agitation, restlessness, palpitations, epilepsy, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus and hypertension (high blood pressure). This exercise helps to co-ordinate Qi moving from the right and left hemispheres. 

4. Nose Circling Exercise
01:31

The Connection exercises are important to activate and connect the right and left hemispheres of the brain , which helps the brain to function more effectively.

This firth exercise helps to move the energy in the occipital lobes which governs the vision and is located at the back of both hemispheres at the back of the head. 

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this exercise stimulates the Ren mai (Conception vessel) which has an internal pathway to the eyes and vision centre in the occipital lobes. This exercise also activates the Dantian (physical energy centre) which supplies energy to the Ren mai vessel. This exercise helps to co-ordinate Qi moving from the right and left hemispheres in the Occipital region. 

5. Eyes Exercise
01:36

The Connection exercises are important to activate and connect the right and left hemispheres of the brain , which helps the brain to function more effectively.

This sixth exercise helps to move the energy in the brain region by stimulating the ears

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this exercise stimulates the ear acupuncture points for the feet area up the body to the head and brain region in the ear lobes. This exercise helps to co-ordinate Qi movement from the right and left hemispheres. 

6. Ears Exercise
00:56

The Connection exercises are important to activate and connect the right and left hemispheres of the brain , which helps the brain to function more effectively.

This seventh exercise helps to maintain health brain functions by activating the sternum and thymus gland which stimulates the body immune system

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this exercise stimulates the Ren mai (Conception vessel) which has an internal pathway to the eyes and vision centre and connects with the Du mai vessel. This exercise also tonifies the spinal column and spinal cord and Cerebral spinal fluid.

7. Sternum Tapping Exercise
01:03

This is a revision lesson of all the connection exercises. All 7 exercises are performed in a continuous sequence.

8. Revision and Full Practise of all the Connection Exercises
08:25
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Extra Brain Exercises that can help with Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities
6 Lectures 11:16

This is the first of the extra brain exercises, which energetically connect the right and left sides of the body by connecting the palms to the opposite side sole of the foot. This also connects the two hemispheres of the brain, by moving energy between the hands and the soles, it allows the mind to focus on two different sides of the body at the same time engaging both sides of the brain.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this exercise connects the kidney and the pericardium meridian which creates the crossover energy through the Dantian. This in turn affects the yin and yang aspects of the brain and the second part of the exercise activates the circulation of Qi in the Du mai and Ren mai vessels. This  tonifies and free courses the Qi in the mind. The legs crossed and the palms touching palms creates a figure eight movement of Qi through the lower dantian which helps the Qi circulating through the brain region.


1. Palms on Souls Exercise
01:19

This is the second of the extra brain exercises which helps to activate and connect the right and left hemispheres of the brain,  helping the brain to function more effectively.

This exercise stimulates the mind to to keep changing focus from the right side to the left side of the body. This exercise also helps to move the energy in the occipital lobes which governs the vision and is located at the back of both hemispheres of the brain at the back of the head. 

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this exercise stimulates the Lung and Large intestine meridians with the Heart and Small intestine meridian, which have internal pathway to the eyes and brain area. This exercise helps to co-ordinate Qi moving from the right and left hemispheres and the occipital region. 

2. Cross Arms Exercise
00:58

This is the third of the extra brain exercises which helps to activate and connect the right and left hemispheres of the brain,  helping the brain to function more effectively.

This exercise moves the energy up and down the body, which aids the mind thinking clearly.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this exercise connects the 6 hand meridians within both hands. These meridians have internal pathway to the eyes and brain area. This exercise also helps to move Qi in the bladder, gallbladder liver, stomach and kidney meridians and the Ren mai and Du mai vessels.

3. Inter-Locking Fingers Exercise
00:43

This is the fourth of the extra brain exercises which helps to activate and connect the right and left hemispheres of the brain,  helping the brain to function more effectively.

This exercise stimulates the mind to to keep changing focus from the right side to the left side of the body. This exercise helps to stimulates the movement of energy in the occipital lobes, which governs the vision and is located at the back of both hemispheres at the head. 

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this exercise stimulates all the meridians, which have are the meridians and internal pathway to the eyes. This exercise helps to co-ordinate Qi moving from the right and left hemispheres and the occipital region. 

4. Palming the Eyes Exercise
00:57

This is the fifth of the extra brain exercises which helps to activate and connect the right and left hemispheres of the brain,  helping the brain to function more effectively.

This exercise stimulates all the lobes of the brain, from the frontal to the temporal, parietal and the occipital lobes. It also stimulates the cerebellum. 

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this exercise activates all the acupuncture point on the meridians that travel over the head region. This exercise also helps to co-ordinate Qi movements between the right and left hemispheres and it also stimulates blood circulation in the head region.

5. Head Tapping Exercises
01:19

This is a revision lesson of all the extra brain exercises.  All 5 exercises are performed in a continuous sequence.

6. Revision and Full Practise of all the Extra Exercises
06:00
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About the Instructor
Peter Caughey
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Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Teacher & Writer

PETER CAUGHEY

“My mission is to help people break free from limiting belief stories that stops them from living their true potential as a human being and, my gift as a Healer and Teacher is to help people discover the true essence of who they are and to live their life with abundant freedom.”


Hi I’m Peter Caughey, a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 

Teacher & Writer.

I love helping people break free from their stories that I believe make them unhappy, discontent and unwell. I’ve helped people from all around the World to break free from these stories and I’ve discovered that most of us have similar patterns and beliefs that are limiting us from living our full potential as a human being. During my combined 25 years of teaching Taiji (Tai chi) and Qigong and treating people in my Acupuncture Clinic, I have learnt about how to create a higher quality of health for people and how to break their limiting belief stories.

I have dedicated my life to helping people to have a higher level of health and I encourage them to see the World in a different way. A way that inspires them to enquirer into the possibilities of how they can have a more fulfilling and happier life with a flow on effect that benefits and helps others.

I didn’t start out this way as my background prior to healing was 16 years with the New Zealand Amy and 7 of those in the (SAS), New Zealand Special Forces. I loved the mental and physical discipline in the SAS. I became a weapons and explosives instructor, and an advanced medic. I also learned Hand to Hand combat and ended up teaching many different ways to incapacitate an opponent. Now I do exactly the opposite. I was a two packets of camel cigarettes a day man and could down a bottle of scotch in a sitting. I’m not saying this to impress you, I just want to share where I started, as I didn’t come from a background with an awareness around health or any spiritual wisdom about life.

 I became interested in Chinese Medicine at the age of 28 when I went to get my first acupuncture treatment for a long term neck injury from playing rugby. After the first treatment I felt incredible and I was amazed at how a few small needles could make me feel so good.


A bit more about Peter

Peter has a Bachelors of Health Science Degree in Acupuncture and Diplomas in Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, Qigong and Taiji Quan and Tuina from the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which he received in 2001. He was a Tutor at the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and TCM from 1999 – 2013, where he designed and taught the Qigong Diploma Course as well as teaching Traditional Chinese Medical Qigong principles, theory and techniques. He currently serves as a member on the World Academic Society of Medical Qigong based in China.

Peter has been running Taiji Retreats for over 17 years, based on Traditional Chinese Monastery philosophies and teaching weekly Qigong and Taiji classes for the same number of years. Making his teachings available to as many people as possible, he has online courses teaching Qigong exercise systems, Reflexology and Qigong and TCM courses for specific conditions such as Insomnia, Stress, and how to quiet a busy mind.   He runs Qigong Teacher Trainings Courses, Acupressure and Reflexology courses as well as  Medical Qigong Workshops and TCM Health Retreats around the World.

Trained in Traditional and Classical Taiji styles such as Chen styles, Yang style, Wu style and Sun style. Peter also instructs 13 different Qigong styles, which include Shi Ba Shi Taiji Qigong, Ba Duan Jin, Dao Yin, Zhan Zhuang Gong and Lao Tzu Shao Dan.

 Before Peter found what he believes is his true purpose in life of healing and helping others, he spent sixteen years in the New Zealand Defence Forces and during his service he served seven of these years in the New Zealand Special Forces (NZSAS) reaching the position of Patrol Commander and Group Commander.

He is also a Husband, a Father, a Writer and a Philosopher. He loves travelling the Globe with his wife  and baby boy, meeting new people and experiencing their culture and their country. He now resides in Bali, Indonesia.