*Please note- this blog post was written during my time at Brain Fit Academy Inc. I have since continued this amazing work under my own company- Brain FUNdamentals LLC. I hope you enjoy!
Sometimes I get asked the question “How long?” “How long do you think he/she will need Brain Fit?”.
This is a difficult question to answer but I totally get it. I’m not sure if I asked my son’s coach this question but I definitely thought about it from time to time.
I understand the question because if you’re coming to Brain Fit to help your child- you want to know how long it will be until it starts to help. Starts to “work”.
Here’s why, for a coach, it’s a difficult question to answer. First of all, everyone is different. Clients come to Brain Fit for different reasons and with different needs. We are definitely not a one-size-fits-all type of operation. We work with each person individually and in their own time.
Think about a chick for a minute. A chick still in its egg but ready to hatch. What happens if you break the egg for the chick? That’s right, the chick may die, or at the very least may not thrive. It needs to work through the breaking of the egg in order to hatch correctly.
It’s the same for Primitive Reflex Integration. It’s a process. When a baby is working through reflexes, it takes time. It takes time for a baby and the same applies to when we “remind the body” later in life. The body needs time to work on the reflex, rest, and then work again.
Remember, when we are doing this work, we are building new brain “highways”. Neurological pathways in the brain that change the movements from “reflexive and automatic” to more “sophisticated and voluntary”. This can take time. We are working with a “plastic” changeable brain and the brain and body needs time to “lock-in” these changes.
Now, that certainly doesn’t mean we work with clients forever. In fact, it’s the opposite. We want there to be a “last day” because that means that the child has done the work (and the rest and the work again). They have created those new brain highways and changes have been made.
How long is a tough question, but trust us. We want clients to trust their coach, trust the process and trust their child’s body. They will be ready when they are ready.
They will “hatch” from the egg and be better off for all the work that was put in.
And when that day comes, it’ll be worth it. I promise.