1. Do adults organize their brain differently than kids?
No. The process of brain organization works the same whether we are three, thirteen, or thirty-three.
2. What kind of information is covered in the adult course?
The Adult Course Overview explains what is included in the class.
3. How does the online adult course work?
Participants receive weekly, entertaining multimedia materials (audio clips, videos, handouts) to teach them what they need to know. All materials can be played on computers or mobile devices.
4. Do participants have to log on at the same time each week to do that week’s course work?
No, participants can review the multimedia materials any time they choose during the week, but they no longer have access to those audios and videos once they receive their next week’s materials. However, all handouts can be downloaded and saved.
5. Do participants receive any individualized feedback?
Yes, participants send short video clips of themselves doing the brain work so that class facilitators can give specific feedback to help maximize participants’ time on the floor. Participants also submit a few written exercises so that, once again, class facilitators can respond individually and ensure that everyone is on track. Last, participants can also email class facilitators throughout the course with any questions or concerns.
6. What kinds of physical movements are participants asked to do?
Participants do specific primitive reflex movements that parallel the very same movements babies do during their first year of life. Course participants also creep, crawl, and engage in simple vestibular and proprioceptive movements since such movements all help to develop the lower centers of the brain.
7. What is the time commitment to do the physical part of the program?
Participants commit to do the physical brain work (the primitive reflex patterns, creeping, crawling) for 30 minute a day for the first half of the program and then for 45 minutes a day for the second half. However, this floor time can be divided into different smaller blocks of time throughout the day.
8. Why do participants spend that much time doing the physical part of the program?
This daily time commitment is the minimum amount of time in order to experience change during the 9-week course. In other words, it’s amazing that the brain can change—but it’s not magic.
9. Is there any other time commitment?
Yes, in addition to the physical brain work, participants also spend time viewing videos, listening to audio clips (this can be done while creeping and crawling), reading handouts, and completing a few written assignments. In general, this part of the program requires about another 30-90 minutes during any given week. However, this additional time varies among participants, depending on whether participants opt to listen to audio clips while creeping or while in the car, as well as how quickly participants process information . . . noting that the latter improves as the brain becomes more organized.
10. Are participants done organizing their brain at the end of the course?
That’s unlikely since the average person requires between 150-300 hours (of combined creeping and crawling) to completely develop the lower centers of the brain. So, if participants have done the daily minimum floor time throughout the course, they will have racked up just about 35 hours at the end of the course. Yet, that’s definitely enough to have experienced, first-hand, some changes in participants’ lives, proving that the brain can change. That “proof” then becomes the catalyst and motivation for participants to continue.
11. How do participants finish organizing their brain?
At the end of the course, participants know everything they need to continue on their own. When they believe they’re finished with their lower brain development, we encourage prior participants to send us a video of their final creep and crawl (these patterns evolve naturally as the brain becomes more developed) so that we can confirm whether their brain organization is now complete. There is no extra charge for this assessment.
12. What kind of space is needed to creep and crawl?
A creeping and crawling “lane” is similar in length of the distance needed to swim laps in a pool.
13. What kind of flooring is needed to creep and crawl at home?
Creeping is done on a slick surface. If a home is mostly (or all) carpet, participants can buy “Tile Board” at home improvement stores (we provide more details on this once in the course). This slick surface usually costs about $18 for one sheet. At most, participants would need two sheets. Crawling, however, can be done on carpet or any surface.
14. Do participants need family members or friends to assist them?
Yes—but only for a very short time. During the very first week, adult participants initially find a person who is willing to review the course materials related to patterning and creeping in order to ensure that participants are doing the lower brain work in the most efficient way.
15. How much does the adult course cost?
The 10-week course costs $695. Please note that there are no refunds or credits once enrolled, and that classes are filled on a first-come/first-served basis.
16. What does the class fee cover?
It covers weekly multimedia links (that total 67 audio clips, 32 videos, and over 100 handouts), staff’s individualized responses to participants’ assignments and program questionnaires, individual support (as needed), and a lower brain assessment.
17. How do adults enroll in the course?
Click here to start the process.