ON THE LIGHT LEARNING CENTRE
By Beverly Hunter
Turning on the Light
has been a process and on-going journey of discovery. The first part of
this journey was a very personal one where I initially needed to find
healing for my own physical and emotional issues. As well, I discovered
my two children had special learning needs that the school system was
unable to meet. These things led me to researching and applying tools
and techniques for my own growth and those of my family. I have discovered
some very effective and powerful tools that have assisted individuals
in their learning process to the point where discouragement and depression
have been replaced by hope and success, like their inner "light" was turned
on. Hence the name, Turning on the Light Learning Centre.
The Centre began
in 1996 with one-to-one work with Touch for Health and Brain Gym® balances
with family and friends. Through the demand for this work, I created a
business based on my deep desire to empower others through sharing my
expertise and experience. By 1997 I had obtained my Instructor╠s level
in Touch for Health and Brain Gym®. By 1998 I received my Instructor╠s
level in Brain Organization Profiles and Vision Circles. In 1999 I was
honored by the Educational Kinesilogy Foundation with the Award for Outstanding
Service and Achievement. I also recently created the Brain Gym® and Balance
Board workshop which combines Brain Gym® work and vestibular integration.
The Center continues to expand with the addition of two other Brain Gym®
Practitioners who bring their unique training, skills and abilities to
Over the past 12
years I have spoken and worked with teachers in the educational system
and individuals who assess learning needs (Sylvan Learning Centre, Waldorf
School and other private schools and learning centers). A common thread
has emerged: gaps in our educational systems that do not meet the specialized
learning needs of children who may be experiencing learning disabilities,
developmental delay, attention deficit, hyperactivity, self-esteem issues,
and behavioural or social issues. Our programs attempt to fill this gap.
The Centre and those
who are a part of it are committed to a process of continued growth and
development both for ourselves and those we serve. We recognize each individual
has a unique style of learning and we are committed to understanding and
respecting this uniqueness. As well we are committed to facilitating their
empowerment and growth by providing tools for sensory integration, intellectual
integration and personal development.
Turning on the Light
provides one-to-one work with individual clients. Each client is first
assessed to determine their particular learning style, blocks and strengths.
Once the assessment is complete we develop an individualized plan utilizing
an eclectic approach of Educational Kinesiology (Brain Gym®, Brain Dominance
Profiles, Repatterning, Primary Reflex Integration, Vision Training, etc.),
Touch for Health (health of the physical body), Structure of Intellect
(a learning assessment and profile), and the Balance
Board (how learning and gravity are related through the vestibular
system). The Centre also offers group courses in Brain Gym®, Vision Circles,
Touch for Health (Levels 1-4) and Optimal Brain Organization. Guest instructors
from around the world will also offer specialized training and courses.
We work with children
who experience learning disabilities, developmental delay, and behavioural,
social or self-esteem issues. We also work with adults experiencing learning
disabilities, trauma or other related issues.
is the Owner/Director of Turning of the Light Learning Centre. Over 15
years of experience with Special Needs children has inspired and given
her great insight in working with learning challenges. Her compassion
and ability to honor each individual shows both in her teaching and her
individual client work. Beverly is a Balance Board
Instructor and an award-winning certified Instructor of Educational Kinesiology,
including Brain Gym®, Optimal Brain Organization, and Vision Circles. She is also
a certified Instructor of Touch for Health.
has an M.Ed of Guidance and Counselling, specializing in rehabilitation
counselling and career counselling. He has Structure of Intellect Training
and is a Balance Board Facilitator and Consultant.
He has had over 16 years experience in various learning environments.