Brain Enrichment and Empowerment Program (BEEP) is as brain educational program for developing our innate human capacity to reach health, well being, optimal achievement, and a state of mental peace through managing our brain effectively.
“I think I can, I think I can”. This commonly known mantra has more power than we realize. The brain does more than help you to put one foot in front of the other – the brain is a powerhouse of potential and kinetic energy that when mastered, can make anything manifest. So how does one go about mastering their brain and harnessing their full brain potential?
Brain Education! We often think about our brain in terms of its cognitive processing powers such as reading and solving mathematical assumptions or questions. But the brain guides all our activities–from breathing and muscle movement to sensations and emotions, to our analytical capacity. The brain of each individual contains their entire functioning. It is the origin and the fundamental common denominator for all humankind. It contains all of our human history, behavior and experience, regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender or any other identity boundaries. Based on this reality, Brain Education brings out the best in the human spirit, our essential commonalities, through improving self-management, communication and productivity. Brain Education is a modern revision of traditional Eastern mind and body training integrated with neuroscientific findings. The BEEP approach is deeply experiential. People participate in physical, emotional and cognitive exercises, as well as postures, breathing techniques, guided imagery and games designed to improve sensory awareness, motor control, balance, emotional regulation, attention, imagination and creativity.
Brain Education recognizes that wellbeing requires appropriate and integrated activity of all of our functions: from cognitive processing to breathing and muscle movement to sensations and emotions. To accomplish integrated brain functioning, BE begins on a foundation of physical health, focused on the proper function of the autonomic, motor and sensory systems. The autonomic system coordinates breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, and the immune system. Evidence suggests that balanced activity of the sympathetic (“fight or flight”) and parasympathetic (“rest and digest”) systems is essential for both physical and emotional well-being. The stress of modern life often throws these systems out of balance. BE includes abdominal breathing, endurance training, and specific postures which are designed to stimulate healthy, dynamic, and balanced functioning of the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. The motor system coordinates movement and balance. Physical exercise increases brain blood flow, the growth of cerebral blood vessels and increased levels of neurotransmitter and synapse development. Physical exercise also promotes emotional well-being and a greater sense of self-efficacy. BE emphasizes physical conditioning and coordination as the cornerstones of health, self-confidence, emotional well-being, and achievement. The sensory system receives information both from the outside world and the body itself. Neuroscientists have shown that awareness of the body is necessary for emotional functioning, and emotional connection is necessary for higher judgment and executive powers. Therefore, the traditional distinctions between mind and body, and between thinking and feeling, are misguided. BE develops sensory and emotional awareness to promote effective higher executive functioning.
There are five essential steps in Brain Education. All of the steps are informed by principles of brain function as illuminated through neuroscience. Practicing Brain Education consistently results in improved concentration, greater creative power, and increased empathy and cooperative spirit. Ultimately, the steps lead you to a sense of authorship over the workings of your brain.