If I haven't made this clear already, I am in no way associated with Brain Highways other than that I took the online course, do the movements, and fully believe in Nancy's work. I am an independent reviewer. My intuition tells me there is something positive going on with the work she does, and I want as many people to hear about it as possible. She developed the program for children having different difficulties, such as learning disabilities, from what I understand. I took on the course originally because of chronic pain, although I may have some learning issues (e.g., reading comprehension difficulties as a child and adult). I especially want those who deal with chronic pain to consider the possibility of having a disorganized brain. In no way do I think all sufferers of chronic pain have brain disorganization. However, I do, and I had chronic pain and anxiety, and I'm sitting here today writing with little pain and little anxiety. Amazing feats from my typical experience.
So I had to take a break from creeping and crawling... for about two weeks. I became so disgusted with the monotony and tediousness of it all that I took a week-long break. Then the Thanksgiving holiday arrived, I went out of town, and decided to add an additional week-long break. I'm glad I did. I started back on my movements (my term for creeping and crawling) this past Monday, and I'm glad to jump back in there. Nancy Sokol Green of Brain Highways mentions that many people stop the mid-brain development because they quit crawling before it's time. I see how this happens. It's boring and it's a workout. So... I decided to put a more positive spin on my movements. Not only are they designed to help organize my f*^!*ed up brain, they are also providing a serious work out. Who doesn't need to move their bodies every day for at least 30-45 minutes a day? Everyone can move more to feel better, if one is capable of doing so, of course.
I also decided to break up the movements more often. Rather than trying to blast through 30-45 minutes at a time, when I need a break from my work or something else I'm doing, I can spend 5-10 minutes creeping or crawling throughout my day. This doesn't work so well when I'm at work (obviously), but when I'm working from home, it's a great way to think about it, and it's much easier on the mind and body.
Finally, I want to reiterate that this program (BrainHighways.com) really works. I find myself thinking more deeply than I have since I was a child. I'm totally serious about this. I mean, obviously during my advanced education I had to think deeply about issues, but what I'm trying to say is that this is the first time it's been easier to think more deeply. I don't have the gift or talent to describe things very well, so I'll continue working on this idea, and I hope to be better able to explain it in the future. Does anyone else feel that they don't think deeply and wonder why they don't? Does anyone else find that so much nonsensical stimuli floats and flies around in their brain causing them to NOT think more deeply? I'm just curious what other people think about these brain issues. I've always known I can't possibly be the only person with these problems, but because I rarely talked about them nor knew how to communicate the experience to others, I've never in my life found anyone else who deals with brain disorganization. I want to meet and converse with like-brained individuals.
By the way, thanks to those of you who have written comments on my page. I so appreciate them, and I try to respond when I can. I'm thrilled to hear from anyone, whether your issue is chronic pain, depression, brain disorganization, etc. If you feel particularly that you have a disorganized brain, I'd love to hear how you describe the feeling.