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Do you have a disorder or is it simply a brain pattern?

If you grasp the concept that the brain is an extraordinary intricate adaptive system, you might also come to realise that the notion of a "normal" brain doesn't really exist. Numerous individuals perceive their brain's functioning as a disorder or dysfunction, although this so-called "dysfunction" isn't visible in the brain's

Make your relationship great in 2024!

What if I told you that we could help you understand your personality and your partner's, as well as how each of you organises your brain when stressed and what this means? I've had the privilege of conducting profile sessions with couples, siblings, parents, and children. While interpreting the results

Why Goals are so important to start your 2024 off!

As much as we brace ourselves for the year ahead, no matter how old we are, a big part of us looks on in hope as we consider a time for the “new”. We speak about resolutions, yet so many people have grown disillusioned regarding these. Why do so many

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Do you have a disorder or is it simply a brain pattern?

If you grasp the concept that the brain is an extraordinary intricate adaptive system, you might also come to realise that the notion of a "normal" brain doesn't really exist. Numerous individuals perceive their brain's functioning as a disorder or dysfunction, although this so-called "dysfunction" isn't visible in the brain's

Make your relationship great in 2024!

What if I told you that we could help you understand your personality and your partner's, as well as how each of you organises your brain when stressed and what this means? I've had the privilege of conducting profile sessions with couples, siblings, parents, and children. While interpreting the results

Why Goals are so important to start your 2024 off!

As much as we brace ourselves for the year ahead, no matter how old we are, a big part of us looks on in hope as we consider a time for the “new”. We speak about resolutions, yet so many people have grown disillusioned regarding these. Why do so many

What are Retained Primitive Reflexes?

Many people worry about the issues they see within their children and look for a diagnosis, however, few realise the cause of these issues and the fact that knowing what to do, puts the power back in their hands!

What is Profiling?

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. Albert Einstein Profiling offers you the manual that you didn’t come with? Profiling Sessions allows for us to put together feedback that

Preparing a Homeschool program for Early Childhood Development

While many contemplate homeschooling, it is important to understand the importance of schooling for the young, right-brain dominant child. School provides an environment that allows your child to develop as they should. Children younger than seven learn passively as they explore and interact with others and the world around them.

Autism: Changes you can make at home and in the classroom.

We are seeing more and more children with autism, with some experts estimating that as many an 1 in 36 children have autism spectrum disorder. Sadly, many people still do not know what this means and how to support these children at home or in the classroom. Find out more

Why is my child battling with speech?

Many parents worry that their children are not reaching their milestones. When should children speak, how much should they say. When is incorrect pronunciation okay? Should we use baby talk to connect with them or insist on using adult talk. At times it is not so simple, as our children

Exam and Test Hacks

Exam taking or test taking is a skill often not taught and marks often don't reflect a child’s true abilities. People learn to pass tests, as opposed to take tests as part of their learning. It is important to ask what the purpose of an exam or test is. Many school's

Is Tolerating your Stress, Leading to an Unfulfilled Life?

So have you just learned to tolerate operating under stress, not being able to do your best? We are continually learning in life. Einstein has said, " When you stop learning your start dying." Life is about progress and becoming. In our work, we understand this in our Learning Flow model

Choosing the Right School for Your Child.

Choosing which school is the right school for your child, is a big decision and can be very overwhelming when you don't know what it is that you are looking for. Parents today have come to realise that a good education is the gift that keeps giving. Investing in your
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THE JOURNEY OF AUTISM

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) holds a special place in the heart of Mindful Moves. Our founder, Kerry, has a personal story with autism. Finding out your child has ASD can be an emotional, stressful and taxing process. Something that quickly becomes apparent in South Africa is the lack of support

Kinesiology- The Study of Movement

What is Kinesiology? People often don’t understand what I do when I explain  that I’m what you call an Educational Kinesiologist or an Occupational Kinesiologist. When I say this, many do not understand the meaning of the word and put it in the “weird” box in their head. I believe

What is SACE or CPTD Points and how can I earn them?

What is SACE or CPTD Points? CPTD stands for Continuing Professional Teacher Development. This system recognises that teachers, like doctors, lawyers, psychologists and even accountants, need to continue their professional growth in order to serve our youth in this ever-changing world. This system is managed by SACE (the South African

How Break Detention Affects Learning.

According to Carla Hannaford (Smart Moves- Why Learning is Not All in the Head), "Neurons with the most connections, an average of 300 000, are located in the cerebellum, the primary movement centre of the brain, again pointing to the importance of movement and experience to learning."

Parenting and Teaching: Discipline vs Punishment

The word discipline comes from the Latin word "discipulus" which means pupil, while the word punishment is the penalty you have to pay when caught doing something bad. This comes from the Old French word "punissement" and according to Wikipedia is described as the act or purpose of punishing,

What Age should I teach my child to Read and Write?

The goal of early childhood should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn. Maria Montessori Tots and reading Of late, there seems to be this pressure to get your child reading as soon as possible. I have seen many a video of a tiny tot, unable to

Mind Your Weight

Find out why Mind Your Weight will work for you. This unique approach works on weight and health goals holistically. We address fears and negative life patterns, hormones, stress as well as personality types and the triggers of each. Leave with an eating and exercise plan as well as

A Balance Session could be the answer!

The Effect of a balance A balance gives you a place of safety and stability from where you can make your choices. Fida Prinsloo When I suggest to clients that they are in need of a balance. I often am greeted by a confused look as their mind rushes off

Welcome to Mindful Moves!

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. – Albert Einstein Who is Mindful Moves? Mindful Moves uses movement consciously to help people of all ages and capabilities, to improve their life! We are passionate about assisting our clients in changing their state of

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