Brain Blossom Program™
The Brain Blossom Program™ is an online, at home, brain and body exercise and educational program using a multi-step approach to Neuro-Deflective behaviors that are associated with developmental, behavioral, socialization, and learning challenges in children and adults.
Who can benefit from the Brain Blossom Program™?
Everybody! The program is designed to reduce stress and deflective tendencies in order to help individuals engage in, communicate with, learn from and enjoy their world. The only requirement is a partner to work with to administer some of the games!
Why the Brain Blossom Program™?
Think of development like a flower, as it is grows from a seed, everything that happens around it has an impact on what it will be when it’s fully grown. Human development is much the same. Our environments can greatly impact our most basic functions, like the way we move our body, communicate with language, and use our sensory systems. These impacted functions are what we at the Brain Blossom Program™ call Deflective Behaviors™ and they can take many forms. Deflective Behaviors™ can stem from many combinations of factors, but ultimately, they change the way a person learns, behaves, communicates, and socializes. The Brain Blossom Program™ is designed to give specific body and brain games to help a person move on from their Deflective Behaviors™ to a healthier form of processing their environment.
5 Stages of the Brain Blossom Program™
Based on the individual’s results of the initial evaluation they will be placed in one of five stages.
1) Seed Stage™
Games that are targeted towards developing and practicing skills and movements common in early life.
2) Sprout Stage™
Games that are targeted towards developing and practicing skills from early life as well as integrating gross motor and fine motor function.
3) Growth Stage™
Games that are targeted towards gross motor, fine motor, cross body, core and eye coordination as well as spatial awareness integration.
4) Flower Stage™
Games that are targeted towards increased coordination of the eyes, mental imagery games, as well as increasing complexity in multi-sensory and simultaneous processing games.
5) Blossom Stage™
Games that are targeted towards fast paced, complex, simultaneous body, brain and eye coordination coupled with greater cognitive challenges.
The program is made up of four pillars which all work in conjunction with each other to provide the greatest amount of healing and change while addressing the bigger picture of underlying nervous system stress.
Each of these pillars, on their own, can have a dramatic effect on those suffering from neurodevelopment challenges, but the Brian Blossom program stands alone as the only program of its kind in the world that uses them together! ADD/ADHD, Asperger syndrome, dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, learning disabilities, and other undiagnosed behavioral, social, learning, and developmental problems are all included as Neuro-Deflective behaviors that can be helped by the Brain Blossom program.
Learn more about the Brain Blossom Program™
“What is the Brain Blossom program?” is a question that Dr. Joanne provides answers to once a month for free in the form of a 60-ish minute community lecture. This lecture allows us the time to break down each one of the four pillars and explain how they function in providing the body the tools it needs to heal itself. There is simply no quick answer to describe exactly how the program will benefit you or your child without you attending a lecture to get the full scope. If you are unavailable to attend a lecture for any reason, we can also supply you with a webinar video of the lecture at no cost or obligation.
Dr. Joanne Siebert is a FOCUS Certified provider and a FOCUS Elite Access Member.
FOCUS Certified providers have completed a certification program on working with children and adults with behavioral, learning, socialization, and developmental challenges. The series trains on the developmental trajectory of childhood and the clinical implications of stress and its impact on the developing brain. This series assists the practicing chiropractor integrate the clinical pieces of the puzzle to support families impacted by behavioral, learning and socialization challenges to live a better expression of life.
A FOCUS Elite Access member is a FOCUS Certified Doctor who has ongoing monthly training and case support from top Doctors in our field regarding behavioral, learning, socialization, and developmental challenges. They have exclusive access to offer the at-home Brain Blossom program to their practice, and they’re trained to perform a FOCUS Functional Brain-Based Assessment.
Pillar One: Chiropractic
Chiropractic is the first pillar of the program due to the fact that we must correct persistent stress in the nervous system and ensure proper communication from the brain to the body and body to the brain in order to facilitate changes and neuroplastic growth in the brain.
Dr. Joanne uses very gentle and effective spinal adjusting techniques and modalities to achieve these changes and has extensive post-doctorate training in pediatric chiropractic. She became a FOCUS certified doctor in October 2019.
Pillar 2: Nutrition and Gut Healing
Nutrition, gut healing, food allergies, methylation, and various other challenges within the gut and body can have a huge impact on the developing brain. This is the second pillar we address in order to reduce stress and improve function in the gut/brain system, facilitating growth and healing. We utilize a variety of testing procedures to determine the specific course each patient needs to follow in order to achieve optimum performance.
Pillar 3: Neuro-Deflective Retraining
This pillar is a series of exercises consisting of body movements, balance games, gross motor and fine motor activities, visual games and learning sequences, auditory and metronome exercises, primitive reflex integration activities, and eye movement games. These games are specifically assigned and performed with each participant based on their “gaps” in development that need to be filled in order to achieve optimal success and neuroplastic changes in the brain.
Pillar 4: Brain-Based Parent Mentoring
This pillar is the often overlooked pillar, but it is just as important as the others! It consists of ongoing lessons and strategies delivered to parents and mentors of the participants and even to the participants themselves. We must understand how to reach and connect with the participants to help them grow and engage in the world while we are helping to facilitate physical and neurological growth!