Notes from a Heguru Seminar

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Overview:

  1. Why parents should send their children for Right Brain Education
  2. Why parents need to understand Right Brain Education
  3. What Children Want
  4. Stories of success of Japanese students who have been through Right Brain Education
  5. Success Rate in Right Brain Education

Why Right Brain Education?

Right brain education helps children build connections in the brain. The better the connection, the better the brain function. A good analogy would be the difference between travelling on a highway versus driving along an old trunk road. When the connection is good, information moves more quickly and there is greater efficiency.

Right brain education is about developing the whole person. It not only improves IQ but it also develops EQ. Right brain education can help children perform better in all aspects of life – academics, sports, music, etc. Right brain education develops creativity, communication and character.

Let’s take football as an example: it is not only important to develop your skills in the game, but communication with your other players is also essential for the team’s success. The ability to communicate well is an important life skill (see: Mind in the Making). When we say something, it is important to ensure that others understand what we really mean, rather than what they think we mean. Likewise, when we listen to someone, we need to be sure that we understand what they are really trying to say, not what we think they mean.

Right brain education also helps to develop character – only when the heart is open can the right brain be opened. For example, Mrs Henmi talked of a boy who had developed his right brain but when he saw that he was performing better than his peers, he began to become arrogant. When he started to look down on his peers, his performance declined. His negative emotions closed off his right brain which affected his performance.

Right Brain Education helps us raise happy, confident and successful children.

Right brain abilities such as speed reading, rapid mental calculations, and photographic memory are merely tools that assist a child to learn easily and efficiently. This, in turn, creates confidence. When learning is easy, it becomes fun and enjoyable. Instead of struggling over homework and needing to attend extra classes, your child is free for pursue their interests and other extra-curricular activities. When children enjoy school and life, they become well-balanced, all-rounded individuals. Since Right Brain Education is focused on developing the heart, they grow up to become socially and morally responsible adults. These are not only the foundations for success but happiness as well.

Why Parents Need to Understand Right Brain Education

Right brain education is more than simply sending your child to attend classes and practicing right brain activities at home. In order to develop and open up your child’s right brain, you need to examine your child’s heart. If you do not communicate to your child’s heart, it doesn’t matter how hard you work to develop your child’s right brain – the program will fail. This is why parents must understand the basic fundamentals of right brain education.

Communication between parent and child is important for the success of right brain education. It should begin when your baby is in the womb. Communication is not only between mother and baby – every family member plays an important role. Parents must make sure they communicate well to their children so that their children’s hearts are open to learn. If your child’s heart is not open, then right brain classes will not achieve anything.

Right brain education is a philosophy. It is also a style of parenting. It is important to provide your child love, kindness and understanding. Do not reprimand your child for failures. However, that doesn’t mean you cannot reprimand your child for misbehaving. You should discipline your child, but be sure that you are not scolding them for the wrong reasons. When you reprimand your child for an inappropriate behaviour, make sure your child knows that it is his behaviour that you are not happy with. Some children who are told off for being “bad” will assume, “Mum says I’m bad, therefore I must be bad.” When there is no context to which part is bad the child assumes everything about him is bad.

What Children Want

  1. Love
  2. Praise
  3. To be acknowledged
  4. Free to do whatever they want
  5. To be useful to others

Parents, on the other hand, want to control their children. This isn’t necessarily the right way. We should direct and guide them, not control them.

Right Brain Education – Success Stories

Although it is important not to be results-oriented in right brain education, it is beneficial for parents to know about the successes from right brain education. The difference here is that you should not be pushing your child to achieve specific milestones with a set timetable in mind. However, knowing about the success of children who have been through right brain education helps to reinforce confidence in parents.

It is important for parents to believe in the program because children feed off their parents emotions. In order to achieve success with right brain education, parents’ emotions must resonate with the teachers’.

Heguru shares the success of three students who had been through right brain education since young. The first was a girl who had won an English Speaking Competition in Japan. She had no overseas experience and had lived all her life in Japan, yet when she spoke, she spoke fluently as if she was a native English speaker.

The second was a student who successfully gained entry to a public university in Japan to study medicine. To give an example of how difficult it was to enter a public university, Mr Henmi explained that it cost 4 million yen to study medicine in a public university versus 30 million yen in a private university. Not only was this student successful in entering the university, but he was a high achiever with broad exposure in extracurricular activities. He was a theatre director and he played the guitar as part of a jazz group.

The third was a student who gained direct entry into Tokyo University to study Science III. Tokyo University is one of the most difficult universities to enter. Science III was a course that accepted only 90 students every year. Yet this student had no other special preparation or tuition classes except his right brain education. In fact, all three students had no other special preparatory classes except right brain classes.

Success Rates in Right Brain Education

According to Heguru, the success rate from the school in Japan is 95%. 95% of all students going through their school successfully develop their right brain. 95% of the students are able to wave read (quantum speed read) by the time they are in primary school.

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Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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