~ Learn The Art of Using Your Whole Brain
Balance and Memory ~ Prevent Falls
~ Heal Brain Injury ~
Mind-Body Integration for Higher Consciousness ~ Dance with Power and Grace
Training for Patients and Caregivers, Tai Chi, Movement Specialists and
Susan Matthews is a neuroscientist who has designed Brain Workshop training based on her personal research in spinal
cord development, stroke, retina, neuroendocrinology (brain hormones), and
dopamine neurophysiology (Parkinsons), as well as on current scientific evidence-based practices. Matthews is an anatomist, biomechanist, and a 30-year Chinese Internal Martial Arts (tai chi/qigong) practitioner and teacher.
Workshop™ Seminars are offered nationally. If you
would like to sponsor a Brain Workshop seminar with Susan Matthews please
email Susan Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop™ videos are available for home practice. Read this description to learn more about the workshop. This video is now available to stream directly to your computer!
Workshop Contents: (Please follow links for more details and watch the two video clips below for workshop contents)
1- Dynamics of the Spine Central Equilibrium Balance Training. You will receive a FREE Brain Visualization DVD and a FREE Balance Visualization DVD. Watch the video below for balance training results. Watch the video below to learn the Five Key Elements for Neuroplasticity. Hip and Spine Biomechanics. Walking.
Learn movement biomechanics that allow better posture. Methods provide long-term rehabilitation for mobility disorders, brain injury, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, fall prevention.
2- Mental Practice Stress Reduction and Relaxation Practices, Mindfulness Training, Head and Neck Blood Circulation Exercises.
Help for depression.
Improve Sleep. Improve Memory. Practices to Integrate Mind, Physical Movement,
powerful, yet simple, tools and exercises for relaxation and stress reduction. This training is critical for increasing blood and energy circulation to the brain and for changing the physiological stress response in the nervous system towards relaxation and mental stability. Benefits mental state, memory, heals past trauma, PTSD.
how to use movement as a meditation to repair brain injury.
Also learn essential nutrition for the brain.
Why does tai chi work? Watch this 5-minute video showing how a person can improve balance better than normal.
What are the important components of a tai chi program or any exercise program for stability and balance? Watch this 10-minute video on Five Key Elements for Neuroplasticity. Learn how to exercise to maximally activate the brain to repair, change and grow. larger version
Single Registration generally $95 full day/ $65 half day.
Professional Development: Participants may receive Certification for
Brain Workshop™ Clinic for Neural Rehabilitation and are eligible for
CE Hours (8). Another link to 10-minute Brain Workshop Intro.
Testimonials from participants!
Sclerosis and Brain Workshop
It is difficult to find words adequate to describe the depth of my gratitude
to you. You gave of your time, your energy, your compassion, your wisdom
100% yesterday, to such an extent that it seems to me as if that aspect
of yourself who taught me is forever with me. I am profoundly grateful
for what you have shown and given me - and how flat those words fall
next to the actual experience. Gerry, too, was transformed by hope and
thankfulness yesterday, and in fact both of us were moved to tears on
the drive home. You are a healer and teacher in the deepest sense of
Today I am in no pain whatsoever, and am still walking better - though
I have not practiced yet today. My tiredness last night was delicious
and normal - no fatigue or exhaustion, just a sense of pleasant glowing
accomplishment and readiness for rest. You were so right yesterday when
you said that we had pushed through to a new level - for me, it represented
the "forced evolution" that comes from walking a genuine spiritual
path: the sensations and new information were slow to process by the
time the afternoon tai chi class started, but by sitting and absorbing,
watching and feeling, the integration process began and will never stop
- it is a dynamo.
Thank you and bless you always, Susan.
being diagnosed with Parkinson's (experiencing tremor, fatigue,
balance issues and sleep issues) over a year and a half ago, I started
working with Susan and Brain Workshop exercises.
can say today that, rather than progressing in symptoms, I am not progressing.
My doctor is thrilled. Balance is not an issue! I use Susan's
breathing and meditation techniques for getting back to sleep at night,
and I can quiet my tremor to a great degree.
Instead of stiffening, my body is moving and becoming more flexible
than it has ever been in all my 64 years. My spine has become straight
again! I am opening up rather than closing down. I will continue to
practice this method for the rest of my life and tell my friends.
You , Joseph
came to an ongoing group in Leland, where we live, and led us in a one-hour
class. We found her knowledge of anatomy and style of working with energy
and body movement so appealing that we invited her to our home for a
private session. We now regularly use two of her DVD's for practice.
And we are so pleased and excited that she is returning for a full day!"B
I want to thank you and the staff of the White Oak Institute for the
seminar on Saturday. The wealth of information was a blessing. The DVDs
are useful in helping my wife and I put new life into our long time
practice of Tai Chi Chih and also to enjoy the new form you presented
at the end of the workshop. Again, I thank you for coming to Asheville.
All the best! Roger Wheelock
Head and Neck Qigong Exercise, Massage, Visualization and Movement Therapy tools that vastly improve blood circulation to the brain:
Head and neck qigong and relaxation exercises, massage and visualizations serve many purposes. Foremost is to provide an abundant blood supply to the brain to deliver nutrients and regulatory chemicals and improve lymphatic circulation to remove waste and accumulated toxins. Qigong, mindfulness training, uses powerful relaxation visualizations to improve oxygen and energy to the brain, eyes and ears. The visualizations activate the parasympathetic system to induce relaxation, increase mental focus, and increase vital energy called qi. Movement Therapy includes upper body spine, neck and shoulder loosening through relaxation. Sitting in chair exercises include abdominal exercises that increase blood circulation to the internal organs, aid digestion, improve incontinence, relaxation, digestion and sleep. Head and Neck Qigong exercises are provided onEnergy Gathering and Blood Circulation Qigong DVD with Susan Matthews, MS, ND. This Qigong video is an excellent home practice aid for any age or ability. Exercises directly stimulate the immune system, internal organs, brain, lymph and blood circulation, skin circulation, and energy flow in the meridians. Great for detoxification of the tissues. Link to video clip, more information and to order.
DANCING WITH CHI™ is one of the most
effective and exciting
training available.Learn More
Dancing with Chi™ combines Tai Chi and Brain Workshop™ with powerful and graceful movement, in a powerful exercise program designed to maximize and integrate physical health, rehabilitation, energetic and spiritual well-being. Prevent falling by learning how to move and how to use your mind. A fun way to retain or regain the vigor of youth, the program addresses many of the conditions of aging and can be used to alter the progression of disease. We specialize in Movement Disorders, Parkinson's, Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Neuropathy. Dance and move, think and feel chi as energy, for better balance, strength, flexibility, mobility, brain health, circulation, digestive health, incontinence. Excellent tools offer powerful training supplements for any person teaching other forms of exercise. Join us in a journey that empowers with new ways to think and move through life. A new way to think and move becomes a powerful force to healthy holistic function.....learn more
1- Dynamics of the Spine
Central Equilibrium Balance Training.
Hip and Spine Biomechanics.
2- Mental Practice
Stress Reduction and Relaxation Practices. Help for depression.
Improve Sleep. Improve Memory. Practices to Integrate Mind, Physical Movement,
Part 3- Dancing With Chi
Have fun moving with music and dance, no experience required. Learn revolutionary biomechanics and internal movement principles involved
in synchronicity, rhythmicity, and bilaterality for harmony in mind and
body. Walking training included.