HANDLE® Courses

The HANDLE Institute is the affiliation organization for the HANDLE paradigm.

The HANDLE Institute is the affiliation organization for the HANDLE paradigm.

From the HANDLE Institute website:

About neu·ro·plas·tic·i·ty
[noor-oh-pla-stis-i-tee, nyoor]
noun
Capacity of the nervous system to develop new neuronal connections: the brain's natural ability to form new connections to compensate for injury.

HANDLE combines an understanding of neuroplasticity and the interplay among mind, body and environment to help the brain gently change itself. It’s designed to enhance neurological systems that are causing learning or life difficulties, without force or judgment. HANDLE gets to the root of what some might consider problematic behaviors by listening and observing, not pushing or judging. It can assist children and adults labeled with, but not limited to:

ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, Tourette's Syndrome, Anxiety, Depression, Seizure Disorders, ODC, ODD, PDD-NOS, Issues of Aging, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Genetic Disorders, and more.

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HANDLE Level I Introductory Course

 8-hour course that leads each participant deeply into experiencing the holism of the HANDLE approach. This experiential workshop allows participants to learn and feel the unique principles of HANDLE that can improve life for you and those you care about. Participants learn at least five HANDLE activities and other games that start the participant off on exploring the world of HANDLE. The study of neurodevelopment has never been presented with so much fun.

HANDLE Level II Basic Course

12-hour course to understand and experience the neurodevelopmental systems that shape our perceptions, feelings and knowing. Discover how these systems interact in surprising ways and what can be done to help these systems work efficiently without stress. The brain and nervous system are explored in game-like ways to enhance a holistic understanding.  At least 10 HANDLE activities will be practiced and learned. HANDLE Level I Introductory Course is a pre-requisite for registering.

HANDLE 2-Day Introductory and Basic Course Combined

12-hour course that covers the approach, sensory-motor systems and beginning activities of one of America’s foremost institutes of neurodevelopment.  The course has often been described as “life changing” and is a must for anyone looking to learn about the sensory-motor-reflex area and how it can help learning and life. This course is a combination of Level I and II and is at an intensive level and is recommended for professionals.