Improving Brain Function For Life

Learning Enhancement Acupressure Program

The Learning Enhancement Acupressure Program, or LEAP has been developed since 1985 by Charles Krebs in conjunction with clinical psychologists, speech pathologists, neurologists and other health professionals, as a very effective program for the correction of most learning difficulties including difficulties with reading, spelling and mathematics, comprehension, memory recall, attention and other academic struggles. LEAP uses acupressure formatting to address stress within specific brain structures. The application of specific non-invasive acupressure and other energetic techniques can then resolve these stresses resulting in a return to normal function. LEAP is taught at colleges and universities in Australia and Europe.

The LEAP foundational premise is that all high level performance and learning requires integrated brain function because the brain consists of many independent neural centers working in coordination.  Both individual center functionality and synchronized timing of neural activity is required for effective emotional and mental processing.  The purpose of LEAP Brain Integration is to re-establish individual brain centers and the synchronized timing of brain activity to bring function back “on-line” in areas where it may have become lost due to stress, or was never properly established in the first place.

Through much research and clinical experience, LEAP has optimized the systematic order of how to best ensure this occurs and developed it into a program. Typically the core program requires 15-20 hours to complete. It can vary based on the individual challenges and struggles of each person.

Please note the LEAP-based work can be effective for children, youth and adults.

A Simplified Breakdown of the Core Program

Stabilize the body and make sure the person is not living in an emergency survival response pattern which shuts off higher level learning

Destress emotional modulation pathways reducing the intensity of emotional responses, allowing a person to reframe in a more constructive, less reactive way

Destress mental modulation pathways to better integrate and sequence thoughts to produce coherent thinking

Ensure the body has proper alignment between the energetic and physical self

Destress footpad and buttock pressure sensors so the brain isn’t bombarded with unneeded inputs

Destress same-side and cross-side dynamic movements to ensure brain integration during major body movements

Destress broad level individual brain center integrations at the cortical, limbic, and thalamic, and hippocampal levels

Destress major integrative centers and integration pathways pertaining to:

  • Integration of Gestalt lead functions, short-term visual memory and retrieval from long term visual memory; processing of new visual information.
  • Integration of Logic lead functions, short-term auditory memory and retrieval from long term auditory memory; processing of new auditory information.
  • Comprehending the inferred meaning of what is being said/heard or what you are saying; presenting ordered information to adjacent neural locations.
  • Comprehending the actual meaning what is being said/heard or what you are saying; syntax, grammar and semantics and presenting ordered information to adjacent neural areas.
  • Adding emotional color to thoughts and ideas via interpretation of prosody (vocal intonation – angry, sad, etc.).
  • Turning thoughts into words for speech or writing; turning written, seen or heard words into thought.
  • Coordinating muscle responses of speech (muscles of chest, throat, larynx, pharynx, tongue, jaw, lips, subvocalisation, reading out loud).  Adding rhythm & tonal emphasis to the words spoken to express the prosody.  Choosing words, especially verbs, to express the thoughts.

Destress attention, concentration, arousal, and wakefulness pathways

Destress auditory integration and pathways

Destress visual processing integration

Destress auditory and visual system integration

Destress auditory-visual-kinesthetic sensory integration

Destress visual inhibition and ocular lock

Destress coordinated eye muscle movement

Destress visual-auditory integration of location of objects in visual and auditory space

Destress static equilibrium

Destress dynamic equilibrium

Destress explicit memory

Destress working memory

Destress long-term memory

Destress short-term memory

Destress auditory short term memory

All done in a strictly non-medical, non-diagnostic, non-invasive way.