Do you feel that ‘something is going on’ (SGO) with your child, but aren’t sure how to help them?
Up to 30% of children in mainstream education experience issues that can manifest as poor concentration, anxiety, fidgeting, and low self-esteem. Waiting lists for diagnosis and therapies are long, leaving parents and carers feeling helpless.
That’s why we developed Braincalm™ Solutions, a series of techniques and training courses designed to empower parents and school staff to help children become focused, calm, and able to self-regulate their behaviour. Don’t wait, start making a difference right now.
Braincalm™ Physical (for schools)
In just 15 minutes a day, help pupils feel calmer, stronger, more organised, and happier with our specially developed series of physical exercises. Our Braincalm™ Physical certification is for staff responsible for children in a school environment.
It can be distressing to watch a child try cope with anxiety and stress. Braincalm™ Sounds is a 30 day intensive programme which uses sound therapy to target specific areas of the brain that need to be calmed.
Delivered via headphones, this cutting edge therapy has been developed by experienced acoustic engineers.
The Braincalm™ Sounds Programme can have a major impact on anxious children (and adults) as well as boosting speech and language capabilities.Braincalm™ Sounds
Children and teens can experience a range of behaviours and emotions that affect them in their school life as well as their home environment. Most often this appears as:
Braincalm™ offers a range of courses for those working in primary schools (both mainstream and special educational needs). They will equip staff to understand and use practical tools and techniques to help students. We’ve trained primary school staff to help thousands of students across the country.
Learn more about the Braincalm™ Primary School Training Bundle
Braincalm™ Sensory Breaks for Special Needs Assistants (SNA)
SNA’s are key figures in a child’s life. This certified course has been designed for SNA’s to gain more knowledge and confidence in their role.
Register for Braincalm™ Sensory Breaks for SNAs.
I have been taking 20 pupils through the 15 minute Braincalm™ Intensive Programme every day.
It is incredibly helpful for pupils struggling with concentration, constant fidgeting, over-sensitive behaviours, anxiety & self regulation problems. Braincalm™ Intensive is simple & very easy to follow, enjoyable & very practical! The pupils love the routine & they love their little challenges.
For me, one of the greatest strengths of Brenda’s Braincalm™ Intensive Programme is in helping to support the anxious child and I would highly recommend it to other school staff or parents who would like to try it at home.
We made great progress with Charlie (age 8 with DCD / Dyspraxia & sensory processing issues) doing Braincalm™ Intensive 15 minutes a day at home during lockdown. It was a fantastic help to us to have something structured & progressive to follow. Doing ‘fun therapy at home’ definitely made a difference to Charlie both physically & emotionally. Better concentration, movement skills & less meltdowns. The Braincalm™ Intensive Programme is excellent. Happy parent & happier child.
I first attended Brenda’s online training for ‘Childminding Ireland’ to help our members understand children in our care with (as Brenda says) ‘something going on’.
I then completed 2 more of Brenda’s courses so I could learn how to help children become regulated.
I have been a childminder for many years & have worked in numerous childcare settings.It is great to have the ‘know how’ to approach the complicated sensory issues.
Brenda’s courses are so informative & her notes are excellent too.
School staff understand the challenges faced by children & families. They also know how anxiety may impact on the classroom.
We are encouraging schools to access our training which will provide invaluable support
*for anxious children
*children with a diagnosis
*or simply children with “something going on”.
Learn more about the Braincalm™ School Training Bundle.
Childminding Ireland would like to thank Brenda for inviting childminders to take part in her recent webinar which she developed specifically for childminders. The feedback has been very positive.
“I really enjoyed the zoom meeting last night”
“Last night was very informative”
“I found it very useful and interesting to learn a lot about children's
Child Minding Ireland, Head of Training & Development
Listen to Catriona's story where her son Liam has been doing some great work through Braincalm at home. Well done Catriona and Liam.
We get so excited when our practitioners tell us how they are incorporating Braincalm™ into their day. Kayrena has be very generous with her time by sharing her learning support story. Kayrena, you’re a Braincalm™ Practitioner Star!
Learning Resource Teacher
Niamh has been using Braincalm at home with her little boy Charlie since the summer. Lack of services drove her to find support for her son who had been recently diagnosed Dyspraxic.
Mum Niamh and her son Charlie
I have really enjoyed the three seminars this week. Today I found myself putting children I work with into a colour code. This Braincalm ladder is so helpful as it shows us where we need to go to help the child / children to regulate themselves. You are very good at what you are doing Brenda really easy to listen …
Community Creche Team Member
Many thanks for your webinar yesterday. You explained the needs and challenges facing some of our children in simple and clear language which was a breath of fresh air. I particularly liked your message to everyone that it’s important to be able to walk in the child’s shoes and see the world from what might be a very different …
Teacher, Scoil Iosagain
Brenda, The Braincalm™ Intensive 15 minute a day program is having a really positive impact on our out of synch pupils. We have seen better sitting, writing, attention to school work, behaviour and overall happier children. Thank you so much for teaching me this fantastic programme
Special Needs Staff, Cavan, Ireland
Both my son’s preschool and myself have seen improvement in all areas, but the most obvious was behaviour management and he seems happier in himself more confident.
Mum of 4 Year Old Boy
Your knowledge about ‘all things sensory’ and your fun plus ‘no jargon’ approach to teaching us was a breath of fresh air and brought us relief. Thank you so much, I feel like we are finally in the ‘driving seat’ with managing our son.
Just a massive thank you for your time over the past 3 days. I had heard lots of good things about Brenda and Braincalm and the webinars didn’t disappoint- in fact they have lit a fuse to undertake more. My wife who works as an SNA attended last week and was delighted with what she took from the talks. We …
Principal, Scoil Oilibhéir Naofa
Thanks Brenda for a wonderful course, found it very interesting and very insightful. I have only started working as an SNA recently, in my more advanced years I might add but feel a lot more confident and empowered having completed both Sensory Made Simple and Braincalm over the past few weeks. Love the no nonsense, practical nature of the program …
Thank you very much for all the information you passed on over the last three days. It was very interesting I could listen to you every day. I have done your braincalming exercises with the child I look after & it makes such a difference. The child is much more relaxed & able to do the school work without getting …
Braincalm Intensive Delegate
I loved learning all about Braincalm™, you have both been amazing and made it a really enjoyable experience and I can’t wait to get started.
Parent and SNA
Our Braincalm™ Team is ready to help!
*Please note: Braincalm Solutions are not a replacement for medications. If a child or adult is already on a medication for behavioural issues, please do not discontinue.The information provided on this website is advisory only. Please follow the advice of your doctor or therapist at all times.