08/15/2009 06:40 PM
Dubai: When we met Gill Brooksmith, the international trainer of Double Doodles Play, she gave us a blank piece of paper and a pencil box and asked us to pick two different colours.
We were instructed to focus on our inner thoughts in an attempt to combine the full attention of our left and right sides of the brain, and draw with both hands.
"Such a balance helps one see the whole picture of life. When we are under pressure we are subconsciously drawn to the left side of the brain, which is dominated by worries and keeps us irritatingly imprisoned within," she said.
"The concept is to construct a visual perception and artistic expression with inner harmony."
Brooksmith's course is tailored to enhance creativity, visual skills and hand-eye coordination.
"Double Doodles Play is part of a much larger International programme known as Brain-Gym which opens the horizons to create and innovate. With sufficient practice, it gradually allows people to ditch the irritating memories that imprison them," said Brooksmith
"As everyone knows our brain has two sides and each is in charge of carrying out different tasks." Brooksmith then goes deep by analysing the complicated equation of each of the brain's hemisphere and how they dominate our daily mood, actions and reactions.
The right hand side is in charge of visual and processes information, while the left deals with speaking. Doodles Play combines both sides and lets them work together.
"There is unfortunately, a hidden voice, a permanent resident in our brain, telling us over and over again: 'You didn't do this or that perfectly well, look how others did it much better than you'."
Brooksmith believes receiving messages of self-blame does not not encourage people to move forward. On the contrary, one is consumed by pain and regret.
Double Doodles Play helps replace all the negative nagging by giving an optimistic direction to life and teaching one to think positively and maintain a positive energy that attracts all good to you.
"Because, what you send is what you get," she said.
Brooksmith is a trainer and consultant with 15 years experience as an education kinesiologist. She has travelled around the world and trained children and adults in Double Doodles Play.
She claims that Double Doddle helps improves skills. "It upgrades focusing and concentration, writing, listening and speaking. It integrates physical and intellectual coordination, and the outcome is clearly observed by everybody."