NEW -Trauma Informed Bal-A-Vis-X (TIB) consists of some 45 exercises plus four multi-tiered movement patterns. Exercises are specifically designed to address toxic stress/PTSD in terms of Dr Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model of Education (NME) as I understand it. I adhere to Perry’s approach to victims of childhood trauma on my own. I am not affiliated with him nor have I met him.
My hope is that you can learn these exercises and patterns on your own without taking full Bal-A-Vis-X training(s). I wish to make instruction clear enough that you--teacher, therapist, social worker, counselor, parent--can then teach these techniques, one-on-one, to the victims of childhood trauma in your world.
I use the term Trauma Informed to distinguish this disc’s special content from previously published Bal-A-Vis-X material. The latter serves many purposes, often simultaneously. Only one purpose animates (informs) this content: to bring about self-induced and self-monitored mindfulness in measures of gradually increasing duration.
TIB Video is also available in streaming format from our Vimeo site: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/tib
Original Bal-A-Vis-X DVDs
Disc One, Foundation Exercises, focuses on use of sand bags. Exercises progress from one person passing one bag to partner, to multiple persons passing one bag while receiving a second bag while moving feet in varied synchronous patterns, to the tossing of bags. This Disc lays the rhythmic and procedural foundations for all Bal-A-Vis-X exercises. Content of this Disc is appropriate for all ages, 3 to 100+.
Disc Two, Intermediate Exercises, introduces the proper use of Bal-A-Vis-X balls. Note: Bal-A-Vis-X is not a game or sport. Use of your personal sports skills in execution of these exercises—as opposed to careful adherence to our Bal-A-Vis-X techniques—will be counterproductive. Only using our techniques makes possible understanding of how to teach and modify exercises for the wide range of those who struggle for multiple physical/cognitive reasons. Techniques are shown in detail, often in isolation, throughout Disc Two.
Disc Three, Advanced Exercises, continues ball exercises into ever higher levels of intricacy. As well, deeper and more subtle modifications are demonstrated. Another section is devoted to the overlay of academic memorizations onto the rhythms of Bal-A-Vis-X. Another shows exercises in use by Seniors and the blind. And another shows use of balance board in academic settings.
All tracks, Disc One through Disc Three, are in the order we recommend you present them--bearing in mind that at any given time you may need to deviate from this order to use/find/create necessary modifications to bring about success.
NOTE: these discs show the How of Bal-A-Vis-X. Using them without a corresponding understanding of the What and Why of Bal-A-Vis-X is strongly discouraged. You will gain What and Why by attending at least one of our trainings and/or reading one of my books: Bal-A-Vis-X, second edition 2014 / Resonance, second edition 2016 / Cues, 2014.Bill Hubert