About the Institute
The Dimon Institute: pioneering a new vision in education based on a holistic understanding of the neuromuscular system in activity and its central role in health and learning.
Although we humans are the only fully “conscious” animal, neuroscience shows that we are essentially unaware of the ways in which we carry out our activities – ways which are frequently damaging to our health and detrimental to our longer-term performance. The Dimon Institute pioneers a new educational field – called Neurodynamics – which addresses issues relating to this unconscious behavior and provides educational solutions for increasing conscious awareness in activity, and with it a better use of our ‘human machinery’.
Neurodynamics provides a much-needed psychophysical measure in the field of child development where it is used to apprehend and alleviate learning and attention disorders. It also offers educationally-based health prevention where its application can eliminate the need for intrusive treatment and clinical solutions to musculoskeletal and other related problems in later life.
The Dimon Institute offers individual lessons in Neurodynamics as well as courses for educators who wish to apply the subject in schools, and for future teachers of Neurodynamics. It also collaborates with Columbia Teachers College with an introductory course presented as part of the Masters program.
Dr. Theodore Dimon has spent 35 years actively researching and developing a new field of study to advance the understanding of our mental and physical system as a holistic entity and how it works in activity. He has shown how unconsciously performed activities negatively affect behavior, health, and learning and how they contribute to many of the problems we are experiencing in today’s society such as stress, ADD, muscle and joint pains, and learning and motor coordination problems. His work demonstrates that through an understanding of holistic functioning, it is possible to learn to use our psychophysical system in a more conscious and balanced way, leading to the prevention, alleviation and eventual elimination of these problems through a comprehension of how they are created through our own actions.
In the field of health we become able to identify and correct behavior patterns that lead to potentially serious clinical medical problems, even when they are at a very early stage of development and before they become visible. This applies as much to problems such as backache and joint pain, as to conditions such as stress and ADD which are frequently manifestations of those habitual actions interfering with our system.
In the field of general education, awareness of how we perform actions gives us a positive measure in our learning process and in the development of skill in absolutely everything we learn, whether holding a pen, sitting or standing, driving a car, or playing a musical instrument. By being aware, we can better control actions which require precision, such as hitting a golf ball or using tools, and we are better equipped to perform repetitive actions which cause strain, such as typing and speaking.
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