You can train your brain with focus system by combining sound therapy and specific exercises. iLS and Stephen Porges designed this system to improve our learning abilities and to better integrate brain and body.
Focus System follows a multi sensory approach. You’ll listen to music, while you’re trying to complete a series of exercises. Furthermore, as you move through the program, the exercises become gradually more difficult.
Through different programs, you can improve:
- Coordination and Balance
- Attention and Focus
- Learning and Memory
- Reduction of Auditory Sensitivity
- Reduction of Hypersensitivities
- Recovering from an injury
- Developmental delays
- Behavior Regulation and Emotional Resilience
- Speech and Expressive Language
Focus System at home or in one of our offices
You can follow the therapy either at home or in one of our offices. We will provide you with all the material you need to perform the exercises. It’s also possible to start together with us and then transition to exercising at home. So, whatever works best for you.
How does it work?
Focus System uses the uniquely developed sound therapy, based on 20 years of research by Stephen Porges. While wearing special headphones that also use bone conduction, you will be asked to perform a series of exercises. These exercises can range from physical exercises (core, balance, functional, …), to games (bean bags, hanging ball, bouncing ball), to cognitive tasks (repeating songs, counting, memorising, using your imagination). At first the exercises might seem easy. However, with the music added on, they can be a bit more of a challenge.
What does a typical session look like?
A session usually lasts one hour. In that hour there will be time for some exercises and relaxation. If you’re following the program at home, you can also do some light household chores during your session.
How long does a Focus System program take?
Focus system has several programs that can adapt to your need. First, through a questionnaire, we asses your needs and where you can improve. From there, we can create a program customised specifically to your needs. A full program ranges between 10 sessions up to 60 sessions. Usually, we advise a minimum of four sessions a week.
- Calming Program – 10 Sessions
- Sensory & Motor Program – 60 Sessions
- Concentration & Attention Program – 40 Sessions
- Reading & Auditory Processing Program – 40 Sessions
- Optimal Performance I Program – 24 Sessions
- Optimal Performance II Program – 24 Sessions
Advantages of Focus System
Focus System is a complete approach that better integrates the body and the brain. Unlike many forms of therapy, this is not talk therapy. This means that you don’t have to disclose any difficult information. It’s an active form of therapy that helps your brain and body to create better connections through active stimulation. Moreover, since you can perfectly follow the program from the comfort of your home, it is very flexible. So, once you plan in a program with us, you can follow your own pace.
Focus System for Children
Focus System has been designed with children in mind. The exercises can often be practiced by children with no or minor adaptations. Because this is an active form of therapy and there is no need for talking much, it is very open to children. Sessions can be time for some quality time between the child and his or her caregiver, or some fun time with a provider. Most importantly, many of the exercises are just fun activities to do with kids.
Through the different programs, you can improve your child’s learning abilities, motor skills, behaviour skills, speech and sleep. The programs also help to reduce auditory sensitivity and anxiety.
Renting Specialised Equipment
When you want to follow a program from your home, we provide you with different options to get the specialised equipment. The equipment includes a specially programmed iPod touch with the sound therapy on it, special bone and air conducting headphones, and a range of props to do exercises and games. We offer the equipment in different options; rent, rent-to-buy, or buy. Together with you, we’ll discuss the best options.
Frequently Asked Questions Focus System
If you have any questions about Focus System, read our list of frequently asked questions by clicking on this link.
More information and Research
If you want to read more about focus system, or the research that it has been based on, you can follow this link to the website of iLS. For case studies and to read about the experience of other’s, we refer you to this website. In case you want to read more about sound therapy, click here. Also, if you want to discover SSP, click here. If you want to read what other’s have experienced at Therapy Brussels, read our Hugs page!
Fees Focus System
If you are interested and would like to know more on Focus System, including the fee for the program, please contact us. Fees vary depending on the type and length of the program. The intake session is €125.
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