Dear Parents and Children.
I am so happy that you have found my website and have discovered Intelligence Integration program. I wanted to share with you a little about my own personal struggles with learning, behaviour and school as well as my successes and achievements.
As a child in Primary school in the 1960’s I struggled greatly with my behaviour control and with learning, especially reading, spelling and mathematics. I found it hard to concentrate and to comprehend what the teacher was trying to teach me. It was like my brain did not or would not work like other kids’ brains. Over time, my self-esteem and self confidence suffered immensely.
I was kept back in grade 4 and again in grade 6 and as you could well imagine my inability to learn was a great source of embarrassment, shame and sadness. I hated going to school and along with that, I had constant feelings of not fitting in and belonging like other kids seemed to. I could not relax and was very nervous and over sensitive. I had trouble keeping friendships and I felt angry, misunderstood and constantly worried.
What I know now is that I was, what’s termed “Dyslexic and ADHD” and in the 1960’s not a lot of support and resources were available.
I did make it to secondary school but left after only completing year 8. I spent many years feeling frustrated and the lack of a good education held me back from experiencing my full potential and goals.
22 years ago I was fortunate enough to meet Moshe Elbaum through a series of events. He invited me to study with him in Israel where he taught me his unique program for resolving learning, concentration and behavioural difficulties for children and adults. This has changed my life and has contributed greatly to my professional successes and achievements. It is my heartfelt desire to help any child or adult who is suffering needlessly with learning and behavioural issues. I can see now, looking back, that my own school experience has been a gift of great value. It has given me insight and knowledge of the inner workings of a person experiencing learning, concentration and behavioural difficulties and it has made me determined to help liberate the suffering of those experiencing a learning issue.
I went on to be internationally qualified training at the Body Balance & Bio Energy Institute in Tel-aviv Israel, and at the prestigious Reidman Centre of Holistic Body Work also in Tel-aviv Israel. I practised and taught at the Elbaum Intelligence Integration Centre, Israel and was co-founder of the Melbourne Integrated Learning Centre.
I have many years experience in Primal Therapy from the Primal Institute, Richmond (Aust) under the guidance of the late Dr Graham Farrent. I have also taught therapeutic exercise programs for Children with special needs at Tranvancore, Royal Children’s Hospital. I currently hold a level 6 degree in Wing Chun Kung Fu and am a published writer of The Art of Healing magazine and have appeared on TV & Radio and became an accomplished musician, performing and recording.