Sunday, July 22, 2012

Shichida Method Right Brain Training

SHICHIDA METHOD is the brainchild of Professor Makoto Shichida, who has been researching education methods of preschool children since 1951. He is thoroughly convinced of the theory that all babies are born geniuses. Because of this, he is a well known public figure in Japan, having committed the past 40 years to developing techniques to stimulate early development of right-brain education in children beginning in the womb and continuing through adulthood. There are over 300 Shichida Child Academies in Japan. 

The Characteristics of The Shichida Method Brain Training The left and right hemispheres of the brain have different capabilities. The right brain possesses the ability to retain complete image of things seen at a glance in the memory. Also, it is the receptacle for inspiration and the site of expression for image abundant creativity. The right brain controls the abilities to visualize images and the realization of those images physically. Nearly all-successful people, regardless of their field of expertise, demonstrate the right brain ability of distinct image visualization. However, as the left-brain develops, it becomes harder to bring forth the abilities of the right brain. If the child's brain is stuffed with knowledge, it becomes very difficult to exercise and develop the right brain. (Note: This is where Shichida has different opinion from Glenn Doman teaching). The Shichida Method believes in not over-emphasizing on knowledge education, and that the cultivation of the child's ability to learn on his own is of utmost importance. Right brain capabilities that all children possess are: 1. The five senses of the right brain. Corresponding to the 5 senses of the left-brain (sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell) the right brain also has its 5 senses. However, they are not the senses of sight and hearing in the normal manner, but the ability to see, hear, sense things through waves translated into images. These 5 senses of the right brain are its basic abilities. When these abilities are released, man becomes capable of seeing images as motion pictures. 2. The ability to see images in the form of motion pictures. 3. Photographic memory 4. The ability to do complex mental calculations. 5. The conversion of images to words, numbers, symbols and the reverse. 6. The ability to master foreign languages easily. 7. The ability to receive inspiration and use it towards unique creativity. 8. The ability of photographic speed-reading. 9. The ability to receive information on an intuitive level, and to use that information accordingly. 

Here is one testimonial: "My son started answering math problems in writing at age of 2 and a half years old. He has no problem solving the four rules of arithmetic in 4 to 6 digits. In a matter of a minute, he can solve all these problems" (T.K. mother of a 3 year old, Okayama)


Ian went to his Shichida classes at Wisma Lim Foo Yong religiously when he was1 right until he's 2. After that we decided to send him to a proper school as he just couldn't sit still in the classroom. Despite all these, we continue his brain stimulation exercises at home having bought significant amounts of its materials. The class is quite expensive, RM 1,200 per semester.