Brendan O’Hara is a Kinesiologist from Australia who specialises in Early Childhood Development, the Primitive and Postural Reflexes and Sound, He is the founder of the Movement, the Brain and Learning Programme. He has produced and published The Movement and Learning CDs and books. The father of four children; he feels privileged and blessed to have five Grandchildren.
In the mid 1970s Brendan was apprenticed to an Osteopath who taught him, Osteopathic techniques, massage, Auric massage and the use of the Bach Flower Essences.
Inspired, influenced and taught by the early luminaries of Kinesiology, people like Frank Mahony, John Thie and Paul Dennison, he first taught TFH in June 1984. He taught TFH, Edu-K and Brain Gym into the early 1990s.
Brendan was introduced to the Primitive and Postural Reflexes in 1992, through The Extra Lesson programme, which derived from Rudolf Steiner’s work. It was an epiphany for him. From that time he has worked with the Reflexes and developed a movement programme involving Beanbag Activities. He has taught this programme in Europe, UK, USA, Asia, etc., to Kinesiologists and the wider community including people from many disciplines.
In his homeland of Australia, he has a strong focus in the Early Childhood sector, working extensively in Long Daycare Centres, Pre-Schools and Kindergartens. He delivers his movement programmes through Song and Dance to the children, their parents, educators and carers.
Over the decades Sound has been an important aspect of his work in clinic, workshops and programmes.
His music cds and their accompanying books have been sold worldwide for over the last 25 years. While the music is aimed at 3-8 year olds, the activities are beneficial for people of all ages. The accompanying books give educators and parents easy to follow explanations of how to do the movements and activities, and the benefits of doing them.