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Children from pre-school through high school find their confidence and capabilities soar, making learning fun instead of a chore.

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Adults

Ever wish you could toss away your troubles with reading or numbers and just live already? BrainAbility Essentials makes the business of life easier.

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Professionals

Become more adept at: Power meetings…Long, intensive workdays…Being fully present with colleagues…Switching off when it’s time to go home.

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BrainAbility Essentials believes in a natural approach to health and wellness. We are committed to helping individuals reach their highest potential in every aspect of life. We custom tailor a program that includes nutritional intervention, Brian Integration Technique, and lifestyle strategies to meet the specific needs of each client. Through this program, clients will improve mind and body function and achieve their fullest range of ability. Brain Integration is a non-invasive, drug- free approach that helps alleviate the symptoms of ANXIETY, ADD, ADHD, and Dyslexia while improving stress management and optimizing brain function for children and adults.

Brain Integration Technique

Crossinology® Brain Integration Technique (BIT) is a revolutionary stress management process that permanently improves the flow of information in the brain in less than ten hours, with no drugs or surgery. This relaxing, non-invasive therapy has been shown to:

     • End ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, and other learning disabilities

     • Permanently improve memory and concentration

     • Permanently improve spelling and reading

     • Permanently improve planning and multi-tasking

     • Permanently improve balance and coordination

An assessment to determine the status of a brain’s functionality related to  BrainAbility standards can be done over the phone or computer. It only takes a few minutes (15-20) and it’s FREE. From there, we can create a plan of action for correcting imbalances in the brain’s processing capabilities and get you on your way to thinking ease.

BrainAbility Essentials is located in Lakewood, CO and has been serving clients since 2009.

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Allergy Correction

BIT has a component which works successfully to help people eliminate allergies.

Sports Improvement

Brain Integration Technique can improve balance and coordination for immediate and lasting physical progress.

Stress & Anxiety Reduction

Brain Integration Therapy will help children and adults by removing the blockages to blood flow which have been “switched off” resulting in an improved ability to learn.

Nutritional Supplements

Once the brain pathways are open and flowing properly, adequate nutrition will help keep the brain and body connection functioning at its peak. Recommendations may be made to maximize your brain and body health.

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Essential Oils

Essential Oils are 100% natural plant oils (natural aromatic compounds) found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. If you have ever enjoyed the gift of a rose, a walk by a field of lavender, or the smell of fresh cut mint, you have experienced the aromatic qualities of fragrant oils. In addition to giving plants their distinctive smells, these oils provide plants with protection against predators and disease and play a role in plant pollination.

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Hormetic Nutrients

All people are designed with a fascinating energetic and neurological monitoring system. Functional Bio-Analysis (FBA) is a science-based complementary medicine technique designed to help knowledgeable practitioners navigate this amazing natural pathway in order to find the body’s greatest needs. One goal of FBA is to detect nutritional deficiencies and then to supply only those supplements that influence numerous metabolic functions simultaneously, producing what is called a hormetic effect. Utilizing hormetic nutrients exclusively will often restore health by accomplishing the most good, in the least amount of time, with the fewest number of additional therapies.

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Natural Wellness

Plants have been part of the human wellness program since the beginning of man- and womankind.
Come see, smell and taste today’s version of nature’s medicine supporting healthy body systems. It’s fun, safe and cost-effective!

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Carrie Skluzak

Brain Integration Technique practitioner

Hi, my name is Carrie Skluzak and I’m a Brain Integration Technique practitioner with BrainAbility Essentials in Lakewood, Colorado.

I’ve been on a lifelong journey to improve myself physically and emotionally (I was fat during my high school and college years and inherited my father’s heart plaque accumulations and a bit of OCD). As a mother, I have raised a child with ADHD and have been helping people with learning and emotional challenges since 2009. I just LOVE learning what the brain can do and how to support it. And, because supporting the brain means supporting the body, everything I have learned and put into practice involves lifestyle choices that improve the whole person, from the brain on down.

For years, I have searched for products and techniques that help with mental proficiency, while being affordable, natural and easy to use. My absolute favorites are a high quality line of essential oils and products, which my family now uses regularly for muscle aches, seasonal threats and even cell regeneration. In my blog, I share ways to use oils for healthy living. And, I teach Brain Integration Techniques that help with focus and mental acuity.

My promise to you is to give you my full attention when listening to your needs so that the solutions we find together are customized for YOU. I am passionate about helping you!

I hope you find a few tips in here that help you on the healthy path you’re looking for. May your path be healthy and bright!

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FAQ

Do you have to do the whole integration at once?

BIT takes between 8 and 12 hours, depending on the individual. It can be done all at once (over two or three days), or spread out over a longer period of time. For small children who have trouble being still, we recommend breaking the appointments up by scheduling one hour on, one hour off, etc. For extremely small children and infants, we recommend half-hour appointments, with a break in-between.

What age do you have to be to be integrated?

BIT is helpful for people of any age. When integrating young children, sometimes we cannot assess (and therefore correct) certain functions because the child has not yet reached that developmental milestone. In this case, we complete the integration and might recommend bringing the child back in a couple of years to integrate the remaining areas.

What do I have to bring to BIT?

We recommend that our clients come well-fed and well-hydrated. Please bring water and snacks for long or multiple sessions in one day. Children may play with toys (with no batteries or electricity), read (or be read to), or listen to music during the treatment.

Should I plan to stay with my child during treatment?

We always welcome parents during treatment, and ask that they plan to stay at least for the first hour of assessment. However, sometimes children behave differently when their parents are present, and that might be more challenging. In this case, for the other treatment sessions the practitioner might suggest that the parent take a break and enjoy an hour or so, on their own!

What if I (or my child) is on medication?

Medication does not compromise the treatment, nor does the treatment compromise medication. We are not MDs, and do not make any recommendations regarding prescriptions. Please consult your doctor or psychiatrist with any questions.

Can BIT help people with drug or alcohol problems?

BIT is beneficial for almost everyone! For individuals with addiction problems, BIT can help relieve stresses that might be causing those behaviors. But remember, we enable the brain to learn. We do not make the brain learn. Please consult your doctor or psychiatrist with any questions.

Will we still need additional help, like tutoring or other therapy, after BIT?

That depends on a few factors. For example, if we see a student who is 16 years old and has missed a few years in his mathematics knowledge they will probably need tutoring to catch up to his grade level. If a student is very young, the normal practice of reading and/or spelling in the classroom may be all they need. In addition, the child might still need behavioral therapy or modification, or the family might need counseling for help with family dynamics. We recommend that you would see the appropriate professionals for those services.

Another factor that is often overlooked is nutrition. According to an article in the Boulder Daily Camera, there are numerous national studies that show that children high on a lunch packed with sugar and caffeine have a hard time concentrating, and thus learning. And that when students had a healthy meal, their performance went up and ADD symptoms went down.

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Testimonials

Sandy

My son has always struggled to read, and was diagnosed with dyslexia in the summer between first and second grade. We recognized this early on, and drilled him repeatedly on the sounds that letters make, so he was very proficient at “tapping-out” words, one letter at a time. After he said the sounds separately, then he recognized the word. But reading was NOT fun for him. In second grade, he was significantly (1.5+ years) below grade level, and we saw minimal improvement after having gone to tutoring and various other interventions.  After Carrie’s treatment, at the end of second grade in April, he tested slightly below grade level, whereas in December he was over a year and a half behind. That’s 1.5+ years of reading improvement in a 4 month time span!! Since BIT appears to be so effective for my son, we of course emphasized reading practice at home as usual, but backed off the other interventions. He has maintained those improvements with minimal intervention into fourth grade, and we plan to take him in for a “tune-up” to see if we can’t get additional improvements and to ensure the benefits continue.

Barb

Two months ago, Reece was hit in the face by a baseball while pitching. Since then he’s been afraid to pitch and the team is trying to prepare for a trip to Cooperstown in New York. We brought him in to see Carrie for an hour of treatment and the next game he pitched was a no-hitter! Reece is all smiles now that he has game back.

Meg

Thank you for integrating my kids! Max, 6, is now sleeping through the night, has more confidence, and less fear of failure, & mistakes. His teacher said he is participating in class more, raising his hand to be called on for answers to questions, and has more confidence in himself that he knows the right answer. His teacher recently stated that he seems like a new kid. Sam, 8, is more open to being physically touched. Before, he would pull away from being hugged or touched. Now he comes up and touches me more, or even asks to be hugged. His perfectionism has mellowed out too. He is more accepting of making mistakes and he seems more patient with the learning process. His anxiety level is reduced both on performance issues, and circumstances around him. Also, he will now take naps. He stopped napping at 18 months and just within the last 2 months he has taken 6 naps.

Patricia

Brain Integration Therapy has allowed me to live my life like a “normal functional human being.” What was I before? I was a puddle. A mess. To meet me, I seemed scattered but nice. You couldn’t imagine the problems I was having. I didn’t appear shy, but I was. Keeping a clean house or doing the follow up with clients, necessary for a successful business, wasn’t happening. All the lists in the world didn’t keep me on track. I simply couldn’t do it. Brain Integration Therapy has helped me to be able to decision-make choices, carry a thought and a task from beginning to end, eliminate fears, evaporate anxieties and give my brain a chance to function as it ought so that I can live! These days, not only do the mundane tasks of house-cleaning get done, but I get out socially and stay in better touch with clients. I’ve even begun teaching. My income has increased significantly. Friends, family and even acquaintances see such a difference in me they actually comment!

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Ryan, 5, has improved his physical coordination to full-form jumping jacks and is able to handle situations where he doesn’t get “his way” without getting mad or crying. This is a huge improvement! Dell, adult, is no longer allergic to down feathers, which makes traveling more convenient.

Sarah

I was an ADHD adult until I met Carrie Skluzak and was treated with Brain Integration Therapy. All my life I thought something was wrong with everyone else. Why was everyone so slow? Why did it seem as if everything was happening around me in slow motion? Why did no one have the energy I seemed to have? I knew I was smart but why did it take me hours longer than my peers to complete assignments? Why was I not able to stop when I became obsessed with a project? Why did I struggle with learning so, why were so many projects left not completed? My brain was moving so fast, no one could keep up with me; I couldn’t even keep up with me! I could never sit still long enough to catch my breath! Within two hours of my first session with Carrie, I was in awe! For the first time in my life I was experiencing what it was like to be normal. For the first time in my life I was able to focus without a hundred different things going on in my head and around me. No longer was the world going in slow motion, no longer was living so HARD! I have been able to make it through an entire television show without changing channels! I am able to sit and complete projects, have meaningful time with family, discussions at work, enjoy a game without my mind racing and my body wanting to race! For the first time in my life I am totally present with the moment. I am teacher who has a gift for working with struggling students and children with disabilities. Before BIT I only dreamed of the possibilities for myself and my students, now I am able to complete tasks and focus totally on being present to each individual! Thanks to BIT my life has changed and I am now able to change lives!