Why BBC? - Body Brain Connect


Anne BishopBody Brain Connect Mission, Founder & Interns

The mission of Body Brain Connect is to bridge the fields of brain science and movement practice. Understanding the body-brain connection can improve educational and movement performance outcomes ranging from the classroom to the physical therapy office or the sports arena. The following professional fields such as medical rehabilitation, i.e. physical and occupational therapy, psychology, i.e. somatic psychology and brain fitness and mind-body modalities including yoga, Pilates, Feldenkrais, Gyrotonics, and education can all increase their effectiveness with knowledge about the brain.  

Body Brain Connect was developed and refined by Anne Bishop at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Mind, Brain and Education (MBE) Masters program.  The goal of Body Brain Connect is to reciprocally integrate cognitive and neuroscience research with movement education and practice.  Students and educators have a wealth of knowledge to share with researchers in this field.  Such combined research and practice can inform teaching and learning.

Body Brain Connect offers consulting, workshops, and professional development to educators, researchers, organizations and businesses. Researchers can connect with practitioners and educators to gather information, insights and ideas. Just as the body and brain act as a feedback loop so too can research and practice. I invite you to join Body Brain Connect as a practitioner, educator, business, or researcher with the common goal of learning more about the body-brain connection.