The brain can be trained
Doing very simple exercises, with pencil and paper, gives us access to different parts of our brain.
Stimulating the brain side that we don’t usually use, we’ll get improvements for our daily life.
Este es mi noveno año de proyecto. Empecé con personas mayores a las que ya conocía de mi clase de pintura desde hacía más de 10 años. Y un día, el 2 de noviembre de 2014, empezamos el primer ejercicio. Que, aunque no lo recuerdo, esa es la fecha que puse en las...
What is “itrazos?”
It is a program that helps stimulate and develop the side of the brain that we use less, with the aim to achieve new skills that help activate the mind and delay the cognitive impairment in adult people.
The itrazos program was developed for the benefit of the old people. However, its positive effect was noted on every age as it was applied in other age groups.
The activities are developed through a worksheet method, using one of the ways that the Arts give us to express and create: the stroke line.
Our proposal is to work on the NON-DOMINANT side.
Taking into account that most people are right-handed, we point to the right side of the brain – which controls the left side of the body -. With left-handed people, we work the other side.
The right side is:
♦ The integrative one
♦ The heart of visual-spatial non-verbal skills: sensations, feelings
♦ The one coordinating the artistic and emotional skills
♦ The one using the social and sound skills
♦ The one integrating the situations and thoughts in a holistic way
♦ The one using the synthesis method
Why working out the brain with arts?
Because painting or drawing:
⇒ Helps us relax and
⇒ disconnect from our problems
⇒ Gives us inner peace
⇒ Regulates breathing
⇒ Reduces stress
⇒ Improves our attention and memory
⇒ Connects directly with the emotions
⇒ Increases our skills
Itrazos helps us reduce or slowdown the cognitive impairment in older adults.
Developing and exercising the areas of the non-dominant side, we will be able to improve our abilities and skills at all levels, regardless the age.
What benefits does
It diminishes, to the extent of each person, the cognitive impairment caused by factors such as age, diseases or episodes like CVA.
In case of mild disorders, it develops the right-side areas (left in the left-handed people), in most cases, expanding the person’s skills and abilities.
Why using the
– Because it prevents Alzheimer’s disease (neuronal deterioration)
– stimulates the cognitive, conceptual, emotional ability (control of anxiety)
– increases self-esteem
– relaxes, promotes reflection
– strengthens concentration (feeling of ongoing learning)
– improves socialization (feeling of being useful)
– thrusts out feelings, eases the expression of feelings