Love Your Brain

By Lisa Broere

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” — Philippians 4:8

 What are you thinking about when you start your day and when you walk into the studio? What you believe is important and will manifest itself. My experience as a dance teacher has proven to me that the biggest block for students to remember steps, choreography, sequences and lines is not their ability to remember, it’s their belief in their ability to remember.

You are unique so the way your brain works and the way you learn things is also unique. Do you believe you can accept and love your brain the way it works? If not, what happens often is that as you forget something, you go into anxiety mode and everything shuts down. If I teach a sequence and a student can’t keep up, often you can see the panic or frustration in their eyes. My experience has taught me that throughout the year, when a student gains confidence in their ability to dance and execute what is taught, the quicker they actually learn the choreography.

So I want to challenge you today. Walk into your day with “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”, because the Lord is on your side. When you take this belief into your dance class, how does this affect your brain’s ability to remember?