About the Founder
Who is Moshe Elbaum?
A leader in the field of education and training, a popular lecturer, a compassionate teacher, a skilled practitioner, and the author of several books, Moshe Elbaum is an expert at helping children and adults to improve or overcome a variety of learning and behavioral difficulties such as ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, and more. Throughout the last 24 years, Moshe and his certified trainers have succeeded to help more than 15 thousand children and adults with the Intelligence Integration training program, which he founded and developed.
Read more about him:
· A Short History of Moshe’s Lifework
· Selections from Articles Written by and about Moshe Elbaum
Today Moshe's method is still being practiced by more than 3000 practitioners around the world. It has also been successfully integrated into the curricula of more than 120 schools. Different Lives, the most prestigious health magazine in Israel, included Moshe's method as one of the "100 Milestones in the History of Alternative Health.” Now, for the first time ever on earth, Moshe's lifework has been made available for at-home use in Intelligence Integration: A Revolutionary Training Program that Improves Children's Learning and Behavioral Abilities.
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Why did he create Intelligence Integration?
One of the things that makes the method so powerful is that it comes out of Moshe's personal experience as a child who struggled with severe learning difficulties and developed techniques to overcome his own struggle. With dedication, Moshe turned his skills into knowledge, his weaknesses into strengths, and his pain into compassion for others.
Read an excerpt about how Moshe came to develop the method from the Preface of Intelligence Integration:
As a child, I struggled to learn in school. Beginning in the first grade, I had difficulty understanding whatever I read. Even after reading just one sentence, I could not remember it. For this reason, I repeated both the first and fourth grades, and I failed most of my exams over the course of my school years. Had I grown up today, I would have been wrongly diagnosed as dyslexic or as having ADD.
Unable to understand most of what I was supposed to be learning, I felt helpless, frustrated, and angry, finding it hard to cope with all of my difficulties at once. I did not receive any support from my parents or my teachers, and I felt lonely and isolated in my struggle. Fed up with my persistent inability to learn, I dropped out of school in the tenth grade. But even though quitting seemed easier, it also failed to solve the problems that continued to haunt me for many years.
I suffered from extremely low self-esteem and a sense of shame over my poor reading and writing abilities. My writing was filled with spelling errors, which prevented me from ever wanting to write; likewise, I hated reading and avoided it. What helped me initially was training in martial arts. At age twenty-six, for the first time in my life, a year after I had begun taking classes in karate, I was able to read a book from cover to cover.
While practicing karate, I realized I lacked the ability to anticipate when my opponents would attack. I did not want to be defeated, so I began to train my eyes in various ways, strengthening the muscles in order to move them quickly and thus be able to follow my opponent not only with accuracy, but also with ease. As a result, I found myself better able to read. This was one of the techniques that later became a part of the method…
A few years after I began my martial arts training, I was seriously injured in a car accident. The injuries damaged parts of my body and forced me to stop practicing karate, the one language I could speak fluently. In the four years following the accident, I lived and recovered in Kibbutz Mefalsim in Israel. There I studied and practiced various alternative medicines, which I used to rebuild my abilities in order to regain myself. Using my knowledge in martial arts, shiatsu, reflexology, and bioenergetics (based on the theories of Dr. Wilhelm Reich, Dr. Alexander Lowen, and the late Rafi Rozen), I came to understand that the body is the source of functional difficulties. This is one of the main tenets upon which my method has been built.
Because I suffered so much when I was younger, I have long felt a burning need to help as many people as possible throughout the world who are experiencing the same kinds of struggles. Yet even after training and certifying hundreds of Elbaum trainers to carry out my work, I recognized that I would never be able to train enough people to meet the worldwide demand, which is steadily growing. Approximately 30 percent of the world’s children suffer from learning and behavioral difficulties.
Within the last year in particular, most of the children and adolescents who trained under my guidance did so at home, coming to see me only periodically for adjustments to their program. This approach was new in that trainees did not have to work twice a week under my supervision. Now I am offering my method to everyone for at-home use because I have seen that it can be utilized to bring about results without my intervention.
By utilizing these new tools that you have in front of you—this book and its animations which show all the method’s techniques—you will be provided with the knowledge and understanding necessary to help train your child or even (and hopefully) to train yourself.
I am hopeful that my method will light the way for those who are in darkness, lending a hand to all who practice with dedication.
Best wishes on your journey.
With love and appreciation for your effort,