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H3 Accelerated Learning® (H3AL) is a holistic approach to enhance ones cognitive abilities, learning skills and general wellbeing. Created by Dr Silvia Toniato, it has been applied by Silvia Toniato and Delbert Skeete since 2012. Dr Toniato has been joined by other partners since March 2016.

It works by correctly stimulating the resources of the human body, a biological self-equilibrating structure designed for learning and creative elaboration.

H3AL has amazing effects, it’s very simple, fun and accessible to everyone. It’s not memory based and doesn’t create stress or anxiety, quite the opposite!

It just started being adopted by university for students, researchers and professors.

The method is based on:

  • the notion that the development of brain structure and function depends on peripheral stimulation (a fact well known, but often neglected)
  • the observation of the brain-senses-consciousness interaction
  • our knowledge and experience as researchers, teachers and Bowen practitioners (Bowen action is an important component in H3AL’s application and drives H3AL ADVANCED).

By directly and delicately stimulating THE EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX, the skin and the ears, H3AL engages the primary structures that regulate both the human body and our perception.
If it’s true that the brain is the computer (but not the programmer!) of our body, and that the endocrine and nervous system regulate many of our functions, it’s also true that we have an organic structure that is formed before those listed above, that manages their functions and is responsible for the body’s general health.

This structure, composed of water, sugars and proteins, is known as the Extracellular Matrix and its function is well known in modern medicine at least since the ‘80s [1]. It is also known that immediately after cellular differentiation between embryonic cells and those that will become the placenta, embryos develop ears - that is within the first week after conception, even before implantation in the womb.

The skin follows, within the 3rd week. So the ears and skin are up and running even before the heart and brain come into existence [2]. A baby’s brain structure (i.e. it’s neural maps) is deeply influenced by the sound and touch from the surrounding environment in which it develops [3]. The ears and skin are fundamental to acquire information and therefore fundamental to cognitive skills. It’s reasonable to think that they can continue to function with and without input from the brain: the brain, receiving information from this primary circuit, can restructure itself — even in our dotage.

H3AL has also a protocol for language learning:

H3AL LANGUAGES, a fun way to learn a language effectively, quickly and with ease (no homework, no stress, at least one CEFR level in a 20 hour course) and to think in the acquired language without effort!


Learning Paradox

Have you ever wondered how do we learn? Why the speed in which pre-school children learn decreases with age? Is it possible that to speak or distinguish and recognise faces and objects seem easier than long division? Long division is less complex from a cognitive point of view. Why do babies seem to learn a language better than adults? The answer is well known but underestimated: we learn through our bodies.