Resources on the Shichida Method
Who is Dr. Makoto Shichida?
Professor Makoto Shichida is a highly respected figure in Japan and
increasingly around the world as his revolutionary method of stimulating
children’s brains from the age of three months is changing the way we
understand how children learn.
The Shichida Method has been used in
Japan for over 25 years and is backed by 40 years of research into developing
techniques to stimulate the early development of the brain.
The basic principles
- The Shichida Method is based on several main principles.
All children are born
- Importance of
- The dominance of the
- Professor Shichida believes that all children are born as
geniuses and the purpose of education is not to teach knowledge but to create
a child with enormous abilities and potential. Shichida says the difference between his method and others is
that it is “Based on love, heart and mind and focuses on children’s wishes to
help others.”During the early years, when your baby’s brain cells are
rapidly growing and making new connections, Shichida says is the best time to
tap into your baby’s innate human abilities, capacities that all children are
born with. These include;
- Multiple Languages
The Shichida Method works on the principle of a strong,
stress-free parent-child bond. The course requires that parents;
Carry out course
related activities with their children at home everyday
aware of their child at home
Spend 30 minutes a
day to practice with their child in order to continue brain learning
The method also encourages you to focus on your child’s brain
development rather than their academic performance.
The Right Brain
The Shichida Method focuses on the right side of your baby’s
brain which Prof Shichida calls the genius brain as it develops first. Up
until a child starts school, between the ages of 4 and 6, he will use the
right side of his brain more than the left. However, between four and six
years old a child falls out of the habit of using his right brain. Because of
this, the Shichida Method is best used during the critical window of
training, between the ages of 0-3 years old.
Professor Shichida says, “The younger that children start, the
easier to draw out and retain their genius ability.”
Children who have followed this method have excelled in many
The method is designed to stimulate the right brain to benefit
the whole brain so the main focus throughout the early years is on the right
side of the brain.
Images – the right
side of the brain is the ‘image’ side, meaning it works with visual
Stimulation – the
right brain is best stimulated by repetition and continuance, focusing
primarily on the five senses
Subconscious – the
right brain enables your child to learn subconsciously
Information – the
right brain can process large amounts of information at high speeds
Connectivity – by
educating the right brain and connecting it to the left you can effectively
fully educate the whole brain to it’s fullest potential
The results for thousands of children educated in the early
years using the Shichida Method have proved many times how the system can
work. Professor Shichida says, “These children are tapping powers we never
knew existed as if they are perfectly normal. Watching them rapidly memorize
enormous amounts of information and recall with precision and understanding,
predict future events, improve their athletic ability instantaneously serve
as a guide for education that will revolutionize conventional approaches to
child raising in the 21st Century.”
The Characteristics of The Shichida Method Brain Training
The left and right hemispheres of the brain have different
capabilities. The right brain possesses the ability to retain complete image
of things seen at a glance in the memory. Also, it is the receptacle for
inspiration and the site of expression for image abundant creativity.
The right brain controls the abilities to visualize images and
the realization of those images physically. Nearly all-successful people,
regardless of their field of expertise, demonstrate the right brain ability
of distinct image visualization.
However, as the left-brain develops, it becomes harder to
bring forth the abilities of the right brain. If the child's brain is stuffed
with knowledge, it becomes very difficult to exercise and develop the right
brain. (Note: This is where Shichida has different opinion from Glenn Doman
teaching). The Shichida Method believes in not over-emphasizing on knowledge
education, and that the cultivation of the child's ability to learn on his
own is of utmost importance.
five senses of the right brain. Corresponding to the 5 senses of the
left-brain (sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell) the right brain also has its
5 senses. However, they are not the senses of sight and hearing in the normal
manner, but the ability to see, hear, sense things through waves translated
into images. These 5 senses of the right brain are its basic abilities. When
these abilities are released, man becomes capable of seeing images as motion
ability to see images in the form of motion pictures.
ability to do complex mental calculations.
conversion of images to words, numbers, symbols and the reverse.
ability to master foreign languages easily.
ability to receive inspiration and use it towards unique creativity.
ability of photographic speed-reading.
ability to receive information on an intuitive level, and to use that
Our collection of resources on the Shichida Method.
For a one time investment of just US $29.95, you can have access to our rare collection of resources on the Shichida Method, including information from the only Four Books ever printed in English. Two of these books are now out of print.
- 1 A collection of articles on the Theory of Shichida Method - Prof. Celesty’s Report on the Shichida Method -
- 2 Shichida 65 Day Maths Program-
- 3. Extensive notes taken during a Shichida Training
course – 13 parts-
- 4. Suggested Plan of Shichida Activities for 18-24 MONTHS OLD
- 5 Shichida Random Dot Cards-
- 6 An alphabetic list of 42 Exercises from the four
1. Academic Report on The Work of Dr Makoto Shichida by Dr Celeste Matthews
work of Dr Makoto Shichida is highly relevant to our purposes as it
provides the scientific basis underlying the exercises we do. Not only
that, he has also provided a wealth of exercises which have been adapted
for a workshop format.
* What is the Shichida Method ?
Prof. Celeste Matthews who was trained by Dr Shichida, provides a very detailed explanation about the work of Dr Shichida.
2). 14 Part Notes on the Shichida Method
It is hard to find infomation about the shichida method
outside of the shichida centres. however, we have been very fortunate to find
some detailed notes by two parents who attended the course as well as a few
sample lesson plans.