The At-Home Cognitive Intensive Program – delivered online

Build a stronger brain, create a new reality and transform your future

We are pleased to announce Arrowsmith’s latest development in the pursuit of transforming lives through cognitive programming designed specifically for these challenging times when travel is restricted and educational facilities are closed. In response, the Cognitive Intensive Program that has been offered in person over the past several years is now being delivered in an At-Home format.

What is the At-Home Cognitive Intensive Program?

The At-Home Cognitive Intensive Program offers participants the opportunity to strengthen their brains at home online while working with a trained facilitator. Symbol Relations is targeted: a critical cognitive function across all aspects of learning and life and fundamental to our understanding, logical reasoning and processing speed.

This unique program involves 90 to 135 hours of online cognitive exercises to be completed over the course of 8 to 10 weeks. Each educational organization offering this program will determine program length. Participants are supported by a dedicated Arrowsmith trained facilitator who will create a positive learning experience contributing to powerful cognitive improvements.

Who should participate?

Everyone can benefit from strengthening their Symbol Relations function.

Those with learning difficulties or those looking to achieve peak performance – a stronger brain means a better life.

Signs of a weak Symbol Relations Function

Signs of weak Symbol Relations functioning include:

  • not understanding what is read or said
  • seeing the world as ‘black and white’
  • difficulty with math or literary concepts such as fractions, metaphors
  • not keeping up with lectures or conversations due to slow processing speed
  • difficulty ‘reading between the lines’ or catching jokes or sarcasm
  • appearing stubborn or inflexible, unable to consider other points of view
  • challenges with fluid reasoning and working memory
  • requires more time and energy to complete tasks at school or work
  • re-reading material several times before grasping the idea
  • frequently asking questions for clarification

What are the benefits of participating?

Strengthening Symbol Relations ability means a more powerful and positive capacity to understand, participate in and contribute to the world.

Studies show that the Cognitive Intensive Program leads to structural and functional changes in the brain as well as significant improvements in academic and cognitive measures. Significant improvements were measured in comprehension, mathematics, vocabulary,  processing speed, attention, cognitive efficiency, reasoning, and working memory. Participants and their families report better mental health, emotional resilience, and a more positive self-concept.


Dr. Greg Rose from Southern Illinois University presented his research at the Society for Neuroscience conference in October 2019 which showed significant changes in the brain as well as “real-world consequences” seen in students after just 6 weeks of the Cognitive Intensive Program. View Research


Norman Doidge, author of ‘The Brain That Changes Itself’ and ‘The Brain’s Way of Healing’ comments on the benefits of the Symbol Relations Program. Click here to read

“The Symbol Relations functions are ones that can be used to train people with any background language to develop higher order reasoning and processing abilities, a skill that has relevance across all academic disciplines. By virtue of having lived in Toronto, and immersed myself in the school, and referred many students and adults to training in this function, I can attest to how it enhances overall functioning and is a very wise choice for a cognitive function to train. This would have a major impact on improved educational functioning throughout the world.

The fact that they train the brain processors that make possible reasoning and rationality, is arguably one of the most important positive developments one could imagine for our world, with its complex problems.”

Research Outcomes: Cognitive Intensive Program

Create a new reality and transform your future with a stronger Symbol Relations function.

How do I access the At-Home CIP?

The following educational organizations offering Arrowsmith around the globe are ready to help individuals accelerate their learning ability.

Enrolment start date: Start dates vary depending on location.

Please contact the location nearest you in order to gain more information. If your country is not listed, please contact the location closest to your time zone.


3Bridges Community
Penshurst, NSW, Australia
Telephone: 02-8558-4000

Brain Athletics
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Telephone: +61 498 666 002

Cognitive Strengthening Centre
Subiaco, WA, Australia
Phone: 04-1004-5134

CoreSenses | Awakening Capabilities
North Sydney, NSW, Australia
Phone: 04-0877-8819

Empowering Lives
Gaythorne, QLD, Australia
Telephone: 04-1084-4513