The Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® offers a groundbreaking, hands-on approach to help people overcome pain and to achieve improvements by harnessing the power of brain plasticity. These improvements may be substancial and long lasting. The method evolved from the groundbreaking work invented by Dr Moshe Feldenkrais.
The concept of brain plasticity stems from the recognition that the human brain can “rewire” itself in response to new experiences throughout life. This wonderful characteristic of our brain is not only responsible for our ability to learn new things and unlearn old habits. It is also the key that unlocks our potential to recover from traumas, strokes, and disease that disrupt or disable some of the brain’s functions.
The Anat Baniel Method® Neuromovement® uses movement and awareness as the main tools to develop, enhance, or restore one’s functional abilities. However, it stands in stark contrast to conventional physical therapy interventions and other rehabilitation approaches that attempt to bring change directly to specific joints or muscle groups. Unlike other modalities, the Anat Baniel Method® shifts the focus away from the “problem areas” to where the solutions actually lie, the Brain.
The Anat Baniel Method® Neuromovement® uses movement as a language, a means of providing the brain with the information it needs to guide the body and mind to higher levels of functioning and coordination. ABMN® sessions involve gentle touch and connection through the skeleton and movements are executed with close attention to what a person feels. Through these movement explorations, the brain “wakes up” to itself, becoming aware of how it currently interacts with other parts of the body and the outer world. As this process unfolds, the brain organizes the various sensory inputs into meaningful experiences. With this enlightenment, it spontaneously discovers new solutions that are more beneficial for the person.
A vital aspect of the practitioner’s role in this process is to convey the experience of safety, pleasure, and ease of movement that enables the person’s brain to operate in learning mode, thereby exploring new possibilities. The practitioner avoids forcing the person into performing a desired action beyond his or her range of comfort. Doing this would inevitably shift the person’s brain into protective mode and its ability to acquire new advanced skills is vastly reduced.
• Chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain
• Balance and coordination issues
• High Performing Athletes, Musicians, individuals using their systems at a very high professional level
• Stroke Recovery
• Limited movement and stiffness
• Recovery from trauma
• Recovery from injury
• Recovery from surgery
• Occupational stress or repetitive strain
• Neurological challenges associated with Multiple Sclerosis (MS),
and Parkinson’s disease
• Symptoms associated with aging
• Autism Spectrum Disorder/Aspergers/ADHD
• Learning challenges
The Anat Baniel Method Neuromovement for Children® has been around for over fifteen years. The ABMN for Children® is the brain child of Anat Baniel. Her method found an effective and efficient way to communicate with the child’s brain.
A number of children, if seen early enough by ABMN® practitioners no longer suffer from their brain injury. However, older children also can significantly benefit from this method through evidence-based neuroplasticity principles The Anat Baniel Method for Children® has been so effective that the brain absorbs the injury.
Anat Baniel's groundbreaking work with special needs children has been published in multiple professional trade magazines. There are numerous parental testimonials that state how this method transformed the lives of their children when doctors or other medical professionals told them there was no hope. The Anat Baniel Method® is supported by evidence from the last thirty years of neuroplasticity research. Additional information can be found at www.neuromovement.com
• Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and ADD
• Cerebral Palsy CP
• Down’s Syndrome
• Learning Disabilities
• Genetic Disorders
• Developmental Delays
• Congenital defect
• Birth related defect
• Brain trauma