About ANAT BANIEL METHOD® (ABM)
What is NeuroMovement®?
The Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® is a cutting-edge, movement-based learning system for children and adults of all ages to move beyond pain and limitation.
ABM understands that movement is the language of the brain. Utilizing gentle movement lessons to communicate directly with the Central Nervous System, NeuroMovement supplies information the brain requires in order to organize, change and LEARN!
What is Brain Plasticity?
Brain Plasticity refers to the brain’s (and neural system’s) ability to change structurally and functionally in response to experience. ABM movement lessons stimulate plasticity by boosting the brain’s capacity to generate new neural connections, pathways and patterns.
Essentially, Neuromovement purposely supplies information for the brain to differentiate, process and organize, leading to increased complexity, refinement and improvement of brain function.
What are ABM Lessons?
ABM Lessons are guided movement explorations designed to wake up the brain and create favorable new neurological connections and pathways. In turn, this new neurology will yield new experiences of movement, thought, feeling, comfort and ease.
A Lesson can be tailored to help a tennis player improve their footwork or to serve with more power and accuracy. Sessions can be customized to teach a special child to swallow or to lift her/his head. Re-learning effective everyday living skills such as rising with ease from a seated position or to roll over in bed are examples of ABM Lessons that would be valued by someone wishing to age gracefully and dynamically!
ABM for CHILDREN with SPECIAL NEEDS
Help for Special Children
Anyone who loves a child with special needs wants to help that child grow and develop past their present limitations. As an ABM Movement Teacher I have learned that NeuroMovement’s gentle, innovative approach can access practically any child’s ability to learn, no matter the developmental issue.
My lessons will not focus on your child’s limitations; my interest is in opening lines of neural communication. Keep in mind, ABM is premised on the understanding that movement is the language of the brain. Unfortunately, any number of traumas or developmental issues may interrupt the conversation between a special child’s brain and the surrounding world.
On the bright side, its been demonstrated time and again that ABM’s gentle movement sequences are able to reestablish the communication link and restore the flow of information to the brain!
Can ABM Help YOUR Special Child
Every child is unique and different …EVERY child’s future depends on their ability to learn. Your child may face special challenges, however it is important to understand that the processes which lead to successful learning and development in the brain of a typical child are the exact same processes that need to occur - and will occur - in the brain of a child with special needs.
ABM Movement Lessons create the most favorable conditions for learning to occur - for EVERY child. There is generally always potential for your child’s brain to differentiate, integrate, and form better-organized patterns of movement, thought, feeling, and emotion.
Neuromovement has been shown to benefit children suffering with diverse challenges, including: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Sensory Integrative Dysfunction, Cerebellar Atrophy, Scoliosis, Stroke, Macrocephaly, Hydrocephaly, and other conditions, diagnosed or of unspecified causes.