About Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement®
The concept of brain plasticity stems from the recognition that the human brain can “rewire” itself in response to new experiences. 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. This key allows for rewiring from traumas, strokes, and disease that disrupt or disable some of the brain’s functions.
The Anat Baniel NeuroMovement® Method® uses movement and awareness as the main tools to develop, enhance, or restore one’s functional abilities.
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The Method stands in stark contrast to conventional physical therapy interventions and other rehabilitation approaches that attempt to bring change directly to the problem area.
Unlike other modalities, this method shifts the focus away from the “problem areas” to where the solutions actually lie, the brain.
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This modality 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.
Sessions involve gentle touch and connections created by the practitioner's communication directly with your brain.
Through these movement explorations, the brain “wakes up” to itself, spontaneously discovering 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.
Through innovative movement and the Nine Essentials you can create new neural patterns that increase strength, flexibility, and vitality.
This method is supported by evidence from the last thirty years of neuroplasticity research and is highly regarded by groundbreaking neuroscientists including the father of neuroplasticity, Dr. Michael Merzenich.
NeuroMovement® benefits those who suffer from:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Occupational Stress/Repetitive strain
Neurological challenges associated with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s Disease
Symptoms associated with Aging
Autism Spectrum Disorder/Aspergers/ADHD
Lack of Connection between Mind and Body
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The method includes two types of potent, gently guided experiences.
~The first experience is hands on with the practitioner moving your body, a truly unique experience. All clients begin with this work in an intensive series of 3-10 sessions.
Once you have completed the set of intensive sessions, you will continue upgrading your brain with movement lessons.
~The second experience, is movement lessons; guidance of your movement with verbal cues from the practitioner.
Hands On Sessions
These are gentle, heart centered, pain-free, one on one movement sessions. In a place of safety and comfort, your body is moved gently and slowly to facilitate sensing and noticing.
The session is customized to the particular needs of each client, in order to access the motor cortex of the brain.
Through movement and by sensing and noticing differences, the brain is provided with new information. New neural pathways are created and enhanced to allow the letting go of old pathways, chronic pain/limitations and habits.
The purpose of the sessions is to bring about transformation through experiential learning. Hands on sessions are suitable for all ages and varying degrees of abilities and conditions. They can be done laying down, in a chair or standing. The sessions are approximately 30 to 45 minutes long.
Intensives are a series of 3 (minimum) to 10 (preferred) sessions, taken place within a one week to ten days.
Intensive sessions ensure a more transformative and permanent neuroplastic change, particularly in rehabilitation cases or cases of chronic pain/injury and recovery.
Depending on individuals, their needs and outcomes, the sessions may be repeated on a monthly, bimonthly or less frequent basis, for ongoing transformation and healing.
Use these lessons to continue creating new neural pathways.
The verbally guided movement lessons can be done individually and in groups. They are approximately 45-60 minutes long.
There are hundreds of different movement lessons that focus on different functions and movement skills.
The lessons keep the focus on enhancing your brain function.
They create transformation in flexibility, strength, pain relief, acquisition of new skills and improvement of existing ones, mental clarity, vitality, and well-being. The changes I have witnessed are quite remarkable!