ANAT BANIEL METHOD® NEUROMOVEMENT®
A holistic learning approach to improve the overall functioning of the brain through movement
In ABM® NeuroMovement®
the student is guided to feel him/herself through a sensory movement experience.
In this process the brain is offered possibilities to form new neural connections where new learning is introduced.
When we bring attention to how we move and what we feel, we are offered the possibility to change and re-organize for a better and more functionally improved condition
are nine learning-based guidelines on how to communicate with the brain in a way that creates the best possible conditions for the development of human potential and they form the core of NeuroMovement®.
Movement with attention
The Learning Switch
Imagination and Dreams
There are many different conditions and diagnoses that can create special challenges and every child is different. One thing is common to all children, and that is their need for their brains to differentiate, integrate, and form well-organized patterns of movement, thought, feeling, and emotion. ABM® focuses on the child’s brain and its remarkable abilities to change and learn.
Rather than focusing on the developmental milestones that they are not ready to do yet – which only grooves in their limitations – ABM® lessons meet the child where they are at in their development, and help them build skills from there.
The greatest potential for transformation, is not in trying to make children do what they can’t, but in finding ways to help each child’s brain differentiate and spontaneously discover how to go beyond his or her limitations. It is of utmost importance to understand that the neuro-physiological processes in the brain of the typically developing child which lead to successful learning and growth are the exact same neuro-physiological processes that need to occur, and can occur, in the brain of the child with special needs.
We use very gentle movements, making sure the child is comfortable and paying attention to what she or he feels. Such movements with attention, along with the other eight Essentials, flood the brain with new information it needs in order to create solutions that transcend the child’s current limitations.
Every child’s future depends on learning. The brain shapes and structures itself constantly in response to its experiences. We want these experiences to provide the child ‘s brain with lots of new information that is positive and useful.
Rather than drilling the child in a repetitious way, the nine essentials provide the brain with information it requires to organize new skills. Once the child has mastered a new skill, he or she will practice it spontaneously, just as all children do.
Anat Baniel Method® Practitioners work with children of all ages, from a few days old to teenagers. The brain is built to be plastic; that is, changeable, at all ages. At the same time, the younger the child, or the sooner the intervention after a trauma, the better.
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The secret for achieving greater vitality, mobility, brilliance and joy lies in the brain’s ability to wake up and create new connections and patterns. The science on brain plasticity shows, how under right conditions, the brain can restructure itself in remarkable ways. Even the birth of new brain cells can occur in adults, as well as children, something believed impossible not too long ago.
ABM® is a learning method for improving human life through better movement. People with pain, injuries, neurological issues can benefit from the work. Rather than accepting and expecting limitations, everybody can improve and expand their possibilities of moving, thinking and feeling.
ABM® offers you greater freedom and mobility while keeping your brain active. As you improve your attention, balance, flexibility and movement efficiency, you also expand your capacity for resilience and resourcefulness when life offers you challenges.
ABM® lessons introduces you new ways of learning about how you move. So whether you are an athlete that wants to achieve higher goals or you are suffering from pain for years or life brought you challenges by aging, by neurological conditions, ABM lessons can help you create better quality in everything you enjoy.