NeuroMovement Approach of the Anat Baniel Method
NeuroMovement® is a holistic approach to human functioning and action, based in the understanding that the brain organizes all movement.
Movement includes not only the movement in space of the skeleton and muscles, but also the movement of thinking, emotion, and feelings.
Movement Is the Language of the Brain
With NeuroMovement the person is seen as an integrated, highly complex system, where movement is the language of the brain and the mechanism through which we live, survive, and thrive.
The idea that the body and the mind are one has been advocated now for quite some time. Yet most people still think of “the body,” or “physical movement” as separate, different, and independent from “mental” activity such as thinking, emotions, beliefs, feelings, and social behaviors.
Many people find it hard to comprehend how physical movement can help form and enhance thinking and vice versa. Many interventions such as different therapies or fitness programs, de facto, approach the physical as a separate entity from the mental.
The Brain Is a Self-Organizing Information System
In NeuroMovement the brain is understood to be a self-organizing information system with mind and body integrated at all times. It gets formed and apprenticed holistically through its experiences of all aspects of movement.
In early infancy, movements are random and involuntary for the most part, yet these experiences feed the brain with information it uses to form recognizable patterns and to organize and control all dimensions of movement.
The human brain is incredibly plastic—it changes itself through its experiences of movement throughout life.
The Anat Baniel Method Utilizes Movement in All Its Forms
The Anat Baniel Method℠ is a NeuroMovement, holistic approach that utilizes movement in all its forms. This approach helps upgrade the functioning of the brain that in turn can organize thinking, feeling, emotion, and action better.
View the research that supports the NeuroMovement principles of the Anat Baniel Method.