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Click on the links below to read about the ways in which NeuroMovement® and the Anat Baniel Method® are making a difference in the lives of adults and children.
February 4-5, 2017 – The first ever Anat Baniel Method® (ABM) NeuroMovement® International Conference for Practitioners was held on February 4 and 5, 2017, at the Anat Baniel Method Center in San Rafael, California. The keynote speakers for this event, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, Dr. Michael Merzenich, and Dr. Martha Herbert are renowned in the Neuroscience field and ardent supporters of ABM NeuroMovement. Read all about it: The Reviews Are In: First ABM NeuroMovement® International Conference Was Extraordinary!
December 2016/January 2017 – Common Ground Magazine: Wake Up Your Brain for Greater Health, Wisdom, and Success, article by Anat Baniel
October 14, 2016 – ABM NeuroMovement Practitioner Dan Ouellette presents the Anat Baniel Method: NeuroMovement for Transforming Clinical Outcomes in Neurological Rehabilitation to the Neuroscience Grand Rounds at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
September 14, 2015 – NeuroMovement Workshop Helps Children with Special Needs in Fullerton September 27
September 4, 2015 – Workshop Scheduled for Parents of Special Needs Children in Atlanta
August 30, 2015 – Mother of Invention to Help Daughter with Cerebral Palsy
July 18, 2015 – NeuroMovement Workshop and Anat Baniel on CBC TV NEWS – Alberta, Canada
May 15, 2015 – Anat Baniel Workshop Announced
About Anat Baniel
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Short Bio for Anat Baniel
Anat Baniel, founder of the Anat Baniel Method® and NeuroMovement®, is the author of the bestselling book Move Into Life: NeuroMovement® for Lifelong Vitality and the highly acclaimed Kids Beyond Limits. Anat was trained as a clinical psychologist, dancer, and was a student, then a close professional associate of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais for many years.
Anat’s work is at the forefront of the emerging brain plasticity field. Her innovative, scientifically based methods provide concrete, powerful, and easy-to-use tools—the Nine Essentials she defined—that help to powerfully change people’s brains, and thus lives, for the better. Her method has helped thousands of people of all ages, including high performing musicians, athletes, business people, and others relieve aches and pains and transcend present limitations to achieve greater energy, strength, health, and success that they often believed not possible.
Anat and her team of teachers have trained hundreds of practitioners who continue to get outstanding results with both children and adults.
Long Bio for Anat Baniel
Anat Baniel was trained as a clinical psychologist, dancer, and was a close professional associate of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais for over a decade.
Anat Baniel was born in Israel to a scientist father, and a poet and garden architect mother. She went to graduate school at Tel Aviv University to become a clinical psychologist. At the same time she pursued her passion for dance. She worked as a psychologist for the Israeli Army for a number of years.
While in graduate school, she began studying with Dr. Feldenkrais. After graduating from his training program in 1977, she began working full time as a teacher in his Method.
While still living in Israel, Anat began teaching the work in the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance; taught for Dr. Feldenkrais in his Tel Aviv Institute and in his professional training; and developed her own practice.
In 1982 Anat Baniel moved to New York City where she quickly developed a practice working with babies and young children; with musicians; with athletes and with adults suffering back pain, injury, etc. She also began teaching seminars and professional training programs worldwide.
In 1986 she founded her own training organization and has been involved in training over 1000 practitioners during her career. Between 1985 to 1989, she worked with the Tanglewood Music Center. She taught a program for the San Francisco Symphony musicians beginning in 1994 for over six years.
In private practice, Baniel evolved the practices and came up with new techniques that combine the teachings of Dr. Feldenkrais with her own understanding and techniques. She continued working intensely with high performers such as musicians and dancers, with people suffering from pain or limitations and those wanting to improve their life, and with an ever-growing number of children with special needs.
This combination of clients led Baniel to have profound insight as to how the brain learns and changes in powerful ways. She developed the Anat Baniel Method® that offers both the theory, fully supported by current brain science, and the practice—what she calls NeuroMovement®.
Today, Anat Baniel is world-renowned for the transformational outcomes her students experience and for training hundreds of practitioners to do the same.
Anat Baniel has helped thousands of people, both adults and children, from five days old to 90 years old, transform their lives physically, emotionally, and intellectually. Her work has helped high-performance athletes, musicians, business people, scientists, and other professionals move beyond their present limitations to achieve greater energy, strength, health, and success.
Her methods and approach have helped thousands of people suffering from aches and pains, those worn down by daily stress, and those seeking greater joy and effectiveness in their lives.
She is currently collaborating with Dr. Michael Merzenich, a world-renowned neuroscientist and brain plasticity expert, on a pilot research project creating an ABM-based movement program for traumatic brain injured (TBI) adults.
She lives and practices in San Rafael, California.
Books by Anat Baniel
Move Into Life: NeuroMovement for Lifelong Vitality
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Through Anat Baniel’s detailed and caring guidance, you’ll discover how to achieve vitality and a sense of new aliveness that you may have not experienced since your childhood. Anat reveals not only how to overcome present aches, pains, and limitations but how to attain greater flexibility, energy, strength, mental clarity, and creativity—no matter what your age or present physical condition! In the words of bestselling author Larry Dossey, M.D., “This book puts living back into life. It is the distilled wisdom of a great guide.”
Kids Beyond Limits
Anat Baniel’s scientifically based, cutting-edge work has been transforming the lives of children with special needs for more than 30 years. This practical and informative book describes how to apply her Nine Essentials to deepen your understanding of what your child needs to overcome special challenges and dramatically improve his or her emotional, intellectual and physical abilities.
Anat Baniel’s NeuroMovement® approach is truly holistic and in accord with how the brain grows.
Discover why Anat wins praises of parents, children and professionals, and how you can apply her approach to help your own child.
What People Are Saying
“This accessible, insightful, and practical approach for parents of children with special needs (and professionals) will profoundly deepen their ability to help their children improve. Baniel shows why our mainstream approach is often wrong and at times damaging. The approach (Anat Baniel Method) here, far wiser, far more subtle, truly holistic, far more ingenious, far more in accord with how brain development occurs, shows ways to access brain plasticity and yields far greater results.”
—Norman Doidge, MD, author of The Brain That Changes Itself and The Brain’s Way of Healing
“Scientists have defined the “rules” governing brain plasticity. Anat Baniel, working in parallel along a completely different path, has defined almost exactly the same rules and interprets them in practical and understandable human terms as the Nine Essentials that should contribute richly to clinical intervention.”
—Dr. Michael Mezenich, author of Soft-Wired and “father” of brain plasticity science
“This wonderful book illustrates how to engage the miraculous capacities of the brain to change and heal.”
—Harvey Karp, MD, creator of the DVD/book The Happiest Toddler on the Block
“Kids Beyond Limits gives parents and others who care for special children new hope and a new sense of possibilities.”
—Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post
“I have observed Anat’s work with severely challenged individuals over a period of more than two decades, and have witnessed transformations that are simply stunning. My hope is that the Anat Baniel Method will reach the greatest possible audience and that it will become a part of academic teaching, training and research programs in rehabilitation medicine and in physical therapy, and the sooner, the better.”
—Dr. Daniel Graupe, University of Illinois, Chicago
“Anat’s work with children is magical. She’s their brain whisperer. This hugely important work will free special needs children and their parents from fear and limitation moving them into a world of new possibilities and joy.”
—John Gray, author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
“Anat’s work is wonderful and profound. Kids Beyond Limits does a masterful job of helping parents and caregivers help the special child in their lives. This is a book of great wisdom as well as deep appreciation for the great challenges of raising a child who has special needs.”
—Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul