Suzi helped with the chronic tension in my jaw as well as showed me a new way to stand and hold my body, all in 30 minutes!
~Leslie M. accountant
Sylvia is attentive, articulate, gentle, patient and intelligent.
~ Kyra N.reading specialist
Anat, I wanted to thank you for some of the things that you have given me: I am learning to look within and to not compare myself to others; I am learning to be gentle with myself and to not push so hard in life as well as in lessons; I have recognized some moments of creation and it has been a truly wondrous experience; I am making some great friends among fellow students and the teachers who I know will be in my flock for many years to come; I feel like someone has put an oil can up to my joints and lubricated them. Stiffness is steadily leaving my body. I feel great; When you teach you very often give the impression of a child who has a lot of exciting stuff to tell and can hardly wait to get it all out. Your enthusiasm is infectious; I am excited about the future and not worried anymore; I am more connected with myself. I have a greater sense of responsibility and control. Things are in my hands and not in the hands of others; I am on a voyage of self-discovery; I am reveling in my newfound knowledge and excited about the knowledge that is yet to come; I feel bigger and stronger but more soft and flexible. Thank you for all of these things. I am so very grateful
~ John R. engineer
My life is changing for the better in every aspect
Ineke N., physical therapist
I’m experiencing emotional and physical changes big time…feeling like a new world has opened up to me
~Alice L, pediatric occupational therapist.
Following in the footsteps of the revolutionary scientist-clinician Moshe Feldenkrais, the greatest thinker about how to improve movement in the 20th Century, Baniel shows why our mainstream approach to these children is often wrong, and at times damaging, because they train children to “ape” developmental milestones they are not developmentally ready to meet. The approach here, far wiser, far more subtle, truly holistic, far more ingenious, far more in accord with how brain development occurs, shows ways to access the child’s own brain plasticity and yields far greater results, so that the children can spontaneously grow from within. I know because I have observed Baniel’s little patients on multiple visits, and time after time, I have seen children whose parents were told their brain-damaged children would never walk, or talk, or be able to think well or regulate themselves, begin to do just that with this gentle technique. I have seen the peace on the faces of these children as their minds and plastic brains suddenly begin to integrate what they have learned for the first time, the explosion of joy at their first steps and watched them grow and become more independent. Baniel is a master clinician for children with special needs, especially creative with brain-damaged children.
~Norman Doidge, MD, author of The Brain That Changes Itself; Faculty University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry, and Research Faculty, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
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