Often, deterioration in balance skills is attributed to loss of muscle strength and flexibility. No doubt that has something to do with it. However, the main cause of loss in balancing abilities is deterioration in the functioning of the brain.
A look at the work Anat Baniel and her team have carried out with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Challenging current ASD treatments and introducing a novel way of understanding autism, as well as a new way of treating children that awakens their brains to new possibilities.
Like every child, a child with Down syndrome needs to develop their motor, cognitive, and social skills over time, and the process they go through is identical to that of any child. While they start their learning journey with a built-in challenge it doesn't change the fact that their brains can do the job they're meant to do.
The concept of making new year’s resolutions can be traced back to the Babylonians some 4,000 years ago. If you’re one of the many who makes resolutions that fail to last, how can you ensure your resolutions buck the trend and become resolutions you stick to?
During the holiday season, the pressure’s on us to be happy. But, for some of us, the season brings trepidation, anxiety, even fear. We may dread visiting relatives or returning to places we associate with traumatic experiences. Or perhaps we have one to see, nowhere to go. In this article, we present a way to mitigate the stresses of the season and find ways to begin transforming traumatic memories and reduce feelings of loneliness.
The human brain is uniquely capable in its ability to develop greater and greater complexity and refinement. That quality gives us the ability to be aware of ourselves and what we do, and it gives us the ability to act intentionally. Slow, one of the 9 Essentials in NeuroMovement®, offers a way to be more loving and connected in our interactions with others and in how we are treating ourselves.
Anxiety is not helpful for either mind or body. When we are stressed, what we refer to as “The Learning Switch” is in the OFF position. The brain is focused on surviving, not learning or thinking clearly. NeuroMovement® gives us a way to help our brains make new connections so that we may begin to move past crippling anxiety toward a more peaceful and content way of being in the world.
Children are like high-fidelity receptors that are continuously gauging what’s going on around them. They depend on their parents, teachers, and caregivers for information and cues. This opens a wonderful opportunity for adults to take leadership in a way that is harmonious with our physiology, biology and neurology so that the return to school can be a more positive experience for all.