Brain Trauma and Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement®

Brain Trauma: How Can NeuroMovement® Help?

Brain trauma or damage may happen while in utero, as in the case of an in utero stroke or congenital cerebral palsy, and many times the cause is not known. Or a child may suffer a pediatric stroke or traumatic brain injury after birth or during childhood. These kinds of brain trauma often result in a variety of learning challenges and disabilities that may seem impossible to overcome.

If you’re seeking a holistic approach for brain injury recovery, an effective Method that provides your child’s brain with the conditions it needs to find new solutions to these challenges, Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® does this and more.

NeuroMovement is a revolutionary and highly effective way to communicate with the brain and take advantage of its natural ability to make positive, immediate, and powerful changes.

This Method taps into neuroplasticity through movement and the Nine Essentials. Supported by neuroscience research, these principles provide the conditions that your child’s brain requires to bring life-changing results. Learn more about NeuroMovement and the 9 Essentials.

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Help Your Child Move Beyond Limitations with NeuroMovement®

It can be tempting to try to tackle children’s limitations by trying to “fix” them, by repeatedly “stretching” tight muscles or by trying to get them to sit, stand, walk, or talk when they can’t do it.

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.

Science shows that the brain has a remarkable potential to create alternative solutions to physical and mental disabilities. The key is providing the right conditions and information for this to happen.

NeuroMovement Is About Connecting with Your Child

Rather than focus on the limitations of your child, we connect with your child wherever she is at. We don’t try to make her fit into traditional “milestones.”

Instead, we focus on what he CAN do. The emphasis is on the brain of your child, helping it become the incredible learning machine it was built to be. We use very gentle movements, making sure your child is comfortable and paying attention to what he feels.

NeuroMovement and the 9 Essentials flood the brain with new information it needs in order to create solutions that will transcend your child’s current limitations. Discover what is possible for your child with NeuroMovement and the 9 Essentials.

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Cerebral Palsy

Children with cerebral palsy form new, more effective patterns of movement, cognition, feeling, and emotion with NeuroMovement.

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Brain Injury and Stroke

Children with brain injuries or strokes become happier, improve academically, and develop more independent and satisfying lives.

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How We Work with Your Child

Our approach is very gentle, using movements and the 9 Essentials that help your child’s brain to wake up and grow, learn, and evolve.

“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 brain plasticity and yields far greater results.” —Norman Doidge, MD, Author of The Brain That Changes Itself and The Brain’s Way of Healing

Click here to read why Dr. Doidge supports this Method.

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About Anat Baniel

A trained clinical psychologist, dancer, and close professional associate of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais for over a decade, Anat Baniel is perhaps best known today as the founder of Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement®.

She is the author of two highly acclaimed books about this transformational methodology: Move Into Life: NeuroMovement for Lifelong Vitality and Kids Beyond Limits.

Anat Baniel has experienced over 30 years of remarkable outcomes with thousands of children with special needs and adults with strokes, injuries, and other limiting conditions. It is through this experience that she developed her innovative, scientifically based approach with concrete and easy-to-use tools—the Nine Essentials—that enable children and adults to move beyond their limitations, making the seemingly impossible possible.

Anat Baniel’s work is at the forefront of the emerging brain plasticity field, helping wake up the brain to its greater potency for learning and change throughout life. Anat has trained hundreds of practitioners in this Method. She collaborates with leading neuroscientists, doctors, and educators including Dr. Michael Merzenich, Dr. Martha Herbert, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, Dr. Elizabeth Torres, and others. She and her team work out of the Anat Baniel Method® Center in San Rafael, California.

NeuroMovement®: The 9 Essentials

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