Is there any research to back it up? Are there any specific and placebo-controlled studies?

We don’t have specific research done at this time. We are in the process of starting to do such research. However, there is a very large body of neuroplasticy and brain science research that supports our observations and techniques.

View the research that supports the principles of Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement and the Nine Essentials.

You can also get free chapters of Kids Beyond Limits and Move Into Life to learn more. There are studies and research noted in the back of these books, as well.

Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. Neuroscientist, Professor Emeritus UCSF, member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine, and author of Soft-Wired: How The New Science Of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life also wrote a Foreword for Kids Beyond Limits. Here is an excerpt:

From several decades of research, summarized in many thousands of published reports, we scientists have defined the ‘rules’ governing brain plasticity in neurological terms. We now know how to drive brains to change for the better.

It has been a great wonder to me, then, that my friend Anat Baniel, working in parallel along a completely different path, has defined almost exactly the same rules.

Read the full Kids Beyond Limits Foreword by Michael Merzenich here.

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, also wrote a testimonial for Kids Beyond Limits. Here is an excerpt:

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.

Read Norman Doidge’s full testimonial on this Method here.

For more information on our work with children, read Effectiveness of the Anat Baniel Method for Children with Cerebral Palsy and Other Special Needs by Dr. Neil Sharp, MD and Anat Baniel Method Practitioner.

You can also view a video of a mother speaking about her son’s experience with this Method and see his progress over a period of 2 /12 years and view videos of other children who have used Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement at Anat Baniel Method Foundation.


NeuroMovement takes advantage of the amazing powers of the brain to change for the better through movement, combined with the 9 Essentials. Learn More.

The 9 Essentials offer you concrete and immediate ways to easily tap into your brain’s enormous potential. Learn More.

Our podcasts and workshops are a great way to learn more about the Method and its 9 Essentials, and to further accelerate your progress. See our Calendar.

You can experience and benefit from this Method by doing one of our ABM NeuroMovement® DVD, CD, and Online Programs. View our products.

A powerful way to be introduced to this Method is through private sessions with a certified Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® Practitioner. Find a Practitioner.