The Reviews Are In: First ABM NeuroMovement® International Conference Was Extraordinary!

Featuring Keynote Speakers Jill Bolte Taylor, Michael Merzenich, and Martha Herbert

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.

ABM NeuroMovement Conference 2017

Brain Plasticity and NeuroMovement®

Read the conversation with Jill Bolte Taylor and Anat Baniel on the Huffington Post at the following link:
Setting Up the Brain for Success.

View the video of Michael Merzenich talking about the Anat Baniel Method and brain plasticity:
Dr. Michael Merzenich on Brain Plasticity and Kids Beyond Limits.

Martha Herbert has graduated from both Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement Practitioner Training, and the Children’s Mastery Program. She is taking Children’s Mastery for a second time because she finds the training so valuable in her work.

NeuroMovement® Is at the Forefront of Health and Healing

This ABM NeuroMovement® International conference was a truly extraordinary event. Trainers, graduates from all previous trainings, and students from the current basic training came together and celebrated their shared passion for this wonderful work. Old friends reconnected and new powerful friendships and collaborations were forged.

martha herbert, jill bolte taylor, michael merzenich

Hearing world leaders in the field of brain plasticity and brain health, Michael Merzenich, Jill Bolte Taylor, and Martha Herbert affirm that NeuroMovement is at the forefront of developments in health and healing was incredibly inspiring.

In addition, an overarching theme of the conference was the strength of our community, the value of teamwork, and what an exciting future lies ahead for the work and those of us who have chosen this amazing path.

View more photos from this exciting event:
ABM NeuroMovement International Conference 2017.

Feedback from Participants at ABM NeuroMovement® International Conference

We want to share some of the feedback that we received from our practitioners:

The conference was fantastic! To all practitioners, I highly recommend you make a big effort to attend the next one. The ability to connect with practitioners I knew, some I didn’t know but had heard of, and some I had never heard of was really great….The guest speakers were really great and getting the latest scientific information on topics from brain plasticity to autism, linked in a neat way to ABM, has helped by understanding and is enabling me to articulate the work more powerfully. The topical presentations by the Trainers were also VERY helpful and I immediately thought of specific clients with whom I could start using some of the learning. Overall, a superb event, inspirational, well put together, and definitely exceeded my expectations. Thank you!

—Alisa Franklin, ABM NeuroMovement Practitioner, Houston, Texas

This weekend was an outstanding collaboration of some world-class brilliant minds… and what the possibilities are for so many different conditions and for humanity, in general. It was well worth the trip here. I feel very blessed to be in the presence of so many influential minds and hearts. Thank you!

—Fiona McLagen, ABM NeuroMovement Practitioner, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The conference was phenomenal! The level of speakers and the level of research, as well as exploring the realm of neuroplasticity and our work and the way it’s becoming known in the sciences was absolutely inspiring! There were many aspects that were exciting for me. Another one was connecting with 112 practitioners from around the world, many of whom I know and many new faces. There was ample time for conversation and networking. So, I am leaving incredibly inspired, empowered, and grateful.

—Andrew Tarr, ABM NeuroMovement Practitioner, Denver, Colorado

The conference was fabulous. So much integration and deeper levels of awareness for me, in terms of my own personal practice, working with kids and adults, and also how ABM NeuroMovement can positively impact humanity. Jill Bolte’s Taylor presentation on the 9 Essentials and the integration from a biological neuroanatomy perspective was fascinating and really brought clarity and made it so much more understandable for me. And it was so great to meet so many practitioners and people from past trainings and to see them in person was fantastic. It really broadens the community for me and that sense of being part of something bigger.

—Amy Celento, ABM NeuroMovement Practitioner, Northern New Jersey

This conference was so rewarding on many levels—connecting with people that I haven’t seen in a while, hearing some absolutely outstanding speakers, and having a chance to do some mini TML’s [transformational movement lessons]. This is the third time that I have heard Michael Merzenich and this was his best presentation yet…. I look forward to coming to the next conference!

—Gretchen Kucserka, ABM NeuroMovement Practitioner, Sonoma, California

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Thank you to all who participated and helped to make this first ABM NeuroMovement International Conference a great success! 

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