September 14, 2015 – Special Local Family Personal Health — Event Advisory – Opportunity for Interview
World renowned creator of the field of NeuroMovement and best selling author of Kids Beyond Limits, Anat Baniel, will be holding a special one day workshop on NeuroMovement for Children with Special Needs in Fullerton on September 27, 2015.
Anat Baniel is renowned for her success working with people of all walks of life young and old, afflicted with severely disabling diseases or injuries, regain vitality and their ability to pursue their dreams. Her methods are based on current understanding of brain plasticity (brain change) principles from which she has developed powerful practical applications that can be used by anyone.
In particular, she specializes in helping children and infants with developmental difficulties achieve goals never thought possible by their medical professionals. She has helped war veterans with severe injuries as well as world class musicians with repetitive motion injuries, and athletes to overcome injuries and reach new levels of performance and regain full and active careers.
Her techniques and achievements are recognized by medical professionals worldwide.
Fullerton Workshop Information
The workshop is dedicated to teaching unique methods about how to help special needs children afflicted with chronic pain and other limitations regain full functioning. Participants learn the remarkable capacity of the brain to change physically, emotionally, and cognitively. This is hands on- learning how to reduce your child’s stress, pain and limitation, and increase everyone’s well-being and joy as your child begins to improve in new ways. Professionals will learn techniques for breakthrough outcomes with their clients.
What: NeuroMovement for Children with Special Needs Workshop with Anat Baniel
When: September 27, 2015 10 am to 5 pm
Where: California State University Fullerton, University Conference Center, Titan Student Union – The Pavilion B-C 800N. State College Blvd. Fullerton CA 92834-6828
For More Info: Jennifer Stacks Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 714-915-9026
Workshop Cost: $125 per adult
Fullerton Local Story: Jennifer Stacks and Her Daughter Analiese
Analiese was diagnosed in vitro at 33 weeks with a rare chromosome disorder called Trisomy 9 Mosaicism when her growth began to slow. We (or my OBGYN) had never heard of this before and we had no way of knowing what Analiese might face after birth. Although genetics did not find the trisomy in her blood, they did say if she did not begin to meet her milestones then it likely resides in her skin, her largest organ, including the brain. Meeting her milestones was painfully slow. She did not start walking until 3. Her vestibular system was affected and her balance was unstable. She was very apprehensive to get around in her world as she lacked the confidence as to what her body could or could not do.
We were referred by a friend to Anat Baniel and I signed up for the Children with Special Needs workshop, driving to Arizona from So. Cal. Neuromovement and the Anat Baniel Method has been the best thing I have ever done with my life. I did not realize my life and body would be transformed in the process of trying to help my daughter.I began to get intensive lessons for my daughter, and after each one, we noticed both subtle and notable changes. She started to walk more organized, her balance began to improve, her footing became more solid and she got chattier. Her cognition continues to improve; she knows about 30 signs, can say 6 words (is chatting regularly and making good strides with her speech therapist). She is communicating her needs really well. She is now running all the time, it may not be perfect yet but she’s doesn’t care, she’s getting there. She has the confidence now that she was lacking, her fine and gross motor skills have really improved this last year, along with her nervous system.
I graduated from the ABM Basic Training in June and have a year of Children’s Mastery to go. I feel so privileged to be part of this work and to help others as well as my own family and friends. I never intended for this training to become a career but now can’t see myself doing anything else. Anything else would pale in comparison.
The Anat Baniel Method uses the Nine Essentials which are tools that help us become more aware of how we can maximize our potential in our own lives and our children’s lives.
My daughter is a very happy little girl, she loves all people and animals unconditionally; she is a beautiful spirit and teaches me new things every day. Our lives are filled with hope and the possibilities are endless. We find the joy in each day, in the little and big things. I’ve stopped trying to “fix” her, which in turn, allows her to flourish.
Jennifer Stacks, Eastvale/Corona
About Anat Baniel
Anat Baniel’s breakthrough methods with children with special needs are recognized and applauded by parents, health professionals, and those at the cutting edge of the neurosciences. Her techniques are being enthusiastically endorsed by leading brain scientists, medical doctors, and others in the helping professions.Anat Baniel’s breakthrough methods with children with special needs are recognized and applauded by parents, health professionals, and those at the cutting edge of the neurosciences. Her techniques are being enthusiastically endorsed by leading brain scientists, medical doctors, and others in the helping professions.
She has developed a science-based approach that focuses on the child’s brain and its remarkable abilities to change and learn. She uses gentle movements and a carefully developed set of Nine Essentials together to help children with special needs to overcome their limitations.
“With this gentle approach we do not focus on the child’s limitations,” she says. “Rather than try to force children into developmental milestones they are not ready to do successfully, we carefully wake up the child’s brain to create new connections, often at a staggering rate, leading to spontaneous, often extraordinary breakthroughs in movement, thinking, self-regulation, and connection with others.”
Baniel believes that the greatest potential for transformation, though often difficult to grasp, 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.
More information is available at www.anatbanielmethod.com/events.
Video of Anat speaking at TEDx in Berkeley: https://youtu.be/-KZdvYxDZC8
Anat Baniel’s work is supported by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, author of My Stroke of Insight, Dr. Martha Herbert, author of The Autism Revolution, Dr. Norman Doidge, author of The Brain’s Way of Healing, Dr. Michael Merzenich, author of Soft-Wired, Dr. Mark Waldman, author of Why We Believe What We Believe, and many others.