A Parent Shares the Remarkable Changes in Her Daughter
I recently received a message from a woman who had previously contacted me regarding Cri Du Chat Syndrome. I informed her that we had not worked with anyone with this particular syndrome before. Nonetheless, she decided to give the Anat Baniel Method® (ABM) a try with her daughter. She received some private lessons from a local ABM Practitioner, and they are already seeing some wonderful results. Below is her message, along with some very remarkable before and after photos.
I messaged you before about my infant daughter, who has Cri Du Chat Syndrome, also known as 5 P Minus Syndrome, which is caused by a chromosomal deletion. Her diagnosis includes hypotonia (low muscle tone), and ‘moderate to severe mental and physical retardation.’
You said you had not yet worked with anyone with this syndrome.
So, I wanted to let you know that we did an intensive with a local ABM practitioner, Michelle Bensky, out of the Santa Cruz area, about whom I cannot say enough lovely things. We saw changes in our daughter the very first day. She used to get stuck if she rolled onto her belly and her arm was under her. After the first day of lessons, she learned to free her arm and has been doing it ever since!
She also has learned to connect her neck more to her back and can hold up her head higher and more comfortably.
We also noticed that she is now able to sit up straight in her high chair; before she would slump to the side. Three days into her intensive, my husband sat her down in her feeding chair. I noticed that she seemed to be sitting up much straighter. I looked back in my photos and found the before pictures, taken just 11 days earlier!
In the past, I had tried to prop her up to sit straight, but she was unable and would always end up slumped to the side. That evening, she sat up straight for the entire sitting, about 15 minutes! Needless to say, we were amazed and excited by her rapid transformation.
See the dramatic before and after photos of our daughter, taken just 11 days apart, below.
We continue to notice a variety of different movements, but I just wanted to give you some feedback to let you know that the Anat Baniel Method is, indeed, helpful to one with a chromosomal deletion! We are so thrilled to have found your work. It has given us hope and more peace of mind.
We plan on continuing with Michelle and hope to be able to have some sessions with you someday, as well.
Wow! What a huge difference. Thank you for sharing these photos and your story with us, Jessica. I am thrilled that ABM is helping your daughter. Please do keep us posted on how it goes…
To find an ABM Practitioner in your area, go to www.anatbanielmethod.com/find-a-practitioner.