NeuroMovement Online, DVD, and CD Programs

I absolutely love your new NeuroMovement for Whole Body Fitness videos. I just did lesson #3, the Pelvic Clock. So delicious!!!! I felt beat up and had a back ache from moving boxes and furniture for three days. After the lesson, my pain is gone and I feel ready to deal with the next portion of my move. Thank you so much!!!

~Birgit Jung-Schmitt, ABM Practitioner

I have been practicing your method almost daily for over eight years, at first doing a lesson at a time and later 20 minutes a day plus 20 minutes of other exercises. I am now 85 years of age and last year I had an ‘acute’ stroke in the ‘pons’ area of my brain which affected almost all areas to some degree. My doctors were amazed at how well I responded to their initial examinations, the pressure and strength I had in my hands and legs. They are also amazed at my quick recovery less than four months later.

I immediately started doing ABM movements in the hospital and continued when I got home. My most challenging areas were balance and speech. I remembered your discs, Healthy Necks, Vol 1, CD 4, Imagination and Head Structure, particularly the mouth and tongue. Also Healthy Backs, Vol 1, CD 6, The Power Center, Breathing and Oscillating….

To make a long story short, on my third visit, I was ‘discharged’ by my Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapists. And by continuing their therapies and your methods of awareness, concentration, isolating of muscles, and determination, I was walking unassisted within weeks and driving within two-and-a-half months.

~Grace L.

Read Grace’s full testimonial here.

I recently purchased three ABM DVD programs which I received only last Saturday. I’ve started the Healthy Backs program, and already I am amazed at the results! In just a few days my chronic back pain has been greatly reduced, plus the freedom of movement in my back and pelvis is greater than it’s been in years, plus so many other benefits I’ve noticed. I’m just so excited about ABM and what it can do.

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I want to add that since finishing Healthy Backs myself, my back is completely pain-free. After more than 25 years of chronic back pain, I thought this could never be possible! I am so grateful to Anat and ABM. I am telling as many people as I can about it. The work you’re doing is nothing short of miraculous.

~Joe I.

With the very first ABM exercise I did, I felt like my body that was dead for so long had come to life! I could feel the pain dissipating and something was happening on so many levels. Now, as I have progressed through three of your ABM DVD programs, all the physical pain and aches I have suffered in my life and have been carrying for so long are gone.

~Maria N.

Read Maria’s full testimonial: A Journey from Pain and Chronic Fatigue to Health and Healing.

I ordered the Healthy Necks and Shoulders DVD and started doing lessons the day after it arrived….I noticed almost immediately after starting the lessons that I was sleeping better. I also feel like I’m moving better and that I have more energy and focus….the movement is helping loosen up areas that have been stiff and/or stuck for many years….So, I thank you for this incredible method you have developed…..IT’S WORKING!!

~Jennifer H.

After the first lesson on the [Healthy Backs] DVD, I felt the tension in my jaw release. (I didn’t even know I had tension there!) I went through the DVD a number of times and by the last time, I was able to do all the movements and my hip pain was gone!

What I have noticed since then is that I move totally different. My whole body moves more fluidly and I pay much more attention to what I feel as I am moving….I am a 55-year-old woman and I no longer believe that pain and slowing down cognitively or physically are unchangeable outcomes of aging.

~Christine B.

Read the blog post with Christine’s testimonial: ABM Positively Impacts Performance, Healing, and Vitality.

I have had back problems for many years and these lessons have been a tremendous help. As a 2nd degree black belt, at age 51, it has been very beneficial to my martial arts. I plan to continue to learning and doing this method for a variety of reasons including the ones mentioned, reasons not mentioned, and reasons I have yet to discover!

~Laura M.

ABM NeuroMovement Workshops

The workshop was VERY ENLIGHTENING! Anat, you are an inspiration. Your willingness to go to a deeper place of engagement and bringing that to a larger audience is a brilliant, auspicious goal….I feel as though the concept of movement with attention is settling in and weaving its way into my daily actions…

~Rita M.

I feel well again. I found it very helpful how you, Anat, emphasize the importance of being an ‘upgraded’ parent. A significant learning experience for me was that I should go home and practice intentionally with my own son what I do when I work.

~Kinga C.

It was inspirational. Anat was able to articulate for me a lot of the fundamental principles which I intuitively already believe and apply in my own life. I have a deeper level of hope for all of the possibilities for our daughter and our family, and also for our ‘ordinary’ daughter who does not have challenges.

~Arthur D.

The transformational experience for me was letting go of the goal—looking completely at the movement of the child and going with it, and expanding from there with intention, but not with intention of outcome.

~Ann I.

The transformational experience for me was the realization of what is possible and how the brain works.

~Brian H.

Anat, you and your colleagues gave us concrete tools to help us implement a shift in our family, a shift towards health and being in our own movement, connecting with each other right where we are and expanding from there.

~Annmarie A.

I feel like we have some concrete ideas and concepts we can use at home with our son. The workshop was very enjoyable—I felt like our home life will improve with this new knowledge.

~David F.

Anat is a genius! She totally connects with us and we were amazed at how much we learned.

~Pam Y.

I didn’t want it to end. I felt Anat ‘had opened the door.’ There is so much to learn…My eyes were opened. I still feel inadequate and at the same time, eager to share some, not some, but all of Anat’s insights.

~Roxann M.

Kids Beyond Limits: The Anat Baniel Method for Awakening the Brain and Transforming the Life of Your Child With Special Needs Book

This accessible, insightful, practical book for parents of children with special needs, will profoundly deepen their ability to help their children improve. Following in the footsteps of the revolutionary scientist-clinician Moshe Feldenkrais, the greatest thinker about how to improve movement in the 20th Century, Baniel shows why our mainstream approach to these children is often wrong, and at times damaging, because they train children to “ape” developmental milestones they are not developmentally ready to meet. 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. I know because I have observed Baniel’s little patients on multiple visits, and time after time, I have seen children whose parents were told their brain-damaged children would never walk, or talk, or be able to think well or regulate themselves, begin to do just that with this gentle technique. I have seen the peace on the faces of these children as their minds and plastic brains suddenly begin to integrate what they have learned for the first time, the explosion of joy at their first steps and watched them grow and become more independent. Baniel is a master clinician for children with special needs, especially creative with brain-damaged children. The stories presented here are not exaggerations; they are triumphs from which most parents of children with special needs will surely benefit.

~Norman Doidge, MD, Author of The Brain That Changes Itself and The Brain’s Way of Healing

Kids Beyond Limits brings great hope for children with special needs.Sharing insights and wisdom gleaned over a long career, this wonderful book illustrates how to engage the miraculous capacities of the brain to change and heal. The stories will inspire you and the techniques will bring new possibilities to your child’s life and future.

~Harvey Karp, MD, FAAP, Creator of the DVD/book The Happiest Toddler on the Block

My copy of your book (Kids Beyond Limits) arrived yesterday and I have not been able to put it down. Ever since my daughter got sick almost 2 years ago, I have been reading any book I could get my hands on that could help me help my daughter, and none of them have been so wonderfully written and helpful as yours. The tips and information you have shared gave me whole new ideas to work with my daughter. I immediately started a self-check about what I have been doing for my daughter and how I have been doing it. And I have not even finished the book. I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart and god bless you for all the help you have given so many families.

~Katayoon A., Parent

“[Anat Baniel’s] approach to the child with special needs has evolved from her own rich clinical experiences, which showed her over and over again that the brains of these special children can change, often dramatically, to awaken and enable and empower and transform their young lives. We humans are all endowed with a plastic brain, that is, a brain that is capable of constantly changing throughout life. Even while they struggle, these children still operate with this great resource, ready to be taken advantage of by them….Anat Baniel brilliantly explains how the effective engagement of this marvelous, innate human capacity for positive brain change can be the stuff of ‘miracles.’

~Dr. Michael Merzenich, PhD, Neuroscientist, Professor Emeritus UCSF, Member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine, and Author of Soft-Wired

I have just finished your book. This is an amazing piece of work! I wonder how you manage to combine the easy style with the deep content, the many exciting short stories, and the up-to-date scientific background. I already wrote to my old friend in Paris who has an autistic boy and recommended him to read your book.

~Mark Latash, Movement Scientist/Author of Dexterity and Its Development & other books

Those who care for special-needs children can feel hopeless, powerless and alone. By combining valuable research with Anat Baniel’s gift of empathy, Kids Beyond Limits stands as a beacon of hope and possibilities.

~ Arianna Huffington, President and editor in chief of The Huffington Post Media Group

My son was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, and I purchased the book out of desperation. After 3 years of applying the Anat Baniel Method, I can only vouch for the effectiveness. Aggressiveness, sensory sensitivities, reading, social skills—I have witnessed such an improvement, that I will always recommend Anat Baniel to any parent who feels hopeless. Your child has the potential to live a full life, even if you are only able to use the book as resource.

~Mariska P., Parent

Anat’s work is wonderful and profound. Kids Beyond Limits does a masterful job of providing help for parents and caregivers help the special child in their lives. This is a book of great wisdom as well as deep appreciation for the great challenges of raising a child who has special needs.

~Jack Canfield, Coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul and The Success Principles

Anat’s work with children is magical. She’s their brain whisperer. This hugely important work will free special needs children and their parents from fear and limitation moving them into a world of new possibilities and joy.

~John Gray, New York Times Bestselling Author of Men Are From Mars, Women are From Venus

Reading Kids Beyond Limits has helped me be a mother that is more present. Not sad about the past or anxious about the future, for the 9 Essentials taught in Kids Beyond Limits can only be mastered if the parent/caregiver is present and gentle and loving. The best gift in my walk as a parent has been this book and its method of being, truly a gift for both me and my child. Thank you Anat!

~Ivana R., Parent

Move Into Life: The Nine Essentials for Lifelong Vitality Book

This book puts living back into life. It is the distilled wisdom of a great guide.

~Larry Dossey, MD, Author of The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things

A new, highly original approach to creating vitality, longevity, and self-sufficiency. This book is a must-read for every person wanting to make the best of the next phase of his or her life.

~Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD, Author of Brain Longevity

Move Into Life is a brilliant and original approach to bringing about rapid change and enhanced vitality. This program gives you access to the limitless energy and vibrancy that are at the heart of a happy and satisfying life.

~Marci Shimoff, New York Times Bestselling Author of Happy for No Reason

Anat Baniel has developed powerful, practical strategies for improving your abilities and building a better, stronger brain that are supported by the neuroscience of brain plasticity.

~Dr. Michael Merzenich, PhD, Neuroscientist, Professor Emeritus UCSF, Member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine, and Author of Soft-Wired

Anat’s work is life changing and so is this book. For those seeking greater health and vitality, Move Into Life is a must. The ideas are original and cutting edge, yet supported by science. Read it, apply what you learn, and experience remarkable transformations and greater vitality of mind and body.

~Jack Canfield, Coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul and The Success Principles

I feel lucky to have discovered Anat Baniel’s work. In her book Move Into Life: The Nine Essentials for Lifelong Vitality, she offers us powerful, immediate, yet easy to apply ways to wake up our brains and gain the vitality we all wish for. This scientifically based knowledge and practice is novel and important and deserves the widest audience.

~John Gray, New York Times Bestselling Author of Men Are From Mars, Women are From Venus