Story of Delores: An Older Woman with Severe Back and Foot Pain
Dolores, a successful professional woman in her early fifties, came to the Anat Baniel Method® (ABM) Center suffering from severe pain in her back and feet. She had surgery to her neck, foot, and leg during the previous ten years.
Now she could barely walk, and was afraid to bend down. She was always tired, and despite repeated attempts, she was unable to participate in activities with her husband and two children.
Dolores began receiving private sessions from our ABM Center Practitioners. In between sessions, she did daily NeuroMovement lessons with the DVD programs, learning how to apply the Nine Essentials in all her activities. Over three months, Dolores gradually grasped that the solution to pain was to create new patterns of movement and thinking in her brain to relieve her many aches and pains. Dolores began feeling some improvement right away but was still fearful that she might not ever fully recover.
Dolores continued to explore new ways of moving and thinking, bringing motion to parts of her body that she neglected her whole life. As she did this work, she discovered new ways of thinking about herself and her situation, and her improvements accelerated. Within three months, she was able to travel with her family to Europe and explore new places on foot for a few hours every day.
Today Dolores walks two hours a day, hikes with her husband up to six hours on the weekends, and she has started swimming. She has let go of many of her limiting emotional reactions and thought patterns. Dolores is applying the Essentials regularly and has renewed energy and joy in her life.