The Anat Baniel Method is a learning-based therapy that focuses on the relationship between mind and body during movement. It was founded by Anat Baniel and inspired by the Feldenkrais Method. Anat Baniel founded the first Method Centre in 2000. She has trained hundreds of ABM practitioners, and thousands of children and adults have utilized and benefited from the treatment. The child’s ABM® NeuroMovement®
Neuroplasticity is the scientific understanding of how the brain can diversify, change, and form new neural connections. Anat Baniel's 'Nine Essentials' are practices that allow the brain to accept and assimilate new information. In turn, this allows it to generate significant physical movement and the child to feel more at home in their body in the least painful manner.
Your ABM NeuroMovement Practitioner will work on exercises that will communicate with the child’s brain by providing specific gentle movement variations to create new neuro pathways also known as 'mapping the brain'. Each gentle movement variation allows the brain to sense and perceive new information; Anat Baniel likened the overall process to renewing and transforming the brain. As your child's brain continues to evolve and their skill level and sense of awareness is refined, they are likely experience growth in physical and mental performance, health, and vitality.
ABM is best delivered through one-week intensives by a trained and certified ABM practitioner, but one-off sessions can also be scheduled. Intensives comprise of two 45-minute sessions per day, five days per week. It is recommended that children take a break from other activities/therapies the week of their intensive so they have lots of time to rest and have time to explore and recreate the movements from their lessons which would help strengthen the newly formed neuro pathways.