Anat Baniel Method℠ and Feldenkrais Method
were recently featured on CBC’s “The Nature of Things” in an episode called “The Brain’s Way of Healing”. The brain can not only change itself, but it can also heal itself in ways we never thought were possible. Dr. Norman Doidge looks at how energy awaken the brain’s own capacity to heal. View the entire episode on cbc.ca
Anat Baniel Method sessions involve gentle touch and guiding movements executed with close attention to what you feel. Through these explorations, your brain “wakes up” to itself, becoming aware of how it interacts with other parts of the body and the outer world. As this process unfolds, the brain organizes the various sensations into meaningful patterns of experience, with which it spontaneously discovers new solutions that contribute to easier movement as it becomes better organized. A vital aspect of the practitioner’s role in this process is to convey the experience of safety and ease, which enables your brain to operate in learning mode, exploring new possibilities. The practitioner intentionally avoids forcing you beyond your range of comfort, as this would shift your brain into protective mode, when its ability to acquire new advanced skills is vastly reduced. ABM is free of coercion, the purpose is to bring awareness of how you are moving or acting. Such awareness suggests and opens paths toward alternatives.
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Recovery after surgeryOvercome limitations due to injuries and surgeries. Through gentle, innovative movement lessons and the Nine Essentials of the Anat Baniel Method, the brain quickly wakes up to form new patterns that eliminate body aches and pains and increase strength, flexibility, and vitality.
Recovery from StrokeABM is free of coercion, the purpose is to bring awareness to how you are moving or acting. Such awareness suggests and opens paths towards alternatives. Using NeuroMovement® we help you to begin creating new patterns of movement that are necessary for recovery of function.
Relief from painMost joint pain and injury are caused by deeply engrained poor movement patterns. Providing the brain with new information for creating alternative, more harmonious movement patterns often immediately begins relieving the pain.
Balance and CoordinationThe human brain is incredibly plastic, able to change through its experiences of movement throughout life. The brain is understood to be a self-organizing information system with mind and body integrated at all times. We provide the experiences for you to experience change.
Anat Baniel Method can help with:
- Chronic back, neck or shoulder pain
- Balance and coordination issues
- Limited movement and stiffness
- Recovery from injury or surgery
- Occupational or repetitive strain
- Symptoms associated with aging
- Learning disabilities
- Cerebral Palsy
- Brain injury & Stroke recovery
- Autism spectrum disorders, incuding Asperger’s
- Sensory integration dysfunction
- Birth traumas: brachial plexus injury, torticollis
- Congenital disorders: arthrogryposis, spina bifida
- Anxiety, PTSD, ADD/ADHD
- Neurological issues: MS and Parkinson’s disease
- Genetic disorders: spinal muscular atrophy, Down’s syndrome, fragile X syndrome
- Undiagnosed developmental delays
The Anat Baniel Method’s innovative rehabilitation techniques can help you achieve successful functional recovery.
My body had lost the ability to just be, without unconsciously holding in a misguided attempt to lessen the back/neck/head pain/concussion symptoms after a corkscrew whiplash car accident well over a decade ago. I felt totally blissed out after my first session, as Lorrie helped my brain relearn how to let my body just be. Underneath the back/neck tension a lot of healing had actually already happened and so I had a huge transformation in posture that day alone. Since then my symptoms have reduced or disappeared, and progress continues with every session.
If you have a concussion, or mild brain injury, this should be the prescribed treatment. If you have a sore back or neck, this should be at least part of the treatment.” AJ