Anat Baniel Method
The Anat Baniel Method (ABM) along with the Nine Essentials that serve as the framework for the work, evolved from Anat Baniel’s training and work with Dr Moshe Feldenkrais, her background in psychology and dance and her three decades of work with high performing adults and children with special needs.
The cornerstone of ABM is movement - not movement as exercise, but rather movement with attention - attention to the self and attention to the feeling of the self. This first Essential, Movement with Attention, along with Variation, Slow, Subtlety and the remaining five Essentials each contribute to 'waking up' the brain and provide the conditions for learning, differentiation and integration of new patterns that lead to new solutions and new possibilities.
NeuroMovement is based on the concept that movement is the language of the brain: movement provides information to the brain for it to develop new neural pathways and to organize itself, and in turn, the brain organizes all movement - not only the physical movement of the body in space (the movement of the skeleton and muscles), but also the movement of thought and emotion. By shifting the focus from the ‘problem areas’ to the brain, we are able to tap into the remarkable potential of the brain for healing, rehabilitation and development.