CLAIRE SANDHAM

Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement Practitioner

Through ABM NeuroMovement, I use a gentle, whole-body approach to help children and adults move beyond pain and limitation to new possibilities in movement, cognition, and emotional well-being.

WHAT IS ABM NEUROMOVEMENT?

NeuroMovement® (also called the Anat Baniel Method or ABM) is a therapeutic approach that helps people of all ages to move better, learn and think better, overcome limitations and improve performance.

 

Through gentle, innovative movement exercises and the 9 essentials, it is possible to create new neural patterns so you or your child can do things that previously seemed challenging, or even impossible.

 

NeuroMovement® is especially helpful for people who suffer from chronic pain, stroke and brain injury survivors, children with special needs such as cerebral palsy and autism, and people experiencing age-related balance and movement challenges.

 

HOW I CAN HELP

PRIVATE SESSIONS

By connecting through non-invasive touch, we will explore movement patterns that help you sense how your body moves in space. Private sessions are tailored to your specific needs, and are beneficial for children and adults alike. More...

GROUP CLASSES

 During group classes, I will guide you through a sequence of movements that are novel, exploratory and fun. You’ll be encouraged to move slowly and to focus on your own experience and all of the sensations in your body.  More... 

ABOUT ME

I discovered NeuroMovement® and the Anat Baniel Method through a friend who had used it to transform the lives of her adult and child clients with cerebral palsy. As a life-long amateur athlete, I was curious about the impact NeuroMovement® might have on my athletic performance, and from the first class I was hooked!

 

I thought my performance could only be improved through hard training and pushing my body to its limits, but NeuroMovement® offered me an alternative approach that made me mindful of my body and how I moved in space. I ran and cycled faster and easier, and the pain I habitually experienced from overtraining disappeared.

 

It didn’t take long for me to make the exciting but scary decision to leave my 20-year IT career behind and, after completing the 1.5-year training course in the US, become a certified practitioner of the Anat Baniel Method of NeuroMovement®.

 

After that first step, I haven’t looked back and I’m thrilled to have a fulfilling career helping people create ease, ability and vigour in every aspect of their lives. I am so excited to share this approach with you, and truly believe that NeuroMovement® will change your life.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

PIPPA, BIOLOGIST

“I am a scientist who tends to stick with conventional medical options. Then I got arthritis, and conventional therapy wasn’t much help. Being treated by Claire gave me my life back - Claire helped me move again in ways I thought were out of my reach. As I prepare for hip replacement surgery, I know that having Claire in my corner will jump-start my recovery and help me become better-than-new.”

ELLI, RETIRED

“As a woman and elder who lives with a lot of pain, I have experienced various treatment modalities. I've started doing NeuroMovement sessions with Claire and feel I really benefit from the gentleness and the new body awareness that comes via this method. The method and Claire are very nurturing and it seems to me that my body does not get as defended and then learns to relax more easily. My brain also relaxes and so I feel more calm."

LIZ, POSTAL WORKER

"My right shoulder was in pain constantly before Claire began treating me.  Now I can say the pain has gone thanks to Claire and ABM. I had never heard of ABM or NeuroMovement but it seemed logical to me and I am glad that I found it and Claire as a practitioner. She has a healing touch and will help many with her skills."

 

CONTACT ME

#309-1037 West Broadway, Vancouver, V6H 1E3  

claire.sandham@gmail.com

604-230-1765