When someone has a stroke, parts of the brain are damaged and the ability to move or talk is often affected. You may feel like a different person because your brain has changed. Memories shift, self-image changes, even the parts that make up personality may change.
Science has shown us that the brain is capable producing new neurons as well as connections between existing neurons throughout our life in a process called “neuroplasticity”. Our understanding of the brain’s ability to change is pushing the boundaries of what we previously thought possible, especially in the fields of stroke recovery and brain injury, and there is great potential for healing.
NeuroMovement® takes advantage of this enormous potential for your brain to "re-organise" itself to help you recover after a stroke or brain injury. Through the use of subtle, gentle and innovative movement patterns, your brain is flooded with new information and is activated for new learning. With this technique, your brain will be able to reset its map of its “new” body, ultimately growing new connections among billions of neurons, and potentially recovering lost function.
With NeuroMovement®, I do NOT ask you to do what you cannot do. I understand that the loss of function is due to loss of connections in the brain. Instead, I find ways to minimize demands placed on your brain by so it can explore and learn, just like a newborn baby. One way I do this is by working with you lying down to remove the demands that gravity and the need for balance place on your body and brain.
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ABOUT ANAT BANIEL
NeuroMovement® was created in the 1980s by Anat Baniel, drawing from her extensive experience working closely with Dr. Moshé Feldenkrais. Anat Baniel began studying with Dr. Feldenkrais while in graduate school, and after graduating from his training program in 1977, she began working full time as a Feldenkrais teacher. In 1986 she founded her own training organization and has been involved in training 1000s of practitioners during her career. Through her many years of experience working as a trainer, teacher, and private practitioner, Anat Baniel evolved her original training into a new NeuroMovement® Method. The method combines the teachings of Dr. Feldenkrais with Anat Baniel’s own understanding and techniques and passion for treating children with special needs. To learn more about Anat Baniel and her work, you can read her books: “Move into Life: The Nine Essentials for Lifelong Vitality”, and “Kids without limits: The Anat Baniel Method for Awakening the Brain and Transforming the Life of Your Child With Special Needs".