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.
Learn more about group classes or private, one on one sessions.
ABM NeuroMovement classes use gentle movement with awareness to develop, enhance or restore one's functional abilities. These mat-based classes will focus in particular on how to use your back and the centre of your body to reduce pain and to move more easily and gracefully. This holistic integration of body and mind can also lead to improvements in energy, mood and a reduction in anxiety. Learn more about what happens in a class
FALSE CREEK COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tuesdays, Noon to 1 pm
Apr 11- May 30 (8 classes)
KITSILANO COMMUNITY CENTRE
Wednesdays, 7.30 to 8.30 pm
Apr 19 - Jun 21 (10 classes)
Thursdays, 10 to 11 am
Apr 20 - Jun 22 (10 classes)