Vernon Morning Star – It begins with movement

Vernon Morning Star – It begins with movement.

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Workshop for Children with Special Needs in Seattle!!!

TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF

CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

1-day Workshop for Parents and Professionals

 

Taught by ANAT BANIEL

 

May 14, 2011 / Seattle, WA

 

In this workshop you will learn:

 

  • To turn your child into a powerful learner
  • The 9 Essentials for waking up the brain
  • To apply innovative movement exercises
  • When and why use assistive devices
  • To be a special parent to your special child

 

Date:  Saturday, May 14, 2011   9:30am-4:30pm

Location:  Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture, NHS Hall, 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA  98105

Information:  Naomi Swanson (206) 914-6622 naomiora@yahoo.com

Cost:  Before Apr 15, $145, after Apr 15, full price $195,

for a family of two:  before Apr 15, $195, after Apr 15, full price for 2 people is $245

For groups of 3 or more:  $125 each.

Cancellation Policy:  Full refund less $50 until Apr 15, less $95 after Apr 15.  No refund after May 6.

*Anat Baniel Method holds the right to cancel this event for any reason.  In case of cancellation you will receive full refund.

This workshop is for parents, family, caregivers and professionals (not children).

Free Workshop in San Rafael for Overcoming Back & Neck Pain!

OVERCOME BACK & NECK PAIN

with ANAT BANIEL

 

2 Hour Free Experiential Workshop

June 25, 2011 / San Rafael, CA

 

In this free two-hour mini workshop you will learn how to:

  • Overcome back pain and stiffness
  • Eliminate neck and shoulder pain and strain
  • Increase flexibility and strength throughout your body
  • Improve your posture and breathing
  • Learn the 9 Essentials for Vitality
  • Gain powerful tools for transforming your life

 

ANAT BANIEL is the director of the Anat Baniel Method Center in San Rafael, California.  A clinical psychologist and dancer, she has helped thousands of people from five days old to 90 years of age; from high performance athletes, business people, scientists and musicians, to people worn down by daily stress or aches and pains, to those seeking greater joy in their life, move beyond limitations and achieve greater energy, strength, and success.  Anat Baniel teaches her method in workshops and professional training programs and is known for making her knowledge accessible and useful to others.

DATE:  Saturday, June 25, 2011

TIME:  6pm to 8pm

LOCATION: The ABM Center, 4330 Redwood Hwy, #350, San Rafael, CA  94903

COST:  Free of Charge

RSVP:  Mike at 480.720-5854 or mike@anatbanielmethod.com

Let your family and friends know about this wonderful opportunity!

We ask that you please refrain from wearing any kind of scented products and please wear or bring socks.

                                                                 

Radio Interview with Anat Baniel

Leading Conversations with Cheryl Esposito

Radio Show

Friday October 15, 2010
10:00am
Pacific Time

Vital Leadership

Anat
Cheryl welcomes
Anat Baniel,
founder of the Anat Baniel Method.(sm)Anat, a clinical psychologist, dancer, author, healer and teacher has established an international reputation as one of the world’s leading authorities on human vitality.

Her book, Move Into Life: The Nine Essentials For Lifelong Vitality, offers a revolutionary approach to accessing the power of our brains to create new patterns & transform our lives. Neuroscience expert Dr. Michael Merzenich describes her work as “powerful, practical strategies for improving your abilities & your brain that are strongly supported by the neuroscience of brain plasticity.”

Click on the link below for more information:

Free 2-Hour Workshop with Anat Baniel

NEW FITNESS

with ANAT BANIEL

2 Hour Free Experiential Workshop

July 31, 2010 / San Rafael, CA

 

In this free two-hour mini workshop you will learn about how to:

  • Overcome aches and pains and prevent future injury
  • Make all movement elegant and pleasurable to do
  • Increase flexibility and strength throughout your body
  • Increase your creativity and clarity of mind and well being
  • Acquire tools to improve your fitness practice: yoga, running, golf, etc

 ANAT BANIEL is the director of the Anat Baniel Method Center in San Rafael, California.  A clinical psychologist and dancer, has helped thousands of people from five days old to 90 years of age; from high performance athletes, business people, scientists and musicians, to people worn down by daily stress or aches and pains, to those seeking greater joy in their life, move beyond limitations and achieve greater energy, strength, and success.  Anat Baniel teaches her method in workshops and professional training programs and is known for making her knowledge accessible and useful to others.

 DATE:  Saturday, July 31, 2010

TIME:  6pm to 8pm

LOCATION: The ABM Center, 4330 Redwood Hwy, #350, San Rafael, CA  94903

COST:  Free of Charge

RSVP:  Mike at 415.847-8887 or mike@anatbanielmethod.com

 Let your family and friends know about this wonderful opportunity!

We ask that you please refrain from wearing any kind of scented products and please wear or bring socks.

 “Uplifting, enlightening, awesome and oh so wonderful.” Nancy Knudsen

 “I love the workshop….I feel greater freedom in my neck, shoulder and low back pain went away.”  Joe Quinn

Emma’s Progress

Emma is nearing her second birthday and I couldn’t help but to send you a letter on her progress.  Our little angel came into this world with a long list of problems that no one would wish on their worst enemy.  She spent the first three months of her life in pediatric intensive care units and when she finally did come home prognosis was grim.  She has been diagnosed with a rare genetic syndrome and some of her symptoms are peripheral neuropathy, extreme developmental delay, agenesis of the corpus callosum, feeding issues, cortical blindness, epilepsy, and GERD.   To quote some of the best neurologists in the world; “Emma is teaching us”. What a quote.  Definitely not something a parent ever wants to hear about their child; but that is the reality of special needs children.

It was about a month after she got home when I was surfing the Internet looking for answers and I came across the name Anat Baniel.  I had never heard of her but people were saying great things.  One mother’s story in particular sticks in my mind.  She was telling her story to another women on an internet support group and she spoke of her child walking without his walker after just two ABM lessons.  I was amazed.  I kept searching and inevitably found Anat on YouTube and saw the famous “Elizabeth” video. After watching, I foolishly ran to Emma and tried to imitate all the movements Anat had performed on Elizabeth.  Emma’s eyes lit with life.  I knew this was our answer.

Very often friends and family look at me with sympathetic eyes and ask me how I do it or what is it like to be a parent of a special need child.  I never really had an answer till just the other day while watching the movie “Cast Away” with Tom Hanks.  There is scene where he finally escapes the island with his best friend Wilson (a volleyball).  The raft he has built is barely floating, his oars are just about useless, and he is at the mercy of the sea and all its fury.  He has surrendered to it all.  The wind, the waves, and the tide. His fate, Wilson’s fate, are completely unknown.  Watching this, I could not understand why I was overwhelmed with such emotion.  Then it occurred to me.  That is exactly what it feels like to be a parent of a special needs child. Every day we wake up to the unknown and it’s not until we surrender to it all that we realize that there is a path for us and our child.  Miraculously, a whale comes along and awakens Tom Hanks to the roaring sound of a passing container ship.  He has been rescued.  Well, ABM, for myself and many other parents, is that miraculous whale.  It gives us the ability to accept and surrender knowing that our child’s next miracle is over the next wave.

Emma has come a long way since her first days at home.  Many of her changes are slow and subtle and that’s exactly how we like it.  Her movement improves every day and she is a joy to be with.  There was once a time where all she would do was cry.  Now she smiles much of the day and lights up the room.  I can attribute her progress to two things.  Her family’s unconditional love and The Anat Baniel Method.

Like all parents, I feel as though I know what’s best for my children and am not particularly concerned with other people’s opinions.  However, the other day her Developmental Therapist had written such a beautiful report I had to share it.  She wrote:

“Emma seen at home with nurse present. Emma had a GREAT session. Lots of vocalization throughout the entire session and lots of smiles as well(smiley face)!”

“Sensory Play: Emma LOVED moving her fingers around in the dried pasta and dried beans. When the bin of beans/pasta was presented at her left hand, she independently picked up her right hand, moved it across midline and placed it in the sensory material (smiley face)!!!!!! She did this multiple times. ( I would move her right hand back to her right side and she would do it again.) Great job Emma?  Patty Day

Need I say more?  It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it.  I am not one to put much emphasis on validation but I’ll let this one slide.  These are huge results and it’s even better when others are witness to them.  I’m  loving it.  Little miracles here, little ones there: Perfect.

Now when I think of the doctors comment, “Emma is teaching us”, I say they are absolutely correct.  She has taught me that I can love completely without complete understanding, that life’s possibilities are endless,  that she is my guardian angel just as much as  I am hers, and that my life would not be complete without her existence.

Love and Light,    

David Zupko

An Anat Baniel Method Student’s Amazing results

I’m currently in the Anat Baniel Method Professional Training.  I have only completed six out of ten training segments and I just wanted to share what this Method accomplished two weeks ago.

I’ve been practicing on my sister-in-law who has a weakened leg from polio she had as an infant.  (She was one of the last people in this country to contract polio.)   She wears a brace on that leg and foot.  The ankle on that foot is distorted and turns her foot to an extreme outside angle.  As she walks, she briefly transfers weight to her right leg, but otherwise it has always skittered behind her, more or less.

Just because I was eager to practice Segment 6 techniques and because she is a  willing guinea pig, I worked on her weakened foot and leg while she was on her belly.  I certainly did not expect anything to happen to her polio-affected leg.  When I lifted that leg afterward, however, it was nearly as heavy as her good leg.   Every other time I’ve lifted it, it was a light as a feather. 

She said that she felt connected to that leg for the first time in her life!  Ever since that day, she’s been feeling connected to and using her right leg more.  For example, without thinking, she put her right leg on a step and transferred her full weight to it in going down steps without a railing. Someone commented to her that she looked more “squared” in her movement.  It was a wonderful, very dramatic experience for her.

Joan