Update from Parent

Our son was born with arthrogryposis, mainly affecting his lower limbs, hips, knees and of course, club feet. We have been doing The Anat Baniel Method with Doreen since January and we have seen remarkable improvement. He is now 9 months and can sit independently. He can get onto his tummy from sitting position. He has just started a little bit of commando crawl. His flextion contractures in his knees have significantly improved so much so, that when we went for a check up at the Orthopedic clinic the other day, the Doc said his knees can bend to 30 degrees and that is enough for him to stand. He has also recently started using his hip muscles more, which is great because that means he is gaining strength in those muscles. All the doctors and the physiotherapist have been commenting on how well he is progressing and are amazed at how well he is coping.

Here are the links for further info on the Anat Baniel Method. She is in America but this is just more info on the Method itself http://www.anatbanielmethod.com/help-children-overview.htm.

The following is the link to the website for Doreen and Chris, the Anat Baniel Method in London. We have been seeing Doreen. She is absolutely fantastic with children http://movementandwellbeing.com/special-needs-children

I just thought I’d share this as it has made such a difference in the progress our son has made.

Feel free to ask us any questions, if you’d like to know more about our experience.

Thanks
Dedre, Anthony and Jayden-Dax(son with Arthrogryposis)

Children’s Mastery Practicum

FREE ANAT BANIEL METHOD LESSONS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Free Anat Baniel Method for Children lessons for your child with special needs, ages 0-2 during the Children’s Mastery Training Program, taught by Anat Baniel. 

ABM, a gentle, non-invasive method is a cutting edge approach based on neuroscience using movement to send new information to the brain that creates new neural pathways improving all areas of your child’s life, be it physical, emotional or mental.

Lesson space is available on Friday July 22nd, and Saturday July 23rd, 2011 in the morning of both days.   To register, Please call or email Mike Davis at mike@anatbanielmethod.com or 480.720-5854 with any questions.  www.anatbanielmethod.com

FREE CHILDREN’S CLINIC

FREE CHILDREN’S CLINIC

Taught by ABM Practitioners

 The Free Children’s Clinics provide children and families with experience and information about the Anat Baniel Method(sm) for Children.  Fully certified Anat Baniel Method for Children practitioners are volunteering their time so that you can discover what this work can do for your child.

We know it can be difficult to choose where to spend your time, energy, and money to provide the best opportunities for your disabled child. We are offering one free lesson to each child, as a way for the parents and children to experience first-hand what this work is like and what it can do for a child with special needs.

Each child will get the full attention of a trained, certified Anat Baniel Method for Children Practitioner. Lessons are 30 minutes in length. Whenever possible, clinics are set up to allow lessons with 5 to 10 children to be conducted simultaneously in the same room. We have found that children respond extremely well to having peers nearby who are going through the same process; parents enjoy exchanging notes with other parents; and others interested in the work are given the opportunity to observe the practitioners giving lessons. Informational materials will be available, and DVD examples of the work can be viewed and purchased.

 Date:  Saturday, March 12, 2011   10am-5pm

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

To Register Contact:  Michelle Bensky, 415.847-8887  michelle@anatbanielmethod.com

 Please give this information to any parent you know whose child might need help.

www.anatbanielmethod.com / 1.800.386-1441

 

*Anat Baniel Method holds the right to cancel this event for any reason.

1-day Workshop about Children with Special Needs: for Parents and Professionals

CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

1-day Workshop for Parents and Professionals

Taught by ANAT BANIEL

March 13, 2011 / San Rafael, CA

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:  Sunday, March 13, 2011   10am-5pm

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

Information:  Michelle Bensky, 415.847-8887  michelle@anatbanielmethod.com

Cost:  $195, for a family of two:  $245

This workshop is for parents, family, caregivers and professionals only. If you would like your child to experience the work, see the free children’s clinic – http://www.freechildrensclinic.org.

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

Arthrogryposis and the Anat Baniel Method

Charlie was diagnosed with Arthrogryposis at birth, which is a “rare congenital disorder that is characterized by multiple joint contractures and can include muscle weakness and fibrosis. It is a non-progressive disease. The disease derives its name from Greek, literally meaning ‘curved or hooked joints'”  This disorder is very rare and can range in severity from child to child. 

Marcy (Lindheimer) and Anat  have completely changed Charlie’s body from a stiff curled position to a looser more free position. When we started his hips, legs, arms, and neck were so stiff he could not lie on his back without rolling to one side. Now, he can lie flat on his back, he can move his hips, his legs are straighter, his arms move so much more, he turns his head all the time and he is so much happier and so am I.

All of his doctors are in shock with his progress and can’t believe how much he has changed in so little time. It is truly amazing. It is a miracle, in my eyes. The best part is that he continues to improve every time we have a lesson with Marcy.

He is moving like crazy and is just so happy. It is wonderful. He is stretching his arms above his head. He does it and starts to laugh! He also is going into side sitting much more now when he reaches for toys. It is amazing and wonderful.  He now scoots around all by himself!

I want to get the word out about this amazing Method, so that all children, like Charlie, can get the extraordinary results. I do believe now that one day Charlie will walk and it will all be because of the Anat Baniel Method.

Charlie’s Mom