Rezwana Patterson - Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement™ practitioner
Transformation possibilities for children with special needs.
"Brain plasticity" wasn’t coined when Moshe Feldenkrais knew that movement is the language of the brain.
Movement creates something - in this case this whole being approach harnesses brain plasticity to organise, restore, create brain connection - with exciting outcomes for children with special needs.
The Anat Baniel Method (ABM)™
ABM is a learning based method that focuses on the relationships between our body and mind as we move: Movement is life and without movement there would be no life. Movement constitutes physical sensations, emotions and feelings and we learn, think and reason as a result of that. When we bring attention to how we move and what we feel. We are offered the possibility to change and re-organize for a better and more functionally improved condition. Hence the process of learning based movement requires that we slow down and bring attention to what it is that we are doing. That we become more aware about how we are moving in relation to where we want to go and how we can achieve to our intention in a more easy and effective way. In this conscious work the brain is stimulated to change and evolve.
In ABM the student is guided to feel him/herself through a sensory movement experience. In this process the brain is offered possibilities to form new neural connections where new learning is introduced. Through these guided series of movements, the practitioner works with the impulses that go to the brain and as a result the nervous system. Gradually there will be a change in how the brain functions and how we manage to organize ourselves more effectively and with a greater variety of choice.
Anat Baniel Method® of NeuroMovement™ for childen with special needs
Through a series of 1-2-1 seassions this gentle, science-based method takes advantage of brain plasticity by training the child’s brain with the new information it needs to wake up and create new connections, often at an incredible rate. The developmental gaps caused by various conditions and traumas get filled in and those series of learning events often create a transformational change for the child, leading to extraordinary breakthroughs in movement, thinking and connection with others.
Anat Baniel Method with Rezwana Patterson for Children with Special Needs
A Child’s brain with brain injury, autism, CP, genetic disorders etc. can heal, grow and develop given the right conditions.
That is where I step in; my son was born with mild Cerebral Palsy and development delay.
I read Norman Boldge’s book, ‘The Brain that healed itself’, through this I discovered brain plasticity and its workings.
What exactly is Brain Plasticity?
A child with special needs results in the brain nerve (neural) connection fire off in a disorganised way.
Anat Baniel methods allow for gentle, organized movements to remap and feed the brain with developmental learning that is not available to a special needs child.
As the brain takes in the new information, the brain, ‘wakes up’- new neural connections are made. In which, the brain begins to change, becoming stronger, organised and positive changes begin to occur.
My son learnt to read and write aged 10.
In 8 months of ABM, fine motor skills were improved. He could now understand and sentence structure. As well as perform more than one task at a time.
Neuromovements built my son a better, stronger, organised brain. He was able to move himself beyond his ‘limitations’.
Now I offer this journey to you and your child.
Children with brain injuries, C.P. etc. can learn now to move in ways that were ‘impossible’ before.
Children with genetic disorders, developmental delay- can now learn to read, write and have a greater understanding.
Children with Autism can learn to connect themselves to the outside world.
Autism Spectrum Disorder and NeuroMovement™ Anat Banial Method®
A breakthrough treatment for autism in children.
The Anat Baniel Method® (ABM) is a breakthrough NEUROMOVEMENT™ approach the job of the brain is to put order in the disorder and to make sense out of the nonsense.
The brain of the child on the autism spectrum has great difficulty in doing so.
The Anat Baniel Method® (ABM) see’s autism as a disruption in the brains ability to perceive differences, disrupting the brain ability to create new connections, that lead to integration of new skills and a healthy process of development, physical, cognitive, social and emotional.
This disruption can be observed in the way children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) move from as early as 3 to 6 months old.
Children diagnosed with A.S.D vary from the norm in how they roll over crawl and sit up. Their ability to do complex movements is greatly reduced (TELTELBAUM 1998)
With NEUROMOVEMENT™ I will not try in any way to fix your child. My aim to wake the brain up to recognize their own body orient themselves in space and discover relationships within themselves and the outside world.
For more information www.anatbanielmethod.com movie of mum and kids.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder / Attention Deficit
ADD, ADHD can be devastating, challenging, leaving parents and all in contact with your child overwhelmed, have to find ways to address and go forward with your child.
With Anat Baniel Method® (ABM) rather than focusing on the limitation of the child, with ABM method of NeuroMovement™ a scientifically based approach. We use innovative movement lessons and the nine essentials to turn the “LEARNING SWITCH” back on and awaken the child’s brain. This approach enables the brain to grow new connections and patterns that move the child beyond her/his current limitations.
This method helps the brain to move efficiently differentiate organise information creating new neural pathways and patterns that can bring about new possibilities and opportunities for learning.
For more info www.anatbanielmethod.com
Please contact me for more information about our therapy treatments for children with ADD or ADHD in Cumbria.
CEREBRAL PALSY AND NeuroMovement™ Anat Baniel Method® (A.B.M)
Cerebral palsy is caused when there is a disruption in the development of the child’s brain, leading to difficulties with movement and at times also resulting in cognitive challenges.
Cerebral Palsy can manifest as severe tightness of certain muscle groups resulting in limited movement or insufficient tones of the muscle leading to greater or lesser limitations in movement.
Cerebral Palsy interferes with movement development
Cerebral palsy is an injury to the brain that interferes with the spontaneous process of movement development in the child.
It is easy to mistake the child’s limitations to mean that the brain itself is limited.
When we move our thinking from ‘fixing’ a child to ‘connecting’ with NeuroMovement™, Anat Baniel Method®.
We shift the focus to the brain, where the immense potential for transformation and change lie.
The human brain under the right conditions has enormous capacity to create new patterns and organise the brain, in ways that lead to recovery of function.
With the NeuroMovement™ approach, the Anat Baniel Method® (A.B.M), uses gentle movements and the nine essentials.
The child’s brain is flooded with new information and quickly begins to form new, more effective patterns of movement, cognition, feeling and emotion.
For more information www.anatbanielmethod.com
Please contact me for more information about our therapy treatments for children with Cerebral Palsy in Cumbria.
What is Genetic Disorder?
A genetic disorder is an illness caused by one or more abnormalities in the genome, especially a condition that is present from birth (congenital) most genetic disorders are quite rare and effect one person in every several thousand or million (source Wikipedia)
Some genetic disorders we have workrd with include:-
- charcot- marie tooth disease
- cri duchat syndrome
- D.DKLS (reft sydrome)
- Down syndrome
- Fragile x syndrome
- Linear nevus sebbaceaus syndrome
- Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
If your child has been diagnosed with a genetic disorder, you may feel, or perhaps you were told, that there is very little that can be done for your child.
LUCKILY THIS IS NOT THE CASE Most times a lot can be done for your child.
NeuroMovement™ Anat Baniel Method® focuses on the brain
When a child has a genetic disorder the spontaneous process of differentiation and formation of the new patterns in the brain is not happening the way it should.
With NeuroMovement™ Anat Baniel Method® (A.B.M) the focus is very different. Rather than trying to fix the problem by focusing on limitation.
Please contact us for more information about our therapy treatments for children with genetic disorders including down syndrome in Cumbria.
What can be done for stroke in babies and children?
The first thing to know is how important immediate intervention is.
The brain is a self organising system and with children, it is highly plastic, meaning that the brain continuously grows and changes in response to its experience and does so extremely rapidly.
NeuroMovement™ Anat Baniel Method® (ABM) awakens the child’s brain and provides it with new information it needs in order to figure out alternative solutions.
Learning skills that otherwise he or she wouldn’t be able to figure out due to the brain damage.
I as an Anat Baniel Method® (A.B.M) practitioner does this through the utilization of the nine essentials of the method and the practical applications of these principles.
Undiagnosed Developmental Delay
There are great variations in the way children develop.
Some are quick to reach main developmental milestones, while some take longer.
Thera are times when parents feel that “something is not quite right” but can’t quite define what it is. They may begin wandering and asking “Is there are problem with my child?” Is he or she developmentally delayed? In working with children with special needs, very often the parents told me that they felt, early on that something was not quite right with their child. When they were told that they are just overly anxious that was the matter, or just told to wait and see
Anat Baniel Method® (ABM) helps the brains of children with special needs to be more successful
With NeuroMovement™ approach of the Anat Baniel Method®, we understand when a child has special challenges, even if it is not clearly diagnosable, the sooner the intervention, the better.
When a child has special challenges, his or her brain still grows and forms patterns, including, limiting and disorganised patterns of movement, thought, feelings and emotion due to their condition.
Instead of waiting and allowing for the patterns of limitations to form, we can help the child’s brain be more successful in its process of learning. Please contact us for details about our NeuroMovement™ therapy treatments for children with undiagnosed development delay in Cumbria.
NeuroMovement™ will help anyone get a better and more organised brain - that included me. I emerged from my training emotional mentally physically “whole.”
Working with typically developing children
NeuroMovement™, is a holistic approach to human functioning based on movement is a language of the brain.
Movement gives the brain information to the brain allowing it to grow and organise itself, developing and integrating the body, movement and feeling.
So why wait until something goes wrong, support your child to grow a strong, organised brain able to process feelings, thoughts and action.
Child development is unique to each child. Every child’s path of development is unique. Incredibly complex processes are going on in a child’s brain, creating billions on new connections.
With Anat Baniel Method® (A.B.M) I harness the brains amazing ability, to improve your child’s abilities and build a better, stronger brain supported by neuroscience of brain plasticity.