Evolution of the Method

The Anat Baniel Method’s original and highly effective NeuroMovement® approach has evolved from her background in clinical psychology, dance, sciences (statistics), her extensive study and close collaboration with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, and her 30 years of professional experience in her own thriving, highly successful practice, teaching workshops worldwide, and training thousands of future practitioners.

Anat Baniel’s studies and her work with Dr. Feldenkrais have had a profound impact on her thinking and practice.

The Method developed by Dr. Feldenkrais is the platform from which ABM has evolved.

Early on Anat understood the remarkable potentials of the human brain to change, transforming the ability of children and adults to move, think, feel, relate, and overcome challenges and reach new levels of performance often believed to be impossible.

Anat Baniel has evolved to a point
few can match,
let alone surpass.
Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais

Anat observed the remarkable transformations in her clients and trainees on a daily basis. She kept challenging herself with the questions:

What was it about what she was doing that generated such miraculous changes in her clients?

What are the conditions that awaken the brain to reach new potentials and levels of performance?

Now hundreds of ABM Practitioners use the same knowledge to powerfully transform the lives of their clients. Through her extensive and highly successful, in-the-trenches experiences with tens of thousands of men, women, and children the world over—from high performance athletes, business people, world class scientists, and musicians to people with neurological trauma and tiny babies with severe developmental challenges—Anat Baniel has identified fundamental principles of brain function and change that she calls the Nine Essentials. These principles are validated by brain research.

Dr. Michael Merzenich, the famed “father” of neuroplasticity and author of Soft-Wired: How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life has written about Anat Baniel’s work, method, and theory:

“From several decades of research, summarized in many thousands of published reports, we scientists have defined the ‘rules’ governing brain plasticity in neurological terms. We now know how to drive brains to change for the better.

It has been a great wonder to me, then, that my friend Anat Baniel, working in parallel along a completely
different path, has defined almost exactly the same rules. Moreover, Anat interprets them here in practical and understandable human terms…”

Dr. Norman Doidge, the author of The Brain That Changes Itself and The Brain’s Way of Healing, also recommends the Anat Baniel Method:

“Following in the footsteps of Moshe Feldenkrais…Baniel shows why our mainstream approach…is often wrong, and at times damaging…. The approach here [is], far wiser, far more subtle, truly holistic, far more
ingenious, far more in accord with how brain development occurs…”

Anat Baniel with Moshe Feldenkrais

The ABM approach is revolutionary, yet the Nine Essentials can be adopted by anyone for daily life, or professional use. The Nine Essentials and the NeuroMovement approach of ABM can also guide us in creating groundbreaking practices in diverse fields such as rehabilitation, child education, and health and fitness making the seemingly impossible, possible.

More and more leading neuroscientists, medical doctors, educators, therapists, and integrative medicine practitioners are taking interest in ABM as a source for practical methods that match the most advanced knowledge of brain function. The Anat Baniel Method provides practical, easy-to-use tools catapulting ourselves and others to the new levels of vitality and intelligence, and we thrive.

These Nine Essentials combined with the rich blend of both experiential and theoretical knowledge, are the basis for the seemingly miraculous outcomes that the practitioners trained in ABM witness on a daily basis. Anat continues to evolve and refine her method; it’s a live and dynamic process.

Anat has written two books, her bestselling Move Into Life: The Nine Essentials for Lifelong Vitality and Kids Beyond Limits that continue to reach people worldwide.

To download free chapters of her books go to www.anatbanielmethod.com.