The concept of brain plasticity stems from the recognition that the human brain can “rewire” itself in response to new experiences throughout life. This wonderful characteristic of our brain is not only responsible for our ability to learn new things and unlearn old habits. It is also the key that unlocks our potential to recover from traumas, strokes, and diseases that disrupt or disable some of the brain’s functions.
The Anat Baniel Method uses movement and awareness as the main tools to develop, enhance, or restore one’s functional abilities. However, it stands in stark contrast to conventional physical therapy interventions and other rehabilitation approaches that attempt to bring change directly to specific joints or muscle groups.
Unlike other modalities, the Anat Baniel Method shifts the focus away from the “problem areas” to where the solutions actually lie, this is the brain.
The Anat Baniel Method uses movement as a language, a means of providing the brain with the information it needs to guide the body and mind to higher levels of functioning and coordination.