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I’ve been hearing about ABM. What is it?
The Anat Baniel Method of NeuroMovement® (or ABM) is a learning based approach, which uses gentle, innovative movements to help your brain form new neural connections and patterns.
Can ABM Help My Stroke Recovery?
Recovering from a stroke can feel insurmountable.
Your body doesn’t feel like yours anymore.
ABM reconnects you to your own body. Self awareness is one of it’s fundamentals.
Your therapy is helping, but not as fast as you’d like. Or you’ve plateaued. Or it hurts.
By adding in simple variations, ABM can add new life to your therapy routine. ABM should NEVER hurt. If you experience pain, then your brain has stopped learning.
Some simple ABM solutions when you are experiencing pain are:
They’ve kicked you out of therapy, because they say you have recovered so well (but you still feel like you have a long way to go).
ABM can be done from the comfort of your own home. I have free videos to guide you. Discover free gentle chair lessons here.
You are on an emotional rollercoaster.
Emotions are movement too! By becoming better at noticing your physical movements, it becomes easier to notice your emotions too, which in turn makes it easier to self regulate.
Jen Stewart is a mommy of 3 amazing kids and a practitioner of NeuroMovement™