Aida Kadic Anat Baniel Method®, Neuromovement® Practitioner for Children with Special Needs
Anat Baniel Method is a holistic science based approach to teaching adults and children of all abilities through NeuroMovement®. This unique approach of hands on work Functional Synthesis (FS) and Transformational Movement Lessons (TML) + the 9 Essentials helps reorganize your brain through movement. The method allows for the brain to wake up to possibilities and create change.
The NeuroMovement® was evolved by Anat Baniel and is based on teachings of Dr Moshe Feldenkrais. The brain plasticity allows the brain to change and learn through experience of gentle movement.
As an ABM practitioner I offer NeuroMovement® Lessons that take advantage of brain's plasticity to improve the way your child organizes movement. NeuroMovement® becomes a language that communicates with the brain to gain greater self awareness and learn new tasks. The lessons are done in a noninvasive way allowing for maximum attention to learning and reorganizing one's system.
My journey into the world of Anat Baniel Method® began as I searched for ways to help my son Kaden. Kaden has a rare genetic micro-deletion that only goes by a number "2q 24.1-24.2". Due to this deletion my son has a global developmental delay, severe central hypotonia, cortical vision impairment. He is non verbal and has severe sleep apnea. Kaden also has a rare hearing disorder called Auditory Neuropathy Specrtum Disorder. Most recently Kaden was diagnosed with a rare seizure disorder, Lennox Gastaut Syndrome. As a parent of a young child with special needs I did whatever I could to get Kaden as much physiotherapy as possible but quickly realized that something was wrong. Kaden was miserable and had a very hard time doing what was expected of him. The harder the therapist tried to get him to hold his head up, sit, stand, the further away Kaden got from the goal. I desperately began searching for other ways to help my son. When I found a post about Anat Baniel Method®, I began reading about it and downloaded Anat's book "Kids Beyond Limits". I was fascinated with the way kids were able to learn through ABM and begin to form new connections towards bigger goals. Before I knew it Kaden was seeing an ABM practitioner and we began seeing changes in Kaden almost immediately. He started smiling more and getting excited about his ABM lessons. Little by little with many "small" changes something bigger was happening; Kaden began to blossom!! He was finally waking up! I immediately became fascinated with this method and wanted to know it.
In 2013 Kaden and I began our new journey into the ABM world as I began my intensive training with Anat Baniel, in beautiful San Rafael California. The fascination continued and so did Kaden's progress. I began using the 9 essentials in our daily life. When I began my ABM Neuromovement® study it was to help only my son but what I did not realize is that my life was also changing. I connected to myself in a way I have never done before. It was then that I realized that I want to dedicate myself to working with children and help as many as possible.
I became a Certified Anat Baniel Method® Neuromovement® Practitioner for Children in 2016 after three years of intensive learning with Anat Baniel and her amazing team of teachers in San Rafael Ca.. I am continuing to educate myself with ABM as well as reading books by Dr Moshe Feldenkrais, Dr.Michael Merzenich, Norman Doidge M.D. which helps further my knowledge of the nervous system and this functional, life changing and fascinating work.
My mission is to improve children's lives by helping them become as independent as possible so that they can be the best version of themselves :)