Helping children and infants to grow and develop in healthier,
happier ways is a great privilege and responsibility that I take
very seriously. It is also a great joy!
Children have more neuroplasticity (capacity of the brain for new learning and connections) than adults,
their nervous systems have not been stressed for as
long a time, and they are less ingrained in their habits, beliefs and behaviors.
Consequently, there is great potential for wonderful, life-altering changes; and
changes that help children feel and function better can improve life
for their entire family and the widening circles beyond.
help for children with a wide range of conditions, both diagnosed
and nonspecific developmental issues. Children have an innate drive
to learn and grow. NeuroMovement is designed to meet children where
they are, and optimize the possibilities for their brain and nervous
system to make use of the information communicated through gentle,
subtle explorations of movement. I highly recommend Anat
Baniel's book, KIDS BEYOND LIMITS, for a terrific overview of how
NeuroMovement can help children with special needs, and also how
parents can apply the Nine Essentials in daily life with their children.
here to read an article in Salon.com about how Anat Baniel and Moshe Feldenkrais,
her teacher, helped a young girl to
heal from a serious congenital condition.
ADHD coaching gives adolescents
with ADHD, and those who exhibit symptoms on the spectrum, an exciting
opportunity to be active participants in their journey to function
better in multiple realms. They will gain new understanding and appreciation of their special strengths and challenges, and their individual
learning styles. Using this knowledge, they can explore how to make changes that enable
them to operate more effectively and confidently. Some children will benefit from combining
ADHD coaching with NeuroMovement. Also, NeuroMovement can set the stage for children
who initially cannot focus well enough to do coaching.
Craniosacral therapy and/or yoga are additional options to reduce your child’s stress and build confidence.
Craniosacral therapy, like NeuroMovement, is appropriate for all ages, including infants.
Coaching for parents can also be very beneficial --
here, too, we will incorporate coaching in ways that suit your needs and lifestyle. This coaching has two goals:
To improve your ability to support your child's development and to reduce his or her stress
To improve your ability to reduce and manage your own choices and
reactions, to enhance your parenting and self-care, rather than inadvertently compounding whatever challenges your child
-- and your family -- are experiencing
Click here to read what some of my clients with children have to say about