Help a Child Thrive

May 3, 2017 - Posted by Lara
Written By Lara Gillease Children thrive when they are healthy, feel safe and are in learning mode (also known in the Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement as having their Learning Switch on). You can learn to recognize whether a child’s Learning Switch ... » Read More

The Thriving Child

April 12, 2017 - Posted by Lara
Written By Lara Gillease A father brought me his four-year old son, Brian, who has cerebral palsy. Despite having had traditional therapy since he was an infant, he didn’t roll over, sit up, crawl, walk, or talk. At Brian’s first Anat Baniel ... » Read More

Encouraging a Child

February 8, 2017 - Posted by Lara
Written By Lara Gillease Have you ever noticed how young babies are constantly doing new things, things that are brand new to them? What a thrilling experience it is to be present the first time a child crawls or walks or ... » Read More

BORN to Do This

January 24, 2017 - Posted by Lara
Written By Lara Gillease I was recently with a friend discussing how challenging it has been for me to write articles as writing is something I haven’t had much experience with. She went on to say, “Yeah, some people are just ... » Read More

Effective Interventions

January 11, 2017 - Posted by Lara
   Written By Lara Gillease I worked with a child recently that had a serious trauma that resulted in an illness and set back in his ability to do things. The family was sorting through the many interventions available to find ... » Read More

Movement Signature

December 27, 2016 - Posted by Lara
   Written By Lara Gillease I remember when a nearby theme park was having a Halloween fest. They were hiring “actors” to scare people during weekends in October. I applied and was hired to play a zombie. My job was to ... » Read More

One Olympic Secret

August 18, 2016 - Posted by Lara
  I am inspired by the Olympic athletes – their skill level, dedication, talent. I love watching them compete – the mental focus they have as well as their athletic abilities. What’s really interesting to me, though, is the little promos we ... » Read More

Make Learning Easier

July 27, 2016 - Posted by Lara
  Anat Baniel writes on her website (, “When we bring attention to what we feel as we move, the brain immediately starts building billions of new neurological connections that usher in changes, learning and transformation.” Did you know that ... » Read More

Try It, You’ll Like It

May 31, 2016 - Posted by Lara
I regularly talk with families who have a special needs child and parents are continually trying to understand how the Anat Baniel Method (ABM) NeuroMovement works. They see it work with their child, but don’t understand what their child is ... » Read More

Master a New Skill

May 17, 2016 - Posted by Lara
Say you want to learn to do something you have never done before. Or master an activity that you already know something about. So you decide to have private lessons with an accomplished teacher. How often do you study with ... » Read More