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Anat Baniel
Anat Baniel is the author of the bestselling Move Into Life: The Nine Essentials For Lifelong Vitality. Her latest book Kids Beyond Limits provides practical tools and describes how to apply her Nine Essentials to access the remarkable capacities of the human brain to change itself for the better and deepens the understanding of what children need to overcome special challenges and dramatically improve their emotional, intellectual, and physical abilities.

Anat is founder of the Anat Baniel Method (ABM), a cutting edge, science-based approach that transforms the lives of children and adults, helping them move beyond pain and limitation and reach new levels of performance, often thought impossible to achieve. Over the past 30 years, she has worked with adults and children suffering from back pain, injuries, genetic anomalies, and a wide range of conditions, as well as athletes, musicians, and other high performers. Anat teaches internationally. At her ABM center in Marin County, California, Anat and her team teach seminars, work with private clients, and train practitioners in the ABM.

Entries by Anat Baniel

In Conversation, Part Two

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 7:01 PM

Humans Are Built to Grow and Evolve Throughout Life -- Conversation 2

AB: Whenever a person is able to refine and evolve the way they execute a movement, or an action, remarkable breakthroughs often happen in what is possible. When this occurs, people experience enhanced well-being and increased vitality....

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In Conversation

(3) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 5:02 PM

Setting Up the Brain for Success -- Conversation 1

JBT: I am Jill Bolte Taylor, and I care about maximizing the brain and its relationship with our body so we can bring the best of ourselves into the world. Every ability we have, we have because we have cells...

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New Possibilities for the Child With Cerebral Palsy

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 12:25 PM

Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.

Maysoon Zayid was not supposed to walk, nor be the amazing and capable person she is today. She beat the odds. Many children with cerebral palsy do not. Can other children like her surpass what doctors...

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There Is Nothing Straight About the Spine: Post(ure) vs. Act(ure)

(1) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 1:40 PM

Every year on Oct. 16, people from around the world join together to raise awareness on World Spine Day ... This year's theme for World Spine Day is "Straighten Up and Move," focusing on the importance of proper posture and movement in maintaining good spinal health." (Source:
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Transforming the Lives of Children and Adults With Cerebral Palsy

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2013 | 6:22 PM

Using the Power of the Brain to Change Itself

Wednesday, Oct. 2 was World Cerebral Palsy Day.

World CP Day is a global innovation project to change the world for people living with cerebral palsy and their families. It is designed to gather ideas from people...
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Reduce Stress: Make Time for Romance in 3 Easy Steps

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2013 | 5:22 PM

John Gray With Anat Baniel: Tip 20 -- Making Time for Romance for the Busy Parent

In the midst of family responsibilities, which dramatically increase when you have a child with special needs, very often romance flies out the window. And the number one complaint I hear is I have...

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Try Enlightenment Instead of Perfection

(0) Comments | Posted August 9, 2013 | 3:22 PM

John Gray With Anat Baniel: Tips 18 and 19 -- Managing Our Desire to be Perfect and Becoming an Enlightened Parent

When you have a child with special needs, there is a human tendency that we all have -- the desire to be perfect -- that becomes exaggerated. The more...

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Coping With Stress: Hers and His

(0) Comments | Posted August 2, 2013 | 2:52 PM

John Gray With Anat Baniel: Tips 16 and 17 -- The Venus Talk for Her and What to Do for His Suffering

As you recall from our previous post, women need to talk (a lot) to help them alleviate their stress and reestablish well-being. In this post, John...

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Are You Just Venting and He Feels Criticized? How You Can Turn This Around

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 11:27 AM

John Gray With Anat Baniel: Tips 14 and 15 - Communicate Without Complaining and Recognizing Her Need to Vent

One of the biggest challenges in any relationship is that women have a tendency to verbalize their discontent. When there are problems, they need to talk about it. That part of...

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Is Your Partner Disappointing You? 4 Steps to Getting What You Need and Want

(2) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 8:29 PM

John Gray With Anat Baniel: Tips 12 and 13 - The Art of Asking for Help and Effective Communication

One of the biggest challenges for a woman in any relationship, particularly when she has a child with special needs, is the expectation that your partner is going to automatically do...

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Scoliosis: Go With the Curve -- How You Can Increase Your Flexibility and Strength and Reduce Pain Through Brain Change

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2013 | 4:01 PM

Saturday, June 29, 2013, was the first International Scoliosis Awareness Day. It's a day to "create positive, public awareness about scoliosis, promote education, advocacy campaigns, and bring people together with the condition." In honor of this day, I'd like to share with you new possibilities for breakthrough improvements...

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Is Your Child Acting Out? The 4 'R's' That May Be Causing It

(2) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 4:37 PM

John Gray with Anat Baniel: Tip 10 - When Your Child With Special Needs Starts Acting Out

When your child starts acting out more intensely than before, have you ever noticed that your own stress levels prior to that moment were rising, too? This is a something that I have...

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Is Stress Hurting Your Relationship? What Can You Do About It?

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 1:28 PM

John Gray with Anat Baniel: Tip 8 - Men and Women Manage Stress Differently

This is the 8th tip from my interview series with John Gray: 20 Suggestions on Parenting a Child With Special Needs. (You can read our previous tips here.)

While raising a child...

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It's Not Your Fault, Really!

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 4:51 PM

John Gray with Anat Baniel: Tip 7 - What to Do About Feeling Guilty When You Have a Child With Special Needs

Guilt is a very natural feeling. It is actually a remarkable human capacity. It allows us to gauge our actions, guides us to more loving and responsible behaviors,...

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Why Trying to 'Fix' Your Child Is Not a Good Idea

(2) Comments | Posted May 23, 2013 | 2:09 PM

John Gray with Anat Baniel: Tip 6 - From Fixing to Connecting With Your Special Needs Child

In my practice, the parents I see have incredible commitment and dedication to their children. They will do anything to help their child grow up to be "normal," to be able to walk,...

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Beating the Odds of Divorce When Your Child Has Special Needs

(2) Comments | Posted May 17, 2013 | 11:45 AM

John Gray with Anat Baniel: Tip 5 - How to Remain Together
It's often said that parents of children with special needs divorce at a higher rate than the general population. (See our first post in this series.) This often scares parents when they find out...

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Starting Over Is Easy To Do

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2013 | 2:49 PM

John Gray with Anat Baniel: Tip 4: Making Decisions When You and Your Partner Disagree

In my practice, I often witness the situation where one parent wants different interventions for their child with special needs than the other parent. Deciding where to invest the finite resources of time, commitment, and...

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How to Win in the Blame Game

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2013 | 3:21 PM

John Gray With Anat Baniel: Tip 3 - How to Win in the Blame Game

This is the third blog post in my interview series with John Gray in support of parents of children with special needs and parents in general. As we discussed in our first and...

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Time Outs Are Not Just for Children

(2) Comments | Posted April 17, 2013 | 5:36 PM

John Gray With Anat Baniel: Tip 2 - Learning How to Communicate at Difficult Times - Taking a "Time Out"

This is the second blog post in my interview series with John Gray. As we discussed in our first post, raising a child is probably the most challenging...

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John Gray With Anat Baniel: 20 Suggestions on Parenting a Child With Special Needs - Tip 1

(2) Comments | Posted April 11, 2013 | 12:48 PM

I recently got together with John Gray, a good friend and colleague, to discuss the unique challenges facing parents of children with special needs. I approached John because through my work with children with special needs over the past 30 years (the Anat Baniel Method), I have witnessed...

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