Intensive of Functional Synthesis Sessions for a child with autism.

INTENSIVES

What is a NeuroMovement Intensive and why do them?

An intensive is a series of NeuroMovement lessons done in a short amount of time. Typically, they consist of two lessons per day, and vary from 2-5 days in duration. The reason to do intensives is simple. It's the best format to drive changes quickly. Think of language immersion programs; it's the same concept. The greater number of lessons and their proximity in time allow the student and practitioner to build and expand on what was learned in previous lessons. 

What is a Weekend Intensive?

Weekend intensives consist of four lessons in two days. I chose this format because it makes it possible for most of my clients to fit ABMNM into their already busy work, school, and therapy schedules.

3-5 Day Intensives

To drive changes faster longer intensives are fantastic! The amount of learning that can happen in a 5-day/10-lesson intensive is exponentially more compared to the same amount of lessons given over several weeks, and they often result in break-through outcomes.

What makes the longer intensives for children so successful?

One aspect that greatly contributes to the success of longer intensives is that the parents often get to spend more time with their kids than normal. Usually parents have to take time off from work to be able to do an intensive and are pulled out of their daily routines. That's a good thing! That makes them be more open to learning themselves. 

Parent Education

I believe that in addition to the lessons for the child, getting the parents trained in ABM NeuroMovement makes the biggest difference. If the parents can continue the learning process we facilitate through the ABM lessons at home, there is no stopping the child! For this reason, I spend a lot of time coaching and educating parents in how to use the ABM principles in their daily lives. I highly recommend for the parents to get some additional lessons for themselves to become familiar with the process.

Locations

My practice in Southern California is split between Ojai and Burbank. My Most of my weekend intensives are held in Burbank and weekday intensives in Ojai. Please take a look at the calendar to find out the dates for each location. I also travel to Germany several times a year and offer intensives there.

Enjoy beautiful Ojai!

My home office is located in downtown Ojai. Coming to this beautiful town means you are getting a vacation along with the intensive :) Ojai is one of the most beautiful places in California! Get yourself a nice hotel or Airbnb near my office and enjoy having parks, playgrounds, cafes, restaurants, a toy store, and more in walking distance. There is lots of fun stuff to do in this area. You can go to the beach, or for a little hike, visit the farmers market, or just chill out.