What is an ABM 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 a minimum of four lessons in two days, and can be extended into a longer intensive by adding Friday and Monday. 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.
To drive changes faster longer intensives are fantastic! The amount of learning that can happen in a series of 8 lessons is exponentially more compared to the same amount of lessons spread out over several weeks.
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. They have to take time off from work to be able to do it and are pulled out of their daily routines. That's a good thing! That makes them be more open to learning themselves.
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 dedicate a lot of time coaching and educating parents in how to bring the ABM principles into their daily lives.