Anat Baniel Method (ABM) NeuroMovement Functional Synthesis (FS) for recovery from a brain hemorrhage and brain surgery.

Anat Baniel Method (ABM) NeuroMovement Functional Synthesis (FS) for recovery from a brain hemorrhage and brain surgery.


The one-on-one lessons are completely customized to the particular needs and skill level of each client. Clients are called “students” because the purpose of the sessions is to bring about transformation through experiential learning. The student can be as young as a few days old and all the way up into the 90’s. 

The teacher uses gentle touch to connect to the student and help the student feel what they are doing and indicate movement possibilities. This process helps the student to gain clarity, discover new options to get into action and improve their skill level by forming new neural connections.  New possibilities for movement and thinking emerge and function that has been lost due to injury or a stroke can be re-learned. 

For best outcomes, the recommendation is to do a series of several lessons within a short time, what is called an "intensive" - e.g. three lessons in one week with adults, or one or two lessons per day for 4-5 days in a row with young children. How many sessions each student needs depends on the condition and goals of the client. To find out more about intensives click here.

I regularly offer weekend intensives in Burbank and occasionally also in Ojai. and other locations by request. It'll say on my calendar when I’m where.

Length of lessons: 35-45 minutes.

To book lessons please email me to check availability and then book online.



Colette:  “ On October 15, 2012 I suffered a massive left-brain hemorrhage that I wasn't expected to survive from, and certainly wasn't expected to ever walk or talk again, if I did. However, by the grace and hand of Jesus, my speech was spared and with more grace, much hard work and therapy, I regained the partial use of my right side, and ability to walk again, using a cane. 

I was told by doctors that I would only progress so far, and never have full restoration. Yet, I am stubborn and did not want to accept that prognosis.  I also was not afraid of hard work , and pushed myself to gain some slow, but steady gains. I was definitely sold out to the motto "no pain,  no gain", that is, until I was introduced to Anat Baniel therapy, and started working with Birgit. 

I was Introduced to Birgit, when my sister-in-law, Brook, who has watched my journey from the beginning, signed me up for one of Birgit's courses. She lovingly gave me a mandate that I  had to come to at least the first class to see what it was like. She knows me and knows that I am not inclined to do slow moving therapy. I like to work hard so that I feel like I'm doing something. Yet, after one session in the class, I knew something had changed and that I might have to rethink my therapy strategy. Everything was slow moving and nothing was hard, in fact, quite the opposite. 

I continued the weekly classes for four weeks, and also worked with Birgit with private instruction, for a period of five weeks total. In that short amount of time, I have made remarkable changes in my ability to walk, balance, and regain the use of my right arm and hand. I have more hope than ever before. Full recovery, here I come!!! “