Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Anat Baniel - Move Into Life

Dr. Anat Baniel came to Kepler's on July 14th to discuss her book, Move Into Life: The Nine Essentials for Lifelong Vitality. Host Bobbi Emel reviews the event:

A nice crowd came to hear Anat Baniel talk about her book and The Anat Baniel Method, a treatment modality incorporating movement, thought processes, and neuropsychology. Dr. Baniel is a clinical psychologist and former dancer who worked for many years with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, an Israeli physicist who founded the Feldenkrais Method which was designed to improve human functioning by increasing self-awareness through movement.

Move Into Life is Dr. Baniel's synopsis of her method and is divided into nine "essentials" including Movement with Attention, The Learning Switch, Subtlety, Variation, Slow, Enthusiasm, Flexible Goals, Imagination and Dreams, and Awareness. During her talk at Kepler's Dr. Baniel reviewed several sections of her book, laying the foundation for her work of the past 30 years. She won the audience over by having them do just a few exercises designed to quickly improve flexibility by making very small adjustments each time the exercise was performed.

Dr. Baniel also discussed the operations of the brain and how she works with clients through movement to access different parts of the brain. She has worked with people of all ages and conditions, including children with disorders in the autism spectrum.

A dynamic and vibrant speaker, the audience was attentive and appreciative during her well-paced talk and demonstrations.

Dr. Baniel practices in Marin County.

"Move! without movement there is no life" exclaims Anat Baniel in this video glimpse of who she is and her book "Move Into Life".

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