if I were to describe what is ABM so that my listeners who hear some of my guests refer to this method can understand better, what would I say? Often this is referred to as an elevator pitch, although I am not talking about myself in 30 seconds, I want to describe a method that is not easily described adn do it in a short concise manner.
In the context of this episode, why would this cleaning person mom of a severely disabled young adult travel, fund raise, take donations take some risks in order to learn a method that is not accepted by mainstream medicine? How to not make it sound like a snake oil cure all, which it’s not. IN teh story, Ivana chooses to pursue the training in order to be able to use the principles to help her own daughter . that’s thousands of dollars and hours….so what was teh draw? and what is this ABMN?
Ivana describes it as a life style method..which I like because
ABM is not its not a formula, its not a treatment, and its not a therapy. Its a something that helps parents slow down, connect to their children, trust themselves and their children to have the resources to figure things out and explore in their own way in their movement to find what they can do and go from that place to meet a child where they are and not try to fix but rather to provide options to learn and find their way to better movement which in turn changes how they feel about themselves, their learning switch is on and the brain and body respond with positive changes that feed upon each other .Abm is a system of learning developed by Anat Baniel who was a student of MF. F, a mechanical engineer , physiscit,andjudo master, and one of the first to talk abut mindfulness which he termed awareness and then awareness through movement – understood that the brain and body were one Anat create based on 9 essentials )see show notes) and it all started with a man Moshe Feldenkrais who has the idea that the brain and the body are one and con not be separated, he is known as one of the fathers of neuroplasticity, and though no longer alive, he has influenced people from all over the world. One of his students was Anat Baniel and she became the children’s “specialist” because she worked with kids and found her path to teh 9 essentials and a way to teach others how to use these principles when being with their children or with other children who may come for help. Basically its a way to help people learn through movement without judgement , and explore what’s possible and Moshe said to make the impossible possible adn separate the sense from the nonsense,
abm is a wonderful method of learning that helps parents adn children develop awareness about themselves which allows for growth and change.
it’s a system about meeting each other exactly where you are. Not trying to fix, but rather to connect…and using movement as th bridge
Abm believes in teh inherent wisdom of each person’s body. it gives more validity to diversity and that there are different ways to move adn to think and abm allows for this learning switch it celebrates the genius of each individual and meets them where they are…
we are both abm practitioner and it’s so hard to corral abm into a short sound bite…but lets try….
in preparing for this episode I felt like it was important to explain what is abm but it’s hard to put into a few sound bites so I wanted to invite veranda into talk…and we are going to attempt but you have to understand that it’s an experiential kinesthetic dynamic alive process of learning that starts with the body and connection. veranda do you have anything to add to that?
I need to keep playing with it…a gift to help people find their potential …
people ask what is abm the best way is to talk about the 9 essentials which is th infrastructure of the system .
we don’t have to explain it all
the most important thing is about learning adn reaching full potential and we do this by slowing down…which Is one of the tenets main ideas…