Movement for Lasting Change - Services

Movement is life. Life is a Process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.

—Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais

Functional Synthesis Lessons

Carole with Trenton


The lesson takes place on a lightly padded table. If the child is not ready to be on the table, we can conduct the lesson while on their parent’s/caregiver’s lap. When offered in a safe, information rich environment, children naturally take advantage of opportunities for growth.

Lessons for most children are 30-45 minutes in length. Please have a snack or bottle ready for the child as they often become hungry during the lessons. Babies may nurse as they receive their lesson.


The sessions are provided on a lightly padded table. Carole gently guides your movements which allows for new patterns in the brain to be formed thereby eliminating pain and limitations. A series of lessons is recommended to help you accomplish your goals be it: overcoming pain, improved balance, increased flexibility and strength; overcoming limitations due to accidents, surgeries or poor habits as well as for enhanced fitness and cognitive performance.

Lessons are usually 45 minutes to an hour. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows unrestricted movement.


I have been suffering from spinal stenosis, arthritic knees, and pain in my calfs. Since recieving treatments from Carole most and at times all of my pain is gone. Carole uses very gentle motion to retrain my brain to use different and less familiar ways to use my body to relieve the pain. She can look at the way I am walking and see that something is bothering me and make some simple adjustment so I am able to walk without pain. I would recommend anyone who has pain to get treatment from Carole. It has made a tremendous difference in my life!

—M.H. Oakland,CA

I met Carole during a visit to San Francisco & was intrigued by her work so I decided to have a session with her. Carole made me feel safe and comfortable straight away. I was amazed at how such seemingly subtle touches/movements could make such a difference. After only 40 minutes I felt my whole body had gone from being “on alert” to total rest and ease. I felt much lighter and stiff joints were feeling much freer. I wish I could take her back to the UK!

—Alison Sheridan, Highclere Partners UK

Online At Home Coaching

Coaching the Parent or Caregiver of a Special Needs Child

A child, especially one with special needs, spends a huge amount of time with a parent and/or caregiver. That time can be incredibly fruitful in developing the child's ability to think and express herself/himself. This approach takes advantage of the fact that a young child's brain forms 1.8 billion new neurological connections per second! The specially-trained Anat Baniel Method Practitioner uses the 9 Essentials® of ABM NeuroMovement® to wake up the brain of the child and the adults that care for the child.

The Goal of Online Coaching at Home

Father coaching child

Father coaching childThe goal of this Online At Home Coaching (OAHC) program is to give you new tools for connecting and interacting with your child, creating the conditions to enrich the everyday shared experience for adult and child. Through the potency of the 9 Essentials® (see below), your child will experience new ways of thinking, communicating, experimenting, and, yes, even moving! All aspects of life can be enhanced and improved:

  • seeing and listening
  • observing and noticing
  • attention and anticipation
  • intention and fulfillment

This program has been in place for several months now, and the results of this approach have been stunning - and surprisingly so!

How Does The OAHC Program Work?

  • The appointments are scheduled in groups of four consecutive sessions within a span of one week, called "Online At Home Coaching Mini Intensives." The sessions are set up through Zoom meetings, and a camera or computer will need to be positioned for the Practitioner to observe and hear the adult and child.
  • These Mini Intensives are divided between two Practitioners acting as a team, each one coaching two of the sessions.
  • Each online coaching session is 30 minutes long.
  • Within each 4-session Mini Intensive, the same caregiver will need to participate, whether it is a parent, grandparent, or some other frequent caregiver.
  • You may have another caregiver present to help point the camera/computer, but that person should be as neutral as possible so as not to distract the child or caregiver receiving the coaching. In other words, the extra person present would not actively participate unless the ABMNM Practitioner invites them into the session.
  • The coaching sessions are designed to help you enhance your interactions with your child. These coaching sessions will not train you in the ABMNM hands-on Method.
  • The program teaches any caregiver to more fully apply the 9 Essentials and move from "fixing" to connecting. By doing so, significant transformations occur in the children and the adults.

If you are interested, please contact:

Online Coaching Testimonials

Dear Anat, Marcy, Carole and all the team at ABM,
    We have just finished our first online intensive for Alex with Marcy and Carole and we are feeling many things, hopeful, motivated, inspired and most of all grateful for the experience that has literally blown us away.
    Alex is my grandson and was diagnosed just over two years ago with ASD, he is now 4 years and 8 months. He is and always has been a very happy and loving little boy but he has his challenges and frustrations due mainly to the fact that he is pretty much non-verbal, he has struggled to focus and his attention span is quite limited.
    And then this week we found Marcy and Carole who have been coaching Magda, Alex’s mum and the change has been amazing and rapid. He has said more words, focused better and paid better attention than I have ever seen him do. He sat with his mum and looked interestingly through a little book for a few minutes, which I have never seen him do before. He is initiating words by bringing us flash cards and little animal toys.
    We were both astounded and happy and so proud of Alex who has also started mainstream school this week for the very first time, so he has had a lot going on and then to see him respond to this therapy has been just amazing.
    By getting us to slow down, calm down and let Alex take the lead we have witnessed such a dramatic shift in him. Now all we want is for us to get better and better at implementing the nine essentials and change our approach from trying to “fix” him to making that connection with him and allow him to learn and experience the world that we now know holds no limits for him.
    Thank you so much for using “lockdown” to think outside the box and bring ABM online, allowing you to reach many more families around the world, giving them access to your expertise and wonderful staff.
    I hope even if things go back to “normal” you will be able to continue this wonderful work online, because for us it has had such a positive impact on Alex and on us as a family, more than any other treatment therapy we have tried; and we have tried a few.
    I know I have got a bit emotional writing this note but you really are changing children’s lives with this work. Thank you.

Kindest regards,
Jackie & Magda Burns, UK
Alex’ grandmother and mom, September 2020