Judith Dack is a leading practitioner of the Anat Baniel Method℠, a cutting edge approach which uses touch and gentle manipulation to communicate with a child’s brain, helping them to better organize movement. The method works with childrens’ ability to learn, an ability that is present in every child, whatever their special needs. Because movement is the language of the brain, Judith is able to help children enhance their learning and make incredible gains in their day-to-day lives.
Unlike many other therapies, the Anat Baniel Method℠ is pain free and is gentle enough for newborns. It is very effective for children who are introduced at an early age, but children who come to the Anat Baniel Method℠ from other therapies also show considerable improvement. It has proven effective for children with a variety of difficulties, which include: Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Genetic disorders, ADD, and a wide range of others. Although there is no set timeline for this therapy, as each child responds differently, children often show improvement within just a few lessons. And, with continued work, the results become more pronounced. As children begin to be more aware of their bodies, and how to use them, they can fill in some of the gaps in their development.
Judith has worked with hundreds of children with a variety of special needs, and, working with their parents and families as well, has been able to facilitate incredible transformation. She recently hosted a free children’s clinic and regularly holds workshops for the parents of children she works with. These workshops are often attended by fellow Feldenkrais and ABM practitioners, as well as professionals from other health-related fields.
It can often be heart-wrenching to have a child with physical or neurological difficulties, and to see them better able to function is every parent’s wish. Judith is passionate about creating this possibility for the children she sees and for their families. She is constantly upgrading her own skills, attending and assisting at Anat Baniel’s courses and Mastery Trainings.