From Fixing to Connecting

Online Course

About the course

Are you a parent, Grandparent, caregiver, teacher, or therapist to a child with special challenges? Do you feel that there is an intelligent, loving, “hidden” child in there that could do and be what at this time seems out of reach? You may be wondering what is possible for my child?

In this course you will discover that almost always the child, and also you, can do better. You will learn new ways of thinking, feeling, and doing, that open new possibilities that can be surprising in their immediacy and simplicity. (this course is geared for the general public and is not a practitioner training)

When we perceive something as broken, the natural tendency is to try and fix it. This can work well with inanimate objects. Humans need connections to grow and thrive. In this 11-week course you will explore, experience and experiment with the meaning and practice of shifting from fixing to connecting and discover its remarkable positive power and will be able to use it in your daily life with your child.

To Learn More, Join a Q&A Session

Call 1

March 15, 2024 
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Pacific Time (PT)
with Deb Loest-Deppe

Call 2

April 5, 2024 
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Pacific Time (PT)
with Neil Sharp, MD

Call 3

April 25, 2024 
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Pacific Time (PT)
with Lara Gillease

Testimonials

Course highlights in numbers

10

Pre-recorded video lectures from Anat Baniel

11

Live Q&A (including a "surprise" session with Anat Baniel)

9

Experiential NeuroMovement® demonstrations

Unlimited opportunities to connect / get support from co-participants and ABM experts

You also get

Who this course is for:

  • Parents and Caregivers of special needs children
  • Physical Therapists
  • Neuropsychologists and Clinical Psychologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • School Psychologists
  • Learning Specialists and Education Therapists
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Licensed Counsellors
  • Performance Coaches
  • Yoga Instructors
  • Social Workers
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Anyone with an interest in neuroscience, movement, learning, education, ADHD, autism, and also for adults interested in enhancing vitality, anti-aging, athletic performance, yoga, movement and dance

Overview of Week-To-Week Course Content

Each week features:

Lectures

Discussions

Experiential movement lessons

Access to videos showing work with children, and parent coaching

Full Schedule

Each week features: Lectures • Discussions • Experiential movement lessons • Access to videos showing work with children, parent coaching and Q&A sessions (all pre-recorded)

Week 1: From Fixing to Connecting

April 30 - May 7, 2024

  • Experience an enlightening introduction to NeuroMovement® and to what is meant by “from fixing to connecting
  • Learn about your child’s felt experience and its great importance for learning and the wellbeing of your child.
  • Learn how to shift the focus from trying to “fix” your child to experiencing the joy and delight of being connected with them
  • Discover new ways of seeing your child and new possibilities for them and yourself
  • Join the Live Call for Q&A and Sharing

Week 2: Essential #1 - Movement with Attention

May 7 - 14, 2024

  • Discover why movement is the “language of the brain”
  • Learn why movement with attention is a vital tool for your child’s successful development
  • Experience an enlightening NeuroMovement® lesson
  • Join the Live Call for Q&A and Sharing

No New Material - Catch Up Week
Join our Live Q&A Call
Friday May 17, 2024 8am PDT

May 14 - 21, 2024

  • A chance to explore and integrate weeks 1&2 of the course
  • Join the Live Call for Q&A and Sharing

Week 3: Essential #2 - Slow

May 21 - 28, 2024

  • Learn how to develop slow as a skill and how to utilize it intentionally with your child
  • Discover why slow is a door to waking up your child’s brain to potent learning and compassionate intention that enhances the connection and love between you and your child
  • Learn about the Neuroscience behind the power of slow

Week 4: Essential #3 - Variation

May 28 - June 4, 2024

  • Discover how and when to bring variations into your interactions with your child
  • Learn how differentiation is at the heart of successful brain development and how variations help the brain do its job better
  • Learn about and play The Mistakes Game
  • Join the Live Call for Q&A and Sharing

No New Material - Catch Up Week
Join our Live Q&A Call
Friday June 7, 2024 8am PDT

June 4 - 11, 2024

A second opportunity for you to reflect upon and apply what you’ve learned so far to your everyday life

  • Join the Live Call for Q&A and Sharing

 

Week 5: Essential #4 - Subtlety

June 11 - 18, 2024

  • Discover how the power of subtlety, gentleness and reduced effort can wake up the brain and flood it with new information with which it can create new and beneficial neural pathways
  • Discover how to reduce mental, physical and emotional force in your interactions with your child while optimizing opportunities for beneficial transformations
  • Learn how to skilfully incorporate subtlety using words and action

Week 6: Essential #5 - Enthusiasm

June 18 - 25, 2024

  • Discover a new kind of enthusiasm that upgrades your and your child’s brain
  • Learn how to hone your enthusiasm skills
  • Find out what actions to take when you feel your enthusiasm waning
  • Join the Live Call for Q&A and Sharing

No New Material - Catch Up Week
Join our Live Q&A Call
Friday June 28, 2024 8am PDT

June 25 - July 2, 2024

By now, you’ll have experienced some deep and profound shifts in your understanding of and feelings towards yourself and your child. This week gives you a chance to catch-up on any content you might have missed or want to review or replay. It’s also a chance to appreciate the road you’ve travelled and to differentiate your actions and interactions with your child

  • Join the Live Call for Q&A and Sharing

 

Week 7: Essential #6 - Flexible Goals

July 2 - 9, 2024

  • Learn how to turn goals into potent intentions
  • Discover how to replace an “outcome/product” approach with a “process-based” approach and unleash immense inner resources for learning
  • Learn how to wonder and allow the seemingly miraculous to occur

Week 8: Essential #7 - The Learning Switch

July 9 - 16, 2024

  • Learn to recognize when your child’s learning switch is in the ‘on’ position
  • Discover ways to turn on the switch and turn up the dial
  • Get to know the activities that might actually turn off the learning switch
  • Know the signs to look out for that tell you when it’s time to pause or stop an activity
  • Join the Live Call for Q&A and Sharing

No New Material - Catch Up Week
Join our Live Q&A Call
Friday July 19, 2024 8am PDT

July 16 - 23, 2024

By now, you’ll have experienced some deep and profound shifts in your understanding of and feelings towards yourself and your child. This week gives you a chance to catch-up on any content you might have missed or want to review or replay. It’s also a chance to appreciate the road you’ve travelled and to differentiate your actions and interactions with your child

  • Join the Live Call for Q&A and Sharing

 

Week 9: Essential #8 - Imagination and Dreams

July 23 - 30, 2024

  • Explore the power of imagination and its role in bringing about beneficial and lasting transformation
  • Learn ways to wake-up and enrich your child’s imagination
  • Recognizing and honoring the difference between your dreams for your child and your child’s own inclinations and aspiration
  • Join the Live Call for Q&A and Sharing

Week 10: Essential #9 - Awareness

July 30 - August 6, 2024

  • How to see awareness as an “action”
  • Discover ways to practice awaring
  • Awakening the genius in your child

No New Material - Catch Up Time
Join our Live Q&A Call
Friday August 9, 2024 8am PDT

August 6 - 20, 2024

These final two catch up weeks provide an opportunity to revisit what you’ve learned so far, practice, and connect with fellow participants in the private Facebook group.

  • Join a Live Call for Q&A and Sharing

It’s also a chance to prepare for the completion week and compile your questions for the final live Q&A

Week 11: Completion Week
No New Material
Join our Live Q&A Call
Friday August 23, 2024

August 20 - 27, 2024

This week features a final live call. It’s a chance to ask more questions and hear/share experiences with other participants. You will also discover ways to further integrate what you’ve learned into your everyday life and stay connected to your fellow course participants and teachers.

Just applying the nine essentials to myself I'm reclaiming my life and the life of my children and what their lives can be.
–Chloe M.
I am very happy and inspired to be a part of this course with so many courageous and amazing parents and therapists <3. The Essential of SLOW has been hugely successful in just 1 1/2 days of practicing it. It is so simple, yet powerful. Recently I was at the local pool with my 9 yr-old daughter who experiences Downs. They over-scheduled and told us to wait but my daughter hopped in the pool, causing a big upheaval. Though I could feel my anxiety rise, amidst the chaos, I instantly told myself to "Slow it down" which took my anxiety down by 40%. I spoke slower, with intention, clarity, and gentleness explaining to her why she couldn’t enter the pool yet. In the past, I believed she wouldn't understand and I had to push/grab her body. Then....I waited....all eyes were on us, and to my surprise she got out of the pool, went to sit on a bench, and waited 12 minutes until she was allowed to swim. I felt such empowerment both in the outcome and in the respect I was able to give my daughter. It all unfolded this way because of being reminded of the SLOW essential. THANK YOU, Anat.
–Lesli T.

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