Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement®
offers a scientifically based clinical approach for recovery of function that takes advantage of the remarkable potential of the brain’s ability to change in positive directions at all ages. Turning limitations into unlimited potential.
Private Hands on Movement Lessons
Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® lessons are a groundbreaking, systematic, and highly effective way to communicate with the brain and take advantage of its natural ability to make positive, immediate, and powerful changes in functional abilities.
The method defines the Nine Essentials – conditions the brain requires to reawaken the process of differentiation and integration to form new connections and create new and effective patterns of action. Read about some of Lorrie’s outcomes with clients and supporting research.
Unlimited Classes Anytime Online!
Online classes teach functional movement that can be used at any age to rewire your brain to overcome pain and reach higher levels of physical, emotional, and cognitive performance. It’s possible to discover new, pain-free ways to move in the comfort of your own home.
Get immediate streaming access to all movement lessons to do anywhere, anytime. You can do the lessons as many times as you like in a month there’s no limit. For less than the price of 2 group classes a month you can now join Lorrie for a lesson from the privacy of your home anytime.
Joudry Sound Therapy based on Tomatis®
Sound Therapy is a portable listening program to benefit your ears and brain. Listening to this unique, filtered music relieves tinnitus and other ear problems while also enhancing your brain performance. Likewise, new brain pathways can be built with the right stimulus, such as filtered music that include high frequency sounds.
Sound Therapy is effective for sensory integration, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), dizziness or vertigo, improved hearing, blocked ear, insomnia, stress and anxiety, auditory processing to enhance learning ability, and improved brain performance and more.
Certified ABM® NeuroMovement® Practitioner
Lorrie has attained all 4 levels of Certification as a NeuroMovement® Practitioner and holds a Nidan diploma (second degree) black belt in Shotokan Karate registered in Tokyo, Japan. Lorrie has recently studied to become a Joudry Sound Therapy Consultant providing neurorehabilitation with Sound Therapy based on the work of Dr. Alfred Tomatis.
Lorrie founded Movement and Vitality, a successful private practice in Prince Edward Island, Canada, working with adults and children who have achieved great success with this approach increasing functional abilities after Concussion, Stroke, Chronic Pain, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, Autism, Injuries and so on. She has taught over 6000+ private lessons to hundreds of clients and has experienced remarkable outcomes over 9 years. She is a very active and sought after practitioner and her clients have ranged in age from 8 weeks old to 86 years.
CHILDREN ARE LEARNERS
We begin to understand how important movement is when we have a child with special needs. The process of differentiation is interfered with and the child often has a hard time turning stimulation from their environment into useful information.
The brain has the ability to form new patterns, new connections and to upgrade function when we provide the ideal conditions for learning through movement.
When our brains coordinate more of ourselves into action we retain power and vitality. Adults in mid life can already begin to decline, to become inflexible and rigid in action due to less coordinated movement.
NeuroMovement creates the conditions the brain requires to reawaken the process of differentiation and integration to form new connections and create new and effective patterns of action.
PAIN & INJURY RECOVERY
Most joint and muscle pain and injury are caused by deeply engrained poor movement patterns. Providing the brain with new information for creating alternative, more harmonious movement patterns often immediately begins relieving the pain.
Through gentle, innovative movement lessons the brain quickly wakes up to form new patterns that eliminate body aches and pains and increase strength, flexibility, and vitality.
Increased range of motion, endurance, physical strength and ease of movement are all possible when your brain better coordinates the whole body into action.
NeuroMovement is like a whole body tune up to increase more of you to participate in a trajectory that is easy and comfortable.
In order to reach new breakthroughs in performance, change needs to occur within your brain.
From Surviving to Thriving
“In my years of practice I’ve witnessed the most amazing transformations, from a child that was diagnosed as ‘will not have a quality of life’ to becoming an active intelligent child capable of thriving and continually learning. This has led me to believe in unlimited possibilities. My ultimate joy comes in experiencing their incredible potential.“
– Lorrie Jollimore
Dr. Michael Merzenich
“Scientists have defined the ‘rules’ governing brain plasticity. Anat Baniel, working in parallel along a completely different path, has defined almost exactly the same rules and interprets them in practical and understandable human terms as the Nine Essentials.”
~Dr. Michael Merzenich, PhD, Professor Emeritus UCSF, “Father” of brain plasticity science, Winner of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience, and Author of Soft-Wired
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor
“Anat applies the exact same principles when helping people overcome limitation that I used to recover my brain and body from stroke.”
“She understands that for any meaningful change to happen in the way we think, move, and use our body, the change has to happen in the brain.”
The Nine Essentials form the core of the NeuroMovement® approach of the Anat Baniel Method® (ABM). Each of the Nine Essentials describes one of the brain’s requirements for waking up and doing its job well.
~Jill Bolte Taylor, PhD, World Renowned Author of My Stroke of Insight, Ted Talk Presenter, and International Public Speaker
Dr. Norman Doidge
Dr. Norman Doidge’s bestseller “The Brain’s Way of Healing” includes two full chapters on how the Feldenkrais Method® and Anat Baniel Method® can promote healing through neuroplastic changes known as neurodifferentiation. Watch an episode of CBC’s “The Nature of Things” based on the bestselling book featuring the most recent discoveries in the frontiers of Neuroscience.
Dr. Doidge shows how the brain’s capacities are highly dynamic, and that the brain’s sophistication allows for a unique and gentle kind of healing, in ways we never thought were possible.
~Dr. Norman Doidge, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Brain’s Way of Healing, The Brain That Changes Itself, and Keynote Speaker.
Dr. Martha Herbert
“NeuroMovement offers a systematic method of upgrading brain potential that is useful on the Spectrum all the way from severe brain injury or malformation, to everyday glitches, to improving high performance artist, musicians, and athletes.”
“I think Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement and ‘Kids Beyond Limits’ have a great contribution to make to our collective practical efforts to make the best lives possible for children with autism—and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.”
~Dr. Martha Herbert, MD, Neuro-Pediatrician Mass General, PhD, Clinical Psychology, Harvard University, and Author of The Autism Revolution
What Clients are Saying
The work you did with my daughter (helping her recover from a broken leg that was turning inward) was absolutely amazing to watch. I’ve told you many times her physiotherapist was like “what have you been doing?!” When I watch her dancing and moving around so freely I often attribute it to NeuroMovement! I’m definitely keen to spread the word…
Before seeing Lorrie Jollimore my body couldn’t remember how to hold itself up. My once agile, flexible body was brick-like; stiff, heavy, and lacking fluidity. The motor vehicle accident from Feb 1, 2021, gave me a concussion and confused my nervous system, making it a struggle for me to push myself further than a simple walk. I went from deadlifting 200 pounds to struggling to carry my groceries. Post-concussion syndrome made everything worse. After almost two years of treatment with no relief, I finally found Lorrie. I started sleep-walking for the first time since childhood, which lasted for about two weeks. Within one month of therapy the daily ice pick headaches came to a halt. After two months I started to sleep sans nightmares, and the new found post-MVA rage started to dissipate. I’ve never been an angry person but after the concussion it wouldn’t take much to flare up this deep, dark, internal anger. At first the lessons were so exhausting that I needed to drink a large coffee and wait for an hour before I could even drive home, where I would almost instantly fall into a deep sleep. Now I can drive home right away, no exhaustion, no coffee or naps necessary. My brain is changing and I can feel it.
My eye doctor reports the photophobia (extreme light sensitivity) and receding point of convergence (how my eyes focus) are back to normal levels. She noticed a heightened sense of ease when doing the eye tests, and I got through the tests much quicker than before ABM treatment.
Rather than dread, I now wake up with joy and energy. I still am not sure how she does it, but I have found vitality for the first time in 2+ years. My morning “brick feet” with which I was becoming all too familiar, now have toes again. IBS symptoms are at an all-time low. I am starting to feel at-home in my own body again.
I feel light, excited for life, and I am strong! I hope that I will be a high performer athlete once again. I am not scared, angry, or in unbearable pain. The headaches are gone, the tingling numbness across my shoulder blades have halted, almost completely. Instead of every week, I now get treatment every 2 weeks, which will soon turn to every 4, until I no longer need reminders that I don’t have to live in pain. I also have less OCD and anxiety symptoms. My mind is more calm and I feel generally more whole, my body and mind reconnected, confident in everyday activities, strong to take on the day. Before finding Lorrie I saw 6 different therapists but I still felt broken. Now I see a future without pain, and without therapy.
(results after 23 lessons over 6 months)
When I walked out of the office after my first lesson, I thought, “This is something beyond rehabilitation.” I was then, and continue to be, a very active person.
Even though I maintained a healthy lifestyle, I was always dealing with minor injuries. I ran the gauntlet of traditional forms of rehabilitation—physiotherapy, osteopathy, massage, acupuncture, dry needling—and nothing brought more than temporary relief until I experienced ABM.
In that moment, I discovered something that would make a real difference to my constant injuries; a difference on a more fundamental level than just stretching, manipulating, and strengthening muscles. After my first lesson, I felt entirely grounded and free to move: it was the realization that I hadn’t known how not to be tense. And that night, I had the best sleep of my life!
Lorrie, thank you for yesterdays’ class…I feel so much better, and was at acquasize today, and was telling everyone who had pain, and aches about you and how you helped me! I will definitely sign up for weekend sessions, or one on one, as I was living with pain in my hip for at least 5 years, and now I have comfort, and can move with ease. Thank you again!
(results after her first class)
I highly recommend Lorrie Jollimore and ABM. I had a fall four years ago and have a concussion/TBI. Before I received treatment from Lorrie I was unable to feel my feet touching the ground. It was like living on a sway bridge. My brain now communicates with my feet again. This is huge for me!
She has helped me figure out how to swing on and off a therapy horse. I can have a shower without holding the wall now. Each time I’m there I have better balance and mobility. Such great improvements adding to the quality of my life and reducing my chances of falling. Many thanks for improving my life and health.
NeuroMovement with Lorrie has changed my life years after I’d given up hope of improvement.
My body had lost the ability to just be, without unconsciously holding in a misguided attempt to lessen the back/neck/head pain/concussion symptoms after a corkscrew whiplash car accident well over a decade ago. I felt totally blissed out after my first session, as Lorrie helped my brain relearn how to let my body just be.
Underneath the back/neck tension a lot of healing had actually already happened and so I had a huge transformation in posture that day alone. Since then my symptoms have reduced or disappeared, and progress continues with every session.
If you have a concussion, or mild brain injury, this should be the prescribed treatment. If you have a sore back or neck, this should be at least part of the treatment.
What I found most interesting in her approach was the way by which she was encouraging me to ‘feel’ my body and various areas of my body where she was focusing on. I became very mindful of the area where I was experiencing much pain but also the areas surrounding the pain. It was almost like I was tuning into these ‘non-painful’ areas in order to ‘wake them up’ so to speak so they could play a bigger role in supporting of mitigating the painful area.
In a very short period of time I was becoming mindful of my body and areas that seemed to have been forgotten because of my focus on the pain area. The next day my muscle spasm was gone.
Lorrie, I have had amazing results from the treatment I had with you a few weeks ago. Both of my knees felt normal for the first time in 10 years. I was so amazed at the change in my body, my walk and level of comfort continually increased over time!
My 13 year old son was stressed all of the time, and this greatly affected his sleep. He was diagnosed with sensory processing disorder (SPD), general anxiety disorder (GAD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). His over-reactions to external stimuli such as sounds, weather, germs, etc. would set him off for days, and quick movements would cause him to become dizzy. He struggled to attend school September through November, then in December his severe stress stopped him from attending school. He began working with Lorrie and she immediately connected with him during the first lesson. I have never seen him look so relaxed and not holding muscular tensions as I had after his first lesson.
Lorrie devised a lesson plan of around 12 lessons between January and April. During that time, we noted such progress! He began sleeping through the night in his own room and with sleep became less reactive to external stimuli. Even better, he returned to school slowly – one day a week, then two days a week, etc. attending daily in June. Extreme reactions to external stimuli significantly decreased and he succeeded in doing fast turning movements at the end of an intensive that before he wouldn’t have been able to do.
Most of all, he could feel the difference the lessons were making in that his actions were getting easier and how they provided a sense of calm immediately afterwards. He was even able to start acupuncture treatments to further treat his sensitivities that we don’t believe would have been possible without the changes NeuroMovement made for him to begin to make better sense of his world.
After my daughter had surgery on her back to correct her scoliosis, we noticed that her shoulders and hips looked very uneven. I wasn’t sure if I should book physio, massage therapy, or an osteopath to help her look and feel more balanced. A friend suggested we research the Anat Baniel Method, so we contacted Lorrie and booked four neuromovement lessons.
She worked with my daughter to essentially retrain her brain after many years of compensating for a curvy spine. It was like a reset button. My daughter was able to release tension that she didn’t even realise she was holding. She slept better after her lessons, her gait has improved, and she feels more confident with her physical appearance. I would recommend these lessons to anyone healing from an injury or dealing with chronic pain. We feel very lucky to have this type of service available on PEI.
Lorrie is amazing with children! I have been taking my boys to Lorrie for over a year, with amazing results!! We are so lucky to have her here in PEI!
My twins were born at 29 weeks and four days. When my youngest was born he was in multiple organ failure and suffered from strokes that left permanent global damage. The doctors gave us a future diagnosis of moderate to severe Cerebral Palsy ( they said anything less would be a miracle and there was no hope for improvement). Through my research I found neuroscience and the amazing capabilities of the brain to change and rewire through the Anat Baniel Method (ABM)
I reached out to Lorrie for help! As soon as we were released from the NICU I brought my tiny 5lb baby to Lorrie for his first lesson. Right away I could tell he enjoyed his lesson and was more relaxed. When we first started lessons he had very limited voluntary movements and would arch his neck in pain to try to move.
Fast forward, He is currently 10 months actual ( 7.5 Corrected )
He is grabbing his toes with both his hands
He is grabbing for and transferring toys between his hands
He is grabbing a spoon and putting it in his mouth to eat
He can roll
His vision has improved
He is putting his hands out to be picked up
He can say Mama, Dada, Nana
To most, these are things that all babies do. However, to us they are great accomplishments that doctors never thought possible!
At ten months old he still doesn’t meet the requirements for a CP diagnosis and he has exceeded his doctors expectations. I do not know what his future holds, but Lorrie has opened up a new world of possibilities that doctors never thought possible!
My daughter was diagnosed with Inattentive ADD over two years ago. She also has hyper-sensory issues that made touching paper and certain fabrics feel terrible. We made lifestyle changes, did counseling, and started taking medication. They all helped a little bit but she hated the way she felt when she took the medication and nothing had changed regarding paper or fabrics.
She felt like she was being punished for something that she really had no control over. That’s when I asked Lorrie if this was something that the Anat Baniel Method could help us with.
We did lessons over the summer break and she enjoyed them, she even looked forward to them. Her mood stabilized first and then I noticed her choosing to wear fabrics that would have irritated her before.
Then came the real test, going back to school would she still find it difficult to touch paper all the time? Thankfully the answer is no. Connecting her mind and body helped her deal with her sensory issues. She still has bad days but the good days far outnumber them. There is an undeniable direct correlation between the work Lorrie did with her and for that, I am very thankful.
Lorrie has been giving me lessons for a while now. I have always found her lessons to provide immediate and tangible results, but I was blown away after our last lesson! I am recovering from back surgery, and have extensive nerve and muscle depletion on my left side. As a result, I had been unable to lift my heel off the floor on that side since before my surgery. It simply did not move when I tried to lift it.
After a lesson with Lorrie, I was surprised when I tried to lift that foot and it worked! It was a small movement, but it was more mobility than I have had in a months. It continues to improve!
Lorrie helped me recover after my back surgery (L4-L5). After the first lesson I was pain free for 24 hours! After about 6 lessons I was able to move more freely than I had been able to in a long time.
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18 Cottonwood Drive
Prince Edward Island
Canada • C1E 1B8
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(+1) 902 566 1456
Lorrie became certified as an Anat Baniel Method Practitioner by studying at the ABM Center in San Rafael, California. This rigorous training program attracts aspiring practitioners from around the world.