Provide the conditions for learning…the child succeeds.
At Movement and Vitality we devise a unique program to work with your child to fill in the foundations of organization that allow for freedom of movement, thinking and communicating by providing the ideal conditions for learning.
Private Hands on
The Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® has been successful over the past 3 decades to bring about transformational learning with children that have any number of challenges or developmental disorders. This sought after approach has international practitioners practicing the world over, and has been available in Prince Edward Island, Canada by Lorrie Jollimore over the past nine years.
Lorrie has personally had success with this approach with her own daughter with hemiplegia cerebral palsy, taking her on a new tangent in life to study how the brain forms movement and how that leads to learning and change. She has worked with hundreds of clients since she founded Movement and Vitality, getting incredible outcomes that often surpass medical expectations.
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 auditory processing disorder 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, dyslexia, speech delays, stuttering, auditory processing to enhance learning ability, and improved brain performance.
Dr. Alfred Tomatis believed the ear was an extension of the brain and that deficits in hearing and auditory processing often showed as learning and coordination challenges. Some parents will find this complimentary approach will accelerate their child’s outcomes when combined with NeuroMovement®.
The Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® uses simple, gentle movements and focus to help any child who has been diagnosed with learning delays, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, cerebral palsy or other developmental disorders. By shifting the focus to connecting rather than fixing, this powerful yet simple approach helps both children and parents de-stress, focus and grow. Most of all, it helps children maximize their potential, no matter what their diagnosis.
I’ve experienced incredible outcomes with children with brain trauma at birth, global developmental delays, sensory integration dysfunction, and so on by helping them build a better brain to make sense of their world.
What to expect?
NeuroMovement® works by communicating with the brain of the child to facilitate the formation of new neural connections and patterns, irrespective of the child’s current limitations.
Movement and awareness are the primary tools a practitioner uses to communicate and upgrade the brain to bring about the potential for learning and change. Change often presents itself in a number of ways, such as better movement, balance and coordination, increased focus, reduced anxiety and so on. By upgrading the entire system the child learns to perceive finer and finer differences which is an essential for learning.
NeuroMovement can help children with cerebral palsy, brain injury, autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration dysfunction, brachial plexus, torticollis, scoliosis, ADD/ADHD, chronic anxiety, balance and coordination issues, limited movement and spasticity, and recovery from injury or surgery.
What is possible for my child?
Through a series of learning events every child can experience transformational change. Whether the child has special challenges or not, expect limitless possibilities. Today discoveries in neuroscience of the remarkable ability of the brain to change has helped to explain why approaches like Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® and the Feldenkrais Method® have been so successful over the past 3 decades, rehabilitating children and improving their lives by putting them on paths of learning as functional movement becomes easy and possible.
Lorrie treats each child as unique and creates a lesson plan to fill in foundational movements with a schedule that suits the child and the parents. There is no rigid amount of lessons required, she prefers to work together to discover the frequency to keep the child on a path of progression. Often an intensive series of 6-10 lessons over 3 to 5 days can be of great benefit to integrate new skills at the beginning. Lorrie has had great success with school aged children doing a series of lessons over a weekend and is happy to work exclusively with children 1-2 weekends a month.
Our senses are the information systems for the brain.
Did you know that our services work with 6 out of the 8 senses? Sound, sight, touch, movement (vestibular), body awareness (proprioception), and awareness of body signals (interception). NeuroMovement® and Sound Therapy create potent upgrades within the central nervous system, leading to a more connected brain and better processing, allowing for greater outcomes.
What Parents are Saying…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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!
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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.