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Brain Health (03:25)


Neuroscience is beginning to redefine the limitations of medicine and rehabilitation. Brain plasticity strategies are calculated, systematic approaches to enhancing brain changes; the brain is capable of recovery. Dr. Rick Hanson explains neuroplasticity.

Brain Plasticity Strategies (09:27)

Integrating strategies into medicine and rehabilitation could fundamentally change society for the better. Doctors diagnose 7.7 million dementia cases every year. In the U.S., nearly 56.7 million people have a disability. The Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement produces profound effects for Nash Jacobi and his family.

Anat Baniel Method NeuroMovement (10:04)

Options for effective treatment for children with disabilities are often limited. Creating new neural networks allows patient abilities to progress. Learn the nine essential aspects of ABM. Experts discuss using the method in rehabilitation/physical therapy.

Sensory Motor Phase (06:57)

Baniel asks herself, how do children learn and what are the qualities of childhood? Experts discuss the importance of movement and sensory feedback. Baniel leads a professional training session. Stroke survivor Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor supports ABM; she discusses the brain of a stroke victim.

ABM Integration (06:03)

Baniel explains why ABM can be used across a broad range of conditions. Taylor believes ABM should be part of the traditional medical system. ABM is individuated, making it difficult to do controlled outcome trials. Dr. Martha Herbert institutes a data collection system.

Brain Recovery (12:33)

Tessa David discusses the impact of her stroke at the age of 28; she decides to start ABM. Her recovery is so successful that 15 months post-stroke she begins training to become an ABM practitioner.

Transforming Society (03:35)

Awareness and accessibility remain an issue for brain plasticity strategies. Strategies allow us to better control our quality of life; we have the power to improve ability. Baniel sees possibility for everyone; there is no closing point on human life.

Credits: A Life Unbound (00:27)

Credits: A Life Unbound

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Whether it’s Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke or Dementia, cutting-edge neuroscience is beginning to change what’s possible when it comes to recovery and prevention. Speaking with the world’s top neuroscientists A Life Unbound explores brain plasticity strategies and the role these strategies can play in revolutionizing the human experience. Speaking with Dr. Michael Merzenich, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, Dr. Martha Herbert, and Dr. Rick Hanson, we are taken on a journey to understanding the brain by the biggest names in Neuroscience. A Life Unbound explores the possibilities of brain plasticity strategies, and the impact they can have on society. Following the journey of Tessa David and the Jacobi family, we get a first-hand look at peoples’ lives who have been drastically altered by these strategies. With insight from some of the world’s top Neuroscientists, we learn about how brain plasticity works in both children and adults while opening a conversation on the implications of what integrated brain plasticity strategies can mean for society as a whole. Can these new developments in our understanding of the brain change the way we think about everything from education to autism, and the inevitable journey of aging? After the birth of their first child, the Jacobi family learned that the likelihood of their son being able to walk, talk, or have an emotional connection was bleak. As the news set in about what this new reality would look like in their lives, they heard about the Anat Baniel Method. The Anat Baniel Method is a revolutionary brain plasticity strategy that uses movement to rewire the brain. After the first lesson, the impact was immediate, and within 18 months their son was beginning to walk and talk, far surpassing his original prognosis. Through personal stories and scientific analysis, A Life Unbound uncovers what makes these miraculous outcomes possible as well as the challenges with bringing these brain plasticity strategies into the mainstream.


Length: 53 minutes

Item#: FPT237700

ISBN: 978-1-63722-262-1

Copyright date: ©2020

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