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Anat Baniel Method with Clare

We finally started summer therapies. I suppose up until now we’ve been occupied with the social side of things and doctor visits. We started Anat Baniel Method (ABM) with the same woman we went to last summer. She is amazing. To watch her work with Sebastian is incredible. I hope you can get an idea from the photos, but I plan to take a video of our sessions to demonstrate her technique as well. The way she moves his body and the way his body relaxes and moves into normal positions is beautiful. He’s happy and content and afterwards he lifts his head higher and uses more of his body to attempt to do things like reaching and playing. I love ABM and I love Clare.

Reach for Mama
Beginning stretches and position.

Modified Tummy Time
Modified Tummy Time

Crawling Position
Pushing up in to crawling position.


We will be having five sessions with Clare this week and next. Next week we also start HBOT for three weeks. After the two weeks of ABM, we are going to do two weeks at Euro-Peds, which is more traditional. I’m a little nervous about it because it is intensive, two hours a day for five days each week. And also because it may be a bit different from ABM. But we are going to give it a try…

For the rest of the photos, visit the ABM photo set on flickr.

Cross posted at Seb Can Do.