NeuroHorizons: A Child's Neural Map is Not the Territory

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Personally & Professionally

"Since the very first Segment I've been applying what we learned to my kids, including my son with CP, and their nervous systems pick it up and shift so quickly.

This NeuroHorizons method has also transformed my naturopathic work — I am fascinated and so excited.”

Janine Keller, Heilpraktiker
NeuroHorizons Graduate &
Mother of Special Needs Child

"I've been able to slow myself down, observe more, and become less stressed (which my husband appreciates :) From our very first Segment I've been connecting very differently with my Special Needs daughter, allowing her to do more, try more, make more mistakes, and thus have more experiences. She is becoming more alert, aware, and communicative.

I have also been able to apply this learning with my patients in my Occupational Therapy praxis (beyond mere rote or repetitive practices), with remarkable outcomes. So, really big benefits for my family and clients.”

Christine Hengst, OT
NeuroHorizons Graduate &
Mother of Special Needs Child

“As a mother of two Special Needs children, and after more than 25 years as a Physical Therapist, I found NeuroHorizons Experiential Movement to be a very big missing piece — a priceless bridge to better everyday functioning while following the child’s lead.

These teachings bring together so much — they will make a huge difference in probably 100% of my clients who have neurological deficits. I am thrilled with this learning.”

Karen Fergusen PT
NeuroHorizons Graduate &
Mother of Special Needs Children

"In other movement programs I've been handed concepts and techniques, but it is here in our NeuroHorizons in-person small group that I developed the missing piece — the much deeper embodied awareness and relational presence.

I've slowed down and become much more attentive to my own experience and that of others. I now bring far more of myself to my family, to my clients, everywhere. The outcomes are remarkable. Plus, I've never had so much fun learning!”

Erin Warnick, Ph.D (Neuropsychology)
NeuroHorizons Graduate &
NeuroMovement Graduate

Entirely ln-Person.

"Dancing" With the Child

My mission is to help you grow your skillful, relational presence such that you are “dancing” creatively with the child in daily life, through their unchartered neural territory toward each new developmental horizon.

Whatever your prior background and goals, the individualized NeuroHorizons program meets you where you are.  Parents, caregivers, and diverse professionals all take away vital new awareness, tools, and confidence.

NeuroHorizons emphasizes a profound kinesthetic, sensory, experiential learning process. You gain a first-hand familiarity with the power of neural plasticity, and how intentional movement kickstarts the re-mapping process of the brain and nervous system.

You integrate new information effectively and quickly through a unique, multi-dimensional synthesis of cognitive, experiential, hands-on, and practicum exploration.

By first embodying Experiential Movement for ourselves ("walking our talk"), we are setting the stage to powerfully translate and transmit our own learning to the child.
You bring these newly embodied attitudes, skills, and tools into a creative "dance" with the child, using Experiential Movement Lessons to envision and elicit their native learning process. You will both delight as the child explores and expands their own neural map.

Even after their very first Segment, my students report a new-found pleasure of embodied movement, a more vital presence, and improved function and quality of daily life — for themselves and for their loved ones.

They are empowering themselves to empower the child.


"I am already incorporating my new learning as a mother, and into my work as a teacher. I have so enjoyed the creative, surprising, and challenging aspects of this movement work. Heartfelt and dedicated teaching, the best I can imagine.”

Carina Spanu
NeuroHorizons Graduate &
Mother of Special Needs Child

“Habits can be hard to change, but through NeuroHorizons I've had so many internal shifts. It's wonderful to explore the Experiential Movements Lessons, and to learn to trust myself to give lessons to others. A really amazing program."

Di Zhu
NeuroHorizons Graduate &
Mother of Special Needs Child

“I expected the program would be good for me to help my Special Needs daughter, yet I also learned so much about myself. A super group. I have enjoyed every single hour spent here."

Kerstin Walther
NeuroHorizons Graduate &
Mother of Special Needs Child

"The Supervision Intensive was the most extraordinarily enriching 3 days imaginable. My head is swimming and my brain is percolating and my nervous system is digesting and my skeleton is doing all sorts of new things. Sylvia, your energy, enthusiasm, talent and mentorship is a treasure."

Megan Wetherall
NeuroMovement Graduate

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Please Note:  As with all other movement education programs of our genre, these seminars do not offer or grant you any academic recognition, credit or credential, or opportunity for professional / governmental licensure. Nor will your completion of these experiential seminars by itself lead to employment or income in any job or occupation.

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