Sonia's fascination with the brain and how we learn has been ever-present since childhood. Her early career involved creating and delivering training courses to adults working in both large and small businesses, as well as designing effective systems and teams. In 2005, life was turned on its head with the birth of her second child, who was diagnosed with autism. Wading through the disability system added a whole new dimension to Sonia's desire to understand how to engage the brain and open possibilities for learning, as she joined the many families facing the grief, challenges and uncertainty of raising a child with special needs.
In 2015, Sonia discovered the Anat Baniel Method (ABM) NeuroMovement - a gentle, movement-based method, supported by the latest in brain plasticity science, which appealed to her long-held interest in the topic and her fervent desire to help her son. With ABM virtually unheard of in Australia, Sonia enrolled her son in for two weeks of intensive ABM lessons in California, USA. These lessons produced a myriad of changes in his movement, awareness and cognition. Realising the impact this method could have for her child and family, as well as many others, Sonia immediately signed up to undertake the full course of studies to become a qualified practitioner.
Currently qualified to work with adult patients using the Anat Baniel Method (ABM) NeuroMovement, Sonia is also completing further studies in Childrens Mastery Training. As one of the pioneers of ABM NeuroMovement in Australia, Sonia is dedicated to making ABM NeuroMovement accessible to all families around Australia and helping to make the impossible, possible.