I am interested but not sure if the program will suit my child. How can I find out before committing?
You can find out more information about ABR on the following websites: www.abr-asia.com (ready by Jan 2015), www.blyum.com, www.blyum.typepad.co, www.abrcanada.com, www.abrbelgium.com and www.abr-denmark.com .
What happens if I stop the program before I have made full payment under Premier Thrive & Flourish Program?
If you withdraw from the program before you complete the payment of the program, you are required to inform the ABR Asia centre and return the ABR massager and the accessories within the first 2 weeks of the due date of next payment.
What happens if I stop the Modular Thrive & Flourish Program?
If you withdraw from the program, you are required to inform the ABR Asia center. You will not receive any refunds of payment made for the last module (Module 7).
What do I do if I run into problems delivering the program at home?
If you run into problems delivering the program you can contact the Singapore centre and one of our qualified trainers will assist you either via email or Skype, so that you can continue your home therapy program and achieve results before your next visit. Keeping in touch with the centre is important in successful implementation of the home program.
Where will it be held?
The Thrive & Flourish program is currently held in Singapore, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Perth and Christchurch. You may contact the Singapore centre for further details.
Do we have to attend all six training sessions if I sign up for the Premier Thrive& Flourish Program?
Yes. Once a family has enrolled on the Premier T&F program, they are committed to attending all six training sessions. To make it fair to all families, any family that skips a training session without a valid reason (such as medical leave) will still be required to pay for the shared expense value. The Premier T&F program is designed to follow a regular and consistent approach to training and reviewing of progress to obtain the best results.
Do we have to attend all seven modules if I sign up for the Modular Thrive & Flourish Program?
Yes. Once a family has enrolled on the Modular T&F program, they are committed to attending all seven modules. Any absence from the module requires a valid reason (such asemergency hospital admittance). Otherwise, the payment for the last module (module 7) will be forfeited. The Modular T&F program is designed to follow a regular and consistent approach to training and work to obtain the best results.
What happens once I complete the Premier Thrive & Flourish program?
Once you complete the program, you are free to continue the exercise at home using the techniques you have learnt.
If you feel like you still require supervision and guidance, you can sign up for the membership program. Under this program, you will continue to send a home video and home report atthe 5th month point and receive prescription exercises and a progress report on the 6th month. You can also choose to visit us for a 4 hourone-on-one review if you feel there is aneed. This 6-monthly cycle repeats itself.
If you aspire to develop your skill as a therapist further, you can apply to ABR Asia center directly for Advanced Fortigenic Program (AFG program).
What happens once I complete the Modular Thrive & Flourish Program?
Once you complete the program, you are free to continue the exercises at home using the techniques you have learnt. If you feel you still require minimal supervision and guidance, you can sign up for the workout plan program. Under this program, you will receive monthly workout plan for the home therapy program. You will continue to send a home video and home report at the 11th month and receive a progress report on the 12th month.
If you aspire to develop your skill as a therapist further, you can apply to ABR Asia center directly for Advanced Fortegenic Program (AFG program).
Is this compatible with other therapies my child is already doing?
ABR program is an exercise program for the myofascia system. It therefore works with all therapies that the families are doing. However, we advise the parents to evaluate if the therapies that they are doing or consider doing helps them to increase or decrease the energy available for the child’s growth and development. Any therapy that contributes positively to the growth and development is encouraged. Any negative contribution constitutes additional cost that the child has to bear. Please feel free to find out more from the center.
How old does my child have to be to be able to start?
You can start the Thrive & Flourish program with your child at any age. We have good success with individual who are 25 years old and above. However, the earlier you start, the higher the plasticity and the child is better able to capitalize on their gains in growth and development for future investment.
Is my child too old to start?
No. ABR techniques have achieved successful results on adults – however, it is likely to take longer to achieve results the larger and older the recipient is.
Can I train family and friends to deliver the therapy too?
You are encouraged to bring other family members or friends who are involved with the delivery of the home program to the training sessions so they too can learn the techniques. It is best that they are supervised by our experienced staff to ensure that they can perform the techniques in the most efficient and effective manner. Whilst incorrect applications will not harm the recipient, results however, will not be achieved in the most efficient manner.
The maximum number of participants per family is 3under the Premier Thrive & Flourish Program and 2 under the Modular Thrive & Flourish Program.
When is the next session? And what do I need to bring?
Please contact the Singapore centre to find the dates and location of up and coming Thrive & Flourish Programs. Once you book in you will be sent an email with all the details of the session and information on what you will need to bring.
What is the similarities between the Premier Thrive & Flourish Program and Modular Thrive & Flourish Program?
- Both programs teach parents the essential techniques and exercise to help children to grow and develop
- Both programs provide device that complements your manual applications in your home program
- Both programs provide training accessories to carry out the home program and gel for improvement of liquid fascia.
- Both programs provide guidance to the parents through the first 2.5 to 3years of doing home program for their children with Cerebral Palsy
- Both programs equip the parents of children with Cerebral Palsy with sufficient skills and knowledge to continue to help their children life-long
What is the difference between the Premier Thrive & Flourish Program and Modular Thrive & Flourish Program?
|Premier Thrive & Flourish Program||Modular Thrive & Flourish Program|
|1||Customized Exercise||Standardized Exercise|
|2||Small group training||Class training|
|3||Progress report every 6 months||Progress report every 12 months|
|1||Customized Exercise||Standardized Exercise|
|4.||ABR Massager||RF Belt|
|5.||24 tubes of Bio EQ gel||6 tubes of Bio EQ gel|
|6||1 Far infra-red vest||Nil|
The highly customized exercise and the use of ABR massager in Premier Thrive & Flourish Program (Premier T & F program) means an average additional 20 to 30% rate of progress. On the other hand, the Premier Thrive & Flourish Program requires greater budget and resources from the families. Nonetheless, whatever program you choose, you will consistently see more and more changes accumulated towards major developmental milestonesas outlined in NAPTT fabrics of life.
What is the success formula behind parents doing ABR?
- Parents seek to understand their child’s physical condition and needs and are in constant search of information about their child and his developmental condition.
- Be consistent in work, whether it is one hour a day, or 2, or 3 hours a day keep in close communication with the centre for any concerns and questions that they might
- Be consistent with the home work and study of given materials.
- Perseverance and the passion wanting to change child’s current condition