Non ADMP Workshops

Goldsmiths University

Dance Movement Psychotherapy Summer School

17- 20 July 2015

The Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies at Goldsmiths is delighted to announce our new DMP Summer School: Embodied Stories- A journey within body and imagination.

This 4-day summer course will be facilitated by experienced Dance Movement Psychotherapists and will offer the opportunity to explore our embodied stories through active engagement in movement and dance. The body hosts our life experience and is a place for creative potential. Through moving and connecting with our bodies, it is possible to discover deep emotions, meanings and narratives held within.

This course offers a chance to experience the practice of Dance Movement Psychotherapy as an effective and powerful medium for change. No dance experience required.

Sessions will include:

  • Connecting to the body through movement in a sacred and holistic way
  • Listening and enabling the body to speak
  • Discovering our inner stories
  • Attuning to ourselves and each other through dance, authentic movement, creativity, and imagination.
  • A journey through sensing, feeling and thinking as we integrate our embodied stories

For further information, please see our flier: DMP Summer school    or visit our webpage:

To find out more email Fiona Hoo

To book a place contact Sandra Facey 020 7919 7230
Places are limited and so early application is advised.

The Fourth Australasian Dance Movement Therapy Conference

Broadening the Spectrum: Dance and other expressive arts therapies for health and healing

July 12-14, 2015, The Historic Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford, Victoria. Dr Sherry Goodill, (PhD, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC), Chairperson of the Department of Creative Arts Therapies at Drexel University, USA, and Past President of the American Dance Therapy Association, as our keynote speaker discussing: The Essentialness of Improvisation. Sherry holds a Masters in creative arts therapy, with a specialization in dance/movement therapy from Hahnemann Medical College, and a PhD in medical psychology with a concentration in mind/body studies from The Union Institute and University.

Also pre- and post- conference workshops:
July 9-10: (Thursday and Friday)
“Expanding and Deepening: Two Days for Enhancing your Dance/Movement Therapy Practice”
Sherry Goodill, Chairperson, Department of Creative Arts Therapies, Drexel University, USA.

July 10: (Friday) Professional Membership Clinic:
Join members of the Professional Membership Committee for advice and support in progressing your application for Associate, Provisional or full Professional Membership.

July 13-14 (Monday and Tuesday): Arts Based Enquiry utilizing Narrative Movement
Dr. Steve Harvey and Connor Kelly

July 13 (Monday): Developing skills in professional writing for DMT
Dr Kim Dunphy and Sue Mullane

DTAA Conference Brochure PDF link:
More information about the conference including registration info:
Enquiries: Conference Administrator Tess Hens on


Arts therapies and dementia in the 21st century

Friday, 4th September 2015
Preliminary Programme

9.00-9.30 Arrival networking and refreshments

9.30 Welcome – Professor Helen Odell-Miller

9.45 Dr Richard Coaten and Sarah Williams
Going far means returning’, Dance Movement Psychotherapists find resilience, learning and development and call for more collaboration and dialogue

10.30 Dr Stuart Woods
The value of arts practices within dementia care, - some thoughts on approaches and solutions with reference to theories of aesthetics and performativity, and including music therapy examples.

11.15 Coffee

11.45-12.45 Parallel workshops -with Melody Golebiowski, Kimberley Iyemere (Art therapy and dementia), Nicky Morris (Dramatherapy), Kathinka Poismans (Music therapy)

12.45 -13.45 Lunch

13.45 Prof. Diane Waller – Overview of research in art therapy for dementia and welcome back.

14.00-14.45 Angela Byers
Becoming visible: research into art therapy with people with dementia: past, present and future

14.45-15.30 Madeline Andersen-Warren
The landscape of research into dramatherapy and people with dementia.

15.45 Tea

16.00-16.45 Professor Vicky Karkou and Dr Bonnie Meekums
Evidence for the value of Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) for dementia: critical engagement with some initial findings from a Cochrane Systematic Review (CSR).

18.00 - Reception for ICRA and Opening of ‘MusicTherapyInDementia’ Conference, All Welcome! Address: Adrian Bagg, MHA

To Book:

You have until June 30th 2015 to take advantage of our Earlybird prices


Embody-Move is the license holder for the School for Body-Mind Centering® (BMC®) training programs in the UK and operates under Touchdown Dance charity.

This program explores the complex inter-relationships between body, mind, movement and touch. The courses involve immersive experiential study of the anatomy and physiology of the body systems within the context of human development. Throughout the training you will learn the fundamental layering and interweaving of principles that establish the richness of embodiment practices; in guided explorations, in partnering through movement or hands-on techniques, with the use touch, movement, sound and reflective verbal dialogue. The nature of this self inquiry enables us to work with others – having explored the realm of our own body we are better able to engage with others in theirs.

The SME material has immediate applications to movement based disciplines (such as dance, yoga, pilates, sports, and martial arts), to other somatic therapeutic modalities (such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, manual therapies), and to the psychotherapies. The work is also applicable to all ages and abilities. The program is of more than 500 hour leading students to qualify as Somatic Movement Educators, and is accredited by The School for Body-Mind Centering®. It includes 12 courses: 4 developmental courses, 7 courses on the body systems, 1 course about professional issues and a one day course of Competency.

Course timing and accreditation information The Somatic Movement Education (SME) programme runs over two years but you can take the courses over more than one two year cycle. The courses can be taken individually or as part of the accredited training. You will need to complete all the courses and the homework to attain the SME certificate. Below is information on summer courses taking place in 2015.
For further information please contact or go to the website – Or call 0161 8680509



The ligaments set the boundaries of movement between the bones. They coordinate and guide muscular responses by directing the path of movement between the bones and provide specificity, clarity, and efficiency for the alignment and movement of the bones. When all of the ligaments of a joint are actively engaged, the movement of that joint becomes highly specific and is carried effortlessly to surrounding and successive joints. The ligaments support the psychophysical quality of detailed specificity. This course will include:
• Initiating movement from the ligaments.
• Facilitating freedom, resilience, strength and integration of the ligaments through touch and repatterning.
• Releasing ligaments from the restrictions of surrounding tissues.
• Integrating ligaments into their corresponding fascial planes.
Dates; 24th June to 1st July 2015 (day off 28th)Cost: £560.00
Location of both courses:
Dance Department, Liverpool John Moores University, IM Campus, Barkhill Rd, Liverpool, L17 6BD


August 19th – 28th (day off 24th). The Muscular System Course. Location; Syracusae, 134 Liverpool Rd, London N1 1LA.
The muscles establish a tensile three-dimensional grid for the balanced support and movement of the skeletal structure by providing the elastic forces that move the bones through space. They provide the dynamic contents of the outer envelope of flesh encompassing the skeletal structure. Through this system we embody our vitality, express our power, and engage in the dialogue of resistance and resolution. This course will include:

• Innovative muscle principles (proximal and distal initiation, muscle coupling and currenting. A and B muscles, four stages of a muscle action, eight functions of a muscle).
• Embodying muscles and initiating movement at the molecular level (actin and myosin).
• The embodied functions of proprioceptors (muscle spindles and Golgi tendon organs).
• Analyzing the actions of individual muscles and of groups of muscles from the perspective of one’s position in relation to gravity.
• Interrelationships between muscles in different parts of the body and as they pass through different fascial planes.
• Techniques of muscle re-education and training.
Body-Mind Centering® and (BMC®) are the service marks of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.

Roehampton University

Foundation Course October 31st 2015 – March 19th 2016:

The Summer School: July 2nd -6th
For further information contact / 0208 392 3795


Edge Hill University

The arts for wellbeing working group at Edge Hill University is continuing with this year's public lectures and intensive workshops with invitations from internationally renown people such as:

Professor Susan Loman, Antioch University, US
Professor Helen Payne, University of Hertfordshire
Professor Andrew Samuels, University of Essex
Professor Raymond MacDonald, Edinburgh University

Workshops will include engagement in embodiment tools, developmental movement and somatic practice.
Note that all the public lectures are free of charge while the intensive workshops are free for dance movement psychotherapy students.

For further information see:



The Professional Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy in the United Kingdom.

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