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
To find out more email Fiona Hoo firstname.lastname@example.org.
To book a place contact Sandra Facey email@example.com 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: http://dtaa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/DTAA-Conference-Brochure.pdf
More information about the conference including registration info: http://dtaa.org.au/conference
Enquiries: Conference Administrator Tess Hens on firstname.lastname@example.org
EDGE HILL UNIVERSITY
The Arts for Wellbeing
A Series of Events
Embodiment tools for artists, educators and therapists
In this workshop we will explore our own movement preferences utilising basic concepts of movement analysis to observe our own actions, and those of others, in a judgment-neutral way. We expect that such awareness will be highly beneficial for our personal and professional roles. Opportunities for experiential movement, reflective discussions and presentations will be offered with examples drawing from social, psychotherapeutic, educational, and performance-based contexts to enhance our own embodiment. All concepts presented within this workshop will draw from Laban Movement Analysis (LMA).
By the end of this workshop, participants will have increased ability to observe and understand movement (both their own and others) and develop embodiment skills appropriate for use in diverse settings.
£150: full rate
£110: reduced rate for students, unemployed or people on benefits
FREE for dance movement psychotherapy students
ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY
Arts therapies and dementia in the 21st century
Friday, 4th September 2015
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.
11.45-12.45 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.
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
You have until June 30th 2015 to take advantage of our Earlybird prices
EMBODY MOVE www.embody-move.co.uk
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 email@example.com or go to the website – www.embody-move.co.uk. Or call 0161 8680509
THE FLUID SYSTEM (6 DAYS) LIVERPOOL
The fluids are the transportation system of the body. They underlie presence and transformation, set the ground for basic communication, and mediate the dynamics of flow between rest and activity, tension and relaxation. The characteristics of each fluid relate to a different quality of movement , touch, voice, and state of mind. These relationships can be approached from the aspects of movement, mind states, or from anatomical and physiological functioning. This course will include:
• The major fluids of the body (cellular, interstitial and transitional fluids, blood, lymph, synovial fluid, and cerebrospinal fluid).
• Distinguishing the qualities of specific fluids through movement and touch.
• Initiating movement from each of the fluids.
• Identifying individual psychophysical characteristics of each of the fluids and their various combinations.
• Gaining awareness of your own fluid affinities and recognizing their embodiment and expression in others.
Dates; 15th June to 21st June 2015 (day off 18th). Cost: £480.00
LIGAMENTOUS SYSTEM (7 DAYS) LIVERPOOL
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
THE MUSCULAR SYSTEM (9 DAYS) LONDON
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.
Foundation Course October 31st 2015 – March 19th 2016:
The Summer School: July 2nd -6th
For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 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: