The Work of Allison F. Winters Fisher, MA, MS, BC-DMT, E-RYT

Archive for the ‘Creative Arts Therapy’ Category

New Forum on Holistic Healing for Soldiers

I have created a new web forum for holistic healers supporting soldiers.  It is a place where we can discuss, ask questions and share ideas.  There are many of us out there, but it isn’t always easy to find each other. Please feel free to share this forum widely.   Let’s start connecting!

Allison

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Dance/Movement Therapy Update

Check out the recent ADTA newsletter, chock full of great info about dance therapy and social media, arts advocacy in the government, inovative research, and lots of reflection about the recent conference in Albuquerque, NM.  You can read about my specific contributions on pages 8 and 21.

Meaning in Motion

Start the new year off on the right foot…join Psychology Today’s new blog on dance/movement therapy!

Creative Arts Therapy plays an Increasing Role in Standard of Care for Patients in Military Settings

Creative arts therapy plays increasing role in standard of care for patients in military settings.  The National Endowment for the Arts announces a partnership with the Department of Defense to implement a music therapy program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. 

This is a giant step forward for the  creative arts therapies in the military.  Please show your support by posting this info on your own blogs, Facebook pages, and Twitter accounts.  Thank you!

American Dance Therapy Association Annual Conference

Dance therapy is alive and well in 2012 and stands strong in this tumultuous time in our history.  This year’s ADTA conference in Albuquerque, NM was a colorful collage of connection, new ideas, creativity, and deep wisdom.  The International Balloon Fiesta was the perfect backdrop for this meeting, as we all felt lifted by one another’s support and enthusiasm.  In the two days that I attended workshops I experienced dance through drumming, touch, eco-therapy, clinical assessment, and trauma exploration.   Dance as therapy is crucial to the healing of humanity’s wounds; the evidence cannot be ignored.   So wherever you are, dance strong, dance loud, and dance often.  You owe it to yourself.

Allison

For Veterans, a Surge of New Treatments for Trauma

So happy to see the media paying attention to the success of mind-body therapies in treating trauma symptoms with Veterans and military members.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/for-veterans-a-surge-of-new-treatments-for-trauma/

A Marine’s Return to Ballet

See how dance has helped this Marine creatively express his military experiences.

A Marine’s Return to Ballet