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

Archive for the ‘Dance Therapy’ Category

Veterans, Dance Therapists, and VA staff take on the Gimme Five Dance Challenge!

http://ellentube.com/videos/0-p9i1flnh/

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Celebrating National Creative Arts Therapy Week

One way that I have been celebrating National Creative Arts Therapy Week is by inviting my co-workers to dance during the lunch hour.  We have been meeting daily and practicing the dance recently performed by Michelle Obama and Ellen Degeneres on the Ellen show in support of Michelle’s MOVE and Gimme 5 initiatives.  It is a simple routine, and more important it is fun!  Our staff here at the VA has been connecting in ways that we never have before.  Dance has such an amazing way of bringing people together.

Here is the link:

http://youtu.be/UZO5q0B5wfw

Maybe you will find yourself dancing with your co-workers too.  You’d be surprised who wants to dance if you just ask!

Happy Creative Arts Therapy Week!

Allison

Happy Creative Arts Therapy Week!

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Integrative Care in Military and Veteran Health

Super excited to be speaking on this panel on integrative healthcare with military and veteran clients.

Third National Summit: Advancing Research in the Arts for Health and Well-being across the Military Continuum
Americans for the Arts and hosted by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health/ National Institutes of Health

Friday, February 27, 2015 from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM (EST)

Bethesda, MD
Research Innovations on Integrative Care in Military Health Settings and Applications for the Arts

Panel and discussion will explore the connections between the arts and integrative health, and how creative arts therapies practices can inform practice and research being conducted in integrative care across military treatment facilities (MTF) and VA clinical settings.

Upcoming Webinar on Dance/Movement Therapy with Veteran and Military Clients

Please join my upcoming webinar on dance/movement therapy with Veteran and military clients.  Hope to see you there!

 

When: Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 8-9 PM EST/5-6 PM PST

Where: http://adta.org/event-1726338

Registration closes November 17th

Patient Care Benefits from Advances in Technology

Apple CEO Tim Cook visited the Palo Alto VA today during the launch of the Mobile Health Provider Program.  That’s me pictured there chatting with Tim about dance therapy.  I am excited for the endless possibilities that this technology will provide me when working with patients.  This is an exciting time to be a health care provider, especially at the VA!

Allison talking with Tim Cook

Dance/Movement Therapy with Veterans and Military Personnel

I am happy to share my recently released ADTA Talk about the use of dance/movement therapy with veterans and military personnel.  Today is military mental health awareness day, so please feel free to share widely.  Thank you.

Yours,

Allison