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

Archive for the ‘Dance Therapy’ Category

Dance/Movement Therapy with Veterans and US Military

Mark your calendars.  I will be presenting on April 4th in College Park, MD.  Hope to see you there!

Spring_Conference_Register_Flyer

ADTA Talks

Happy New Year all.  At the ADTA conference in Brooklyn, NY this past October I participated in a project called ADTA Talks.  Fifteen dance/movement therapists spoke about the work that they do in a TED Talks style presentation.  I was priviledged to be one of those chosen few DMT’s.  My talk was focused on my experiences practicing DMT with veterans and active duty military as I am among the onlyDMT’s in the world that have the exceptional honor to work with this population.  If you missed ADTA Talks, don’t worry; the inspiring presentations will be available on YouTube soon.  So stay tuned!

Allison

For more information on ADTA Talks, see the most recent ADTA newsletter (p. 27).

Getting Ready

Getting ready for the big talk.

Dance in Health Care

Take a moment and enjoy this inspiring video of a cancer patient dancing with her medical team pre-surgery. 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/06/breast-cancer-flash-mob-deborah-cohan_n_4227915.html

Happy New Year,

Allison

National Centre for Dance Therapy

New National Centre for Dance Therapy!  This program is funded by the Canadian government to conduct dance therapy training, education, and research.  You can’t see it, but I’m doing my happy dance. 🙂

http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/Montreal+world+first+dance+therapy+centre/8283617/story.html

http://grandsballets.globaliadev.com/en/dance_therapy/www.chu-sainte-justine.org

Healing Arts Resource

UCLA Healing Arts has a wonderful resource section on their website where you can find therapists, groups, classes, listserves, articles and more.  They just recently added my research article to their library.  Check it out!

http://www.uclartsandhealing.net/view_literature.aspx?rid=176

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!

WEGO Health Activist Award

I have been nominated for a WEGO health activist awardMake sure to keep nominating: http://bit.ly/haawards12.

 

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/