Mark your calendars. I will be presenting on April 4th in College Park, MD. Hope to see you there!
Archive for the ‘Dance Therapy’ Category
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!
For more information on ADTA Talks, see the most recent ADTA newsletter (p. 27).
Take a moment and enjoy this inspiring video of a cancer patient dancing with her medical team pre-surgery.
Happy New Year,
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. 🙂
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!
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.