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Dance/Movement Therapy Represented at the Arts & Health in the Military Summit at NIH

Sharing my recent blog post on the American Dance Therapy Association website about the 3rd National Summit on Arts & Health in the Military. Enjoy!

military panel


Free Mind-Body Skills Group

I will be leading a free mind-body skills group in San Diego starting in March.  If you are interested in joining, there are still a few spots left.  Please contact me for details.


Mindfulness meditation used to prepare Marines for combat.

The US military is using mindfulness meditation to prepare Marines for the stresses of combat.  Mind-body medicine is at the cutting edge of research.

Please endorse my nomination.

If you feel so moved, please endorse my nomination for the WEGO Health Activist Award.  Thank you for your support!


Free Entry to National Parks Veterans Day Weekend

Enjoy our national parks in celebration of Veterans Day.  It is free for everyone this weekend.

Fee Free Day at National Parks. To honor America’s service men and women, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that areas managed by the National Park Service would not charge entrance fees for Veterans Day weekend – November 10-12, 2012. Everyone is eligible, not just veterans. Over 100 national Parks will be participating in this event.

Central Coast Dance Celebration


Central Coast Dance Celebration for the Newly Re-named California Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association  

 (Previously the “Southern California Chapter”) 

DATE: November 10

TIME: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

LOCATION: TBD. (The event will be held in the Monterey and Carmel area as a central location for DMTs in Northern California and Southern California). 

Please invite your family and friends.  Appetizers and drinks will be provided. 

There will be a DJ for the afternoon. Please e-mail Ross your music requests at You can also bring your favorite music the day of the event. 

There is no cost to attend. Formal invitation to follow.



For more information about this event please contact Norlyn Asprec at

War Wounds

Wounds are not always visible.  Take a moment to read this Veteran’s story.

War Wounds

The Role of Mirroring

I found an interesting article on the importance of mirrioring in forming relationships in dance movement therapy.  Forming therapeutic relationships in Dance Movement Psychotherapy:
The Role of Mirroring

My research on mirror neurons is cited as a reference.  Enjoy.


Recognition and article in ADTA newsletter (Summer 2011)

On page 7 there is recognition of the exhibit that I presented at the COSC conference in April.  Also, please see page 15 for an article I wrote about dance therapy at the VA and DOD.  Thanks for reading!

ADTA Newsletter Volume 45 Issue 2mw

War Dance: Dance Therapy with US Military Across the Generations.

I will be presenting about my experiences using dance therapy with veterans and active duty military at the upcoming annual American Dance Therapy Association conference.

Collaborations: Different Identities, Mutual Paths

October 20-23, 2011

Radisson Plaza Hotel – Minneapolis, MN

The 46th Annual Conference of the American Dance Therapy Association promises to be a very special collaborative venture, as we join forces with the National Dance Education Organization and the International Guild for Musicians in Dance.

For further information please visit