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

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

Mind-body medicine is helping both patients and staff at Walter Reed Military Medical Center.  Click the link below for full article.

http://www.dcmilitary.com/article/20140403/NEWS12/140409990/mind-body-medicine-program-offers-meditation-to-patients-staff

 

dmt with military presentation

Hope to see you Friday!

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.

Allison

A Fighting Chance

A great new article about the success of mind-body medicine in treating active military and veterans.  Enjoy.

http://www.spiritmag.com/features/article/a_fighting_chance/

I recently completed The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s advanced training.  I am now listed as an MBM practitioner on the center’s website.  If you or someone you know is interested in MBM, please feel free to contact me.  You can also find practitioners in your local area.  Just follow the link I have included.  Enjoy!

http://cmbm.org/patient-referrals/find-a-practitioner-california/

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.

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

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