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

Posts tagged ‘Dance Therapy’

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

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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 Therapy with Military and Veterans – Presentation on Friday!

dmt with military presentation

Hope to see you Friday!

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!