CE - Action as Embodiment: Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy
Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) is a Creative Arts psychotherapeutic approach that works withall forms of non-verbal and verbal actions to promote whole-person awareness and integration. Based on the intersubjective relationship of mind and body, DMT is uniquely suited to addressing personal and interpersonal clinical concerns on a holistic integrative level. It augments the Adlerian concept of ‘action’ in a nuanced and multi-faceted manner. DMT’s non-verbal assessment tools, approaches and skills also enhance clinical efficacy. This experiential workshop will introduce basic DMT frameworks and techniques and will include opportunities to learn and practice selected practical techniques for working with non-verbal behaviors. It is appropriate for all levels of physical ability.
Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb is a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Laban Movement Analyst and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She specializes in embodied approaches to attachment, identity, life transitions, trauma, depression and anxiety issues and works with individuals, couples, and families. She teaches Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) and Alternative Body Therapy (BT) courses at the University of Minnesota and Augsburg College (US). She has taught DMT in Vilnius, Lithuania (1997), at Tallinn University, in Tallinn, Estonia on a Fulbright Scholar’s Grant (2011), and she currently teaches in China (2014-present). She has also taken students to the Middle East (2000 & 2009) and Asia/South East Asia (2004-5). She is chair of the American Dance/ Movement Therapy Association Alternate Route Educators’ Subcommittee. She is particularly interested in exploring how embodied creativity and movement facilitates healing from a diversity/ multicultural perspective.
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