Embodied therapists mindfully connect to present moment experiences and gain valuable insight by focusing on the wisdom of the body—their own and their client’s. Explore somatic attunement through a range of expressive dance, movement, and integrative art activities. Through participation in various exercises, develop your innate ability to attend empathically to clients, respond authentically, and translate nonverbal experiences into cognitive insights. Whatever your clinical approach, you’ll learn body-mind exercises that can be integrated into any practice, and discover:
- Movement techniques to be more present and self-aware when working with trauma, anxiety, and depression
- How to use kinesthetic empathy to better understand and gather information about what your clients might be feeling in the moment or the intensity of emotions held in their body
- New methods to stay grounded and centered in sessions
NOTE: No CE credit for this workshop.
Jody Wager, MS, BC-DMT, is a dance therapist with 40 years of experience moving with and treating clients of all ages and abilities. She’s the director of the expressive therapy department at Dominion Hospital, and the past president of the American Dance Therapy Association.