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Authentic Movement Course - Developing Awareness of One’s Own Experience

Description

This course will focus on the recognition, acknowledgement, and exploration of one’s own impulses to move. Through the use of Authentic Movement and other improvisation exercises, students will be encouraged to explore their impulses, needs, and demands; and how to recognize them as they arise. Through participation in class movement exercises, class members will begin to examine both interpersonal and intrapersonal aspects of moving. Through this approach students will be introduced to the work of understanding and integrating movement, sensation, and emotion. The course will emphasize the need for awareness of one’s own experience as mover in preparation for learning to see and contain the experience of other movers (patients/clients). This course will meet for 4 days, 7.5 hours per day (30 hours total), and will equal 2 credit hours.

Goal

The primary goal of this course is to begin to recognize one’s own movement impulses and preferences, and to consider how to use awareness of these impulses and preferences to gather information about clients, and to use this information in dance/movement therapy sessions.

Objectives

1. To gain a beginning ability to recognize one’s own movement impulses and preferences as they might emerge in dance/movement therapy sessions.

2. To gain a beginning understanding of the relationship between movement, sensation, and emotion.

3. To gain a beginning awareness of one’s own movement experience as preparation for witnessing the movement experiences of clients/patients.

Instructor: 

Joan Wittig    Joan is an established dance therapist in US. She is currently the Director of Graduate Dance/Movement Therapy Program in the Graduate Creative Arts Therapy Department, at Pratt Institute. Joan has 24 years of clinical experience and 16 years of teaching experience. She served on the Approval Committee of the ADTA from 2005 till 2010. Joan made a significant contribution in the effort to get creative arts therapy as a professional licensed in New York State. Her work has been recognized with an Outstanding Service Award from the ADTA in 2002 and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York Art Therapy Association in 2003. Since 2010, Joan has been involved with the dance therapy training program development in China with Inspirees, and has travelled often to China to teach in our professional courses as well as many workshops.

Application

As there are limited places for each class, we will make a selection on the applications. To apply, please request an application form by email dmt@inspirees.com, or call Katee Shen (86)15911509565.





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