Mindfulness in Movement: Connecting to the Authentic Self, Connecting to Others
Date: 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT November 16, 2013 PST Location: South Chapel, Graduate Campus
South Chapel, Graduate Campus
This experiential enrichment workshop is designed to cultivate awareness of the body and movement expression in a group setting.
Participants will explore the relationship between self-expression and group demands and find creative solutions to navigate between the two.
We will study “Creative Pause” – an alert and mindful stillness in between movement impulses – individually, in dyads, and with the whole class.
The workshop will conclude with discussion about implementing elements from this movement approach in individual therapy, groups, and classes.
From this workshop participants will gain:
- Increased awareness of their own body movement expression and communication
- Better ability to read and respond to non-verbal cues of others (such as clients and students)
- Access to creative tools for communicating and forming group cohesion
The workshop is based on “Creative Dance,” an approach founded by Barbara Mettler.
Who should attend?
The workshop can benefit therapists and other healthcare professionals, teachers, students, and anyone in the community interested in gaining more insight into their body expression and non-verbal communication.
Experience in dance/movement is NOT needed.
Workshop Details & Registration
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Instructor: Yael Schweitzer, M.S.W., LCSW, BC-DMT
Cost: $30, includes 3 CEUs or PDUs
About the Instructor
Yael Schweitzer is a clinical social worker, LCSW, and a board certified Movement Therapist, BC-DMT. She has a private practice where she provides Mindfulness-Based Therapy. She teaches the Interpersonal Mindfulness Program in medical and educational settings where she incorporates mindful movement experiences. Since 2005, Yael leads an ongoing Creative Dance group based on Barbara Mettler’s approach.
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