Dance/movement therapists work across the spectrum of stillness and movement, using the creative process and the body/mind connection to support change, healing, and growth with clients. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP) is often described as a "body-based talk therapy" that incorporates contemporary findings in neurobiology and mindfulness as a therapeutic process. It offers a framework for addressing trauma and attachment issues and provides a lens for understanding these issues that can help dance/movement therapists pace and structure therapeutic work effectively. Dance/movement therapists can bring the richness of the discipline of DMT to SP principles and methods.
Understand basic principles of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP) and ways that SP can support DMT practices.
Articulate the value of addressing small and subtle body cues and movement as well as larger scale movement.
Identify new possibilities for working with cognitive, emotional and body levels of experience.
Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 ADTA CE,1.0 NBCC CE, 1.0 NY LCAT CE
Annabelle Coote, MA, LMHC, BC-DMT loves helping both clients and therapists harness the power of the creative process and the mind/body connection to deepen, enrich, and transform life experiences. She is a licensed mental health counselor and board certified dance/movement therapist with 25 years experience as a clinician, educator, consultant and supervisor. She is the founder and director of Movement Matters LLC, Integrative Psychotherapy movementmatterstherapy.com, and Fire Within: Creative Mind-Body Professional Development for Therapists firewithinconsulting.com She offers consultation, supervision and training for mental health professionals. She loves dancing, all things nature, interpersonal neurobiology, family time, a rich bar of dark chocolate and warm sunshine on her face.
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