Therapy in Motion Lab

Introduction to TIM Practices

A foundational program for therapy professionals introducing the theoretical grounding and basic practices of Therapy in Motion. It is designed for therapists who would like to integrate movement and conscious dance into therapeutic settings in the work they do with individual clients or small groups. In Therapy in Motion, we place the moving body at the center of the therapeutic process. We integrate relational approaches, attachment theory and practice, trauma work, emotions and cognition into an embodied movement exploration for richer therapeutic outcomes.

 

The Lab introduces some of the core movement resources of Open Floor practice. Therapists learn skills for tracking sensations, impulses, movements, and cycles of activation and settling that naturally occur in the body to support the clients’ experience and healing process.  Therapists will experience how embodiment practice can support the refining of personal narrative in the process of integration.

You will learn:  

·      Practices of embodied presence and somatic resonance  

·      The distinctions between top–down vs. bottom–up processing

·      How to work with channels of perception and use core movement resources for support and intervention

·      Fundamentals of using the relational dance to address attachment styles and co-regulation in a therapeutic setting

·      Basic skills for how to use the body to attune and repair in the therapeutic relationship

·      The TIM Lab is an excellent opportunity to experience and explore this approach and decide if it is for you.  

This program is particularly suited to therapists and other mental health professionals and interns who are interested in using conscious movement in their practice, such as: psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, dance movement therapists, yoga therapists, and expressive art therapists looking for inspiration and new skills.

Therapy in Motion Labs are open to people with training or experience with psychology or psychotherapy and personal experience with an accepted embodied movement practice.

Recommended, but not required: if you’d like a deeper experience of the foundations of Open Floor Movement Practice curriculum, consider also attending an Open Floor  Ground Floor Lab.

Therapy in Motion Lab with Andrea and Zuza Engler

Location:
Online on Zoom
Starts:
September 9, 2021
Ends:
September 12, 2021