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Title: Dance, Gestalt and Indigenous Practices: Magic Moments of Relational Practice, Embodiment and Synchronicity for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Date: Tuesday, February 8th 2022

Time: 12pm - 3pm EST

Location: Online via Zoom

This event has been approved for 3 Continuing Education Credits by the CCPA.

Webinar:

Interconnectedness between dance and Gestalt therapy could be traced back to one of its founders, Laura Perls, and her practice of modern dance, eurhythmics and expressionist dance. This has influenced Gestalt therapy: embodiment plays a great role in it. Equally important are presence, awareness, creativity, improvisation, relationship, and flow: all features Gestalt and dance have in common. In the research at the University of Derby, UK, which was dedicated to the exploration of the influence of dance on embodied self-awareness and well-being using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Gestalt and its analogies to dance came to light. On the basis of this research, creative interventions rooted in embodiment and indigenous dance practices were developed. In this interactive workshop, we will explore Gestalt therapy, hermeneutic phenomenology, decolonization of clinical work, and dance as an approach for well-being, creative adjustment to stress, depression, loneliness, and the collective desensitizing trauma of the pandemic. 

About the Presenter:

Natalia Braun, MSc, has spent years in the corporate world prior to transitioning into psychology and counselling. She has a Masters in psychology and trained in Gestalt therapy, expressive arts and contemporary psychoanalysis. Natalia is multilingual and works with individuals internationally in her private practice in Switzerland. 

-Email zfraser@ccpa-accp.ca for more information. 

HALF-DAY WORKSHOP - Dance, Gestalt and Indigenous Practices: Magic Moments of Relational Practice, Embodiment and Synchronicity for Counselling and Psychotherapy

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  • Tuesday Feb 08 2022, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM