Embodying Chinese Medicine Concept and Its Application to Dance/Movement Therapy
Developed and facilitated by Linda Cao-Baker, LCPC, BC-DMT.
The Relationship Between Myofascial Release and Dance/Movement Therapy
Saturday, July 20, 2019 1-4 PM
Ridgeville Park District, 908 Seward Street Evanston, IL
Developed and facilitated by Heather Fraelick, LMT and Katie Bellamy, LCPC, BC-DMT, MPA about Myofascial Release.
Fascia embeds every tissue in our body, down to the tiniest cell. It’s considered the “tissue of consciousness” and can store old forms of physical, mental and/or emotional trauma until it’s released. Since the fascia is a system that conducts its way throughout the whole body, a restriction in one area can affect the tissues in another; creating unhealthy holding patterns and overall decreased mobility in the physical, energetic, and mental/emotional bodies. Fascia, in it’s healthy state, can lend itself to uninhibited, expansive, efficient and liquid-like movement. When the fascia and surrounding connective tissue are tight, posture and range of motion become compromised and physical, mental or emotional pain is a result. Without the use of oil, slow stretching techniques are used to lengthen and release these restrictions. The fascia can also release via certain forms of subconsciously lead movement.
During our time together, we’ll go into further detail about the fascial system and it’s unique relationship with Dance Movement Therapy. Participants can expect to walk away with a greater understanding of the fascial system, how myofascial release can enhance DMT sessions, and specific techniques that can be utilized in session with patients, as well as, practiced by the therapist as a form of self care.
Process and Physicality in DMT and the Feldenkrais Method®
Saturday, June 22, 2019 1-4 PM
Ridgeville park district, 908 seward street Evanston, IL
Participants will be able to:
- Explain why moving slowly, with repetition, and without distractions aids the learning process
- Improvise the creation of an auxiliary movement (as defined in the Feldenkrais Method)
- Explain and demonstrate how diverse movement experiences can liberate people from habitual patterns of behaviors
- Apply the intentional moving processes from Feldenkrais Method to support the therapeutic learning and change in a DMT session
This event is hosted by ILADTA and co-sponsored by Illinois Mental Health Counselors Academy (IMHCA)
1300 W Belmont, Chicago Lower Level, Suite 25