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Inspirees Newsletter (2022 Spring)
Art of Embodied Organizational/Corporate Development (AEOD) Start on May 14, 2022
An innovative training program The Art of Embodied Organizational and Corporate Development (AEOD) is lunched with the first cohort starting on May 14. The program is led by Dr. Malini Nagpal, BC-DMT, PhD in organizational psychology, joined by the guest teachers Joan Wittig (BC-DMT) and Karen Bradley (CMA). It is imperative to bring the Practice of Expressive Movement and Dance Therapy to the forefront of organizations and corporations where it has a direct impact on the overall organization’s success and its community’s wellbeing. AEOD is designed precisely to do that! Only 3 places left. Read more

Authentic Movement Training Started 
The Inspirees Authentic Movement training program has officially started on April 22, 2022. The modular program is taught by Marcia Plevin and Rosa Maria Govoni. Module 1 (Ground Form) consists of 40 hours plus 10 hours of paperwork and supervision, totaling 50 hours. 8 students from China have been admitted into the first cohort. Read more 
Dance Therapy New Cohort Starts in summer 2022
Inspirees Institute offers the dance therapy certificate program which is in full compliance with the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) alternate route training guideline. This is the only training program of its kind in China at this moment. The 9th cohort will start in June 2022. After completion of the 3-4 years systematic training, our students will be eligible to apply for R-DMT credential from ADTA. All our courses are instructed in English by some 20 senior faculty members with different specialization. This program was established in China since 2010 and featured at ADTA Conference in 2013. Read more
Dance/Movement Therapy with Trauma
Trauma significantly impacts our physical, emotional, and psychological identity as well as our interpersonal relationships. This workshop introduces DMT-based techniques for working with trauma. The first workshop (6 hours) was completed with 28 students on April 23-24, 2022. A full training course on trauma (22.5 hrs) will be rolled out in later stage. Instructor: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb, LMFT, BC-DMT, SEP, CMA. Read more
International Laban Symposium 2022 Finish with Big Success
The International Symposium of LBMS 2022 was finished successfully last week April 3, 2022. The theme of this symposium is: Evolution and Development of the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System – the Ongoing Legacy of Rudolf Laban and Irmgard Bartenieff. The scale and quality of this event has exceeded our expectations. There were more than 25 presentations and workshops in the past 3 days, with more than 30 speakers, and more than 260 colleagues from more than 15 countries and regions registered to participate in the conference. The talks and discussions cover most cutting-edge development in the world, making it an important summit in our somatic field. The recordings of all the sessions will be accessible within one month. Read more
Certified Movement Analyst Training Program Progress 
Certified Movement Analyst (CMA) China Training Program progressed with online format in 2022. The 2nd cohort, taught by Karen Studd and Cat Maguire has completed Module 2 while the 3rd Cohort is instructed by Cheryl Clark for Module 1. The program is based on LBMS (Laban-Bartenieff Movement System) and started since 2016 by Inspirees in collaboration with the prestigious Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS®) in New York. We welcome the applications from the world to join this exciting international program, an invaluable opportunity to study LMA/BF and gain unique cultural experiences in China. Read more

Music Therapy Course Launched
Inspirees has strategically expanded stepwise its program beyond dance therapy in other creative arts therapy field including music therapy, drama therapy and expressive arts therapy. An introduction course on Music Therapy has been launched since 2021 in collaboration with our Chinese partner. This course is taught by Dr. Annie Heiderscheit, Director of Music Therapy and Associate Professor at Augsburg University. In total, more than 500 students have been enrolled into this course, most of them are the psychology counselors in China. Overseas students can follow this course on Udemy. Read more
Creative Arts Education and Therapy Series Online

The recordings of our acclaimed webinar series (2018-2020): Creative Arts Education and Therapy – History, Applications and Frontiers, is now available online. The whole series has 7 modules covering different art forms of music, drama, dance, expressive art, poetry, and play in 35 sessions. Speakers in this series including Robert Landy, Elissa White, Helen Payne, Guo Hai-pin and many other well-known educators, therapists, and artists presented the latest developments in China and the world. Read more
Inspirees – An Innovator in Body-Mind Training and Arts Therapy
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