‘Body Aware’: Improving your health and well-being through simple movement practices.
Jul 16, 2023 (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM) (GMT-4)
Movement and Mental Health
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Erica Hornthal, known as "The Therapist Who Moves You" is a board-certified dance/movement therapist and licensed clinical professional counselor. She is the founder and CEO of Chicago Dance Therapy and the author of Body Aware: Rediscover Your Mind-Body Connection, Stop Feeling Stuck, and Improve Your Mental Health With Simple Movement Practices.
In this experiential webinar, Erica Hornthal will share her work as a dance/movement therapist, as highlighted in her recent book "Body Aware: Rediscover Your Mind-Body Connection, Stop Feeling Stuck, and Improve Your Mental Health with Simple Movement Practices." The author will address how the way we move influences who we are; how we think and behave.
She will present her Body Aware approach to psychotherapy which includes redefining movement in order to support change and transformation. Lastly, Erica will discuss how the way we move impacts empathy and resilience and how movement supports diversity.
DATE: JULY 16, 2023
TIME: 11:00 - 12:30 PM CHICAGO;
12:00 - 1:30 PM NEW YORK;
5:00 - 6:30 PM LONDON.
When we talk about movement, most of us think "exercise." But the way we move our bodies--how we walk, roll, dance, stretch, connect, and take up space--is about so much more than physical fitness. Our movements impact our mental and emotional health...and when we change the way we move, we can change the way we live.
Join board-certified dance/movement therapist Erica Hornthal--aka "The Therapist Who Moves You"--for this insightful experiential webinar and book launch highlighting how a mindful movement practice can:
Help ease symptoms of anxiety and depression,
Build a greater sense of connection and intimacy with loved ones,
Slow down thoughts to lessen overwhelm and stress, and
Impact how--and what--we feel
A body aware approach to psychotherapy explores, where we physically hold our emotions; how to understand and interpret our body's unique language; and how to upgrade harmful thought cycles to patterns that instead foster resilience, emotional regulation, and productivity. With a focus on disability and movement diversity, Erica provides accessible and digestible tools helping each of us discover the kind of movement that works best for us.
Broken into three sections, this experiential webinar will explore "How You Move," "How Movement is a Catalyst for Change," and "Transforming Your Life Through Movement," This is a wonderful introduction to this revelatory transformational practice and an easy-to-use introduction to the mind-body power of intentional movement.
Attendees learning outcomes
Attendees will gain an understanding of dance/movement therapy from the Body Aware perspective.
Attendees will gain an understanding of the science behind the mind-body connection and why movement is an integral part of mental health and change.
Attendees will engage in simple movement practices that can be useful in our lives and in psychotherapy.
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