Authentic Movement Summit
April 21-23, 2023
Authentic Movement Therapy (AM) Summit is part of World Arts & Embodiment Forum 2023 brought to you by Inspirees and its partners. The theme of WAEF 2023 is Stabilization, Innovation & Breakthrough – Cultivating Resilience through the Embodied Arts.
Apr 21 - 23, 2023 (GMT+8)
Download all speakers' bios at bottom of this page.
Authentic Movement (AM) Summit contains 23 sessions with 35 speakers involved, including 3 key conversations (120min), 12 Presentations (30min) and 8 Workshops (90min) in online format.
Authentic Movement (AM) grew out of Mary Starks Whitehouse's teaching of an approach to inner-directed movement, which she called Movement-in-depth. She was an American dance therapist informed by her studies in Jungian psychology, particularly active imagination. Authentic Movement is an experiential practice sometimes used within Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP), involving a mover who is following inner impulse in the presence of an outer witness. Joan Chodorow (Jungian Analyst) and Janet Adler were both Mary's students. Joan took the Jungian stream further and Janet developed the mystical element, which she calls the Discipline of Authentic Movement (Adler, 2002).
AM may be particularly beneficial for those who have difficulty processing their issues verbally through traditional forms of therapy. Through expressive, spontaneous movement the whole self can be experienced to facilitate integration in the healing process.
The therapist's/witness role is to be present and witness the mover, subsequently making a self-referential, verbal offering if requested by the mover, avoiding interpretation, projection, and judgment. Meanings discovered through the movement experienced and witnessed and the verbal dialoguing between witness/s and mover helps to bring about change.
This summit will offer presentations from leaders in the field of AM. Both from a psychotherapeutic and spiritual perspective. AM training and practice are in different ways globally and it has also been used for arts-based inquiry, so we are pleased to present sessions on these elements.
* The Schedule below is Beijing Time. Please download the Schedule with different time zones at bottom of this page. Please note that all the sessions will be recorded and will be available for viewing within 3 days after the whole summit. Contact us if this is not clear.
1.The specific time of some sessions is subject to change. Final schedule will be availabel on January 31, 2023.
2.The recordings of sessions will be available for 45 days after the AM summit.
Expires at 12 am on January 31, 2023
For current students only (please upload your student ID)
This price is for registration as a group of 3 attendees
For IACAET members only
Who is eligible:
1. If you submitted proposal to WAEF2023 (regardless of acceptance status outcome)
2. Students/graduates in Inspirees certification programs
For AM Summit Curators and Speakers only