Evolution and Practice of Authentic Movement: A Healing Discipline Leading to Embodied Consciousness and Spirituality

Date: December 13th, 2020, 11am-1pm New York

Presented by: IACASE; Supported by: Inspirees Institute, CAET journal

Authentic Movement is a contemplative embodied practice of exploring one's self through body movement developed in the United States by Mary Stark Whitehouse (1960's) expanded and deepened by the studies and work of Joan Chodorow and Janet Adler. Three basic threads create the weave of this practice: To Move – the mover. To be Seen – the witness, and the Relationship between them.

Origins of the practice belong to the natural need of the infant to be seen and supported with love at the moment of birth. As adults, we too have a longing to be seen to be who we are in relationship to a loving compassionate non-judgmental other. Overtime within the sacred space of the practice the mover now moving in a collective senses connection of oneself to the larger reality of unity consciousness, being connected to the whole.

Authentic Movement with its roots in dance movement therapy is used in clinical settings in psychotherapy, for training therapists, in supervision, in educational and creative venues and for spiritual growth practice. From its beginnings in the United States it is now taught and practiced in countries around the world.

In this 2-hr webinar, Rosamaria Govoni and Marcia Plevin, Faculty Circle of Four will be joined by Janet Adler, PhD, Founder of the Discipline of Authentic Movement, to share with you their perspectives and stories on the evolution and practice of Authentic Movement and how this healing discipline leads to embodied consciousness and spirituality. Some movement experiential will be be included.

(This is the global edition of Authentic Movement webinar adapted to Europe and US time. There is a second session on Dec 27, 9:00 pm, Beijing time for Asia-Pacific region with the Chinese translation)



Rosa Maria Govoni, Psychologist, Psychotherapist IT, BC-DMT -705, advanced DMT continuing education Director, Art Therapy Italiana, Discipline Authentic Movement Faculty Circle of Four. E-mail: r.m.govoni@sunrise.ch.

Marcia Plevin, Psychologist, BC-DMT, Vice President, Creative Movement Association, faculty and supervisor Art Therapy Italiana, Discipline of Authentic Movement Faculty Circle of Four. E-mail: marciaplevin@gmail.com.

Special guest

Janet Adler, PhD, Founder of the Discipline of Authentic Movement, Founder and Faculty of Circles of Four, Author of Arching Backward and Offering from the Conscious Body, Producer and Director of films "Looking For Me" and "Still Looking".

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