Body Collective // Collective Body // 10/15/2016 – 10/16/2016

Body Collective // Collective Body www.bodyiq.berlin BODY IQ is a festival that celebrates ourselves as living, pulsating bodies. Without the body there is no experience and without experience there is no ground for intelligence. BODY IQ is a festival of and by the conscious body – ensuring discovery, exchange and unexpected synergies. International experts, artists and teachers gather distinctions and commonalities of somatic approaches, then disseminate them into a wide spectrum of applications, penetrating – from arts to healing to politics – many domains of human activity. BODY IQ aspires to be a platform that generates impulses for the knowledge, wisdom and wonder of the conscious, human form. ——————————-————————–—— Pre-design your own journey through the festival or let yourself be guided by your intuition as you choose from three possible events four times a day. Although Body IQ’s program is evolving throughout the 3 days, all workshops & events are …

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Dance Therapy for Trauma in Auckland, New Zealand: Thursday August 25, 2016:

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WHEN: Thursday, August 25, 10AM to 5PM WHERE: Blockhouse Bay Boat Club COST: $110 per person (early bird before July 28), $125 if paid after July 28 To register: http://www.dancetherapy.co.nz/somatic-dance-and-trauma-playshop/  

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The Art of Embodied Resilience: September 30th – October 2nd, 2016

To book contact: Jane Okondo on: M. 07500 838 563 or E. jane@okwellbeing.com VIEW FULL PDF FLYER HERE In these workshops Amber will provide theoretical, scientiZic, and contemplative rationale for the use of movement as measure of protection, self-care, and increased resilience, as well as an emergent best practice approach for therapeutic work with survivors of trauma. On 30 September Amber will offer a Continuum Movement workshop where we will explore the art of ‘Fluid Resiliency’ through the deep resource of Continuum Movement. On 1-2 October Amber will present her pioneering work where we will simultaneously learn breath, movement, rhythm and dance based practices that promote resilience and that can be used in therapeutic work with our survivor clients of all ages. Resilience is often referred to as something we build; resilience is actually a process that derives from, and supports, relationship, connection, and engagement. Current studies in the Zield …

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Walking Together: Refugee Mental Health Training for Non Clinicians, Part 1 and 2, August 12 and September 16, 2016

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27th Annual International Trauma Conference in Boston June 1-4, 2016: Check it out here:

Amber is speaking on her work with refugees at the 27th Annual International Trauma Conference in Boston June 1-4. 2016. Check it out here: Seaport World Trade Center Boston, Massachusetts FULL PDF FLYER

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The Art of Embodied Resilience: Dance and Movement Approaches to Promote Well-being for Our Clients and Ourselves

The Art of Embodied Resilience: Dance and Movement Approaches to Promote Well-being for Our Clients and Ourselves Date and Times: June Saturday 25th 10.45am – 5.30pm June Sunday 26th 9.45am – 5.00pm Venue: Studio 1, 15 Barrett Way, Richmond, 3121. (Behind Studio 9. Enter the arch by 36 Bendigo Street, Patch Café.) Workshop with Amber Gray in Melbourne, Australia. Flyer here; for information and registration contact Jane or Tess at:admin@dtaa.org.au This workshop will provide theoretical, scientific, and contemplative rationale for the use of movement as measure of protection, self-care, and increased resilience, as well as an emergent best practice approach for therapeutic work with survivors of trauma. We will simultaneously learn breath, movement, rhythm and dance based practices that promote resilience and that can be used in therapeutic work with survivor clients of all ages. Resilience is often referred to as something we build; resilience is actually a process that derives …

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An Embodied Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy with Amber Gray, in Santa Fe

March 5, 2016 at CCA. Full Flyer Here

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An Offering of Hands: Resilient Communities for Resilient Families

March 4th, 2016. Full Flyer Here

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Tending the Helper’s Fire: A Staff Care TOT for Humanitarian Workers in Beirut

FEBRUARY 24-26, 2016. Full Flyer Here

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In the presence of Love

Whales are everywhere, here: they literally punctuate the ocean with their movements. In the space of a few minutes, looking out over the horizon or around the sea our boat is gliding through, we see pairs and trios and pods of whales breaching, spy-hopping, tail slapping and diving. This is an annual pilgrimage site, for breeding and birthing. These prisms of gem-blue waters serve as a safe place for the whales to create new life and tend to their young before they begin their own journeys back to Antartica. This is big ocean. Tonga is in the middle of the South Pacific, and there is a lot of water. I am one of those unfortunate people who saw Jaws when it first came out, and am terrified of the deep. Having grown up near the ocean, and once been comfortable swimming long distances in it; I began to fear being …

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