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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The Annual Expressive Arts Summit in New York City

Amber presents at The Annual Expressive Arts Summit in New York City on November 6, 2015. Summit information here: http://summit.expressivemedia.org/

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ADTA conference: celebrating 50 years of Dance Movement Therapy

October 22-25, 2015 is the annual ADTA conference; celebrating 50 years of Dance Movement Therapy. Check out Ambers workshops here: http://www.adta.org/2015-Conference

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Restoring Core Rhythmicity: The Art of Play and Social Engagement for Trauma Dance Movement Therapy Playshops

Restoring Core Rhythmicity: The Art of Play and Social Engagement for Trauma Dance Movement Therapy Playshops   With International presenter – Amber Gray December 4th, 5th and 6th, 2015, 9.45am registration for 10am-5pm. At Abbotsford Convent, Dorm 1, Rosina building, 1 St Helier Street, Abbotsford, Melbourne The playshops will simultaneously build on the Body as Voice: Restorative Movement Psychotherapy Trauma training the DTAA offered in 2013/2014, and new clinical insights and experiences to promote playful social engagement for work with adult and child survivors of trauma. Exposure to traumatic events literally and metaphorically “freezes” our bodies, minds and spirits in a “lock-down” of past memories. Current neuro-psychiatric research has shown that when someone is traumatized, a majority of traumatic memory is implicit— or sensory-motoric and image-based. Many of the researchers endorse the use of non-verbal therapies for survivors to fully integrate the past with the present and restore well-being and …

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