Dance Movement Psychotherapy and Psycho-Trauma

9th Jun 2017 - 1:00pm - 8:30pm

The Arts Centre

Dance Movement Psychotherapy and Psycho-Trauma: Moving Through the Therapeutic Landscape – Caroline Galon
This event will take place in the Dance Studio

Traumatic experiences can be just as harmful to the physical body as they are to the mind. In recent years, research into the effects of trauma has expanded to include the idea of traumas being lodged within the body, something which is often overlooked in standard therapy practices. Dance Movement Psychotherapy is a form of arts therapy which recognises body movement as an implicit and expressive instrument of communication and expression.

Moving Through the Therapeutic Landscape is a drop-in performance with the aim of communicating research findings through visual and body-based means. The performance will portray how Dance Movement Psychotherapy is currently being practiced with survivors of trauma, and how it can be used to connect with a person’s emotional, mental and physical identity, through verbal and non-verbal methods.

The performance will present the journey from research through to therapy practice, while questioning concepts of identity and recovery from a post-traumatic perspective.

Caroline Galon is a registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist and a PhD Candidate in the Department of Performing Arts at Edge Hill University.

  • Drop in 1.00pm – 6.30pm
  • Performance and Q&A, 6.30pm

Further details about Festival of Ideas 2017 can be found here