Some students of mine during the Arts Infused Learning Program
Children are natural movers. They are fully engaged with their bodies by default. I can attest to this by the way I am woken each morning by my 3-year old son; ``Mom, I`m hungry! Mom, I`m thirsty! Mom, look, there`s the sun, I want to play outside!`` At this tender age, it is natural to sense and express our emotions directly through our bodies. Not much thought is given about how to do it, it simply happens. It is natural. All cells and neurons are switched on and firing, and given enough fuel to the emotions, we naturally sense that the time has come to RELEASE. And the most direct way to do this, is to let it out the same door it came in - the body. The deeper the release, the more intense the expression, and the greater the healing. Which is why movement therapy, in its direct and authentic sense, given freedom and permission to simply BE is an astonishingly profound and fast way to heal the body-mind-spirit system.
This also goes for the healing potential that movement holds for those suffering from PTSD, anxiety disorders and the like.
I really appreciate the following write up by Brigitta White, and I admire all of the ladies involved in this Memorial Day healing arts project for their heart-filled dedication to the work. Thank you|*
This Memorial Day weekend seven dance/movement therapists across Maryland, DC and Virginia came together to support children between the ages of 6-10 dealing with grief and PTSD. For the second year in a row, the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) expressed their desire to have dance therapy groups as part of the grief counseling component. The Good Grief Camp is put together by TAPS and is held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA over Memorial Day weekend.
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