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The Body in Psychotherapy

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The Body in Psychotherapy

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The Body in Psychotherapy is a pertinent conversation, especially since mind-body dualism is still the dominant narrative in our culture as a whole. The session will offer participants a glimpse into some of the historical overviews of the body in psychotherapy; alongside embodied explorations of some of the first principles of how the body can be incorporated in the therapeutic process. The session is a 2-hour offering and is open to mental health professionals and any-body who is curious and willing to explore the felt experience of embodied self-awareness.

Facilitator’s Brief Bio
“Aanchal Anand is a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (R-DMT) with the American Dance Therapy Association and has a Master of Science in Dance/Movement Therapy from Pratt Institute, New York. Originally from Chennai, Aanchal currently lives in Singapore and works at a long-term care home that supports adults with varying intellectual, physical and psychosocial abilities. She is also a member of the Education and Training Committee of the Indian Association of Dance Movement Therapy and is currently pursuing a Masters in Counselling from Monash University, Australia. Aanchal adopts a compassionate and integrative psychotherapeutic lens in her work and is passionate about using the body, movement and the creative arts to support the mental health and well-being of individuals and communities.

Supriya Puri is a Psychotherapist, Working through a trauma-informed, systemic lens. She is an arts-based practitioner and a dance movement therapy facilitator. Currently, she is training to become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) along with pursuing Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP) and is a member of the Education and Training Committee at IADMT. Supriya incorporates the principles of body psychotherapy; experiential awareness and expressive arts to create therapeutic spaces with individuals, groups and communities and works closely with adults and children with attachment difficulties, developmental trauma, anxiety and other mental/emotional regulation concerns. Supriya is the founder of her organization ‘Center for Self’ and is an associate consultant at the ‘Color of grey cells’. She thrives at the intersection of body-mind disciples and is inspired to rediscover embodiment as a collective through shared practices, breath; movement; mindfulness and the expressive arts.”

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Date And Time

Saturday, November 27, 2021 @ 05:00 PM to
Saturday, May 28, 2022 @ 07:00 PM

Registration End Date

Friday, November 26, 2021


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