Dance movement therapy workshop : The emergence of desire
With Angeliki Bitzaraki
July 28 - August 4, 2021
Spiti ton Kentavron , Anilio, Pelion Mountain
for a seventh consecutive time
This will be a week informed by principles of dance movement psychotherapy that will center our attention to the emergence of desire.
The body and its movement will be the territory and the compass for the exploration of listening, acknowledging, expressing and implementing our desires and needs. The experience of focusing to the embodied being can reveal a body intelligence that has a more direct, intuitive relation to our existence.
In a safe, non judgmental, positive and encouraging framework the group will enrich, support and secure any of its emerging needs while working on personal internal processes.
The work will respect the here and now.
Creative movement work and other expressive ways (art, sound, craft in individual, duo, group forms) will support this process.
This workshop is about a learning process of
- listening with care and attention to the body and its movement,
- deeply connecting with our body-self and
- creating ways for the desire to reveal itself.
- trusting personal rhythm and truth.
- finding positive, creative and playful ways of relating, sharing and exposing ourselves.
- exploring empathetic and compassionate relationships.
- accompanying the process of realizing needs and desires.
- enabling the discovery of ways of being in groups that are supportive, empowering and creative.
The ultimate goal of this week is to open up the possibility of less closed/ego-centric conditions and more loving connections with the self, others and the environment.
The workshop’s theory, methodology and philosophy follows Lobrot’s non-directive intervening approach (of psychotherapy, pedagogy and group facilitation) and dance movement psychotherapy discipline. Thus, we look for ways and conditions to create positive experiences that enrich one’s resources and at the same time facilitate the emergence of desires for learning, communication, creativity and integration.
The aim is personal and group development through the e-motional experience.
There is no need for any previous dance or psychotherapy experience.
The workshop aims to a personal development process, it is not a psychotherapeutic framework .
The participants will need to be in an alert state in order to work throughout their personal processes
Angeliki Bitzaraki is an experienced and qualified Dance Movement Psychotherapist and non-directive group facilitator. She will bring her knowledge, experience and training aiming to facilitate personal growth.
The workshop has a limited number of participants, book in advance
Workshop language: Greek and English (with parallel translation if needed)
*for more information about Dance Movement Psychotherapy: https://admp.org.uk/dance-movement-psychotherapy/what-is-dance-movement-psychotherapy/
*benefits of DMP: https://admp.org.uk/dance-movement-psychotherapy/benefits-of-dmp/
Angeliki Bitzaraki’s Bachelor studies were in Social Anthropology. She was then trained in the non-directive intervention (NDI) approach before she received her MSc in dance movement psychotherapy in Scotland. As a qualified dance movement psychotherapist she has experience in working with children with psychosocial needs, people with chronic pain, autism and psychiatric issues. She lives in Thessaloniki working with adults in the psychosocial rehabilitation sector and with children and adolescents with special needs. She also offers psychotherapeutic sessions in private…
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