Wellness Classes

2011

arrow November 7, 2011
The New ABCs – Attention, Balance & Compassion
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, New York

The New ABCs – Attention, Balance and Compassion
November 7, 2011, 6:00-7:30PM
Milbank Chapel

Implementing mindfulness technique in educational settings, Pre-K – 12

For over a decade, presenters Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of the Mindful Child (Free Press, 2010) and Dr. Suzi Tortora, author of Dancing Dialogue (Brooks, 2005) have worked to integrate contemporary dance movement therapy techniques with classical mindfulness practice.

This interactive lecture provides an opportunity for students, educators, health professionals, administrators and parents to learn from each other.

It will:

  • Explore the relationship between theory, practice and research of mindfulness practices
    in educational contexts
  • Provide an opportunity for you to strengthen and support how you communicate and teach
    with activities that develop greater mind-body awareness, compassionate life skills and help manage stress
  • Introduce ways to bring attention, balance and compassion into your personal and
    professional lives

For more information: Teachers College, Columbia University

View the video of the Workshop

arrow October 20, 2011
ADTA/NDEO Conference
ADTA/NDEO
Minneapolis, Minnesota

ADTA/NDEO Conference
2011 Full-Day Intensive
October 20, 2011
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dancing Through the Ages – How Infancy and Early Childhood DMT Informs Adult DMT

11th Early Childhood Forum:
The Essential Knowledge for Dance Educators and Therapists
with Martha Eddy, Ed. D. , CMA, RSMT, (www.WellnessCKE.net)

October 19, 2011

NDEO Intensive: Peaceful Dancing/Inclusive Movement:
The Social Neuroscience of Dance Through Education and Therapy with Karen Bradley CMA,
Martha Eddy CMA, Nancy Beardall, CMA, Suzi Tortora, CMA

arrow August 24–25, 2011 & August 26–27, 2011
"Interventions in DMT with Children"
Brecha - Buenos Aires Dance Movement Therapy Training Program
Buenos Aires, Argentina

"Interventions in DMT with Children"
Lecture series and supervision
at Programa de Entrenamiento en Danza Movimiento Terapia
de Buenos Aires -
Brecha - Buenos Aires Dance Movement Therapy Training Program
August 24–25, 2011 & August 26–27, 2011
Buenos Aires, Argentina

arrow June 29 – July 3, 2011
Ways of Seeing Dance Therapy Approach to Attachment
For infants, children, families and adults
Alexander Girshon (program director) Institute of Integrative Psychology
and Professional Development and the Integral Dance Center
Moscow

Ways of Seeing Dance Therapy Approach to Attachment
For infants, children, families and adults
June 29 – July 3, 2011
Moscow

Alexander Girshon, program director of the Institute of Integrative Psychology and Professional Development and the Integral Dance Center

Course description:
FOCUS: the role of nonverbal exchange & multisensory experience in the developing attachment relationship, using the Ways of Seeing program. This method will be applied to both infant/child and family work as well as work with adults. It will be taught through lecture, video analysis and experientials that include personal explorations for the participants.

Ways of Seeing Program Overview

  • Utilizes nonverbal movement observation, dance, music, and play for the assessment, intervention and educational programming of children and their families. It is based on the principles of Laban Movement Analysis (LMA), the discipline of authentic movement, and dance movement therapy practice.
  • Participants will work with two nonverbal analysis tools developed by Dr. Suzi Tortora. Movement Signature Impressions (MSI) is a nonverbal observational tool developed to guide the practitioner's observations about the child's nonverbal personal and interactional movement style. D.A.N.C.E. (Dyadic Attachment-based Nonverbal Communication Expressions) specifically focuses on the nonverbal elements that support the development of significant attachment relationships.
  • Focuses on understanding how nonverbal movement qualities reveal information about one's emotional, social, physical, communicative and cognitive development.
  • Ways of Seeing emphasizes that there are many ways to look, to assess, to receive information about self and other.

Contact, For more information: Alexander Girshon

arrow June 26 – 27, 2011, Registration deadline June 10, 2011
Families in Motion: Early Childhood Attachment
& The Multisensory Movement Relationship
Ayana Spivak, Secretary of the DMT Department of IPP&P
DMT Department of the Institute of Practical Psychology and Psychoanalysis (IPP&P), Moscow
Moscow Training in Russian

Families in Motion: Early Childhood Attachment &
The Multisensory Movement Relationship
June 26 – 27, 2011
Registration deadline June 10, 2011
DMT Department of the Institute of Practical Psychology and Psychoanalysis (IPP&P), Moscow

This workshop will discuss the essential role of the body, multisensory experience, and nonverbal movement exploration in the developing parent-child relationship. This dance/movement psychotherapy approach will be discussed through lecture, video and experiential learning. Topics will include difficult attachment relationships, trauma, anxiety, sensory processing, communication delays, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), difficulties with hyperactivity and regulation, adoption, and developmental delays.

Ayana Spivak, secretary of the DMT Department of IPP&P: S_ayana@mail.ru ; Тел: +7 926 360 6292

DMT Department of the Institute of Practical Psychology and Psychoanalysis (IPP&P)

arrow May 15–17, 2011
2011 MI-AIMH Biennial Conference
MI-AIMH
Ann Arbor, Michigan
MI-AIMH

2011 MI-AIMH Biennial Conference
May 15 – 17, 2011
The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor

Promoting Reflective Functioning with Infants, Toddlers, Families and Professionals: Traditional and Non-Traditional Approaches

Monday, May 16, 2011 morning
Keynote Address – Suzi Tortora, Ed. D.

Monday, May 16, 2011 afternoon
Case Presentation Panel Speaker - Suzi Tortora, Ed. D.

Lecturer, Laban Movement Analyst, author and dance movement psychotherapist in New York City and the Hudson Valley area of New York.

Workshop/Poster Submission:

MI-AIMH invites proposals for two-hour workshops related to the promotion of reflective functioning within the practice of infant mental health. Workshops may be clinical or empirical and may address any of the following topics: prevention, assessment, intervention, research, or policy development. Within these general topic areas, proposals should address traditional or nontraditional approaches for the promotion of reflective functioning and practices in parents, families, and professionals; evaluation of reflective practice within programs; support of reflective functioning in professionals and their supervisors; or discussion of barriers to reflective functioning.

We also invite students to submit proposals for poster presentations related to studies in the infant-family field.

For more information

arrow May 6, 2011
Families in Motion
MD-DC-VA DMT Chapter
Sandy Spring, MD
ADTA Workshop flyer

Families in Motion:
Early Childhood Attachment
& The Multisensory
Movement Relationship
May 6, 2011
Studio of Ballet Arts

This workshop will discuss the essential role of the body, multisensory experience, and nonverbal movement exploration in the developing parent-child relationship.

Based on the intricate relationship between the brain, the body, emotion and nonverbal movement expression participants will gain an understanding of the role multisensory experience plays in all levels of development, using Tortora's Ways of Seeing program.

This multisensory and nonverbal perspective will be discussed through lecture, video and experiential learning across a continuum from infancy through adulthood. Topics will include trauma, anxiety, and children with developmental issues including sensory processing, communication delay and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

PDF Workshop flyer

arrow April 9–10, 2011
Dance Therapy Program
Harkness Dance Center
New York, NY
92 Y, Harkness Dance Center

Dance Therapy Program
at the 92nd Street Y

Suzi Tortora, Ed.D, BC-DMT, CMA, LCAT, LMHC
Dance Movement Psychotherapy with Infants and Young Children

Sensitize yourself to the ways young children communicate, learn and express themselves through their movement and senses. Gain hands-on experience information that is useful for all professionals and parents of young children, with or without special needs. Explore nonverbal cues expressed by infants and young children and experience movement activities that support early attachment relationships and social, emotional, and cognitive development. For parents, caregivers, and professionals, these activities can be used with families or in groups and in dyadic and individual therapeutic, hospital, preventative and childcare settings. Eligible for ADTA CEUs.

When: Saturday & Sunday, April 9-10, 2011, 1:30-6:30 PM
Cost: 2 Sessions $150 until April 1, $175 after April 1
Where: 92nd Street Y – 1395 Lexington Ave, NY, NY 10128 – Buttenwieser Hall, 2nd Floor
or call 212 415-5500

arrow April 8, 2011
From Body to BODI
White Institute
New York City

From Body to BODI:
Introducing a New Clinical Assessment Tool
to Explore the Intergenerational Transmission of Embodiment
April 8, 2011
NYC 6:00 PM

Moderator: Jean Petrucelli
Speakers: Suzi Tortora, Susie Orbach, Victoria Silva, Catherine Baker-Pitts

arrow April 8, 2011
BODY International Conference on Body Image and Identity in Contemporary Society
Cosponsored by City University of NY
Universite Paris Diderot – Paris 7
Universite Lumiere Lyon 2
World Psychiatric Association
New York City

BODY International Conference on Body Image and Identity in Contemporary Society
April 8, 2011
NYC 3:15PM