Self-care for Mental Health Professionals through Expressive Movement

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The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

62-64 Eton Avenue

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NW3 3HY

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Working therapeutically can be highly rewarding and gratifying. It can also be emotionally demanding and challenging. Tending to your personal well-being and engaging in self-care practices, avoids burn-out and supports you to offer your work from a place of plenty rather than empty.

This CPD offers practitioners from different disciplines the opportunity to enter a safe and supportive space to dance freely - to release some of what you carry, gather resources and feel replenished. Everyone is welcome. No steps to learn. No right or wrong. In both Movement Medicine and Sesame Drama Movement Therapy is the simple acknowledgement that movement is healing. The understanding that within movement there is infinite creativity and therefor the possibility for transformation.

And so we will embark on a journey and creatively engage in the awareness of our kinesthetic, physical and emotional interior landscape. Releasing that which no longer serves and expanding into a greater sense of inner balance as we call in that which nourish and strengthens us. Through the embodied presence of our dance, attuning to our own intuition and the intelligence within. Embodying our imagination and deepening our connection to ourselves, each other and the bigger picture of life. We dance to gather resources and inspiration that can support us in our personal and professional lives.

We will have a moment to further explore through drawing or writing. Then at the end of the session there will be an opportunity for discussion to reflect together on the crossovers between Movement medicine and Dance Movement Therapy and to begin an exploration of what we can learn from each other.


WHAT IS MOVEMENT MEDICINE

Movement Medicine is a practice which directs our awareness to our movement, thoughts and feelings, supporting us to get more in touch with who we really are. It is an active and embodied meditation practice, opening the way to deep internal reflection. Through the dance we are invited on a journey of personal empowerment, relationship with community and connection with the creative life force within and around us. Ya’Acov and Susannah Darling Khan, founded the School of Movement Medicine, integrating their experience with a lineage of practices such as Shamanism, 5Rhythms, Gestalt Psychotherapy and Constellations.


ABOUT MIRA

Mira trained at The School of Movement Medicine and intuitively weaves from the rich tapestry of her experience as a dancer, therapist and artist.

Her studies began with a BA (Hons) Drama and Physical theatre from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. In the UK, her interests developed to include 5Rhythms, Butoh, Contact Improvisation, Action Theatre, yoga, meditation and shamanic practice; with her creativity further expressed through drawing, painting and shadow puppetry.

She also trained as a therapist in the US, specialising in supporting children with additional needs. Here her work focuses on fostering strong relationships and meaningful interactions that build on the child’s unique strengths and abilities, supporting them in their development.

Now as a fully graduated Movement Medicine Teacher, she continues her training with the School of Movement Medicine. She has completed the Continuous Professional Development Level 1 Advanced Training in working with the Heart and the SEER Process (systemic essential energy retrieval) and Level 2 Advanced Training in working with Movement Medicine ritual and ceremony. In November Mira will complete the Level 3 Advanced Training working with the Phoenix Process.


TESTIMONIALS

"Resistance and inhibitions melt away and I am transported by the evocative music to a place within where I can dance with all my being." – Kate

“Each class supports me to reach into unexplored parts of myself – to discover a gift of something new, a piece of myself that needed recognition, or a quality that wishes to make itself known and to integrate itself into my life.” - Eliot

"With Mira's gentle support I've been able to transform old and limiting beliefs I held about myself. In the freedom and creativity in the dance, I'm discovering more of my true potential and evolving into a place of owning and shining my own light." - Asija

“Mira creates a deeply-held and beautiful, energetically clear sacred space, where I can really honour and feel into my deepest self, my emotions, my body's inner wisdom. Her choice of music is always beautifully chosen - eclectic and honouring many traditions. I can sense Mira's love and her commitment to helping me to honour and feel whatever it is that needs witnessing; enabling me to dance this lovingly into my body, or to gently release whatever is needed from my body.” - Georgia


PRACTICAL INFORMATION

WHAT TO BRING

***Art materials; journal (Some art materials will be provided)

Bring a reusable water bottle

Wear loose comfortable clothes for moving

We generally dance barefoot or if you need to, bring special dance shoes


CPD CERTIFICATE

You will receive a certificate for participation in this CPD via email in the week after the session.


TIMING

***Please arrive early so that we can begin together at 6pm.


HOW TO GET THERE

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Eton Avenue, London, NW3 3HY

Nearest station Swiss Cottage tube

Please arrive from 5:30pm, latest by 5:45pm and wait at the reception at Central.

You will be collected by one of the team and taken to the space.

This will give you time to get changed and then we can START PROMPTLY AT 6PM.



We very much look forward to meet you for an evening of creative exploration and self-care.





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The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

62-64 Eton Avenue

London

NW3 3HY

United Kingdom

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No Refunds

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