Exhibiting Octaband April 20-22, 2013 Presenting Enlivening People with Dementia through Dance/Expressive Movement, April 21, 2013
NYSTRA's 18th Annual Conference
"Rediscovering our Roots as we Reach for New Heights"
Somatic Revelations Ty Tedmon-Jones' blog devoted to information sharing, professional practices and diversity awareness & multiculturalism in the fields of Dance/Movement Therapy and Professional Counseling
The Dance to DTR Blair Cronin's blog on the wonders, trials, and tribulations of becoming a certified dance/movement therapist in California
Families in Motion – Understanding the Unspoken: Nonverbal Expression and Attachment
Dr. Suzi Tortora
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Sponsored by Consortium for Behavioral Health Training and Research & American Dance Therapy Association Present
This workshop presents the essential role of the body and movement in
the developing parent-child relationship. Participants will gain an
understanding of the vital role of nonverbal communication in child
development, the use of embodied experience as a therapeutic tool with
children and parents, and learn how nonverbal and embodied approaches
are supported by neuroscience research and inform infant and early childhood mental health theory and practice.
Online registration ends October 5 for Dr. Suzi Tortora workshop.
The Octaband™ is a fun, interactive tool which promotes individuality and group cohesion through movement for people of all ages and abilities. As a dance/movement therapist, Donna Newman-Bluestein was motivated to design the Octaband to stimulate movement in the elderly with dementia. The stretchy material, bright colors, and innovative design stimulate self-expression, spontaneity, and awareness of others. The center circle provides a strong visual focus, and the 5 1/2" hem at the end of each arm allows those with limited grasping ability to participate. Go to www.octaband.com to learn more.