18. “Bodyfulness” for Deeper Mindfulness

Christine Caldwell

Christine Caldwell talks about her new book, Bodyfulness, which is a practice that challenges us to take mindfulness one step further by using our body’s knowledge and intuition to make more empowered and informed choices in everyday life. Christine Caldwell, Ph.D., LPC, BC-DMT, is the founder of and professor in the Somatic Counseling Program at Naropa […]

17. Building a Brand: Conscious Dancer

Mark Metz

Part 2 of the mind/body marketing mini-series: Mark Metz shares his unpredictable journey that led him to conscious dance practices and inspired him to create the Conscious Dancer magazine & community. Mark Metz is an author and DJ who publishes Conscious Dancer Magazine and founded the Dance First Association. His primary field of interest is in the […]

16. Building a Practice: Chicago Dance Therapy

Erica Hornthal

Part 1 of the mind/body marketing mini-series: Erica Hornthal, LCPC, BC-DMT shares her experiences and insights about transitioning from public service to private practice. Although Erica’s practice is specific to dance/movement therapy, her tips are helpful for any prospective entrepreneurs in creative, unique, and/or commonly misunderstood fields. Erica Hornthal is a clinical counselor and dance/movement […]

15. Whole Body Parenting

Lori Baudino

Dr. Lori Baudino advises how parents can intentionally use their bodies and movement to improve communication, understanding, and harmony in relationship to their children. Dr. Lori Baudino, has been a practicing clinician for over a decade. As the National Clinical Spokesperson for The Andrea Rizzo Foundation, and with their sole funding, Dr. Baudino brought the first […]

14. Ways to Prevent Bullying and Violence

Rena Kornblum is the creator of an internationally known bullying and violence prevention curriculum. Rena incorporates movement behavior, body knowledge, multicultural awareness, and creative social skills as interventions and resolutions for violence and bullying in and out of school classrooms. Rena shares challenging and rewarding moments from her work with children that we can all relate and apply to our lives as adults.

Rena Kornblum, MCAT, BC-DMT, DTRL, brings over thirty-five years of professional experience as a dance/movement therapist to her therapy and prevention work. Ms. Kornblum obtained a Masters in Creative Arts in Therapy from Hahnemann Medical College (now Drexel University,) is a board certified dance/movement therapist, and is licensed in the state of Wisconsin to practice psychotherapy specifically through the expressive arts therapies. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Dance Department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she coordinates an undergraduate certificate program in Dance/Movement Therapy. Ms. Kornblum developed the children and family program at Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy, and co-ordinates Hancock Center’s in-school program in which she provides therapy sessions for children dealing with trauma as well as violence prevention classes for entire classrooms. Rena has written a book called Disarming the Playground, Violence Prevention Through Movement and Pro-Social Skills. Rena received the 2002 Wisconsin Dance Council Research and Journalism Award, the 2005 Distinguished Service Award by the Wisconsin Alliance for Arts Education, the 2009 American Dance Therapy Association Excellence in Education Award, the 2013 Unsung Hero Award by NAMI (National Alliance in Mental Illness, the 2014 Honored Instructor Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the 2016 Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) /First Wave Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award for supporting student’s overall success, both inside and outside of the classroom. Rena has been doing workshops and trainings on her work around the country and internationally on her work in dance/movement therapy with children in general, with children dealing with trauma, on family therapy, and on her Embodied Violence Prevention and Pro-Social Skills curriculum.

Trap Music for the Soul

Disclaimer: you’re going to judge me for this post. In almost all of dance/movement therapy sessions, I use music as a tool to support my clients with the creative process and facilitate self-expression. I’m very intentional about each song that I use throughout every moment of my sessions. I create playlists with distinct, consistent rhythms […]

13. Suicide: Living with the Will to Die

Join your host, Orit Krug, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT as she talks about the spectrum of suicide from a neurobiological perspective to highlight the importance of the mind-body connection in people who are considering ending their lives. Orit explains how dance/movement therapy and body-based interventions can promote healthier communication between brain and body and ultimately help people reconnect with their will to live.

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Preparing for the End of Summer

For all of us living in the Northern Hemisphere, we’ve got to admit it: summer is coming to an end soon. As we say goodbye to the summer months and transition to fall, we might begin experiencing a change in mood and quality of life. We know that the summer provides us with physical benefits just from the […]

12. Depression: Reignite Your Life Force

Joan Wittig, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT talks about the significance of using movement in psychotherapy for people struggling with depression. Joan describes movement as a bridge from body to mind that allows people to access deep feelings held in their bodies and ultimately gain powerful insights about the origins of their depressive feelings.

11. Veterans & Active Military: Restoring Mind and Body through Movement

Allison Winters, MA, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT, E-RYT treats veterans and active service members through mind-body centered approaches. Listen to find out why dance/movement therapy and body-based practices are effective approaches to helping these individuals regain control over their emotions and feel empowered in their lives once again.

Allison is a board certified dance/movement therapist and licensed creative arts therapist. She holds two masters degrees, an MA in clinical psychology and an MS in dance/movement therapy and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in mind-body medicine at Saybrook University. Allison is an experienced clinician, having worked with a wide range of clientele, including adults, adolescents, and children in inpatient psychiatry, and US military war veterans in both residential and outpatient settings. Allison’s published research article Emotion, Embodiment, and Mirror Neurons in Dance/Movement Therapy: A Connection Across Disciplines, has received media attention, as well as awards for both research and journalism. She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in psychology and counseling and has presented her work both at the community and national levels. She can be seen discussing her work with military members in the video Dance/Movement Therapy with Veterans and Military Personnel, part of the American Dance Therapy Association’s ADTA Talks series.  Currently, she coordinates a wellness program at an integrative treatment program for military service members with traumatic brain injury and psychological health conditions.  She recently had the honor of demonstrating dance/movement therapy with military members as part of the Arts & Wellness series at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC.  Allison is a registered yoga instructor (E-RYT 200) and a lifelong student of dance.

10. Finding Common Threads Across the Globe

Amber Gray talks about body-centered approaches to her global humanitarian work, describes physical aspects of trauma memory, and advises that stronger body awareness can enhance our capacity to respond to fears induced by the current refugee crisis and political climate.

Amber is a pioneer in the use of Dance Movement Therapy with survivors of trauma, particularly torture, war and human rights abuses. Amber’s expertise is represented in many published articles and chapters, keynote addresses, professional collaborations and presentations around the world. Amber has provided clinical training on the integration of refugee mental health, torture treatment and creative arts, mindfulness, and body-based therapies with survivors and refugees to more than 30 programs worldwide since the late 1990’s. She originated a resiliency-based framework and clinical approach (Restorative Movement Psychotherapy) for mind-heart-spirit, somatic, movement and arts-based therapies with survivors of trauma in cross cultural, low resource contexts, and she has two upcoming book chapters, one co-authored with Dr. Stephen Porges, on polyvagal informed dance movement therapy based on her collaborations with Dr. Porges, and the wisdom of whole body, moving intelligence.

09. The Deeper Side of Eating Disorders

Susan Kleinman, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, CEDS, is creative arts therapies supervisor and dance/movement therapist for The Renfrew Center of Florida. Ms Kleinman is a trustee of the Marian Chace Foundation, Past President of the American Dance Therapy Association, and a past Chair of The National Coalition for Creative Arts Therapies. She has published extensively, presented […]

08. Moving through Fear of Flying

Antonia informs us about her therapeutic work with clients who suffer from mild to severe anxiety disorders and how dance/movement therapy can be applied even up to 35,000 feet in the air.

Antonia Arboleda-Hahnemann, BC-DMT, is a psychologist and board certified dance/movement therapist living and working in Hamburg, Germany. She received her MA in Dance/Movement Therapy from University of California, Los Angeles and her Master in psychology from Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. Antonia currently teaches at two Universities clinical psychology, clinical reasoning, communication skills in therapeutic settings, relaxation techniques and introductory courses in dance/movement therapy for physiotherapists, speech therapist and occupational therapists. In addition she works in her private practice as a licensed therapist, communication trainer, supervisor and a trainer for acting students, applying dance and movement. Antonia is the author and speaker of several audiobooks for relaxation techniques and fearless flying. Since 2003 she has been leading over 140 seminars for individuals suffering from Aviophobia implementing dance/movement therapy both in therapeutic sessions as well as in the airplane during flight.

To get in touch with Antonia Arboleda-Hahnemann: www.arboleda.de
To get more information on the Fear-Flying-Seminars: www.flugangst.de

07. On Becoming a Dance/Movement Therapist

What does it mean to become a dance/movement therapist? Why is it important to incorporate body and movement knowledge into one’s training and practice of psychotherapy? Sherry Goodill, a Dance/Movement Therapy educator of over 30 years, shares her insights.

Sherry W. Goodill, Ph.D, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC, is Clinical Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Creative Arts Therapies at Drexel University, and the immediate Past- President of the American Dance Therapy Association. She holds a Ph.D. in Medical Psychology with a concentration in Mind/Body Studies, and her 2005 volume, An Introduction to Medical Dance/Movement Therapy: Health Care in Motion, has supported the application of dance/movement therapy for people living with medical conditions worldwide. Her professional interests concern psychosocial aspects of medical conditions, and the development of evidence for the creative arts therapies in the broad spectrum of healthcare.

*Study referenced at 8:39 is titled “Are Dance/Movement Therapy Trainees a Distinctive Group? Initial Differences and Effects of Training” by L.S Goodman and J. Holroyd, can be found in the American Journal of Dance Therapy

06. Bridging the Conscious and Unconscious through Authentic Movement

Kendra and Laura talk about what it means to truly witness another and be seen by another through Authentic Movement, a process that can help individuals discover and understand their deepest impulses and needs.

Kendra Kambestad, MS, LCAT, BC-DMT specializes in movement psychotherapy and authentic movement. She has worked in the mental health field since 2006 and is based out of New York City. Her philosophy is rooted in the process of self-discovery, helping individuals express their whole story through movement, dance, and words in order to move forward, experience transformation, and heal. She has extensive clinical experience working with adults struggling with mental illness, addiction, and incarceration and she’s had the honor of teaching at several universities throughout New York City. In 2013 she established an authentic movement group for professionals seeking to integrate a healthy relationship to the body, connect with others authentically, and reach a positive sense of self in the world. In 2016 she collaborated with artist Megan Snowe to provide authentic movement during Once More, with Feeling at Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space. For more information about Kendra Kambestad and authentic movement, visit www.nycmovementtherapy.com.

Laura Raffa graduated from Pratt Institute with a master’s degree in dance/movement therapy, and is a licensed Creative Arts Therapist and board certified dance/movement therapist. She received her group psychotherapy certification through the American Group Psychotherapy Association and is a certified authentic movement practitioner. She has worked with forensic populations at both Bellevue Hospital Center and Rikers Island Jail, and currently coordinates a program that bridges the two facilities to provide sustained mental healthcare. In her work at Rikers, she also conducts Crisis Intervention Trainings for the department of corrections and mental health staff. She has worked with civilian in-patients adults as well as children with cancer and those with developmental disabilities. With her colleague, Kendra Kambestad, she ran an authentic movement group in private practice and lectured at several colleges.

05. Reaching Across Borders

Rosey Puloka MA, R-DMT, shares her perspective on how to support inclusion of different identities, find belonging, and push past “fears of the unknown” in order to facilitate more harmony across borders. Rosey Puloka is a dance/movement therapist, trauma yoga specialist, and counselor in the Chicago area. She received her BA from Colorado College in Dance and her […]

04. Fit Body, Fit Mind

Jessica Scott, MA, LMHC talks about her recent health and fitness lifestyle transformation and how it has positively impacted her emotional well-being. The discussion takes a unique turn when Jessica and Orit speculate how fitness training may mimic certain body-based survival responses and strengthen one’s ability to manage anxiety. Jessica Scott is a licensed therapist and counselor in […]

03. New DMT Professionals: Identity and Self-Care

Winnie Wong, MS, R-DMT, LCAT, Jamie Yasgur, MS, R-DMT, LP-CAT, Sarah Lannon, MS, R-DMT and Orit talk about their experiences as relatively new dance/movement therapists. Themes about professional identity, work-life balance, and self-forgiveness often come up throughout the discussion. Even if you’re not a DMT, you will certainly be able to relate as a new […]

02. The Power of Pausing

Christina Devereaux, Ph.D., LCAT, LMHC, BC-DMT, NCC informs us why it is essential for human bodies to rest in the midst of our fast-paced lives and how we can learn to trust the “pause.” Christina Devereaux is an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling program at Antioch University New […]

01. Introduction to Mind Your Body

Meet the host, Orit Greenberger, as she provides a brief introduction of this podcast series and a more in-depth description of Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT).

Orit Greenberger, MS, BC-DMT, LCAT is the Director of Expressive Therapies at Rockford Center, an inpatient/outpatient psychiatric hospital in Newark, Delaware. Orit is a board-certified dance/movement therapist and holds a Master of Science degree in Dance/Movement Therapy from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She has clinical experience with a range of populations including children with severe emotional disturbances, autism spectrum disorders, trauma victims, hospitalized patients in crisis, and adults and adolescents with a variety of DSM-V diagnoses. Orit currently provides clinical supervision to DMT graduate students and Creative Arts Therapists, including art therapists and music therapists. Orit has provided Creative Arts Therapies in-services to employees working in outpatient and inpatient treatment settings and DMT workshops to undergraduate students and local dance communities.