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.

Visit www.mindyourbodydmt.com

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.

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