Saturday, May 23, 2009

... shake your booty, the dance therapy way ... (philippines, life coach, counselor, psychotherapist, psychologist, psychiatrist)

as a specialist in body-mind-emotions healing, i have always been fascinated by dance therapy.

in case you're wondering what it is, dance therapy is a type of psychotherapy.

it's not about performing dance steps and learning dance sequences. dance therapy is about self-awareness, self-expression, and self-healing through the use of body movements.

over the weekend, i had the privilege of meeting two pioneers in the dance therapy field - denjie sharma and sharon chaiklin.

denjie is president and founding member of the philippine dance therapy association (pdta), while sharon is past president and founding member of the american dance therapy association (adta).

this was a meeting of east and west and as you can see in the picture below, i was elated to be sandwiched by them.
to witness and experience sharon and denjie, both in action, was truly inspiring:
. the dance therapy workshop was full of activities that were fun yet thought-provoking...
and at the end, we didn't only get to shake our booty. we also shook the negative emotions out of our system! ..


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