Laban for therapy/Clinical Practice: How and when does LMA support clinical practice?


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Guildford School of Acting/University of Surrey
Stag Hill Campus, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, South East
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20 June 2017 1-4pm Founders Studio, GSA
Labanarium presents…
How and When Does Laban Movement Analysis Support Clinical Practice? With Dr Katya Bloom PhD, BC-DMT, CMA.

As clinicians know, emotional pain can be difficult to put into words, and is often experienced through bodily sensation. LMA provides a structural framework that fosters perceiving and reflecting on nonverbal language. LMA can open new and creative perspectives for both therapists and their patients.
LMA is especially useful for recognizing states of mind, and patterns of habit and of change – including therapists’ own countertransference experience. But how and when do we make use of LMA vocabulary?

This experiential workshop will be a valuable review for Dance Movement Psychotherapists, a worthwhile introduction to therapists who are new to LMA, and will also be of interest to others who value exploring the relationship between movement and psychological and emotional processes.
Katya Bloom, PhD, BC-DMT, CMA, taught ‘Movement Observation and Analysis’ on the DMP training at Roehampton University from its inception in 1985 until 2000, and also worked in private practice in London until 2009. She is author of The Embodied Self: movement and psychoanalysis, co-author with Rosa Shreeves of Moves and co-editor with Sandra Reeve and Margit Galanter of Embodied Lives: reflections on the influence of Prapto Suryodarmo and Amerta Movement. Based in Santa Barbara, CA. since 2010, she practices, teaches and lectures on a freelance basis, including as a founding member of Thrive Infant Family Program in Los Angeles.

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