Mind Your Body
Summary: How can we use "body knowledge" into patterns of behaving, thinking, and feeling? Can we facilitate harmony within each individual and with society as a whole? Mind Your Body is a podcast that aims to inform listeners about the inner-workings of the human body as a vehicle for improved consciousness of thoughts and actions using principles and concepts from dance/movement therapy, the psychotherapeutic use of movement that furthers the emotional, physical, and intellectual integration of an individual. We will explore popular social, emotional, behavioral, and political topics from this perspective. Tune in and find out as your host, Orit Krug, shares her interviews with dance/movement therapists and other experts who have a unique perspective on the subject.
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 University in Boulder, CO. She lectures and trains internationally, and has authored two books: Getting Our Bodies Back, and Getting In Touch. She offers trainings in somatic psychotherapy, with specializations in addictions, play behavior, movement sequencing, therapist training, scientific inquiry, and community and arts-based research. She has two books coming out in 2018, The Body and Oppression, and Bodyfulness.
Please listen for an important announcement!
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 area of Analog Awareness, he writes and teaches extensively about the somatic effects of analog vs digital sound on our consciousness and physical bodies. A renowned vinyl-spinning DJ with over 25 years of dance-floor experience under his belt, he’s uniquely qualified to clearly articulate the benefits of analog sound and provide a high-vibe dance experience. With recent research proving that common digital compression formats such as MP3 actually suppress the positive emotions such as joy, peace, and happiness while amplifying the negative emotions of grief, sadness, and depression, his inquiry into the subtle effects of sound is more important than ever. Mark started writing about the social effects of dance and music in the early 90’s for various magazines when he was the owner of Ameba, a rave-oriented retail shop in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury. In 2007 he coined the term ‘conscious dance’ and launched Conscious Dancer Magazine. In 2012 Conscious Dancer evolved with the establishment of the Dance First Association, the only service organization dedicated to supporting the work of conscious movement leaders worldwide. He is the host and resident DJ at Dance Jam in Berkeley, the Bay Area’s original ecstatic dance dating back to 1976.
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 therapist in the Chicago-land area. Erica Hornthal is the founder and CEO of Chicago Dance Therapy, a psychotherapy practice dedicated to using a holistic approach to mental health that focuses on the mind body connection. Erica specializes in working with individuals and families affected by movement and cognitive disorders.
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 Dance/Movement Therapy Programs to UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where she provides bedside therapy to children with cancer, special needs and terminal illness. Dr. Baudino has specialized in supervising, facilitating and providing treatment for children with special needs and their families. She has worked in psychiatric hospitals and at rehabilitation centers for trauma, addiction and pain management. Dr. Baudino coordinated Behavior Intervention Programs within the home/school setting. In her private practice, she works with children and their families, to support the developing child and the integral relationships between parent, child and siblings. Understanding the “premise that the body, mind and spirit are interconnected” and that life is experienced through movement – Dr. Baudino’s approach allows the child to put words into action, understand individual sensory and motor preferences, express emotional needs, and support overall integration and well-being. www.Drloribaudino.com Check out Dr. Baudino’s book, Super Flyers
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.
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. Want the written transcript of this episode? Sign up here: Newsletter
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 deeply held feelings and ultimately gain powerful insights about the origins of their depression. Joan Wittig began her career as a dance/movement therapist at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, where she worked in inpatient psychiatry for 6 ½ years before becoming the director of the Creative Arts Therapy Department. She left Woodhull to become the director of the Family Health and Support Center at Cumberland Diagnostic and Treatment Center, and eventually left Cumberland to take the position as director of the graduate dance therapy program at Pratt Institute, where she is also a tenured full professor. She also has a private practice in New York City. Joan was heavily involved in the passage of legislation that licenses creative arts therapy in New York State, serving as liaison from the New York Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies to the Joint Council for Mental Health Services Legislative Coalition for over 10 years. She has served on the New York State Board for Mental Health Practitioners for the past 20 years. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York Art Therapy Association, and an Exceptional Service Award and Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Dance Therapy Association. Currently Joan teaches nationally and internationally. She has presented and taught dance therapy in Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, and Korea. She developed and implemented the first dance/movement therapy training program in mainland China, through Inspirees International, and continues to serve as Program Director and faculty. She is on the faculty of Dance Therapy New Zealand, and is the founder and director of the New York Center for the Study of Authentic Movement. Joan is one of the subjects of a film by the New York Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association, “Moving Stories – Portraits of Dance/Movement Therapy”. She has published several articles and chapters on a variety of subjects, including Authentic Movement, improvisation as therapy, non-verbal communication in groups, and dance therapy as Buddhist practice.
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. http://www.mindyourbodydmt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Episode-11-Allison-Winters.mp3
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.
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 widely, is the Sierra Tucson’s 2012 “Gratitude for Giving” honoree , the recipient of the American Dance Therapy Association’s 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award and The International Association of Eating Disorders Professional’s 2014 Spirit of iaedp Award. Her work is featured in the documentary entitled Expressing Disorder: Journey to Recovery. http://www.mindyourbodydmt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Episode-9-Susan-Kleinman.mp3
Antonia Arboleda-Hahnemann, BC-DMT 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 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 http://www.mindyourbodydmt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/8.-Antonia-Arboleda-Moving-through-Fear-of-Flying.mp3
Sherry Goodill, Ph.D, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC, a Dance/Movement Therapy educator of over 30 years, shares her insights about what it means to become a dance/movement therapist and why it’s important to incorporate body and movement knowledge into one’s training and practice of psychotherapy. Sherry W. Goodill 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 http://www.mindyourbodydmt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/7.-Sherry-Goodill-On-Becoming-a-Dance-Movement-Therapist.mp3
Kendra Kambestad, MS, LCAT, BC-DMT and Laura Raffa, MS, LCAT, BC-DMT, 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 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. http://www.mindyourbodydmt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/6.-Kendra-Kambestad-Laura-Raffa-Bridging-the-Conscious-and-Unconscious-through-Authentic-Movement.mp3
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 MA in Dance/Movement therapy and Counseling from Columbia College Chicago. The bulk of her work has centered around the liberation of incarcerated women through intersectional feminist approaches to healing. Guided by a critical trans politic, Rosey seeks to use relational movement as a vehicle for resistance and recuperation. http://www.mindyourbodydmt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/5.-Rosey-Puloka-Reaching-Across-Borders.mp3