Global Mental Wellness Seminar Series: Dance Movement Therapy | Shiv Nadar University
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Global Mental Wellness Seminar Series: Dance Movement Therapy

Event Date: 
Saturday, June 12, 2021 -

We are delighted to invite you to a session on ‘Dance Movement Therapy’ by Ms. Jyotsna Srikant, Therapeutic Movement Facilitator, CID-UNESCO Certified Facilitator and Bharatanatyam Dancer; and Ms. Devanshi Jain, Counseling Psychologist, tomorrow, June 12, 2021 at 7:00 PM. Part of the Global Mental Wellness Seminar Series, the session will include movement-based mindfulness exercises focusing on the mind-body connect.

The Blue Circle team of psychologists and counselors will also join the session as panelists. Ms. Monica Mehra, Vice President, Blue Circle Medi Services; and Ms. Vinnie Mathur, DGM - Marketing and Communications, Shiv Nadar University, Delhi NCR will moderate the session.

About the Session

The session will utilize the modalities of Dance Movement Therapy to bring our focus to our bodies and help us understand it's connection with our emotional lives. When we experience the unimaginable and unprecedented circumstances like the ongoing pandemic, there are traumas that we experience, which the words and thoughts fail to hold, to comprehend but those traumas stay alive in our bodies as an unbearable emotional state. 

Bessel Vanderkolk (2014) writes that the body holds the score. The body contains and communicates what the mind cannot comprehend in difficult times. Thus, the attempt is to bring back an awareness to these untouched states in us. Through the workshop, let's invite the insight of the psyche-soma connection into our own experiences to support our own self-states.

About the Speakers
Jyotsna Srikant  is a Therapeutic Movement Facilitator. A CID-UNESCO certified facilitator and Bharatanatyam dancer who uses movement and other expressive arts as a medium for change and empowerment of communities. She has conducted sessions and workshops with different sections of population with  NGOs and organizations like UdayanCare, Society for Promotions of Youth and Masses (SPYM), Empowering Minds, to name a few. Currently facilitates expressive arts sessions for Pune-based, Manah Wellness.

Devanshi Jain is a Counselling Psychologist, and has done her M.Phil. in Development Practice where she worked with children coming from disadvantaged background using Expressive Art Techniques. She is currently training in Dance/Movement Therapy which brings mind and body to a dialogue promoting well-being.  She has been engaging through workshops in bringing body awareness and bridging the understanding towards our emotions and body. She has 4+ years of experience of working with children, youth and teachers and incorporated creative pedagogy to teach school curriculum.

Saturday 12, Jun 2021
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM