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Let's Get Physical, Advance P.L.A.Y.: Drama and Dance

Format Workshop
Presenters Donna Zander
Description Following on from the huge success of the experiential P.L.A.Y. workshop is advanced PLAYwith its focus on the use of drama and dance in therapy for children and young people who have experienced trauma. The program will provide information and practical activities that can be used with children to promote healthy brain development, body growth and unlock trauma as it manifests itself in the body. Dance heals the soul and drama allows it to be acted out thereby creating new stories and meaning. Understand how drama, dance and movement therapy strategies can assist to heal from trauma?
Our early movement provides a foundation for further growth and brain development. Some children and young people including those who have experienced abuse and neglect may miss a developmental stage or the learning of a particular movement pattern. This deficit has the potential to impact their overall growth and development. This workshop provides professionals with a range of movement experiences that they can use with children to support healthy body and brain development as well as activities that can enhance carer-child attunement.
Location VIC Metro, Australia
Venue Mercure Melbourne Hotel
Melbourne, Melbourne

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 14 Nov 2012
Time 9:30am to 4:30pm
Cost $200
Notes Learning Outcomes Participants will: Explore the neurobiology of trauma and how drama, dance and movement therapy can assist Use mindful breathing and movement to promote a sense of calm and build awareness Consider how developmental movement patterns can be interrupted by abuse and neglect Explore creative ways to assess and strengthen expression and movement repertoire Discuss how body, space, shape and effort can be used to enhance movement and expression potential Discover how expression and movement can aid emotional awareness and build self esteem Undertake basic rhythmic and drama activities Participate in simple movement sequences What to wear: Clothes which are comfortable to move in
Organiser Donna Zander and Associates
Contact Name Donna Zander
Telephone 0411 399747