Welcome

Are you interested in collective trauma?
Passionate about practical ways to survive and thrive?

This site offers potent resources based on movement to rhythmic music.
Explore and contact me to offer feedback or add to the resource pool.

Stefan Freedman - Dancewise founder and director

 

Mission

 

Used with skill and sensitivity, dance, music and participatory arts provide life-changing supports for people emerging from trauma.

Dance is therapeutic in many interconnected ways. As awareness shifts to the here-and-now, anxieties drop away and jangled nerves are soothed. Structured rhythmic movement restores coherence. An experience of balance and 'flow' fosters poise, agency and helps people to interact. Frozen emotions thaw.

Human society worldwide has been shaped by our violent past.

 

For a harmonious, sustainable world we need to reconfigure our culture and our nervous systems towards trust and kindness. This project is part of that quest.