Certified psychologist, psychotherapist, Dance/Movement therapist and integrated arts therapist.
Clinical background with facilitation of individual, family, and group therapy.
As Dance Therapy Supervisor of the Integrative Therapy Program in Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, NY, Nada gained extensive direct experience of facilitating in Acute Inpatient Adult Psychiatric Units. She writes, “There were individuals aged from 18-80 in those groups with a variety of diagnoses, many with Complex trauma.”
Nada lives and works in New York. Her qualifications and broad experience are a boon to the Dancewise peer-learning initiative and resource-sharing.
M.Ed ; R.M.N; Dip. Nursing; Dip. Humanistic Psychology. Psychiatric nursing work including people who have experienced long term mental health challenges as the result of trauma.
Peter is an advocate for the recovery of psychological well-being through participative arts. He co-founded the award winning Arts and Mental Health charity Inside Out Community. www.insideoutcommunity.com
He has published two books on mental health care Recovery: a guide for mental health practitioners and Mental Health Practice: a guide to compassionate care.
Peter lives and works in Suffolk, UK
LAURA RENATA MONGES
Dance Therapist, Art Therapist and Circle Dance facilitator.
Laura has run trainings for dance teachers in therapeutic and creative dance.
She works with individuals and groups using a synthesis of dance and art modalities www.danzaterapiadf.com
Laura has teamed up with Stefan in international Zoom dance events, and is translating Stefan’s book ‘Dancewise’ into Spanish.
Laura lives and works in Mexico City
Certified Marriage and Family Therapist. Masters in Counselling Psychology with a specialization in Somatic psychology.
Her professional work has largely been in the field of substance use disorders.
In addiction recovery work Maureen has incorporated her Circle Dance teaching and harp playing in tandem with counselling.
These provide people fighting addiction with ‘anchors’ and ‘oases’ to reduce anxiety, foster a sense of agency and enhance self-acceptance.
Maureen lives in Ben Lomond, California and works in nearby Santa Cruz.
Physiotherapist, holistic bodyworker and nutritionist
Deeply embodied trauma, anxiety, chronic pain and frozen muscles are often the motivation for clients to request treatments.
Certified in Sports Massage and Tuina (Chinese medical massage).
Incorporates movement therapy to 'unlock the sticky' and breath-work to calm the nervous system.
Stretches and micro-movements give clients agency in self-care, as they work towards flexibility. https://www.facebook.com/bookyourtherapy
Kerry lives and works in Ipswich, UK
Psychotherapist in private practice since 2006 in South Manchester, Cheshire and online.
Trained in Counselling Skills (2005), Human Givens Psychotherapy (HGI, 2006), and Brief Solution-Focussed Hypnotherapy (2006).
Additional training in Mindfulness-Based Therapies (psychotherapy UK 2012 & integrated mindfulness 2013-17), Compassion-Focussed Therapy (psychotherapy UK 2013) and Coherence Therapy (Coherence Psychology Institute, 2014-21).
Senior Member of the National Council of Psychotherapy.
Kevan lives and works in Cheshire, UK
Dancewise TV Interviewer
The Tame Wild Channel: nature videos for stress relief
Teacher of The Form Reality Practice (movement meditation in Presence) Healing Energy Work, Holistic Hypnotherapy.
Venetia acts as an energy catalyst for awakening & healing. She helps people suffering from the effects of stress and trauma to find calmness, clarity and peace of mind.
She can work in-person or remotely over distance.
Several Complementary Health Charities, set up Community Projects and volunteered with a Combat Stress Veterans Support Group.
Stefan Freedman is an internationally acclaimed dance facilitator, choreographer, social filmmaker, author, multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter and a gifted teacher. His therapeutic work in trauma release includes ongoing partnerships with several charitable organizations.
He has studied Psychosynthesis, Nonviolent Communication, Co-Counseling, Voice Dialogue and Neuro-Linguistic Programing and has a BA in Social Anthropology from the University of East Anglia, and a PGCE from Avery College, London.
Stefan has a long-standing deep interest in the resolution of collective trauma. His research into dance reveals its wide-ranging benefits to mental, emotional and social health and in creating a thriving interwoven community. He is working to develop movement and music based courses for groups, such as refugee communities and those recovering from substance addiction, who are living with the effects of trauma. This project is partnered by Susila Dharma, Joinavision, Karibu, The Inside Out Community, SICA Britain and Neskaya Movement Arts Center, USA.