Dr. Amanda Williamson: 'The Centre for Embodiment & Somatic Movement Education & Therapy. www.movingsoma.co.uk
Somatic Movement Therapy'
Body-centred Expressive Therapy
Deep relaxation & mindfulness
Somatic Dance Therapy
Somatic Movement Therapy & Education is ideal for people suffering from depression, addiction, anxiety, low self esteem and tension. The work combines science with art and movement therapy. This type of therapy is supportive of all people because it offers space and reflection on life-journey and how one is perceiving self in the world.
‘The purpose of Somatic Movement Education & Therapy is to enhance human function and body-mind integration through movement awareness. Professional practice combines experiential anatomy, sound, breath, touch and imagery to bring awareness to the self-regulatory intelligence of the body. Somatic movement practitioners work sensitively and gently with the human body, acknowledging that movement affects dimensions of psyche and spirit as well. As a result, practice facilitates improved vitality, creativity, easeful movement functioning, and a restful embodied experience. The profession, as represented by ‘International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA)’ helps students and clients in some way to:
recognize habitual patterns of perceptual, postural and movement interaction with the environment
improve movement coordination that supports structural, functional and expressive integration
experience an embodied sense of vitality and create both meaning for and enjoyment of life
focus on the body both as an objective physical process and as a subjective process of lived consciousness
refine perceptual, kinesthetic, proprioceptive, and interoceptive sensitivity that supports homeostasis, co-regulation, and neuroplasticity
Dr. Amanda Williamson is pioneer in the field: please view the site for details.