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Right to Embody: The Science & Spirit of Restorative Movement Psychotherapies

Learn expressive and embodied practices that will help you re-energize your mind and body, reconnect with your community and yourself, restore your spirit, and renew your sense of play and imagination.

Trauma and Polyvagal-informed Movement, Dance & Rhythm for Stabilization and Connection. This “snapshot” presentation of Trauma and Polyvagal-informed Dance, Movement & Rhythm practices will offer participants a moving experience of how our own bodies I nteroceptive, inner wisdom can provide stabilization, centering, and connection. Stress, distress, and trauma can cause us to “lose our beat.” Our internal landscape sets the tempo of our movement in the world. A 25-minute Core Rhythmicity movement practice will be buoyed by brief theory from the presenters Polyvagal-informed Somatic and Dance/Movement Therapy framework and clinical approach.

Course Objective

Upon completion of this activity, you will be able to:

  • Participants will acquire a self-regulation stabilization, centering and connecting practice and skill
  • Participants will be introduced to the theoretical foundation of Polyvagal-informed Dance/Movement Therapy
  • Participants will review Core Rhythmicity as a core principle of Polyvagal-informed Dance/Movement Therapy

Amber Gray

Amber is the Executive Director of Restorative Resources LLC, The Kint Institute and her own planetary rights non-profit, Trauma Resources International, is an award winning dance movement therapist, a human rights psychotherapist, a long time practitioner and teacher of yoga, and an authorized Continuum teacher. Amber has worked for 24 years with people who have survived human rights abuses, war and torture. Amber originated Restorative Movement Psychotherapy , the only framework for dance, movement, mindfulness and creative arts therapies with refugees and survivors of torture, and Polyvagal-informed Dance/Movement and Somatic Therapies for trauma, based on a deep immersion into Polyvagal Theory. Amber provides training and consultation nationally and internationally on restorative treatment for survivors of relational, social, collective and ancestral trauma. She is an innovator in the field of staff care for first responders in disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies. Her expertise is the integration of creative arts and body-based psychotherapy into “mainstream”, multi-cultural clinical, psychotherapeutic and healing practices, often in low resource contexts. She is a regular conference presenter and keynote speaker, and has authored many peer-reviewed publications on movement therapies and trauma. She regularly leads eco-somatic, “wild-zeness” retreats for survivors of trauma.

Amber Gray

Right to Embody: The Science & Spirit of Restorative Movement Psychotherapies

$30.00 USD

Program Only

Included features:

  • 60 Minute Presentation

Refund Policy

We do not offer refunds for online courses. If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints about the course, please direct your inquiry to Casey at [email protected]


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