EMERGING – A MOTIVATIONAL AND MOVEMENT PRACTICE WORKSHOP BY ANITA MICHAELIDIS
Saturday, 22nd of February 2020
‘Emerging’ is a motivational and movement practice workshop by Anita Michaelidis.
/// Have you noticed how seedlings can push through layers of thick snow to reach the light ? As if the more constraints the more energy to survive.
/// How do you reach for your resources, when facing adversity ?How do you find the strong impulse to pull through ?
THIS MONTH’S THEME
In this workshop we will be exploring new potential that has been germinating in us over the winter months, yearning to surface and be recognised. Through playful movement techniques and expressive dance we will invite intuitive self-reflection on the limiting beliefs and stumbling blocks that may be holding us back from what seeks to be recognised. The dynamics of the group contribute to our finding the vibrancy and that inner mastery to free the resourceful beauty in ourselves.
We will have the opportunity to create our own supportive plan for staying true and authentic to our most worthy selves.
This workshop is for all abilities, for everyone over 18. Reminder to bring all of yourselves to the workshop, eg. exhaustion, uncertainty, curiosity… nothing is rejected or denied.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The process involves gentle warm-up stretches, body awareness, grounding, centring, aligning, easy movement within the group, and its dynamics. It concludes with exploring and visualising the outcome you seek through expressive dance improvisation of your own device. My intention is for you to leave with a sense of release and lightness of purpose.
Date: Saturday 22nd February 2020
Time: 10.00am – 13.30pm
Venue: Dancehouse Lefkosia,
25 Parthenonos St, Ayios Andreas, 1105, Nicosia
WHAT IS MOVEMENT FOR CHANGE
Expression through free, physical movement/dance facilitates awareness, clarity and self growth on the emotional, cognitive and physical levels. It guides you to embody what really matters to you, what your heart and soul are calling for, to live with purpose.
These workshops are sensitive, fun and creative practices, suitable for all physical abilities for both men and women. You are encouraged to go at your own pace, to follow how your body wants to and can move.
The non-judgmental group format enables deep connection to all aspects of self: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, leading to an overall sense of wellbeing.
FEEDBACK FROM PARTICIPANTS
“I have been attending Anita’s workshops for 2 years now and I can see changes in my body, movements and spirit on the dance floor. My body is becoming wiser in expressing its own language and doing the talking in moments of healing and inward looking, in a way which is natural, conscious and freeing. On this journey, I have danced alongside beautiful soulmates and have been held and supported by witnesses who have shown me that all is possible…” (EC)
AIMS OF THE WORKSHOPS
Initially one of the aims is to be still, to find that clear place within each of us to be with ourselves, to unwind, release fatigue and resistance, in order to make room for creativity.
The practise is a carefree yet mindful setting for connecting with one’s authentic self, drawing from the Somatic Movement work methodologies of Arianna Economou’s teachings and research, in combination with my practice Personal Effectiveness Coaching for Change.
To secure a place please register by 17th February.
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I work with individuals and groups who seek to achieve positive life changes and deal with challenging times. I combine movement practice with personal effectiveness coaching, the integration of which makes change more effective.
The Somatic Movement part of this programme is based on the research work and teachings of Arianna Economou (teacher, performer, somatic embodiment educator). As her student, I draw on information from Arianna’s body work on the intuitive, the autonomous and the creative.
My extensive experience of how we find deep change, health and individual meaning has led me to believe in the profound benefits of body-mind-spirit-energy systems.
Furthermore I approach life from a grounded perspective having 27 years experience in production services in the film, television and theatre industries.
As a result I value ways we can approach wellbeing in the moment, moving beyond limiting beliefs and stories, to listen to the body’s wisdom and support ourselves with compassion and awareness.
MY EXPERIENCE IN PSYCHOTHERAPY
– Dip. Carl Rogers Person Centered Approach to Psychotherapy and Counselling
– In training Focusing Guide (Gendlin)
– Member of the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
– Member of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP)
– Founding Member Pancyprian Association for Psychotherapists (PAP)
– Founding Member Cyprus European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC)
– Brief Solution Therapy with Evan George UK
– Systemic Constellations with Stephen Victor USA.
MY EXPERIENCE IN MOVEMENT STUDIES
– Ongoing since 2000 with Arianna Economou CY (Dance Artist, Choreographer, Artistic Director Dance Gate [EDN Member] & President of DanceHouse Lefkosia).
– Courses and workshops in the UK, US, Paris, Israel, Croatia and Cyprus, delivered by leaders in their field such as
Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen (Creator of Body-Mind Centering),
Dr. Martha Eddie (Moving On Centre, NY), Jonothan Horan (Executive Director 5 Rhythms, son of Gabrielle Roth, US),
Tammy Burstein 5Rhythms (NYC), Dr. Patricia Elisabeth Torres Villanueva (The Healing Power of Dance, Mexico).
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