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Grounding – a motivational and movement practice workshop by Anita Michaelidis

Grounding

‘Grounding’ is a motivational and movement practice workshop by Anita Michaelidis.

/// How will you keep your 2020 intentions alive, breathing, firmly rooted in your core when old routines seem an easier option to follow ?
/// How do you stand steady and solid yet flexible when your universe gets off balance?

Date: Saturday 18th January 2020
Time: 10.00am – 13.30pm
Cost: €40 
Venue: Dancehouse Lefkosia,
25 Parthenonos St, Ayios Andreas, 1105, Nicosia
https://www.facebook.com/DHLefkosia/

THIS MONTH’S THEME

In this workshop we will explore grounding techniques enabling us to embody the promises we’ve made to ourselves. Through practising compassionate expressive movement we will discover new ways of navigating the highs and lows that might throw us off balance, digging beneath the machine mind to understand the beauty in each one of us.

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.

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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.

REGISTRATION

To secure a place please register by 13th January.
Email anita.michaelidis@me.com for details regarding payment or use BOC Quickpay 99686879.

ABOUT ANITA

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).

CONTACT

mob: +357 99686879
email: anita.michaelidis@me.com
https://www.facebook.com/Anita-Michaelidis-Coach-Psychotherapist-1272440769507122/

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