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PERSPECTIVES – a motivational and dance movement workshop by Anita Michaelidis and Emilia Barr


‘PERSPECTIVES’  – a motivational and dance movement workshop by Anita Michaelidis and Emilia Barr*.

Date: Friday 14th June 2019
Time: 6.00pm – 9.30pm
Cost: €40
at DanceHouse Lefkosia,
25 Parthenonos St, Ayios Andreas, 1105, Nicosia

In my search for new perspectives, Emilia brings her expertise and quality of presence to this workshop.
A Registered Psychotherapist with over 20 years of private practice internationally, Emilia offers Body-Mind Integration to individuals and groups through ‘ReSourcing’ sessions, and workshops incorporating movement, dance, somatics and therapy. With her discerning attunement, she facilitates direct access to our inner compass and wisdom, supporting our insights and metaphors, creating pathways to wellbeing.
Emilia Barr. MBACP Reg 0089704, BA Jt Hs Bio Psy, Dip Psych

Have you ever thought ‘if only I’d known then what I know now’ ? Or come back from holiday with a different perspective on a situation you left back home ?
In this workshop we will explore different approaches to our circumstances, meeting ourselves through improvised dance, reconnecting with our innate resources for wellbeing.
Expect to leave this workshop with a fresh perspective on aspects of life, its challenges, and its joys.

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.

MOVEMENT FOR CHANGE is a sensitive, fun and creative practice, 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 a previous workshop:
“It was a very strong and bonding experience, I saw the beauty in all of the participants! The passion for movement and creativity and working on oneself but also with the others around you.
It was amazing! And personally I felt stronger afterwards, and more radiant than ever” (EK)

WHAT TO EXPECT: 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.

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.

THE SESSION INCLUDES gentle warm-up stretches, body awareness, grounding centering aligning, easy movement within the group dynamics and concludes with exploring and visualizing the outcome you seek through expressive dance improvisation of your own devise.

Registration: to secure a place please register by 10th June
by email TO with online payment to
BOC : Account Anita Michaelides (contact me for bank details) putting your name in the ‘reference field’
OR via BOC Quickpay 99686879.

For more details contact me :
mob. +357 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 training in Psychotherapy includes:
Dip. Carl Rogers Person Centered Approach to Psychotherapy and Counselling
Training Focusing Guide (Gendlin)
Member of the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Member of the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP)
Brief Solution Therapy with Evan George UK
Systemic Constellations with Stephen Victor USA.

My studies in Movement include:
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).


Η ΚΙΝΗΣΗ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΑΛΛΑΓΗ & Σχετικά με την Ανίτα Μιχαηλίδου

Το MOVEMENT FOR CHANGE (Η ΚΙΝΗΣΗ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΑΛΛΑΓΗ) συνδυάζει το Coaching για Προσωπική Αποτελεσματικότητα με σωματικές τεχνικές επίγνωσης και την έκφραση μέσω ελεύθερης σωματικής κίνησης και μουσικής. Αυτή η ευαίσθητη, διασκεδαστική και εις βάθος πρακτική είναι κατάλληλη για όλα τα επίπεδα φυσικής κατάστασης. Σας προτρέπει να κινηθείτε με τον δικό σας ρυθμό, να ακολουθήσετε το πώς επιθυμεί και δύναται το σώμα σας να κινηθεί.

Το μη – επικριτικό σχήμα της ομάδας καθιστά δυνατή τη βαθιά σύνδεση με όλες τις όψεις του εαυτού: σωματική, νοητική, συναισθηματική και πνευματική. Οδηγεί έτσι, στην κατανόηση και στην αυτοπεποίθηση για να προχωρήσουμε σε μια πιο αποτελεσματική λήψη αποφάσεων ώστε να δημιουργήσουμε τη ζωή που θέλουμε να έχουμε.

Τι να περιμένετε: Αρχικά ένας από τους σκοπούς είναι να χαλαρώσετε, να απελευθερώσετε την ένταση και την κούραση, να αφήσετε τις σκέψεις και τις αντιστάσεις ώστε να δημιουργηθεί χώρος για δημιουργικότητα.

Ένας ξέγνοιαστος αλλά ταυτοχρόνως γεμάτος επίγνωση χώρος, για να συνδεθείτε με τον αυθεντικό σας εαυτό. Μια πρακτική που βασίζεται κυρίως στις μεθοδολογίες του Somatic Movement από τις διδασκαλίες και την έρευνα της Αριάννας Οικονόμου σε συνδυασμό με Personal Effectiveness Coaching for Change.
Η συνεδρία περιλαμβάνει ήπια προθέρμανση, τεχνικές επίγνωσης του σώματος, γείωση – επικέντρωση – ευθυγράμμιση , αρμονική κίνηση ανάλογα με τη δυναμική της ομάδας και καταλήγει στην εξερεύνηση και τον οραματισμό των αποτελεσμάτων που επιθυμείτε μέσα από ελεύθερο αυτοσχεδιαστικό χορό του δικού σας τρόπου έκφρασης.
Ευεργετήματα: – θα νιώσετε καλά με τον εαυτό σας – θα εξερευνήσετε και θα διευρύνετε τους εσωτερικούς σας πόρους – θα αντιμετωπίσετε τις προκλήσεις και τις αλλαγές πιο αποτελεσματικά – θα κινηθείτε προς το άτομο το οποίο θέλετε να είστε.

Σχετικά με την Ανίτα Μιχαηλίδου

Η ολιστική προσέγγιση της Ανίτας Μιχαηλίδου τόσο στις ατομικές συνεδρίες όσο και στα ομαδικά εργαστήρια συνδυάζει σωματική κίνηση με το coaching για προσωπική αποτελεσματικότητα. Ο συνδυασμός των δύο κάνει την αλλαγή πιο αποτελεσματική.

Το Somatic Movement, μέρος του προγράμματος είναι βασισμένο στην έρευνα και διδασκαλία της Αριάννας Οικονόμου (εκπαιδευτικός, performer, somatic embodiment educator). Ως μαθήτρια της, η Ανίτα πληροφορείται από το body work της Αριάννας στο θέμα του intuitive, της αυτονομίας και της δημιουργικότητας.

Η Ανίτα έχει εκτεταμένη εμπειρία στην αναζήτηση και στην ανακάλυψη της βαθιάς αλλαγής, της υγείας και του προσωπικού νοήματος. Αυτή της η εμπειρία την οδήγησε στο να πιστέψει βιωματικά τα σε βάθος ευεργετήματα των στρατηγικών που πραγματεύονται την ενέργεια σώματος – νου – πνεύματος.

Η Ανίτα αντιμετωπίζει τη ζωή με ρεαλισμό έχοντας 27 χρόνια εμπειρία στην βιομηχανία του κινηματογράφου της τηλεόρασης, και του θεάτρου. Ως αποτέλεσμα, εκτιμά ιδιαιτέρως τρόπους που μας επιτρέπουν να προσεγγίσουμε την ευεξία στην παρούσα στιγμή, ακούγοντας τη σοφία του σώματος, προχωρώντας πέρα από τις περιοριστικές αντιλήψεις και τις προσωπικές μας ιστορίες και στηρίζοντας τον εαυτό μας με καλοσύνη και επίγνωση.

Η εκπαίδευση της στην Ψυχοθεραπεία περιλαμβάνει:

Δίπλωμα στην Προσωποκεντρική Προσέγγιση στην Ψυχοθεραπεία και Συμβουλευτική του Carl Rogers
Mέλος του Βρετανικού Συνδέσμου της Συμβουλευτικής και Ψυχοθεραπείας (BACP)
Mέλος του Ευρωπαϊκού Συνδέσμου Ψυχοθεραπείας (EAP)
Brief Solution Therapy με τον Evan George UK
Systemic Constellations με τον Stephen Victor USA

Από το 2000 η εμπειρία της στον τομέα της Κίνησης περιλαμβάνει:
Εκπαίδευση με την Αριάννα Οικονόμου (Dance Artist, Choreographer, Artistic Director Dance Gate (EDN member), President Dance House Lefkosia, CY)
Σειρά μαθημάτων και εργαστήρια στη Βρετανία, Η.Π.Α, Ισραήλ και Κύπρο με κορυφαίους δασκάλους όπως:
Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (ιδρύτρια του Body-Mind Centering US), Dr Martha Eddie (Moving On Centre NY)
Jonathan Horan (γιός του ιδρυτή των 5 Ρυθμών Gabrielle Roth US), Tammy Burstein 5Rhythms (NYC)
Dr. Patricia Elisabeth Torres Villanueva (The Healing Power of Dance, Mexico).


Emilia Barr MBACP Reg 0089704, BA Jt Hs Bio Psy, Dip Psych

Registered Psychotherapist

Body-Mind Integration

WhatsApp +44.7775.832658


I have been working as a Registered Psychotherapist in private practice for over 20 years on the Accredited Register of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, living and working internationally (Germany, Canada, England, Kuwait, Cyprus)


My career has included various settings; in Hospital NHS Health Trust, in Higher Education, as an Independent Consultant Psychotherapist for different organisations, EAPs, Social Services, Prison, Bereavement, Trauma Therapy, Women’s Services and in private practice in person and online.


I offer a quality of presence, an attunement and a discerning experiential awareness, a mindful, profound process that honours clients’ pace and truth, that supports and evolves their unfolding self-awareness, giving each person direct access to their own inner compass and wisdom. They experience relief in their bodies of being finally met and understood, and through their insights and metaphors, they have clarity, energy, spaciousness, new possibilities and pathways that deeply affect their choices, experiences, well-being, health and healing.


My expertise includes supporting clients with their relationships (with all aspects of self, family, colleagues, community) especially at times of transition, loss and change, identity and self-esteem, stress at work, personal development, trauma, intercultural issues and health-related. Whether through acute or chronic conditions, surgery, injury, with challenges of pain, transitional periods of recovery from hospital and physiotherapy into their pre-existing quality of life.


Having extensive experience in a variety of orientations, I use Integrative and Relational aspects with strong foundations in the Person-Centred approach. I tailor practices, methods and tools and continue to be informed by Body-Mind Centering principals and Bert Hellinger’s work on Family Constellations. My qualifications, education and continued professional development span 30 years and is ongoing, attending specialised certification trainings internationally.


My lifelong passion for dance and background facilitating personal development workshops to groups, combined with ongoing training in Somatic Movement Education, Body-Mind Centering and Dance Movement Therapy, led me to offer Body-Mind Integration ‘ReSourcing’ sessions to individuals and groups.

They include exploring with curiosity aspects of self, deepening cooperation and trust in body, listening and attending to those wounded places with compassion, and giving expression in movement, dance, sound, creativity, embodying presence and process, freeing energy and balancing body-heart-mind-spirit.


Following a serious accident, fracturing spine pelvis and soft tissue lasting injuries, I remain with challenges, grateful to be moving, walking, dancing again. Fascinated by the body’s capacity to heal, and intrigued and inspired by possibilities, I continue to research what heals and eases pain. These challenges, limitations, difficulties, pain and inbalances, turn out to be invitations, seeds of blessings. The ‘ReSourcing’ sessions are examples of opportunities to receive these blessings, to understand, integrate all aspects of ourselves, rebalance and feel our best. I feel privileged to have learnt from my teachers and those before them, and to be part of these inquiries and facilitate the integration of these transformative practices. They leave me ever grateful for the body’s process and wisdom. I hope you will be as enriched by my offerings as I continue to be with these precious discoveries.


I look forward to understanding what you might be looking for, and meeting you with what I offer.

I can be contacted by email at or WhatsApp +44.7775.832658.


E m i l i a   B a r r


Registered Psychotherapist

MBACP Reg 0089704, BA Jt Hs Bio Psy, Dip Psych

Body-Mind Integration ‘ReSourcing’

Psychotherapy / Counselling

Somatics / Dance Movement Therapy

+44.7775 832658  UK + WhatsApp

+965.66853767     KW       +357.96098552     CY

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