Learn to recognize the needs of your body, mind, emotions and creativity to deal with culture shock, loneliness, and adaptation stress.

Dance/movement therapy is a creative, experience-based form of therapy that integrates the body-mind-emotions. It taps into your intuitive, non-verbal, bodily knowing. Through your experiences, you reflect to create more awareness. This helps your brain creates new connections (neuroplasticity). This empowers you to make lasting change in your life.

Irene Anggreeni is a clinical dance therapist, soft skills trainer and founder at Expat Wellbeing, where life skills learning is facilitated through creative, embodied (not just talk) and empowering experience. As an ex-engineer/academic expat who has overcome culture shock, loneliness, and depression, she is breaking the taboo about mental health and encourages people to reach out more.

In this workshop, we will cover the following:

  • Arriving  These days we’re often in a rush. We start with an exercise on arriving – in the here and now, in your body, in the group. We listen to our body and set our intention.
  • Warm-up + Connecting game – We warm up our body and to each other. We introduce ourselves through a creative, non-verbal game. The fun part is how to do it with as few words as possible.
  • Experiential exercises – You’ll get explorative exercises in pairs or small groups. The aim is to be aware of your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations – self-awareness. You’ll have time in between to reflect and ask questions/feedback. We build up the exercises towards learning the skills to self-regulate.
  • Reflection + sharing – You’ll have time to take notes, create intuitive drawing, to reflect on your experience. We will close together with an opportunity for sharing.

What to bring:
You are welcome to bring your own notebook. Comfortable clothing. No heels, even better, socks. Paper and colored markers will be provided.

Irene offers two sessions. One starting at 15.30 hrs and one at 17.30 hrs. Please choose when signing up.

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