Hancock Center Empowerment Through Movement

FREE introductory session to "Discoveries"--
-Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 10:30 am - 12 pm at Hancock Center

Dance/movement therapist Grace Valentine will introduce the format and some examples of experiential activities of this therapy group for women. No prior movement experience necessary. 

Please RSVP (608) 251-0908 or info@hancockcenter.net.
Registration for the 6 week group is not required to attend this introductory session.

Discoveries-Movement Therapy Group for Older Women


In this group we'll explore and process who we are at 50 plus. What are our movement and behavioral styles? Where does our wisdom lie?  We'll discover what enhances and deepens our understanding of ourselves.

Our ways of moving are so important because they reflect how we think and feel.  Being able to call on the greatest variety of qualities of movement gives us the most choices. Can we move with strength and assertion when appropriate?  Can we express tenderness and compassion when needed? How do we heal issues from the past that stop us from trying new possibilities? The focus of each session may be: self-esteem, body image, patterns in relationships, playfulness, stress reduction or healing from painful experiences.

Each meeting begins with a check-in followed by a gentle movement warm-up, then we explore experientially the theme of the evening.  A session focusing on stress reduction would include movements that help clear away present tension, and find techniques of relaxing the mind and muscles backed by imagery and soothing music. It would end with discussion and reviewing the movement qualities that help sustain a sense of body calm after the session.  A session dealing with boundaries and relationships would have us approaching and retreating in a role play.  It might lead to further exploration of past or present relationships. In what we do we are mindful of the sensation and feelings in our bodies and develop that kind of body wisdom.

We are using everyday movements to make our "discoveries".  Please join us!

No prior movement experience necessary. Contact us for more info or to register.

Location: Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy, 16 North Hancock St., downtown Madison.
(608) 251-0908.  info@hancockcenter.net.

Tuesdays, call for dates.
10:30am - 12 pm
Commitment for all the weeks of the session is expected. Sliding fee scale and Timebank hours available.

Call 608.251.0908 or email info@hancockcenter.net for more information or to register for the introduction.

Contact Grace Valentine if you are interested in registering for the group:  608.251.0908x13 or grace@hancockcenter.net

We look forward to seeing you.

Facilitator: Grace Valentine, MA, BC-DMT, DTRL, LPC