TAL #047 ERICA HORNTHAL

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TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • Dance/Movement Therapy: what it is and how it is (and isn't) like traditional talk therapy
  • How Erica blended two things that clicked for her and turned them into a career
  • What a dance/movement therapy session looks like
  • Movement therapy to release trauma
  • Acknowledging the emotions we hold in our bodies
  • Movement as a way to quicken therapy
  • Who can best benefit from movement therapy
  • Ways of connection to ourselves and others holistically
  • Body scanning as a way to bring emotional wellness
  • Meeting others in the moment as a way to validate their emotions
  • The science behind movement's impact on our brains and mental health
  • The benefits of emotional release, expression, connection, social engagement, self-awareness, and self-esteem
  • Why your body is your biggest tool for feeling better emotionally
  • How Erica practices what she preaches (and how we can as well)
  • Somatic Countertransference: what it is and how to prevent it
  • Taking responsibility for our emotions
  • Changing your outlook through movement

 

In AFTER THOUGHTS Colleen adds to the discussion about somatic countertransference and how she chose to consciously throw away feelings of negativity.

 

QUOTES OF NOTE:

It’s okay to not be okay.
— Erica Hornthal
We tend to focus on what we’ve lost, not what we’re still capable of.
— Erica Hornthal
Your body is your biggest tool to make yourself feel better.
— Erica Hornthal

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SHOW NOTES:

Erica's website for Chicago Dance Therapy

Erica on Twitter

Erica on Instagram

Erica on Facebook

American Dance Therapy Association  

 

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