Mindful Movement and Dance

The way we move and dance together influences the way we feel, live, and communicate in our lives.

Authenticity comes when your body, mind, and soul are singing the same song.

Why I work with Mindful Movement and Dance  

Movement and Dance Connection brings awareness to the way we embody life. Listening to our bodies and experimenting with new ways of moving can be transformational.

Dance can increase awaken joy and mindful attention to relating. We move and dance with a purpose to connect with our emotions, to balance the stress response system – supporting the wellbeing of the whole person.

Some people love to move and dance, others feel self-conscious and say things like “I can’t dance, I have no rhythm”.  My experience of leading sessions at events – at conferences, at wellbeing days, and during specialised workshops is that people with both views say they found the Dance beneficial, they felt comfortable, calm, open-hearted, and connected with each other.

My approach has many influences including Biodanza and primarily, the Dance Connection system.

It’s important to recognise that dance is not the aim, it is the medium that supports us to come home to ourselves. It can help us to be comfortable in your own skin.

Embodied emotional intelligence!

In our busy lives, we can become cut off from feeling the fullness of life. When we move and dance we have the possibility of restoring our instinctive potential to feel, to be intuitive, creative, and connected with ourselves and others.

The body is an essential aspect of who we are and how we show up in our world.

In the dance, you cannot hide. It helped me to find a very powerful side and my very soft side. Everything is shown up. I liked it very much

Vera, Austria

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We dance our lives.

The Dance Connection system was founded by Julia Brightwell and Tracy Seed (me!) during the lockdown – Covid – 19 2020. Julia and I met many years ago, on a 3-year movement and dance teacher training.  We combined our expertise in the field of human development, human potential, movement mediation, and dance. This influenced the creation of this new System. The focus is on integration.

To open & stimulate pathways to a life well lived through dance, movement, and connection, employing the principles of interdependence and interconnection.

Specific exercises enhance resilience, wellbeing, and empathic connections within ourselves and between ourselves and others.

We become more conscious of the way our body moves and speaks – increase our movement vocabulary; explore agility, strength, and flexibility.

Tune into the wisdom of the body

When you tune into your sensing system, compassionately, you can develop congruence and confidence with authentic expression.

We engage the body’s innate potential for restoring balance – moving to music through activation, expression, and slowing down to stillness and deep rest. Tensions release; patterns transform, latent potentials develop, our system restores itself.

We meet ourselves and each other, coming together in unity.

Mindful movement and dance influence the way I coach and train Nonviolent communication too – I understand how embodiment works!

Coaching

Working together in a coaching relationship, I may invite you to sense what is happening in your body when recalling behaviors you want to change, inviting you to move with emotion. You can move through resistance;  bring awareness to the patterns you want to develop; explore new traits and states through postures, movement.

Embodied Nonviolent Communication

In some NVC training and in residential retreats I include movement and dance practices designed to support the embodiment of NVC.

After sessions you may find yourself moving with greater ease and flow, feeling energised, confident and clear in your communication – responding to situations with more choice in the present time, instead of reacting based on past conditioning – behaviours not serving your wellbeing can transform.

Come home to the body!

There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophies.

Friedrich Nietzche

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