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Inside Out: Trauma Informed Dance Movement Therapy Course in Bangalore Indiranagar at FLUX
At FLUX, starting July 2023, we offer Inside Out, a regular Trauma Informed Dance Movement Therapy Course at its Wellness Centre. The said course comprises a holistic approach to healing psychological trauma in Bangalore Indiranagar.
In this introductory article, we have deliberately used simple language. Its purpose is to throw a clear light on the complex scientific procedures involved in healing trauma from inside out. The procedures of the process start from a safe space, moving steadily towards daringly adventurous!
An Overview of The Course
This is a 6 month certification course integrating the psyche and the body. It works with body at the centre of this modality, looking at genuine ways to tap into the intuitive wisdom.
This intuitive wisdom lies inside our ever evolving, healing and unique bodies. The said approach is trauma informed and uses the body as the guiding tool for healing.
The course will comprise 6 month long community centric group based sessions.
Understanding Dance Movement
- Detailed real world understanding of the anatomy, including the nervous system, endocrine system, skeletal system, muscular system, gut world and connective tissues
- Diving deep into the world of dance movement therapy using somatic practices, intuitive body work, release technique and breath work, all working holistically towards one main task – the flow of energy.
- Understanding the central nervous system, the unique ability of the human spine and activating it through deep, informed, conscious, effortless movement
- Working on increasing the range within the joints
- Working on increasing the neuroplasticity of the connective tissues, ligaments, tendons and muscles
Understanding Psychological Trauma
- Detailed real world understanding of trauma through intersectional lens of political, geopolitical, generational, gender, caste, class, race and sociocultural dynamics
- Diving deep into Polyvagal Theory of Trauma
- Understanding psychological trauma with its sites and locations within the body
- Understanding psychological trauma responses through activation of fight, flight, freeze and fawn within the body
- Building a compassionate inquiry into shadow work and inner child work.
- Addressing childhood traumas and unhealthy patterns that build within the nervous system, joints, musculature, endocrine system, gut and immunity
- Working towards body neutrality
Themes to Bridge The Gap between The Psyche And The Body
- Curiosity with an emphasis on regulation of the nervous system
- Compassionate accountability with an emphasis on shadow work
- Unlearning unhealthy movement patterns like posture, rigidity, resistance, fatigue, hyperactivity and dysregulation
- Building an informed relationship with the body by tapping into the interoceptive sense
- Vulnerability with emphasis on inner child work and childhood trauma
- Building heartfelt empathy
- Working through building resilience within the body functions
- Addressing the gaps between the neuro-typical brain function and the neuro-divergent brain function
- Learning to build a safe space for the regulation to be effective
- Understanding intuitive discernment as opposed to trauma based judgement.
- Learning to build a brave space for neuroplasticity and resilience.
- Understanding bypassing in the light of coping mechanisms and addictions
- Embracing change, within the body as well as the mental patterns
- Working as a community within the eco-system of healing that thrives on collaboration and inter-dependence.
- Gratitude building with an emphasis on its approach to increased body-energy.
Tools for Inside Out
- Creative writing with an emphasis on journalling prompts
- Movement practices and breath-work
- Book reading and film screenings
- Case studies
- Expressive arts including dance, voice work, podcasts, circle sharing, spoken word, stand up, open mics and story telling
- Emphasis on co-regulation through building a vibrant and thriving eco-system
- Addressing how to make space in the body and allowing the release of primary and secondary emotions
- Bringing the focus back to the natural flow of energy
- Nonviolent intentional communication with an emphasis on mature, wise and free spirited transformation
- Arts management volunteering programs
- Assessing and understanding physical, mental, emotional, social, financial and energetic boundaries
- A deep understanding of neurobiology
- Guided meditations with an emphasis on mindfulness and body awareness
Who Is This Course For?
Everyone 🙂 but to be specific…
- If you are a movement practitioner and wish to take your skill to integrate trauma informed approach
- If you are a therapist and wish to learn about the mystical realm of the body
- If you want to dive deeper into shadow work and inner child work with an emphasis on a scientific and psychological approach
- If you want to find a community of like-minded holistic healers
- If you want to build a strong base in the science of how things work within the most important thing we have – our body
- If you are seeking a safe space to heal and wish to learn how to create the same for others.
- If you are open to alternate an ever evolving world of therapy
- If you want to come back home, to none other than yourself which translates as coming back to your body
- If you want to find forgiveness in the vibrant field of who we are
- If you don’t want to be defined by our pathology but our resilience and vulnerability to acknowledge and heal it
- If you want to qualify as ever evolving humans
- If you intuitively understand that we are connected and if one of us needs to heal, we all need it
- If you want to learn about pioneering the world of trauma informed approach using the intuitive wisdom of the body
An Overview of The Syllabus for Inside Out
- Learning human anatomy
- Learning release technique – a somatic dance movement practice
- Learning to move the spine in new ways while unlearning unhealthy movement patterns negatively affecting the central nervous system
- Building core strength with simple movement forms like pilates and functional training
- Polyvagal theory of trauma
- Understanding psychological trauma
- Understanding natural flow of movement in the body by integrating dance movement techniques of floor work, strength building and flexibility
- Working through therapeutic tools of empathy building, vulnerability, compassionate inquiry and self-trust
- Journalling prompts
- Diving deeper into movement practices and breath work
- Understanding the gut and the brain connection
- Role of nutrition in mental wellbeing
- Film screenings
- Book reviews
- Expressive arts through building a body of work with theatrical dance movement, stand up and spoken word
- Community building tools like sharing circles, all gender circles, men circles, trauma informed circles, circles of vulnerability and more
- Guided meditations for inner child work, shadow work, body specific areas, dream work, lucid dreaming, imagination and creativity enhancement
- Continuing movement practices
- Building on individual case studies
- Continuing the expressive arts body of work
- Creating a toolkit for trauma informed healing modalities
- Leading healing sessions for the group
- Integrating movement practices with trauma informed approach
- Continuing shadow work and inner child work while creating a safe space for the same
- Open discussions and learning from each other
- Inter-dependent style of leadership in ones individual work, collaboration over competition
- Supervision by the facilitators
- Case presentation and performance
About The Facilitators of Inside Out
Sahiba is a community builder and the founder of FLUX School of Arts. With a 2 decade long background in contemporary dance, She works deeply with the body and its natural flow. Her approach to healing is rooted in being trauma informed. She works with the body at the centre of all healing, somatic as well as psychological.
She connects the gut and the brain to work effectively in bringing harmony within the thought. Also, she teaches how to do away with the feelings trapped inside the body. In fact, she likes to keep her approach anchored in scientific principles while knowing that intuition aces it all.
Ankita is a neurodivergent psychotherapist having 6 years of experience in psychotherapy with a queer affirmative trauma informed eclectic approach. In the process of therapy she holds a safe space for the unknown. She supports as well as collaborates with all the imperfections with compassionate accountability and curiosity.
Her core expertise is in shadow work and inner child work. She believes that we grow through the questions we ask, the way we ask them. Also, she has an insight into how we see and speak our truth. In short, she is a contemporary dance movement artist who finds solace in expressing through dance movement.
How Is This Course Different?
Firstly, let’s get real, very real, with ourselves. That is the prerequisite for healing truly.
We believe in the result as well as the process with a one point focus on healing from inside out.
We believe that the body keeps the score. And we all have our own unique traumas and their unique signatures in our bodies. Through working directly with the body, we need a wholesome perspective. With a perspective rooted in professional movement technique, neurobiological and psychotherapeutic tools, lies our chance to truly heal.
We believe in humanizing ourselves. Our psychological traumas are not our pathology. In fact they make us more human.
We believe in the mycelium network of our interdependent nature as humans. It allows us to co-regulate and find a true sense of belonging.
Some Quotes We Always Remember And Work With
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
- Maya Angelou
“Trauma is not what happens to you, it is something that happens inside of you as a result of what happens to you.”
- Dr Gabor Mate
“A hurt is at the centre of all addictive behaviors.”
- Dr Gabor Mate
“Children don’t get traumatized because they get hurt; they get traumatized because they are alone with the hurt.”
- Dr Gabor Mate
“Vulnerability is the birth place of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability and authenticity.”
- Brene Brown
Is This Course for You?
Did you have any firsthand experience of trauma ever in your life? If yes, did it leave any of its marks on your psyche? Or do you ever feel painful emotions for no obvious reason in case memories of your traumas have gone unconscious?
If any of these questions has an answer in a ‘yes’, don’t let it linger anymore. Inside Out, a regular Trauma Informed Dance Movement Therapy Course in Wellness Centre at FLUX may be of a great help to you. It may turn you into a new person altogether.
Join us today! Give us a call on 9606555607 and we will take things further from there.
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What is dance movement therapy?
I am not a therapist. Am I eligible for dance movement therapy course?
Yes, you are. In fact, everyone is. During the course, you will gain psychological tools and work on case studies similar to any other therapy program.
I am not a dancer/mover. Am I eligible for dance movement therapy course?
Yes, and during the course of the program you will work with an in-depth knowledge of dance and movement including somatic therapy, release technique, breath work. Gyrokinesis, body-mapping and proprioceptive techniques. You don’t need prior experience in dance or movement.
How is dance movement therapy (DMT) different from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)?
CBT focuses on the mind and the cognition that forms unhealthy mechanism leading to mental health issues and aims to provide solutions through talk therapy and other cognitive behavioral model. DMT focuses on the body and believes that mental health issues are directly related to body’s disorders concerning nervous system dis regulation, gut disorders and focuses on the premise that trauma is in the body and the mind is a byproduct of the same.
6 months is a long time. Can I do this course over a shorter duration?
Due to the nature and scope of study, along with assignment, research work, case studies, practice sessions, movement prompts and much more, we require a minimum period of 6 months for this program. A shorter course will not be possible.
80,000 is out of my budget, can I get a discount?
We offer student discount and installments options. Reach out for more information.
How is this course different?
We believe in the result as well as the process with a one point focus on healing from inside out.
How will this help me?
You will develop an insight into anatomy, movement, dance, other somatic practices, physiology, neurology, psychology, psychological traumas with their effects on the body as well as on the mind, their causes, their effects and the entire process of getting rid of them in the pursuit of gaining total health through holistic healing via DMT.
Shall I be able to conduct DMT Sessions?
After your case studies and research paper, you will be able to lead one on one DMT sessions with other people.
Is this program also available online?
Due to the nature of the course and its practical movement and somatic application, we discourage online participation and the group will meet regularly offline in our Indiranagar Studio in Bangalore.
If I am traveling in between the program, how do I make up for the lost sessions?
We have regular makeup sessions for people who have to miss the group sessions due to the reasons like health issues or travel and you will not miss any part of the program.
Can I have an overview of the syllabus?
We have already explained it in full detail in our main article.
Can I know who the facilitators of the course are?
There are two facilitators of the course, Sahiba Singh and Ankita Dawn. We have already told about them in our main article. In the nutshell, Sahiba Singh is the founder of FLUX and a master in the art of movement, dance and other somatic practices. She has done a detailed research about the mind body connection covering anatomy, physiology and neurology as well as psychology in her pursuit of creating a bridge between the two. On the other hand, Ankita Dawn is a neurodivergent psychotherapist having 6 years of experience in psychotherapy with a queer affirmative trauma informed eclectic approach. She has been trained in contemporary dance movement by none other than Sahiba Singh. It has made her do her own research about the connection between dance movement and the psychological domain of existence culminating in a deep insight into her extended and expanded psychotherapeutic methodology. In fact, the two of them make an ideal team to run this course in dance movement therapy (DMT).
Trauma Informed Dance Movement Therapy Course: Inside Out
At FLUX, starting July 2023, we offer Inside Out, a regular Trauma Informed Dance Movement Therapy Course at its Wellness Centre in Bangalore Indiranagar.
Service Type: Dance Movement Therapy