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Therapy in Motion


Psychology is movement

Therapy in Motion is a dynamic methodology that integrates leading psychological concepts into an embodied movement vocabulary.

The premise of Therapy in Motion is that the body, mind and emotions are inter-connected.

All aspects of our psychology –  emotional, social and relational are experienced through our bodies.

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Therapy in Motion: Integrating Mind, Body, and Emotion for Deeper Psychological Healing  

In Therapy in Motion, we bring Open Floor movement practice to already existing psychotherapeutic approaches for 1:1 or small group work.  

We integrate relational approaches, attachment theory and practice, trauma work, emotions and cognition into an embodied movement exploration for richer therapeutic outcomes. 

Working with body sensations and movement, therapists increase the depth and efficacy of their work.

Therapy in Motion is a dynamic methodology that integrates leading psychological concepts into an embodied movement vocabulary. The theoretical grounding of   Therapy in Motion training includes attachment theory, relational psychoanalysis, trauma studies, theories of sexuality, gestalt awareness practice, the understanding of multiple self‐states,and transpersonal approaches.

I feel inspired and resourced to weave this material into my dance containers. I feel more clear about how to invite the therapeutic components into my teachings. My language has expanded as well as my own kinesthetic awareness feels attuned and receptive.

Clients access core resources to make desired changes in their lives.

In our work together, we focus on:

  • Developing (and deepening) embodied presence
  • Using Core Movement Resources as interventions and support
  • Expanding capacity across channels of perception: sensory, emotional, cognitive, spatial, relational, etc.
  • Growing skills for embodied attunement and co-regulation in the therapeutic relationship


Therapy in Motion is a healing modality, excellent for beginning as well as dedicated movers seeking an embodied, integrated therapeutic approach.

Psychology is Movement

Feelings, imagination and intentions make themselves known to usand others via an intricately sensitive and finely tuned web of sensate experiences, biochemical exchanges and neurological pathways in the brain. When we are frozen, overwhelmed or dysregulated emotionally, we are likely to feel ungrounded, off-center or out of touch with our physical presence, resulting in repetitive emotional and symptomatic patterns. When therapists integrate intellectual, emotional, and physical approaches, client issues can be translated into movement, resulting in a richer therapeutic outcome. By including body sensations and movement
into already existing psychotherapeutic approaches, therapists can increase the depth and efficacy of their work.

It is scientifically proven that emotional intelligence, stability and
resilience are dependent upon, and reflective of, being present in the moment and embodied.

Evidence‐based embodied therapeutic practices demonstrate that the ability to tolerate strong emotions without dissociating are key to good mental health. Additionally, embodied emotional intelligence is vital for profound, lasting spiritual development.

Therapy in Motion Educational Programs

Our programs range from introductory to advanced continuing education for the professional development of therapists from a wide range of mental health backgrounds, who are interested in the practice of embodiment and using movement in their therapeutic work. We offer:

  • Foundational programs introducing the basic principles and practices of Therapy in Motion called Therapy in Motion Labs.
  • Recorded and live webinars and courses: from working with small groups to regulating the nervous system, our online courses cover a wide range of topics to support your learning and expand your skills as a therapist.
  • One-on-one sessions for those looking for support in facing the challenges in their work, life or want to deepen their embodiment. There are Therapy in Motion practitioners all around the globe. FIND A PRACTITIONER
  • Individual mentoring and supervision for Open Floor Graduates by an international group of highly respected therapists for inspiration and support.


Please note:

Our Therapy in Motion certification program is currently on hold. Instead we are offering one-off educational programs that will prepare you to use Open Floor Therapy in Motion as a TiM-informed practitioner in a variety of professional applications and settings.





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