- In honor of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and the thousands, even millions, of black men and women whose lives have been needlessly sacrificed, I post this dance (here) because it expresses what words cannot in response to the systemic violence perpetrated for centuries against African North Americans, African Europeans, Indigenous peoples and all peoples of color.
- West Coast Dance/Movement Therapy
I am very excited to support these training courses which are offered mostly here in Vancouver and taught by Board Certified Dance-movement Therapists for professional training and personal growth. Counsellors, social workers, expressive arts therapists, psychology graduate students and other health and education professionals who are interested in incorporating somatic and creative practices into their healing work are welcome to participate.
- Chopra Addiction and Wellness Center
I am privileged to work as a primary therapist at the Chopra Addiction and Wellness Center, where each person who comes is offered the best of Eastern and Western therapies to support their healing.
- Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate Program
Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate Program; Ofir Gabay, Program Coordinator; Langara College
100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.
Primary Contact: Ofir Gabay 604.323.5925 | firstname.lastname@example.org
“The first and the only integrative arts-based psychotherapy certificate program in Vancouver, BC (with MA option). Visit to learn more about this unique training and to upload Information Guide.”
- Doris Maranda
Doris is an authorized Continuum Movement teacher, a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner.
- Re/Turning to Her
View Barbara Bickel’s video, “Re/Turning to Her” which documents the creation of the ritual performance created and performed by Barbara Bickel and Tannis Hugill, as well as reflections on art and spirituality.
- The American Dance Therapy Association
Provides comprehensive information about Dance-movement Therapy including training resources, education and training
- The National Association of Drama Therapy
Gives thorough information and resources regarding the field of Drama Therapy
- A Moving Journal
This link makes available back issues of The Moving Journal,devoted to Authentic Movement with articles, poems, interviews, stories and art. Respected resources for healing support regarding disordered eating, grief, trauma, and spiritual issues. It also connects to the Authentic Movement Community website.
- The British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors
Official site for this organization offers information and membership list
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute
Gives information about somatic approaches to healing from trauma
- Spiritual Directors International
An information and referral source for Spiritual Direction, including articles about spirituality
- Barbara Bickel
Artist Barbara Bickel’s work powerfully integrates spirituality with the body.
- The Cuyamungue Institute
This organization was founded by the late anthropologist Dr. Felicitas D. Goodman to preserve the ancient tradition of ritual body postures as a gateway to the world of spirit.
- Saskia Soeterik
Saskia Soeterik, O.T. has an Somatic Experiencing & Craniosacral Therapy private practise. She also teaches remedial yamuna Body Rolling. As a trauma Specialist, her medical background is especially supportive to those clients who are working through trauma as a result of car accidents, medical & dental interventions.
- Ingrid Rose
Lyric prose writer & performance artist Ingrid Rose uses words to marry body to world–the ultimate dance.
- Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance
Visit to learn how mesothelioma patients can integrate therapy into their complimentary treatment regime following a mesothelioma prognosis.
- Inspire Health
This is an extraordinary resource for supportive cancer care for those with cancer and their support people. It is in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna and is covered by MSP.
FACT-BC stands for the Federation of Counselling Therapy in British Columbia. This very important organization is working hard to persuade the BC government to create a college under the Health Professions Act that protects the title of Counselling Therapist and regulates its members. It consists of 14 professional counselling organizations. This college would promote and ensure public protection, accessibility and accountability to serve the needs of British Columbians for safe support to develop and maintain optimal mental health.I am privileged to be the Alternate Representative for the NADTA (North American Drama Therapy Association) on the FACT-BC Board.
This video, created by FACT-BC (Federation of Counselling Therapy in British Columbia), demonstrates why it is crucial to regulate the profession of Counselling Therapy in BC. I encourage you to view it and to contact your MLA to let them know that you support this regulation.
The Dance Movement Therapy Association of Canada
The Dance Movement Therapy Association of Canada was established in 2011 to promote Dance Movement Therapy in Canada. As Western Region Representative I am delighted to be a part of this ambitious and passionate group of ( mostly) women, who are devoted to DMT and to fostering its development in Canada. They are already members of a larger Canadian organization, the Partnership of Registered Psychotherapist Associations (PRPA).