On Tuesday, April 25, 2023, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
For many years already, we’ve known that climate change is happening and that its consequences on human life are inevitable, if not irreversible. Moreover, the state of current scientific knowledge allows us to state that human influence plays an essential role in the climate system, amplifying what’s already happening. Confronted with this, some people develop a disorder known as eco-anxiety (a feeling of anxiety caused by climate change and the act of worrying and anticipating its consequences).
Dance therapy approaches can be relevant to help people and organizations better understand and adapt to the events caused by climate change. This workshop, offered by Céline Verchère, provides an overview of the tools that can be used by movement and dance professionals to facilitate interventions with those suffering from the disorder. There will be a first theoretical part, during which eco-anxiety and eco-therapies will be reviewed and the specific impact of dance therapy will be explored. Then, an experiential part will allow participants to experiment directly with dance and movement.
This event is presented by the National Centre for Dance Therapy and supported by the RBC Foundation. It is dedicated to all the dance professionals, dance therapists, educators and practitioners who want to use dance-based practices to support those suffering from eco-anxiety.