Anastasia Nikolitsa

Anastasia Nikolitsa – Bio


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Anastasia, ΜΑ DMT, Laban Centre, London, ‘Anna Petrova’ Professional Dance School Athens, Balanced Health – Academy Systematic Kinesiology, U.K., worked as a DMT in schools, hospitals and homes for the elderly in London and has lived and worked in Athens since 2003. She has also taught Laban Movement Analysis at the Laban Centre, London, the Performing Arts course, Metropolitan University of London, Professional Drama School of D. Fotiadis in Athens, and since 2003, has run many workshops in Athens and other parts of Greece. In 2008 she offered her services to the NGO ‘Centre for Life’ for the support of people who live with HIV/AIDS.

The Body Knows When Guilt Distorts Reality: Dance Therapy with women who have been abused, physically or sexually, as children


Edition: 2009 Vol. 8 Nos. 1-2

Keywords
active imagination, unconscious, dissociation, post traumatic stress, somatic memory, trauma therapy

This paper is developed from a presentation made by Anastasia at the 4th Pan-Hellenic Interdisciplinary Conference, Child Abuse and Trauma,  Athens, Greece, 2008, organised by the Greek Society for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse.

Anastasi draws on her work as Dance Therapist for the last 5 years, to write about the priceless contribution of the body in the therapeutic process. Drawing on various theorists in the trauma recovery and psychotherapy fields, she focuses on the issue of guilt and the distortion that it brings to the perception of reality, specifically for the woman who has suffered abuse in her childhood. (pp 34-37)

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