Robyn Price

Robyn Price – Bio


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Robyn, BA, Grad Dip Movt & Dance, Grad Cert Dance Education, Grad Dip Dance Therapy
Experience: Mental health treatment groups (anxiety & depression, schizophrenia, addictions), adults with disabilities, aged care/dementia, children with physical and/or developmental/learning issues, lecturer/tutor in dance/movement therapy training programs.
Areas of interest: anxiety and depression, addictions, developmental movement, Body Mind Centering.

Reflections from the Sara (Zora) Boas visit to Sydney – May 2017


Edition: 2017 Vol. 14 Nos. 1-2

A series of reflections from attendees of Sara (Zora) Boas’ workshops held in May 2017 in Darling Harbour, Sydney on the themes of ‘Transcultural Competence’ and ‘Art as Healing’.

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Moving On: a dance/movement therapy approach to the treatment of anxiety


Edition: Dance Therapy Collections 3

Keywords
dance/movement therapy, anxiety, treatment, depression, dance therapy

Page #: 98

This article describes a pilot study to test the potential of a dance/movement therapy program as a treatment for anxiety. The program was developed by the author, drawing from the approaches of Kierr (1995) and Bourne (2000), and incorporating elements from psychodynamic, developmental, self psychology and cognitive- behavioural approaches. Ten self-selected adults joined a community based dance/movement therapy program for a ten week series of sessions. Assessment tools included a client interview, Zung SAS questionnaire, movement analysis using the Samuels and Chaiklin Movement Observation Scale, and Client Feedback Form. Eight out of the ten clients experienced a reduction in anxiety, and those with no depression showed a higher level of improvement. This study provides support for further investigation into the use of dance/movement therapy interventions to treat anxiety. Further research into the treatment of anxiety and depression is recommended, especially into the combination of verbal and dance/movement therapy within a multidisciplinary treatment approach.

 

Professional Development Day for Dance Therapists


Edition: 2004 Vol. 3 No. 3

Keywords
authentic movement, expressive arts therapies, unconscious, postnatal depression, games, musical instruments

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Wesley Institute hosted a professional development day for dance/movement therapists and those interested in dance therapy or allied movement forms. The day was divided into two parts: an Authentic Movement workshop presented by Linda Murrow, dance therapist and lecturer at RMIT, Melbourne; and a workshop on post-natal depression and dance therapy, presented by Juliette Kirkwood, a graduate of Wesley Institute. The day ended with a time to meet each other and share dance therapy experiences. An overview of each workshop is given, describing different experiential activities and Robyn’s reflective experiencing of engaging in them. (pp 13-14)

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Reflections on Connections and Influences


Edition: 2004 Vol. 3 No. 3

Keywords
Awareness through movement (ATM), Feldenkrais, Wilhelm Reich, Orgone Energy, Ideokinesis, Alexander Technique

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A very inspiring and successful professional development day organised by the DTAA and Hanny Exiner Memorial Foundation took place on Saturday 4th September, 2004 at Cecil Street Studio.

Ana Irene Gioino reflected on her experience of the workshop: ‘The Dance that connects Feldenkrais and Dance Therapy’, presented by Bella Grossberg, which involved an Awareness Through Movement (ATM), a gentle Feldenkrais session that led into a beautiful personal dance experience. Jenny Czulak Riley reflected on her experience of  Susan Maling’s workshop, ‘The Conscious Body and Emotional Expression’ which provided an experiential exploration of Wilhelm Reich’s (originator of body-based psychotherapy) influence on her work. In conclusion Robyn Price reflected on her experience of the workshop led by Shona Innes: ‘Ideokinesis, Alexander Technique and Dancing’. She touched on the Alexander Technique, but demonstrated in particular how Ideokinesis can facilitate dance experience and integrate imagination and body and allow a deep connection to spontaneous creativity. (pp 15-18)

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Taking Heart – an opportunity for Dance/Movement Therapy?


Edition: 2006 Vol. 5 Nos. 3-4

Keywords
medical humanities, professional development, professional self-care, medical DMT

“In November 2004, the Association for Medical Humanities (Australia/New Zealand) was created to promote the medical humanities in education, healthcare and research. Its aim is to facilitate communication between the many disciplines that are concerned with the human experience of health and illness.” Robyn gained an opportunity to articulate the DMT profession and explore scope for further collaboration with the medical profession. Links are provided to journals, books and the Association for Medical Humanities (p. 6).

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Reflections: Workshops presented by Penelope Best


Edition: 2006 Vol. 5 No. 1

Keywords
empathic attunement, supervision, professional development, inquiry, client’s voice, perceptual perspectives

The DTAA was pleased to welcome back Penny Best from the UK in March 2006. Penny, now a frequent visitor to Australia, conducted a five day Professional Development Event. She has become well known to our dance–movement therapy community and this time offered an excellent and stimulating three day event ‘Reflecting, Shifting & Transforming – in – Relation’ and two separate workshops on “Reflected Images: The Supervisor revealed through the Therapist who is revealed Through the Client’. We are very pleased to have received several contributions for publication. Sally Denning provides a reflection on the overall five day event, whilst Robyn Price reports on the 2nd day of the 3 day event and contributes a short poem from the content of the 3rd day. Elizabeth Mackenzie takes an interesting Haiku form approach to distill what she said was “a wonderful exploration of Dance-movement therapy practice and theory in the workshops”, and within this indicates that her perceptions and understanding were heightened by her attendance. (pp 22-26)

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A 3-D Perspective in Dance Movement Therapy: Define; Deconstruct; and Dance – Presented by Michelle Royal


Edition: 2009 Vol. 8 Nos. 3-4

Keywords
professional development, personal exploration, group work, storytelling, supervision

This workshop took place surrounding the DTAA’s AGM in November, 2009.

Robyn reflects on her participation in Michelle Royal’s professional development workshop. Methods used included story telling and experiential movement to explore a professional question from different perspectives: the problem, the antidote and the space in-between. This concept was drawn from supervision work with Penny Best and was intended to be adaptable for use with clients. (pp 53-54)

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Contact Improvisation: Adding to the dance therapy toolkit


Edition: 2003 Vol. 2 No. 2

Keywords
dance movement therapy training, professional development, non-verbal communication

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“The contact improvisation techniques offer a great tool to pop into the therapist’s toolkit. They could be introduced in the most elementary of activities – a walking warm up that invites people to greet each other though hands, shoulders and so on – and then developed according to the abilities of all participants…” (p. 27)

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