ARBN 633105736

Sharon Paetzold

Sharon Paetzold – Bio


Sharon, Grad Dip Ment Hlth Sc.(Child, Adolescent and Family Therapies), Adv Cert Gestalt Therapy, BSW (Hons), Dip Soc. Sc., Leiterin fur therapeutischen Tanz, Integrative Tanztherapie, works as a psychiatric social worker and psychotherapist with children and adolescents in a community mental health setting and in private practice. Sharon trained with the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Tanztherapie (DGT/EAG) in Koeln/Tuebingen, Germany. She has worked both in Australia and Germany as a social worker/dance movement therapist. Her special interests include – depression and anxiety issues, body image problems and eating disorders, trauma and abuse, mother/infant dyads – postnatal depression, and attachment issues.

Book Review. The Healing Dance: The Life and Practice of an Expressive Arts Therapist

Edition: Vol. 12 Nos. 3-4

Book Author: Kathleen Rea.

(pp. 56-58).

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Movement, Metaphor and Imagery

Edition: 2009 Vol. 8 Nos. 1-2

phenonmenology, Spinelli, drawing, subjectivity, body armour, lived experience,

The following article was written by Sharon on her experiential workshop given at the third Dance-Movement Therapy Conference – ‘Weaving The Threads’ – in Melbourne in 2007. 

Sharon explains her practice “A focal point of the therapeutic work is the differentiation of awareness, expression of bodily experiences as well as expansion of the movement repertoire. By broadening the movement repertoire and dialogical processes the level of consciousness of the experience is sensitised and the new movement experiences are integrated into cognitive processes which aid the individual’s personality move towards a more integrated self. The expressive, adaptive and communicative behaviour can be observed as it is experienced through muscle tension, breath, posture, body attitude and movement. The Movement, Metaphor and Imagery experiential workshop provided participants with a safe creative space to explore dual polarities or conflicts located within their mind and body paradigms.” (pp 22-23)

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