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Over 200 projects/workshops have been conducted by CMTAI team members and/or CMTAI affiliates (i.e. students, collaborators, etc.) for trainers, facilitators and therapists who work with populations/sectors such as special needs groups, rehabilitation centres, hospitals, educational institutions, corporates, NGOs, etc. We also organize open workshops in Bangalore and Delhi, facilitated by dance, music, drama and visual arts therapists from India and abroad. Some of our past workshops are as follows:


The  workshop  offers  knowledge  and  skills  based  on evidence  based  clinical  music  therapy  intervention.The objective  of  the  workshop  is  to  enable  the professionals  to  lead  individuals  in  a  creative  and unique “Therapeutic  Music  Making  Process”. Professionals  are  offered  tools  to  lead  and  facilitate a  music  making session  with  the  awareness  and knowledge  of  therapeutic  use  of  music.Professionals  will  receive  practical ways  to  work  in a  non-directive  client  centered  approach.

The  discipline  of  music  therapy  uses  movement  inmost  sessions.  Playing  any  instrument  usually requires small  or  big  movements.  Other  activities,such  as  singing,  also  require  movements  as participants  use  their mouths  and  vocal  chords.  For instance,  when  applying  music  therapy  with  patients with  Parkinson’s  disease, the  therapist  may  support the  participants  to  control  their  muscle  movements by  encouraging  them  to  play the  drum  to  a  steady beat  or  rhythm.  The  participants  are  often  able  to control  their  muscle  movements  when focusing  on the  music  the  therapist  provides.  Various  music  and movement  activities  are  used  with individuals  with autism  and  learning  difficulties  in  order  to  help  them become  more  self-aware  and  aware  of others.
It  is  to  be  clarified  that  this  module  of  workshop  has been  developed  to  offer  an  additional  “add  on”training for  helping  professionals.  This  program does  not  certify  to  be/work  as  a  clinical  music therapist.

Who  can  participate/benefit?
Eligibility  qualities:
Arts  therapists,  special  educators,  social  workers,speech  therapist,  occupational  therapist,physiotherapist, psychologists,  workers  in  the  fieldof  disability,  parents  with  special  children,  musiciansand  music  teachers.
It  is  not  required  for  the  participants  to  be  amusician  or  have  some  level  of  musical  skillshowever  if  they  are musician  or  do  have  a  musicalbackground  they  will  benefit  even  more.

 Participants  with  following  qualities  will  benefitmost  from  the  workshop
     open  to  learn  and  experiment  creative,  with positive  attitude,  energy  and  presence
     passionate  about  working  with  the  children with  special  needs  and  willing  to  bring meaningful  change  in
     the  life  of  the  children
     with  good  level  of  participation  in  group activities  and  group  discussions
     with  good  self-reflective  skills

Content  /  Participant’s  Take  Away:

Introduction  of  Clinical  Music  Therapy
Therapeutic  use  of  music  in  a  clinical  setting
Application  of  Music  Therapy  for  individuals with  physical,  mental  or  emotional  disabilities. Techniques,  methods  and  strategies  of  music therapy
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Laban Movement Analysis
Tanvi Bajaj
New Delhi, Sept’16

This workshop was conducted by Tanvi Bajaj (Movement Analyst and Psychologist) and focused on techniques of Laban Movement Analysis to enhance the understanding of body, mind and space and the interconnection of the three.

My Body My Wisdom
Tripura Kashyap and Sophie Christopher
Bangalore, July’16

This workshop was conducted by Tripura Kashyap (Movement Therapist, Choreographer & Dance Educator) and Sophie Christopher (Counselor, ICF Life Coach, Group Process Facilitator) and focused on befriending one’s body and reconnecting to its wisdom - an invaluable guide to understanding our psyche better.

Authentic Movement and Voice
Bettina Wenzel
Mumbai, March 2016 & New Delhi, Feb’16

Participants were invited to follow their spontaneous impulses to sound and movement free from any expectation or judgment to deepen and diversify the perception of ourselves and the other.

Trauma, the Body & Use of Dance/Movement Therapy
Katia Verreault
Bangalore, March’16

The workshop was conducted by Katia Verreault (Dance Therapist; Director, A Moving World Foundation, The Netherlands / Nepal). The focus was on the application of Dance/Movement Therapy in the context of trauma and how to support resource building interventions.

Butoh Workshop
Sub-body Butoh School, Dharamshala
Bangalore, Jan’16

The workshop covered basic principles & techniques of Butoh, a form of Japanese dance-theatre. It was a part of the 2016 India Butoh Tour organized by Sub-body Butoh School, Dharamshala.

Starting with the Self
Ritu Shree
New Delhi, Nov’15

This was an Expressive Arts Therapy Workshop conducted by Ritu Shree (Dance and Movement Therapist, Expressive Arts Therapist and Child Psychologist) and focused on finding the starting point of therapeutic interaction by first understanding one’s own self space bringing about creative exploration of our beings, our sense of awareness and our starting points.

Moving Stories
Anshuma Kshetrapal
Bangalore and New Delhi, Sept’15

Moving Stories- Drama and Movement Therapy workshop was conducted by Anshuma Kshetrapal (Drama & Movement Therapist, UK/Delhi ). Theatre, storytelling and movement techniques were used in this experiential workshop to help people express and get in touch with their collective unconscious.