Pre Conference & Conference

29th November 2019 - 01st December 2019
Venue : St. Mira's College , : 6, Koregaon Road, Near Hotel Blue Diamond, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India.

Pre-Conference Workshop by Helen Payne

On 29th Nov, 2019

The Discipline of Authentic Movement from an Integrative Perspective*

*An advanced workshop only for practitioners working in the field.

What is the workshop about?

Pioneered by Mary Starks Whitehouse in California, Authentic Movement enables a direct connection to the depths of our unconscious, accessing the rich resources of our intuitive wisdom expressed through the embodied word, feeling, thoughts, image, sensation and relationship as well as through natural, rejuvenating movement.

Founded on Jung’s concept of the active imagination and the collective unconscious, Authentic Movement (AM) is an approach used in dance movement therapy where symbolic meaning is seen in physical expression. The two roles of a speaking witness and a mover can be supplemented with a third role, that of the silent witness.

The Discipline of Authentic Movement (Adler, 2002) can be understood from several perspectives; for example, Jungian thought and transpersonal psychotherapy, humanistic psychology and person-centred psychotherapy and from elements of psychodynamic psychotherapy. Participants will explore how the practice of AM can be viewed from each of these approaches and the role that languaging of the movement experience can contribute to the transformational process.

You will learn how an integrative approach can support the theory and practice of AM; the differences between one to one and group work in AM and the role of the silent witness in each. You will better understand how AM can be employed for individual and group psychotherapy and gain further knowledge of the foundations involved in the practice. Furthermore, you will learn how to develop the skills of self-referential languaging as a witness and of moving mindfully as a mover by fully inhabiting in each of the three roles.

Helen employs an integrative approach to AM resulting in a safe, self-directed, non-judgemental and empathic framework. Participants learn to dwell more easily in their bodies, and to engage creatively with a direct experience of the self beyond words and concepts.

6th Annual International Conference

On 30th Nov & 1st Dec, 2019

CMTAI & St. Mira’s College in association with Artsphere present

Movement and other Arts for Well-being

Two days of experiential sessions, panel discussions and poster & research presentations.

This year’s conference is divided into four sections—Creative Arts Therapy, Therapeutic Arts, Arts in Training, and Advanced sessions for practitioners who have been in the field for more than two years.

Through experiential sessions and discussions, we hope to expand awareness and encourage collaborations for those within our field and other related fields to work together for the mental, emotional, and physical wellness.

Conference Fee:

Early Bird Discounts - Up to 25th October, 2019



 Pre Conference


Non Member

4900 INR

3000 INR

7900 INR


4400 INR

2800 INR

7200 INR

Regular Fee



  Pre Conference


Non Member

5400 INR

3500 INR

8900 INR


4900 INR

3300 INR

8200 INR

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