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This course is for practitioners in health, education, community and social care interested in developing ways of relating to clients who depend on non-verbal communication. This may include, for example, clients who are learning disabled, those with dementia or who have lost the capacity to speak.
People communicate through more than just words and there are times when nonverbal components can make up the majority of interpersonal communication. Through movement and our bodies, we can experience our world and the world of others.
In this workshop, you will explore how nonverbal communication is important and how it aids communication and relationships. You will become aware of your own communication style and the cultural influences you bring with you; reconnect with the potential of nonverbal communication to convey emotional states; and provide feedback to others and express yourself through movement.
This is an experiential workshop, so participants will be encouraged to engage with movement – please dress suitably. This experiential and creative workshop will be taught through group discussion, movement exercises, and artwork.
Develop your non-verbal communication skills
This course is for practitioners in health, education, community and social care interested in developing ways of relating to clients who depend on nonverbal communication. You will develop an understanding of how nonverbal communication is important and how it aids communication and relationships, as well as learning more about your own communication style and the cultural influences you bring with you.
You will also learn to reconnect with the potential of nonverbal communication to convey emotional states, provide feedback to others, and express yourself through movement. This workshop will help you rediscover the role of movement and your body in communication and relationships.
The MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy programme in the Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies (STaCS), has been running since 2002 and is made up of a highly experienced team of practitioners and academics who bring passion and expertise to their teaching.
Goldsmiths is well known for its inspiring and stimulating energy. Based on a friendly single-site campus in London, we have a global reach, with a student community from over 141 countries.
After this Short Course
After completing this short course, you may be interested in applying for the MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy programme at Goldsmiths, or another one of our short courses, such as Nonverbal Communication: The Art of Conversation through body language.
Please note that you may be eligible for a concessionary fee. Current Goldsmiths students and alumni, people with disabilities, senior citizens, unemployed people, carers, and members of certain professional bodies (BACP, UKCP, ADMP, BAAT, HCPC), are eligible for a discount code. Please contact Jennifer Mayo-Deman for more information.
We are committed to providing reasonable teaching adjustments for students with disabilities that may impact on their learning experience. If you require adjustments, please complete the relevant section on the booking form and also contact us at shortcourses (@gold.ac.uk) so we can respond to your requests as soon as possible.
Please note that our short courses sell-out quickly, so early booking is advisable.
If you have any questions about this course please contact stacs (@gold.ac.uk) .
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Brenda Naso is a Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor on the MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths. Brenda is a registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist (ADMP UK), Clinical Supervisor (Roehampton University) and Somatic Movement Therapist (IBMT UK). She comes from an international and eclectic professional and educational background. It was through her personal experience with a Dance Movement Psychotherapist that she decided to pursue studies in DMP and other body-oriented practices. She has over 15 years of working experience in different clinical settings such as the NHS, both acute and community mental health, the charitable sector, private clinical and supervisory practice. Brenda has been lecturing on the MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy programme at Goldsmiths since 2013.
At the end of this course, you will have:
- increased your awareness of how we use our bodies and movement in communication with others
- know how to respond to nonverbal communications of others
- explored and attended to your own body language whilst attending to communication with others
- explored a framework for listening and responding through movement