Movement, Music & Connection™
Second Story Counseling, Hudsonville, MI
Dance and music have shown to improve bodily control, reduce symptoms and increase energy for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. But it’s more than just dance and music. It’s understanding movement and rhythm through the eye of the brain.
Somatic movement is gentle, science-based movement that connects the feeling, moving body with the thinking, processing brain. For people living with Parkinson’s, the body-brain connection is vital.
Movement, Music & Connection™ brings together somatic movement, movement repatterning, dance and music to help individuals and couples keep symptoms at bay while keeping life (and love!) vibrant.
Spouses participate for free! (Click on the COUPLES page to learn more about movement communication in marriage.)
No experience necessary; customized to individual abilities and disease progression. Please discuss participation with your healthcare provider.
Learn more about dance and Parkinson’s through the following sites:
Video: Dancing through Life – Rafi Eldor Beating Parkinson’s Disease
Article: Dance and Parkinson’s research
Video: How Dancing Helps Parkinson’s Patients
Helping people living with Parkinson’s MOVE well and live free
Calm and ground your nervous system; increase focus and productivity
Improve coordination; support your organs; decrease tension and chronic pain
Enhance expression and communication; boost your confidence and mood
THROUGH SOMATIC MOVEMENT EDUCATION AND THERAPY
What is somatic movement therapy/education?
What happens in a somatic movement session?
Who benefits and what makes somatic movement so effective?
Visit the FAQ page to find answers to these and more.
*Please note: This program does not replace any Parkinson’s treatment or offer any medical advice for Parkinson’s.