Wellness through Movement with Erica Hornthal
We live in a day and age where we are disconnected from our bodies. We rely on technology to remind us to move, and yet, if we listened, we could figure that out on our own. We have a mental health crisis, anxiety and stress are at an all time high and it's not a coincidence that we have also decreased the amount of movement in our days. There is potential for movement everywhere and thus potential to live more embodied and emotionally regulated lives. Finding wellness is possible through movement, even for those who feel disconnected to movement. Movement is accessible to everyone.
Participants will gain an understanding of the importance of movement for emotional wellness.
Participants will experience movement for wellbeing.
Participants will explore additional 'movement prescriptions' for self-care.
Erica Hornthal, a licensed clinical professional counselor and board-certified dance/movement therapist, is currently the CEO of Chicago Dance Therapy-the premiere dance/movement therapy practice in the Midwest.
As an expert on the intersection of movement and mental health, she has appeared in hundreds of publications, podcasts, live newscasts, and radio including WGN, NBC, The Chicago Sun Times, The Chicago Tribune, Buzzfeed, Bustle, Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, Medium, NBC News Better, Reader’s Digest, and Prevention. As a columnist for Dance Informa Magazine, 30 Seconds, and Thrive Global, Erica writes about all things movement and mental health.
Erica’s is passionate about working with cognitive and movement disorders, neurologic conditions, anxiety and depression, and trauma. Erica is dedicated to bringing awareness to the field of dance/movement therapy to mainstream culture. She is eager to provide knowledge on why and how the body should be addressed in the therapeutic relationship; making the information digestible and accessible to anyone seeking to improve mental health.