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Intro to the Tamalpa Life Art Process® Creative tools for embodied living
February 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tamalpa UK is offering a one day Tamalpa Life Art Process® workshop, with Lauren Dowse and Lian Wilson MSMT/MSME at South East Dance, in Brighton, East Sussex.
The introduction day is geared towards participants who wish to explore the wisdom their own body has to offer. No movement or dance experience is necessary. The day is also for participants who have an established movement practice and are curious to discover how specific Tamalpa tools can deepen or develop their practice further.
Discover for yourself in an embodied way the value of the Tamalpa Life Art Process® and how others are using it to transform their lives personally, as well as professionally by implementing the Tamalpa work to further their careers as Registered Somatic Movement Educators, Registered Somatic Movement Therapists, Expressive Art Therapists, Coaches and Psychotherapists.
The Tamalpa Life /Art Process® pronounced TA_MAL_PA is an internationally recognised expressive arts approach, which combines movement, visual art, and creative writing to access the innate wisdom of the body and the transformative power of the imagination. It is an approach that has been finely tuned for over 40 years by the Co-Founders Anna and Daria Halprin at the Tamalpa Institute in California. The Tamalpa work supports personal, interpersonal and social change, teaching new models of health, education, psychology and art.
During the one day introduction workshop participants will have the opportunity to connect with their physical, emotional and mental body through the Psychokinetic Imagery Process in a safe and encouraging way. Participants will be led through a number of Tamalpa Life Art Process® activities introducing them to some of our basic Tamalpa tools and guiding principles.
The workshop supports an embodied and somatic experience of how the Tamalpa Life Art Process® works, allowing participants the opportunity to discover for themselves how the Tamalpa tools can be used for personal & professional development in a transformative and creative way. Bridging Life and Art.
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Image credit: Danny Fitzpatrick – Aldridge Studio at South East Dance
About Lauren Dowse
Lauren is a Tamalpa UK Associate Teacher and Tamalpa Practitioner. She has worked in the field of dance/performance for the past 25 years.
She started her training at the National Centre for Circus Arts, London, and her professional career began as a collaboration with music producer Sven Vath, where she devised, directed and choreographed large scale live art and music events. Lauren continued working with numerous artists in many contexts for stage and television. She then took her work into the education and outreach sector devising and delivering projects for young vulnerable women, disadvantaged families and young adults with Autism.
Lauren teaches creative movement classes and expressive arts workshops and has taught in many settings including The Royal Shakespeare Co, University of Brighton and Clean Break, a theatre-based education company supporting the rehabilitation of women with experience of the criminal justice system. Lauren has spent the last 7 years devising and developing projects for people in recovery from all forms of addiction and her work is sponsored by Create Recovery Arts Charity. Lauren is also a Creative Coach and Wellbeing Mentor at the Academy of Contemporary Music, London.
Lauren graduated from Tamalpa UK in 2013 and was awarded an ArtCorps Scholarship to complete her Level 2 & 3 training with the Tamalpa Institute in California, USA. Lauren has a first-class BA Hons in Dance and Visual Art, from the University of Brighton.
Through working with numerous artists and collaborators over the decades Lauren developed a passionate commitment to raising awareness of supporting recovery from all forms of addiction using the arts, having experienced the impact that creativity had, not only on her own wellbeing, but on the people she worked with. Lauren is currently presenting expressive performance-based lectures on addiction through her own autobiographical enactment of recovery, she is also a visual artist and writer, her poetry and artwork have been used for various publications, including Soul and Spirit in Dance Movement Psychotherapy by Dr Jill Hayes, Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Lian Wilson is the Creative Director of Tamalpa UK and established Tamalpa Practitioner. She has spent over 27 years working in the field of somatic movement, arts and health. Lian is a Master Somatic Movement Therapist MSMT and Master Somatic Movement Educator MSME with ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association).
One of her core interests is in the development of health and wellbeing in individuals and diverse communities through the participation and education of the benefits of dance and movement based expressive arts, notably through the Tamalpa Life Art Process®. She has worked with the Kensington & Chelsea’s Mental Health Carers Support Network and with Folkestone Mind’s mental health wellbeing programme, facilitating Tamalpa Life Art classes.
Alongside Tamalpa UK Lian also worked with the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury Christ Church University as a Research Assistant from from 2012 – 2019. Notable projects were a 2-year collaboration with Green Candle Dance Company researching the benefits of dance for people with dementia and more recently researching ‘Dance to Health’, a falls prevention dance project commissioned by Aesop.
She had a key role in assisting Professors Stephen Clift and Paul M Camic in their role as editors of the Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Health and Wellbeing published in 2016.
Lian also sat on the Royal Society for Public Health’s Arts, Health and Wellbeing Special Interest Group steering committee from 2015-2018.