Therapeutic Movement and Storytelling


With Naomi Nim

- Friday, October 24, 10am-1pm

Therapeutic Movement and StorytellingSometimes the best way to say how we feel is with a look or a gesture, a hand squeeze, a nod, or a smile. We communicate so much in those moments, because the body holds feeling and understanding. It has a story to tell. In this movement and storytelling workshop we invite you to tap into your wellspring of wisdom and creative expression.

We will explore joyful movement designed to build community and bridge solitude, including synchronous and rhythmic movements that are rooted in ancient healing rituals. These and other forms of life-affirming, gentle, expressive movement, coupled with free writing, will guide us in sharing our stories.

We invite you to find stress release, pleasure, connection, integration, and support in this workshop. No dance, storytelling, or writing experience is necessary. People with physical limitations are welcome to attend and will be accommodated.

The workshop is from 10am to 1pm with a fifteen minute break for refreshments.

“I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile I keep dancing.” Rabbi Hillel

“Play is the free spirit of exploration, doing and being for its own pure joy.” Stephen Nachamanovitch in Free Play, Improvisation in Life and Art, 1990, p. 43.

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

To register, please select the suggested cost option below, or call Kiersten Gallagher or Ali Decker at 202.483.8600 to pay a different amount of your choosing.

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Naomi NimAbout Naomi Nim
Naomi Nim, EdD, MS, BC-DMT, LPC, NCC, has worked with groups of all ages and diverse backgrounds to develop communities of healing, understanding, and creative self-expression. Her approach is joyful, playful, and compassionate, drawing on her background in dance, yoga, arts education, dance/movement therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Naomi is a licensed professional counselor and board certified dance/movement therapist in private practice. She supports caregivers through the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and serves on the Board of the American Dance Therapy Association.