Veronika Sequensová

Mgr. Veronika Sequensová is a dance movement therapist, graduate of a four year international programme in dance movement therapy (2014 – 2017) guaranteed by Andrea Nundy Malé and Jany Špinarová Dusbábková. Since 2004 she has worked as an independent dancer in the field of contemporary dance, dance lecturer and choreographer. She has continuously cooperated with leading professional of the Czech dance scene (Věra Ondrašíková, Martina Hajdyla Lacová, Lenka Kniha Bartůňková and others).In the therapeutic practice she uses her experience working 15 years with adults and children with movement and dance. She incomporates authentic movement, principles of Bartenieff Fundamentals and looks for ways to use body and movement to integrate physical, emotional and spiritual self. In Prague she facilitates therapeutic and experiential groups with mainstream population and clients with wide spectrum of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, OCD, schizoffective disorder, borderline personality disorder and others.

Abstract of workshop: BODY IN SPACE – trust, respect, boundary

Dance movement therapy using body work informs our way of treating our own boundaries and self perception among other people. Where are boundaries of my personal space, where begins space of the other and what space do we create together? In this workshop we experience how movement can promote respect in safe space in which we can reach ourselves and others respecting our boundaries. Work with props will help us to better understand physical boundaries of our body. Furthermore, props will offer contact with various materials and surfaces therefore various qualities they embody. We will explore the dance movement therapy props as a means to define space, facilitate mutual interactions and build relationships while working with a theme that can promote anxiety or a sense of danger among clients.