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Integrating Mind and Body: Dance Movement Therapy with Keli Laverty

Integrating Mind and Body: Dance Movement Therapy with Keli Laverty

Jun 12, 2024

Today, we have the pleasure of exploring the concept of balance through the transformative power of dance movement therapy, guided by the incredible Keli Laverty. In this episode, we are joined by Keli Laverty, founder of Be Rooted and the Be With Body Experience. Keli, a board-certified dance movement therapist with over 20 years of experience, shares her journey from childhood dancer to a pioneering therapist helping women reconnect with their bodies through movement.

"Dance became my safety place, became the way that I really felt the most myself."

Keli talks about the challenges of balancing an analytical mind with a love for dance, and how this led her to integrate psychology, neurobiology, and movement into a holistic therapy approach. She explains the importance of dance movement therapy in addressing trauma, eating disorders, and the disconnection many women feel between mind and body.

"I really love bringing women back to their bodies and helping them find that connection to themselves through movement and dance therapy."

Discover how Keli's unique approach helps women move past overthinking and reconnect with their bodies, and learn about her innovative programs, including one-on-one sessions, intuitive movement classes, and a structured group program designed to bring lasting change.

Keli also shares valuable advice for new dance movement therapists and the importance of embodying and advocating for their unique therapeutic identity. Don't miss this inspiring conversation packed with insights on the power of movement and the human experience!

Giveaway - Keli is offering a free guide on how to feel rather than fix your feelings. Follow this link to access the PDF and receive a free class that walks you through the audio of the guide.

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About Keli Laverty

Keli Laverty is the founder of Be Rooted & the Be With Body Experience.  For over 20 years, Keli has helped disconnected & dysregulated women find safety & connection with their bodies and change their relationship with themselves through embodiment. 

As a Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, she has worked in clinical treatment centers, programs and private practice using movement and somatics to help create embodied change for women with trauma, eating disorders and mood disorders.  She believes transformation cannot happen without action and movement is the key component that is missing in traditional talk therapy. 

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About Anna Rudel

Anna Rudel, L. Ac is the owner and founder of Lokahi Acupuncture Clinic in San Jose California, founded in 2003. Anna is a master organizer and clinician, and as a Coach she specializes in working with Clinic Owners in the state of California, and Acupuncturists and Acupuncture Clinic Owners, or groups wanting to add Acupuncture worldwide, as well as teams that need support with employee retention and satisfaction. Born in the UK, Anna has traveled extensively in Asia and now has a thriving multi-practitioner clinic in the US!

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About Kendall Hagensen

Kendall is a Somatic Mental Health Therapist, Multidisciplinary Clinic Owner and Business Coach. She specializes in, and is passionate about, working with healthcare professionals to create the businesses of their dreams. Big goals always have a psychological component beneath the surface, so Kendall uses her background in Somatic Psychotherapy and EMDR Therapy mixed with Business Coaching tools to help clients develop a healthy relationship with their business and their strength as a leader. 

As someone who lives with a chronic illness herself, Kendall feels that health happens best within community, which is why she takes a holistic, integrative, and collaborative wellness approach to her personal and professional life.

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