The Mental Health Benefits of Contact with Nature – On learning from a woodlouse: the process of becoming in a world in which all matter matters.
In this talk Caroline will be inviting ideas about subjectivity, self and other that challenge dualistic, oppositional forces of binary power relations. For example, challenging the notion of the experiential body as the subordinated ‘other’ to language and culture, unpacking the Anthropocentric subordination of all that is not human and questioning an ableist subordination of disability as ‘other’. Caroline will share the story of Eric, a seven-year-old learning disabled boy, and his chance meeting with a woodlouse in a therapy session. The story illustrates how the world can become animated differently when we embrace all matter as active participants in the world’s becoming.
- Caroline FrizellDance Movement Psychotherapist
Caroline Frizell (UKCP, RADMP, Dip Sup SAP) is a Dance Movement Psychotherapist (DMP), working through the principles of ecopsychology and also a supervisor and educator, working in London and Devon. She is a research-active lecturer on the MA DMP at Goldsmiths, University of London. After convening the programme for ten years, she is now focusing on practiced-based research into the therapeutic potential of dance as a vital art, environmental awareness and critical disability studies. Caroline works indoors and outside in the wilds of Dartmoor: https://www.movingdifference.co.uk/
- Timezone: America/New_York
- Date: 16 Nov 2020
- Time: 03:00 - 03:45