Amber Gray – Restoring Core Rythmicity

The Art of Play and Social Engagement
for Trauma Restorative Movement Psychotherapy
with Amber Elizabeth Gray, MPH, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LPCC

Current neuro-psychiatric research has shown that when someone is
traumatized, a majority of traumatic memory is implicit-sensory-motoric
and image-based. This research endorses somatic therapies for
survivors to fully integrate the past with the present and restore
well-being and balance. Movement is the medicine that creates new
healing pathways and re-connects survivors to themselves and their
lives. This training will support arts therapists, psychologists, dance
movement therapists, counsellors and others to work with survivors of
trauma (in particular, relational trauma, complex trauma, and trauma
secondary to violence) using a variety of very practical, body,
movement, rhythm and dance-based approaches. It will benefit all
mental health professionals who work with survivors of trauma and
wish to integrate body-based and creative arts approaches into their
work in individual and group contexts. This workshop will integrate
Polyvagal-informed Dance Movement Therapy, a framework for
working with rhythmicity co-collaborated by the facilitator with
Dr Porges, based on their recent publication Polyvagal-informed
Dance Movement Therapy with Children Who Shut Down: Restoring
Core Rhythmicity (2017).
DATE AND TIME: 10th-12th August:
Friday 6-9pm; Saturday & Sunday
VENUE: Whitecliffe College of Arts &
Design 24 Balfour Road, Parnell,
COST: Two options available: Friday
night only or Friday-Sunday (full
Friday-Sunday (full weekend):
Regular rate: $325
Early bird: $280 (paid by 1st July)
Whitecliffe MAAT Students: $190
Friday night only:
Regular rate: $60
Early bird: $50 (paid by 1st July)
To register please fill out the form at
For more information on the content, contact Amber,
About Amber Gray
Amber is the 2010 American Dance Therapy Association Outstanding Achievement Award
recipient. She originated a resiliency-based framework and clinical approach — Restorative
Movement Psychotherapy — for mind-heart-spirit, somatic, movement and arts-based therapies
with survivors of trauma in cross cultural, low resource contexts. Amber provides training and
consultation nationally and internationally on the application of somatic and creative arts
psychotherapies to working with survivors of war, torture, and natural disasters. She is the
Director of Restorative Resources Consulting and Training and its non-profit heart, Trauma
Resources International, and Executive Director of the Kint Institute.

Amber Gray Workshop Aug 2018