August 2019
     - In the third segment of the Anat Baniel Method Neuromovement Continuing Education Mastery
        Workshop for Children with Special needs,
I had the amazing experience of doing two practicums:

       One with a 5 years old girl with CP (Cerebral Palsy) and another with a 12 years old girl with ASD
        (Autism Spectrum Disorder).

 

July 2019
     - My Master student Ayelet Melzer published her Master thesis as a paper in Frontiers in Psychology 10, 1389:

       How Do We Recognize Emotion From Movement? Specific Motor Components Contribute to the Recognition of

       Each Emotion

 

    - This month I completed the last module of my Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies (LBMS), and celebrated

       together with the rest of my cohort in Laban Israel the graduation of a two years program. Once I will submit my

       final project to LIMS (Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies), I will get my CMA (Certified Movement

       Analyst) certificate and title.

 

 

 

June 2019

     - My PhD student published a paper of her dissertation: Spitzer, N., Shafir, T., Lerman, Y., & Werner, P. (2019).

       The Relationship between Caregiver Burden and Emotion Recognition Deficits in Persons with MCI and Early AD:

       The Mediating Role of Caregivers' Subjective Evaluations. Alzheimer disease and associated disorders.

       doi:10.1097/wad.0000000000000323

 

    - I attended another amazing segment of the

      Anat Baniel Method Neuromovement Continuing Education Mastery Workshop for Children with Special needs.

 

March 2019

     - I had an incredibly moving experience  during the first segment of the Anat Baniel Method Neuromovement 

       Continuing Education Mastery Workshop for Children with Special needs, when I saw how a 4 months old

       baby who had a cardiac arrest, was not responsive to anything and was diagnosed by the physicians as deaf

       and blind, “woke up to life” after only a few sessions, started to respond to sound tried to catch with his hand

      the finger of a practitioner, and looked at his father’s eyes instead of rolling his eyes to the ceiling.

 

    - My colleague Rachelle Tsachor and I published a new paper:

      How Shall I Count the Ways? A Method for Quantifying the Qualitative Aspects of Unscripted Movement With

      Laban Movement Analysis. Frontiers in Psychology, 10(572). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00572

  • ​​​February 2019

      - This month I completed module 4A of my Laban Movement Studies in The Inspirees Institute in Shanghai, China.

        Karen Studd and Cat Maguire were extraordinary teachers, the other students were very warm and welcoming,

       Katee the translator did a wonderful job making me feel as comfortable as possible in this non-English speaking

       country and the entire experience was wonderful and highly recommended.ns

 

  • January 2019

      - This month I graduate the basic training to become a practitioner of the Anat Baniel Method Neuromovement, and

        I am looking forward to start my continuing education training in March, specializing in working with children with

       special needs.  Jill Bolte Taylor who was part of our class during the first few segments joined us in

       celebrating this important milestone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • December 2018

     - On December 31st I was a guest speaker at the monthly ABC Robotics Seminar at Ben Gurion University, talking

       about “Emotion Perception and Expression through Movement in Human-Robot Interaction”. The presentation, which

       went very well, was followed by meetings with several faculty members with whom I hope to establish new research

       collaborations.

 

 

  • November 2018

      - On November 12th together with my Colleague Rachelle Tsachor, I gave the presentation: “Laban and emotional

       resiliency” as part of the educational international  Laban webinar series organized by The Inspirees Institute and  

       Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • July 2018

     - Following an invitation from the conference organizer Prof Klaus Gramann, I gave an oral presentation: “Measuring brain

       mechanisms underlying dance-therapy: past & future directions” at the 3ed International Mobile Brain/Body

       Imaging  Conference , in Berlin, Germany.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     - My colleague Rachelle Tsachor presented the application of our research in a workshop titled “Connecting Motion and

       Emotion: Implications for Alexander Technique of Current Emotion Science” at the

       11th International Alexander Technique World Congress , in Chicago, Ilinois.

     - In addition, I continued my movement trainings and completed this month module 3 of my Laban/Bartenieff studies at

       LIMS® to become a CMA (Certified Movement Analyst) and segment 7 of my

       Anat Baniel Method: Neuromovement practitioner training.

 

  • June 2018

    - My colleague Rachel Tsachor presented our unique research methodology for quantifying Laban movement analysis in an

      oral presentation titled “An LMA Methodology for statistical analysis of complex movement” at the

      Laban 2018 International Conference in New York, NY.

 

  • March 2018

    - This month was full of educational activities. In addition to continuing my Laban/Bartenieff studies (module 2) and my

      Anat Baniel Method: Neuromovement studies (segment 4), I attended the following:
   - The 22nd annual meeting of The Israel Society of Biological Psychiatry
   - Brain Computer Interface conference 2018 in IDC Herzliya, Israel

   - A day long seminar on:“The parental protective shield as the focus of therapeutic work with high-risk children”,

     with Dr. Suzi Tortora

   - In addition, my student Ayelet Meltzer presented the poster “Emotion recognition from movement: Associating specific

     motor components with basic emotions” at the 14th Karniel Computational Motor Control Workshop (KCMCW), an

     international computational motor control conference held in Ben-Gurion University in Israel. 

 

 

  • January 2018

   - My colleague Dr. Arik Cheshin presented our study: “The effects of congruent vs.incongruent body and face emotional

     displays of anger and happiness on emotion recognition and negotiation” in the

     4th Israel Organizational Behavior Conference.

 

  • December 2017

    - I gave an oral presentation: “Brain and Behavior in Movement-Emotion Interaction” at the 26th Israel Society for

       Neuroscience annual meeting in Eilat, Israel.

 

  • November 2017

   -  My student Ayelet Meltzer presented her Master thesis as a poster in the American Dance Therapy Association annual

      meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • October 2017

   - I graduated the first module of LIMS® (Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement  Studies) certification program in Laban

     Movement Studies.

   - I started the Anat Baniel Method: Neuromovement  general practitioner training 

 

 

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