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Moving together: Mother & Child Study

a dance/movement therapy graduate thesis study for moms & babies aged 4-6 months at time of study

  • 45 min
  • Upstairs Studio|Downstairs Studio|Downstairs Studio|Main Street

Service Description

Helen Roets, a resident of Old Wethersfield, is conducting a study on attachment between mothers and babies for her Master’s thesis in Dance/Movement Therapy. The purpose of this study is to see how dance movement therapy (DMT), specifically the concept of mirroring (following another’s movement) impacts the emotional attachment and bond between mother and child. The research will be facilitated at Soulshine every Thursday morning from June 6th till July 18th, excluding July 4th. Helen is seeking 4-6 mothers and their infants (4-8 months old at the time of research) to participate in this study. Participants must be able to attend the first and final weeks of the study, and at least 3 other sessions, except in case of emergency or unforeseen circumstances. The basic outline of the study timeline and content is as follows: June 6th: Individual interviews/pre-study assessment with each participating mother, their baby, and Helen June 13th: 1st Group DMT session June 20th: 2nd Group DMT session June 27th: 3rd Group DMT session July 4th: NO SESSION ON HOLIDAY July 11th: 4th Group DMT session (final group session) July 18th: Concluding individual interviews/post-study assessment with each mother/baby pair and Helen This is a FREE OFFERING and a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with your baby AND discover new ways to connect with them on a somatic and non-verbal level. The number of participants will be capped at 6. Please email Helen with any further questions! hroets@pratt.edu


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Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend class kindly cancel 4 hours in advance. Cancellations within the 4 hour window will be subject to loss of class credit or $10 fee for unlimited members. All events & workshops are final sale. No refunds


Contact Details

  • 163 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT, USA

  • 169 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT, USA

  • 169 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT, USA

  • 163 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT, USA


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