THE DANCING BOND- Nurturing Attuned Parenting
Your guide to Attuned Parenting.
For Parents, Grandparents, Uncles, Aunts, Sisters & Brothers.
Where families come together and celebrate the journey called Parenthood!
Rashi B. Tandon
Founder-The Dancing Bond
Registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist (ADMP-UK), Clinical Psychologist & Rehabilitation Psychologist
Methodology at The Dancing Bond
1. Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP):
DMP has much to offer while working with children in their younger years. This is because DMP is a multisensory approach that nurtures individuality, enables children to express themselves and facilitates. DMP with young children focuses on the ‘Sense of body’ and ‘Sense of Self’. The child’s developmental home is her body and she organizes her world around somatic experiences of self. A separate sense of personal identity enables the child to learn and explore whilst being simultaneously different from and in relation to others.
Children learn the most basic and integral part of growing up through play. It is the key to interaction and this curiosity encourages them to play and explore. Through play children gain self-confidence and learn to make sense of the world around them. We focus on encouraging different experiences such as creativity, imagination, cooperative play, parallel play and also solitary play to create a bond.
3. Working in a Group / Dancing in a community:
Working in groups has many advantages, notably in terms of peer support and at the following levels:
• Body/Soma (neuro and sensory motor growth and integration)
• Mind/Psyche (emotional expression)
• Social (improving social skills and communication, building relationships)
• Cognitive (concentration skills, verbal processing)
4. Characteristics of interaction with the child:
Caregivers should focus on the importance of giving time, acceptance and above all unconditional positive regard (Rogers, 1957), appropriate encouragement and enthusiasm when the child is in a state of unknowing and unrest. We as families always benefit from learning new ways to be with our children in a safe space where they are understood as co-explorers.
By learning these alternative interactions we as parents learn to accept and regulate our children’s reactions through innovative interactions.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Children (0-4 years) with their caregiver. The caregiver can be their mother, father, grandparents, uncle or aunts.
*No didis or maids.
The Term comprises of 12 Sessions. Classes are once a week. 11 sessions are parent-child sessions and the last session of each semester is a parenting session for all the families.
WHAT IS PROVIDED
Every term you will be provided an activity book and a theory book. These books will be your guide throughout our term.
Current semester. In our first semester- Connection- we are focusing on connecting with the child that consist of activities like Circle time, Tickle-cuddle-hug, music and rhythms, breathing activities that enhances the emotional connection between you and your baby.