Dance Movement Therapy - & Exercise and Health Psychology

Contact Information
Please fill out the short form below if you want to be contacted about:
a) a private session in Dance Movement Therapy, Authentic Movement, Inclusive Dance or Exercise and Health Psychology
b) a presentation, workshop and course in Dance Movement Therapy, Inclusive Dance or Exercise and Health Psychology
c) movement/body-based supervision for educators, counselors, artists
d) general interest in Dance Movement Therapy, Inclusive Dance or Exercise or
                                         Health Psychology 
                                                  e) I Can Dance Inclusive Group  
If you want to be contacted about any of the above, a) -d), please fill in your contact information below in English or Dutch. You will be answered as soon as possible.
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                                        Piccardthof, Groningen
           Dance/Movement groups in Groningen

I'm offering two types of sessions for adults in Groningen: Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) and an Authentic Movement Peer Practice Group. If you want to learn about what DMT and Authentic Movement entail, and/or make a practical try out and discuss your experience in a private session or together with others who are interested in the connection between body, movement and language, please fill out the form above.
Each session will consist of a creative movement and sensory awareness based warm-up, followed by some forms of Authentic Movement practice, such as solo, dyad, triad, breathing circle, long circle. The movement experience is consolidated verbally and with writing, reading, and time allowing, other forms of creative arts.
No specific experience is needed although both the AM and DMT ask for a readiness to witness yourself and if in a group, also others, in movement. The workshops can be taken as separate ones, or as a series of deepening practice. The facilitation will be mainly in English.

You are welcome to participate in an open AM workshop on the 12th of January, 2018 at 16:30-18:30! Please send an email (fill in your details above) to ask for more details and register.


Photos (2015) 'I Can Dance' groep in de buurtcentrum de Wende.

I Can Dance is een creatief dansvorm waarin kinderen met en zonder beperking bewegen en dansen. Familieleden en helpers zijn ook welkom. Danservaring is niet nodig, iedereen met zijn vaardigheden is van harte welkom. De bedoeling is dat we samen gaan dansen en nieuwe bewegingen leren. In Gronigen is er nu een groep:

                            DANS & BEWEGING
             Jeugd met zeer ernstige beperkingen 
                            vrijdag om 14-15 uur                                     
                            Ilmarinen, Groningen 

Lijkt het leuk?
Als je enthousiast bent geworden of wil je eerst meer informatie, neem dan contact met Marja via de formulier boven. 


If you want more information and register to any of the offerings, please fill out the form above.
                                         Noorderplantsoen, Groningen

Lectures and workshops in 2017

April 4, 2017
Early Childhood (0-7 years) in Research and Practice Symposium
University of Groningen, the Netherlands

July 5-8, 2017
12th International Conference on Developmental Coordination Disorder
Perth, Australia

November 3-5, 2017
DanceAble #2, Symposium en workshops in inclusie dans
Den Hague, the Netherlands

November 9-11, 2017
International Consortium of Motor Development Research
Melgaco, Portugal

Lectures and workshops in 2016

January 22, 2016
Marja Cantell
Dance Movement Therapy Workshop
Opleiding Psychomotorische Therapie
Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam

January 30, 2016
DCD Conferentie

March 19, 2016
Wijken voor Jeugd on Tour
't Vinkhuys, Groningen

April 10, 2016
Marja Cantell
Dance/Movement Therapy Refresher
Prairie Institute, Calgary

April 16-17, 2016
Marja Cantell
Dance Movement Therapy Module
Prairie Institute, Calgary

May 16-20, 2016
Marja Cantell
Stress & Coping Course
University of Jyväskylä Finland

June 8-10, 2016
Cantell, Houwen, van der Veer
Panel, International Society on Early Intervention Conference
Stockholm, Sweden

June 17-19, 2016
Marja Cantell
Embodied Entrance Workshop
Embodied Eyes Nordic Art Therapy Seminar
Helsinki, Finland 

September 9-11, 2016
Marja Cantell, Rosemarie Samaritter & Maarit Ylönen
European Dance Movement Therapy Conference

Lectures and workshops in 2015
January 22, 2015
Marja Cantell
Dance Movement Therapy Workshop
Opleiding Psychomotorische Therapie
Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam
March 13, 2015
Marja Cantell
Movement is more than we can perceive
MA Programme in Dance Movement Therapy
Codarts University of the Arts, Rotterdam

July 2-4, 2015
International Conference on Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
Toulouse, France
Marja Cantell, Beth Hands, Helen Parker, Elizabeth Rose, Mia Pless, & Deborah Dewey
Symposium: Retrospective on the lifework of Dr. Dawne Larkin

Marja Cantell, Suzanne Houwen, & Marina Schomaker
Psychometric investigation of the Dutch version of the Little DCDQ
Suzanne Houwen, & Marja Cantell
The relationship between motor and executive functioning in 3- to 5-year old children

September 5, 2015
Marja Cantell
I Can Dance - Open Day Workshops
De Wende, Groningen

November 24-25, 2015
Thomas Poulsen & Marja Cantell
Mixed Ability Dance Theatre
University of Groningen
Hanze Hogeschool
                  Bow River, Canmore, AB

Research consultation for creative/expressive arts practitioners and therapists
Are you interested in creating a research proposal?
Do you want to document your students' or clients' process?
Are you asked to show the effectiveness of your work approach?
                                             Paintings: Stewart Marshall, Sointula, BC
Please fill out the contact form above and you can get support and/or consultation for your ideas! 
Thank you for visiting!