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Good Vibes: Calming the Body to Clear the Mind

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Calming the Body to Clear the Mind

Good Vibes Series - Mental Health Awareness Month

Concord Community Music School in partnership with Riverbend Community Mental Health

May 21 @ 12:10pm: Calming the Body to Clear the Mind

Presenter: Heather Oberheim, R-DMT, CCMS Dance Movement Therapist

Our body is a series of systems that work together to make us move, think, and feel, connecting us to our thoughts, feelings and emotions. Join us to discover tools that can help you calm down in a tight spot as well as develop a 5 minute a day mindfulness moment. Through her work as a dance movement therapist and Director of Early Childhood Programs at the Music School, she has developed a number of techniques to help calm the body and clear the mind. We’ll experience a ladder breath, some visual meditation, and a fun hot chocolate moment. Many of these techniques can be used in a car, office, or small space by people of all ages.  Heather teaches 2 year olds some of these techniques! Come smile, relax, learn and enjoy.

Heather Oberheim, R-DMT, holds a B.A. in Psychology with dance concentration from Colby-Sawyer College and a graduate degree in Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) from Antioch New England. As Music & Movement director, her classes on-site, in public schools, and community agencies such as Head Start benefit low-income children and children with special needs. Heather has advanced training in neurologic dance movement therapy with expertise in helping older adults cope with the effects of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and dementia. Additional training in meditation, the Kestenberg Movement Profile, breathing, and the physical practice of yoga also informs her work.   Heather has studied childhood development for many years which has aided her work with children affected by the opioid crisis, poverty, and homelessness. Heather is a frequent presenter of professional development workshops for early childhood educators, with a specialty in helping children with disabilities. She is active in the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association, the American Dance Therapy Association, and the NH Early Learning Association.

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The Concord Community Music School will host free weekly “Good Vibes: Music & Mental Health,” presented by their highly trained expressive arts therapists & faculty members from 12:10pm to 12:50pm each Tuesday in May. Presentations are at the Concord Community Music School Recital Hall, 23 Wall Street, downtown Concord, NH; they are free to attend, and no registration is required. All are welcome to come and learn more about the proven healing powers of music and music therapy, and pick up some ideas for incorporating music into your own family’s health and wellness.

May 7 @ 12:10pm: Singing to Connect Soul & Spirit
Presenter: Peggo Horstmann Hodes, M.Mus., M.Ed., CCMS Songweavers Director

May 14 @ 12:10pm: Express Yourself! Musical Tools for Emotional Communication
Presenter: Julieann Hartley, MT-BC, NMT, CCMS Director of Music Therapy

May 21 @ 12:10pm: Calming the Body to Clear the Mind
Presenter: Heather Oberheim, R-DMT, CCMS Dance Movement Therapist

May 28 @ 12:10pm: The Brain’s Pathways: Musical Tools for Mental Health
Presenter: Julieann Hartley, MT-BC, NMT, CCMS Director of Music Therapy

Also on Tuesday, May 7, at 7:00pm, the New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus will perform at the Music School. The New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus aims to present quality entertainment, provide an opportunity for wholesome social interaction for its members, and present a positive image of the gay community in New Hampshire. Following the Chorus, there will be a panel discussion with four LGBTQIA+ ambassadors from different stages of life, telling their mental health journey stories. The Chorus will end the program. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required through the Riverbend website at www.riverbendcmhc.org.

For more information, please call 603-228-1196 or visit www.ccmusicschool.org.

Time & Location

Date 05-21-2019 12:10 pm
Event End Date 05-21-2019 12:50 pm
Recital Hall
23 Wall St, Concord, NH 03301, USA
Recital Hall

Venue Details

The Recital Hall at Concord Community Music School is on the Wall Street side of the building. It can be accessed via the doors at 23 Wall Street in Concord (only open during Recital Hall events), or through the main entrance of the Music School at 24 Fayette Street, on the other side of the building. Please call for information: 603-228-1196.

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