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  • Natalia Braun, MSc

Research paper accepted for publication


I am delighted to announce that our research paper, Influence of Dance on Embodied Self-Awareness and Well-Being: An Interpretative Phenomenological Exploration, co-authored with Dr. Yasuhiro Kotera, Academic Lead in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psychology, University of Derby, UK, was accepted for publication in the academic peer-reviewed Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, the official journal of the Association for Creativity in Counseling, a division of the American Counseling Association.


This qualitative research we did at the University of Derby, UK, aimed at exploring personal dance experience and influence of dancing on the evolution of embodied self-awareness and well-being. It helps increase the utility of dance as a well-being approach, stress coping intervention and countermeasure to depression and loneliness. It makes aware of the use of dance as a creative tool in inducing positive transformations on individual and societal levels.

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