Welcome to myinsideart
by Maria Carbonetti
I am a dancer, a certified Expressive Arts Therapist that works with the combination of expressive dance and movement, somatic approaches and the arts. I integrate elements from different disciplines that I have studied and explored, such as Dance Movement Therapy, Danzaterapia (Maria Fux Method) as well as Dance for PD and Therapeutic Touch. I truly believe in the connection of body and mind for unleashing creativity and imagination, to find answers, resources and to explore and fulfill our needs. Myinsideart, for individuals and groups, is a safe space to imagine, create, move/dance, write, paint, and reflect within your own possibilities and desires in the presence of a compassionate witness. My work focuses on the inherent capacity of the imagination and the expressive self to create change, honoring the connection between the physical, the mental and the spiritual present in everyone’s journey.
expressive dance and movement
Disconnection between mind and body is often a result of our multitasking life and leaves our soul lost in translation. Can we initiate a gentle dialogue between body and soul? Can we hear what our body has to say? Can the soul speak through our bodies? Can our mind be present but not dominant?
Art making offers through imagination a multimodal tool for empowerment and enables the person to ask questions, to find answers and to recognize his/ her needs. Art making also helps to find creative responses not only to particular situations but to changes and transitions (internal/developmental and external) in life.
"You are a midwife, assisting at someone else’s birth. Do good without show or fuss. Facilitate what is happening rather than what you think ought to be happening. If you must take the lead, lead so that the mother is helped, yet still free and in charge. When the baby is born, the mother will rightly say: “We did it ourselves!” - From The Tao Te Ching
My workshops are about letting the dialogue begin by befriending our body, giving our soul space to speak through art-making and movement/dance. We give space to our creativity exploring different themes and unleashing the power of the imagination in a safe space for self-growth and awareness. Group work fosters at the same time joyful play and a sense of community for mutual support and healing.