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Deborah Thomas

Movement & Psychotherapy- A Jungian Approach. 

For clients interested in working with dreams and creative/expressive movement in an exploration of the self. Deborah Thomas, PhD, BC-DMT, DTRL, has trained with the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysis. Available by appointment.


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Self & Social Identity Groups for Children 

A therapeutic class for adults with developmental issues filled with movement, music and opportunities for social engagement. This group is a safe place for people to come and engage with others. Please join us as we connect through the universal modality of movement!

Mariah Meyer LeFeber,


On-going Fridays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

$75 for 5 week punch-card or $20 per class.

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Experience your natural potential to move with ease in a supportive environment. With Deborah Thomas, PhD, BC-DMT, DTRL.
By appointment. $60/session. Group sessions also available; cost per person based on number of class members.

To register for classes, contact the instructor @ (608) 251-0908 or email us 

Issue: #10

Summer  2011

Dear ,


Hancock Center's calendar is full of good programs for you, your family or your clients this summer. This includes some familiar on-going classes or therapy groups as well as a few new classes. Read on to see the line-up. There are also openings for individual sessions in dance/movement therapy for children and adults, and for Alexander Technique.  


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(608) 251-0908; info@hancockcenter.net.  


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Thank you for your support and interest in Hancock Center and in dance/movement therapy.



Laura Rogers

Administrative Associate

Two Free Events in June

Healing Through Mindfulness & Movement-

A presentation by therapists Mare Chapman of Lives Unlimited and Grace Valentine of Hancock Center.
Practices that ground us in the present through painful and playful experiences will be demonstrated. We will show a form of meditation that enhances the awareness of thoughts, emotions and feelings.  We will see how simple movement cues can be used to help us feel safe and connected to the environment around us.   

Thursday, June 16, 4-6 PM, at the Hancock Center, downtown Madison, WI.  Open to the public. Free of charge.
RSVP appreciated: (608) 251-0908, or info@hancockcenter.net. 


MARE CHAPMAN, M.A. has been practicing Insight Me

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Mare Chapman

ditation for over 20 years, studying with Jack Kornfield, Pema Chodron, Stephen Levine, Christina Feldman, Thich Nhat Hanh, Jon Kabat-Zinn and others. She also provides mindfulness-based psychotherapy for adults, kids, teens and couples.

GRACE VALENTINE, MA, BC-DMT, DTRL, LPC has been a dance/movement therapist at

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Grace Valentine

Hancock Center for over 25 years. She facilitates women's groups and works with individual adults in psychotherapy focusing on personal growth, socialization and relationship skills, coping with developmental delays, emotional and physical illness, and sexual abuse and substance abuse. 


Introductory Session of Empowerment Through Movement: A Therapy Group for Women

Dance therapists Grace Valentine and Tara Converse will introduce the format and some examples of experiential activities of this body-based therapy group for women. No prior movement experience necessary. Open to any woman.  

Thursday, June 9, 7:00-8:30 PM at the Hancock Center, downtown Madison, WI. Open to any woman interested. RSVP. Attending does not require registration for the 6-week group.      
Grace Valentine, MA, BC-DMT, DTRL, LPC, & Tara Converse, MA, R-DMT.


Movers & Shakers: A Movement and Socialization Class for Adults with Developmental Issues

A therapeutic class filled with movement, music and opportunities for social interaction. This group is a safe place for people to engage with others while relating through the language of movement. We will explore issues relating to relationships, health and body-image, self-esteem and positive leisure activities. Please join us as we connect through the universal modality of movement! Mariah Meyer LeFeber, MA, LPC, BC-DMT, DTRL. On-going Fridays: 3:30-4:30pm. $20/class -OR-- $75/5-week punch card.

Stepping Stones: Creative and Developmental Movement for 2-3 year olds with a Parent or Caregiver
Fun, interactive ways to increase fine and gross motor mobility and movement coordination, and to develop parent/child and social connections. Mariah Meyer LeFeber, MA, LPC, BC-DMT, DTRL. Wednesdays, 10:45-11:30 a.m. June 15-Aug. 24. $15/class for 10 weeks.

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Circle of Children: Creative Dance for Kids ages 3-5

Dance for joy! A place for your little one to explore the wonders of moving through space for fun and learning! Children learn basic elements of dance while celebrating their individual spirits and creative expression. Ann Wingate, MA, BC-DMT, DTRL.  

Mondays, 1:15-2 p.m. June 20-Aug. 8. $14/class -OR-- $84/7 weeks.


 HC Dance Club:

A Creative Dance Experience for Young People ages 13-21 with Developmental Issues

A therapeutic classed filled with fun, dance and music. The class will encourage self esteem, positive body image, and successful peer relationshipsTo promote a sense of inclusion, the class is supported by teen and college student volunteers. Ann Wingate, MA, BC-DMT, DTRL.

Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m. Jun. 22 - Aug. 10.

$20/class -OR- $120/8 weeks.

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Empowerment through Movement:
A Therapy Group for Women 
This group will incorporate the use of movement as a vehicle to creatively explore blocks to feeling connected to one's authenticity and power. We will use movement expression, relaxation and discussion to explore client centered issues. No prior dance or movement experience necessary.  Grace Valentine, MA, BC-DMT, DTRL, LPC, & Tara Converse, MA, R-DMT.
Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m. June 23-Aug. 4. (No group 7/07).
$35/week for 6 weeks. 




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Hancock Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and is a United Way Partner Agency and a supporting agency of the Marian Chace Foundation of the American Dance Therapy Association. Donations are tax-deductible as provided by law.