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What I Do

Dancetherapy

Maria Fux Approach

Semplicemente Family

Mindfulness and creativity for families

Storytelling In Therapy

Shows And Theatre Courses


Teatro e Spettacolo

Educational Theatre And Storytelling

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The perfect mix to help children grow up happily!
— Francesca, Pietro's Mom

I’ve created and interpreted many shows and storytelling for toddlers and kids, produced by La Foresta di Sherwood.

Storytelling with props, puppets, dance and movement introduce kids to significant themes like emotions, inclusion, environmental protection.

Italian and English repertoire available here Cooperativa Sociale La Foresta Di Sherwood

If you prefer a tailor made event, just drop a line! contattami e ne parleremo!

Theater Courses and Continuig Education

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We’ve tested how the psychological approach and the artistic one can enrich each other and produce meaningful learning opportunities
— Maria Teresa Ruggiero, Psychologist and Psychotherapist

I offer theatre and drama classes both in English and in Italian, with kids from toddler age to high school.

You’ll find my open classes in Monza at: La Scuola delle Arti - Teatro Binario 7

I also work with adults, mainly using theatre and dance/creative movement as tools for personal /professional growth. My workshops for companies include sessions on emotional intelligence, leadership styles, non-verbal communication techniques, teambuilding.

If you think the arts can add some wow-factor to your team, just get in touch!

Social and Community Theater

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Thank you Lavinia for the awesome theatre project we’ve worked on
— Elena Bossi, social worker

As a project leader, actress and author I jave contributed to create Roots- exploring origins, where a multitalented international cast uses dance, music, storytelling and singing to talk about how similar we are.

If you want to host the show, get in touch with me!

Almost every year my special need theatre or dancetherapy groups realize a performance: “Yes we can” puts on stage disabled and non disabled performers; “Tiptoeing through History” stages the stories of 15 senior ladies between 85 and 97 years of age.


Let’s talk if you are interested in these experiences! 

Storytelling in Therapy

I have recently updated my drama and dancetherapy background with a still ongoing training on the use of storytelling and narration techniques within therapeutic settings. Partnering teams of professionals like psychologists and psychotherapists, I offer one-to-one sessions where storytelling becomes a way to get in touch and make friendship with deep emotional contents, that might be less likely to come up in non-creative, more cognitive settings. The client can therefore first familiarize with the endless possibilities of storytelling, so that we can later move on to using the power of narrative to discover and refresh personal skills, to promote resiliency, to develop more effective learning strategies and coping skills. 

I mainly work with kids and families, but the technique can be applied to adults as well.

My main field of interest is in researching  the use of theatre/storytelling techniques to promote emotional and communicational skills in people with high functioning autism. 

One-to-one sessions are available in:

  • Monza: partnering with dr Maria Teresa Ruggiero

  • Milan: in Semplicemente Spazio, in collaboration with Dr Carolina Traverso (Italian and English sessions available)

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Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.
— G.K. Chesterton

Semplicemente Family

What do mindfulness and the arts have in common? To me, it’s all about awareness, non-judgement, and openness.

After ten years of personal practice as a yogini and a meditator, I felt it was time to include these teachings in my way of making art: I applied to Mindful Schools and (California, USA) and got trained as a Mindful Educator. Today, I study, research, practice and do my best to learn about the educational power of mindfulness.

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Semplicemente Family is the mindfulness program for families where creativity and awareness come together, for a challenging, emotionally rich, gentle practice that includes all the members in the family.

I developed it together with Carolina Traverso and you can find it in her centre, Semplicemente Spazio

Group classes are held only in Italian at the moment, but you can find all info here

 

Get in touch with me for one-to-one session in English as well

Dancetherapy

I won’t get tired to make it clear: I am an artist that, thanks to her creative work, has found a way to promote change through movement. I am not a psychologist and I give no prescriptions. What I do is just empowering the resources each of us already has. 
.-Maria Fux-
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I use dancetherapy – Maria Fux approach – with different target groups: disabled people (mild to severe);  integrating  dancetherapy and theatre with elderly people affected by mild to severe cognitive impairment; offering dance classes for  special need and neurotypical kids together: Maria Fux approach  does make a point of providing inclusion through dance and creativity, believing that our limits can only be met gently and successfully by reinforcing our skills and resources first. 

My dancetherapy final essay focused on the use of dancetherapy with learning disorders.

You can now find my dancetherapy group with disabled people at Cooperativa Lambro di Monza.

Please feel free to email me for any info on my dancetherapy projects.