About Anna Fiona Keogh

I qualified with an MA in Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP)  from Goldsmiths University of London in 2008. I have over 15 years of experience of providing DMP in diverse settings including education, intellectual disability and psychiatric services, community and spirituality settings as well as in private practice.  

I have a particular interest in supporting clients through significant life and identity transitions and decisions, such as living and recovering from addiction, living with illness, entering parenthood, loss and bereavement, the beginnings or endings of relationships, or changes in life direction or livelihood.

I am very much influenced by ecopsychology, creative and somatic approaches. I also draw from a number of other frameworks including psychodynamic, humanistic and mindfulness based approaches. I ​​​am curious about how creative movement and dance supports our wellbeing, and in particular how our relationship with the more-than-human world brings healing.

In addition to my therapy practice, I work as the editorial assistant for the journal Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy. I co-authored a chapter with Joan Davis, 'Cultivating the ‘felt sense’ of wellbeing – how we know we are well' for the Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing. I also wrote a chapter called 'Stillness' for Sr. Stan Kennedy's book Day by Day. 

I am a professional member of the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists (IACAT) and the Ecotherapy Network of Ireland (ENI).I am a certified facilitator in The BodyMind Approach for people with medically unexplained symtoms.  I am also a community dance teacher registered with the Laban Guild for Movement and Dance.

Some interesting talks and videos:

Trailer to the European Association of Dance Movement Therapy 2016 film about DMT, Resilient Lives: Building Strength Through Dance Movement Therapy 
Here I am World is a short film describing the community dance approach I use. 
See Professor Helen Payne's TED talk on The BodyMind Approach

Contact me by email on anna@movingthemoment.ie 

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