What is Move-Assure?
The Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing programme is a 20 week programme based on dance and mental wellbeing advice.
The Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing programme is for anyone who wants to improve their mental wellbeing through movement and dance.
This unique programme was created by Dame Darcey Bussell, Dr Peter Lovatt and Occupational Therapist Lindsey Lovatt.
The Move-Assure Coach Training Course takes 4 weeks to complete and includes two live 2-hour zoom sessions, 8 hours of individual Move-Assure Reflective Dance Practice, completion of Movement in Practice Stage 1 Facilitator Training and completion of the Move-Assure Reflective Dance Practice Log.
Once trained you will be registered as a Move-Assure Coach and will be eligible to use the Move-Assure Coach membership as part of your own movement/dance practice.
The aim of the Move-Assure Coach Training Course is for you to acquire the knowledge and skills to be able to use the Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing Programme, to run your own Move-Assure coaching sessions and to help you to use the aquired skills in your own practice.
The training includes:
- Full orientation and understanding of Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing Programme
- Using the Movement in Practice STEP Analysis technique within Move-Assure.
- Knowledge of the evidence base of mental wellbeing
- Understanding of the Principles of coaching and running groups.
- Engagement with Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing 17 short dances.
This training is a combination of acquiring evidence, learning the programme, and implementing Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing.
What is Move-Assure Coaching?
Group coaching sessions provide general wellbeing support to people as they progress through the Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing programme. The content of the group coaching sessions is based around the NHS’s Five Steps to Mental Wellbeing. In addition, the group coaching sessions include topics related to psychological skills, such as motivation, goal setting, and mindset.
Move-Assure Group Coaching sessions can be used with groups of individuals, such as, Employee Wellbeing Programs, Primary Care Networks, Dance Organisations, Charities, Voluntary Organisations, Social Prescribers, and providers of Mental Health Services.
Move-Assure run two types of Group Coaching sessions: Public Groups and Bespoke Groups.
Public Coaching Groups are held weekly on different days and at different times – to suite people’s time-zone and lifestyle. Public groups are held online and are open to anyone – which means groups of individuals can meet like-minded people in a supportive environment who are also focused on getting their wellbeing back by using movement and dance.
Bespoke Coaching Groups are created around client needs and can be held online or live in-person. For example, we can create a Move-Assure Coaching group for someone who is a GP, Social Prescriber, or who runs an employee wellbeing programme, just for their patients, participants, or employees.
Group Coaching sessions are led by a qualified Move-Assure Coach.
Qualified Move-Assure Coaches can also run Move-Assure coaching sessions alongside their own Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing programmes.
Move-Assure Coach Training with Lindsey Lovatt
The Move-Assure Coach training programme consists of four stages:
- Completion of Stage 1 of the Movement in Practice Facilitator Training
- Attend two x 2-hour live-zoom seminars – led by Lindsey Lovatt
- Completion of your self-paced Reflective Dance Practice
- Completion of the Move-Assure Reflective Dance Practice Log
Stage 1 Movement in Practice Facilitator Training
Completion of online learning course Stage 1 of the Movement in Practice Facilitator Training Programme delivered by Dr Peter Lovatt. This course includes an introduction to the Psychology of Movement and the Movement in Practice STEP approach including:
A Basic Introduction to the Psychology of Movement – providing key definitions of psychology and placing movement at the heart of human experiences within education, health, and business environments.
The Science of Movement and Psychology – providing an overview of a 4 STEP approach of research which links movement with psychological processes.
Pause and Reflect Activities and Active Learning Exercises – Following the introduction of each topic, you will either complete a Pause and Reflect Activity or an Active Learning Exercise.
Dance Breaks – A simple 4-part dance routine is taught a regular interval during the module. The Dance Break is literally to give you a quick movement break, time out from studying and to keep your mind and body working together harmoniously.
In Stage 1 the course content is delivered through a series of pre-recorded lectures. This is a self-paced, online method, which means you can learn at your own pace and in your own time. Stage 1 course content is delivered by Dr Peter Lovatt.
Stage 1 Duration: Approximately 5 hours of self-paced learning and reflection.
Stage 2 Live Zoom Seminars with Lindsey Lovatt
Attendance and participation of 2 live zoom teaching sessions including:
Session 1 – Orientation of Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing Programme and STEP Analysis and its application to Move-Assure dances.
Session 2 – What is Mental Wellbeing? and How to run a coaching session.
Each live zoom session is 2 hours duration
Stage 3 Completion of your Reflective Dance Practice
The Reflective Dance Practice includes learning each Move-Assure dance, reading the associated STEP analysis, and writing a reflection in your Move-Assure Reflective Dance Practice log. This is carried out in your own time and is expected to take about 8 hours to complete.
Stage 4 Completion and submission of your Move-Assure Reflective Dance Practice Log
A log template will be provided and guidance provided for completion.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the learning format?
The Move-Assure Coach Training is based on 2 live zoom sessions which will include the delivery of lectures and focus on how to deliver Move-Assure Coaching.
A pre-recorded Stage 1 introductory course will need to be completed prior to the commence of the live teaching sessions.
The Move-Assure Coach Training also includes a practical element where you are asked to engage in the dances, learn and reflect.
How many teaching and learning sessions are included?
There will be a 5-hour pre-recorded course (Stage1) to be completed prior to the commencement of the live zoom sessions. If you have already completed the Movement in Practice Facilitator training, you are not required to complete this.
There will be 2 x 2-hour live zoom sessions including 4 topics, orientation of Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing, STEP analysis, mental wellbeing, and coaching delivery.
Where will the learning take place?
The teaching sessions will take place over zoom. The Reflective Dance Practice will take place within your own home or workspace.
What day and time will the teaching sessions take place?
Session 1 – Tuesday 9 May 2023 – 10 am – 12 noon
Session 2 – Tuesday 16 May 2023 – 10 am – 12 noon
Dance Reflective Practice – 9 May – 6 June
Submission of Reflective Dance Practice Log – 6 June
Session 1 – Saturday 24 June 2023 – 2 pm – 4 pm
Session 2 – Saturday 1 July 2023 – 2 pm – 4 pm
Dance Reflective Practice – 24 June – 21 July
Submission of Reflective Dance Practice Log – 21 July
Successful completion of the course requires attendance at both teaching zoom sessions, successful completion of the Movement in Practice Facilitator Stage 1 course and submission and successful completion of the Dance Reflective Practice Log.
Move-Assure Coach Status
Once you have completed the Move-Assure Coach Training Course you will be able to use this in your own movement/dance practice and be eligible to apply for Move-Assure Coach Membership where you will be a registered Move-Assure Coach, with benefits including:
- Regular Move-Assure Peer Coaching Supervision
- Use of Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing Programme
- CPD Sessions
£10 per month.
About the Instructor
Lindsey Lovatt, Occupational Therapist and Director of Clinical Application for Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing.
Lindsey is a qualified Occupational Therapist with an MSc in Forensic Mental Health, and postgraduate qualifications in Systemic & Family Therapy, Dramatherapy, Eating Disorders, and Parenting. Specialising in CAMHS, Lindsey has always been a therapist at heart. She has spent the last 30 years working closely with people, seeking to understand. Lindsey has worked for the NHS as a leader in mental health services. With senior management roles, including Allied Health Professionals Lead for a large NHS Trust and being a specialist advisor for the Government’s Care Quality Commission (CQC), Lindsey understands how people and organisations tick.
Lindsey is the co-founder of Movement in Practice, which is an educational organisation that uses movement to enhance people’s relationships, creativity, health, and wellbeing.
Together with Dame Darcey Bussell, Lindsey and Peter are co-founders of the Move-Assure Dance for Mental Wellbeing Programme.