With the theme of “Meet Your Best Self in Dancing”, a training by Quan Jianghong from China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU) was held for over 30 psychological committee members at Shahe Campus on the afternoon of May 8.
The activity was hosted by the Psychological Center of Positive Experience (Shahe Campus) and co-organized by Fengru College, Shie College, the School of Beijing, the School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering and the Mental Health Studio.
During the training, the first two special warm-up games narrowed the distance between psychological committee members. The members gained their empathy and initiative in the following two games — “mirror” game and “silk scarf” game, and gradually had a deeper understanding of how to accept themselves and their peers through the “creative space” game. Following that, the two-part series — “I'm not the same” and “You in my eyes” — enabled them to learn the ways to appreciate themselves and praise others. Finally, Quan Jianghong made a summary of this training, and the members also recorded and shared their insights.
Dance/movement therapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement and dance to help a client achieve emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration. It can not only help cure physical and mental disorders, but also enhance personal consciousness and mental improvement.
Quan Jianghong is a full-time teacher of the Psychological Counseling Center of CFAU, as well as a certified China-German dance/movement therapist and a practitioner of improv and psychodrama. She headed and participated in five research projects of CFAU or Beijing, published eight articles, and complied and translated five textbooks altogether. Her research mainly focuses on psychological health of college student, dance/movement therapy and psychodrama.
Reported by Zhang Jia and Zhao Xinyu
Photographed by Zuo Shumiao
Reviewed by Gao Jing
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Lyu Xingyun