After The Storm

November 8, 2012

Dear NYS-ADTA Community,

It is with a heavy heart filled with emotion that I write this letter on behalf of the NYS-ADTA Chapter Board.  Over the course of the last 10 days Hurricane Sandy moved through our physical community and wreaked havoc on our personal communities.

As such, the Board met for our monthly October meeting earlier this week, at the start of November.  In the meeting we discussed and processed some of the implications this epic storm has had upon our NY State community.  We have heard of members displaced from their homes, some without (hot) water or water at all, power, heat and complete loss of homes.

Additionally, other members of our community were evacuated from workplaces such as hospitals, nursing homes and shelters to name a few.  One of the many implications of such closures has been patients and clients loss of support from these portals of healing and treatment.  While in addition, clinicians in these facilities are displaced and have abruptly lost the support of colleagues, supervisors and fellow team members.

At our meeting this week the Board agreed that it made sense to reach out to our community through this letter and by offering a time for us as a community group to come together.  With that, we hope that you will join us for our first Dance Movement Therapy Gathering where we hope to create a discussion offer support, process, move, connect and heal as a community from this collective ‘Trauma’.  Moreover, if members who attend the meeting on Tuesday express additional need for community gatherings like this the Board will most certainly provide it to the community.

Dance Movement Therapy Gathering Details

Tuesday November 13, 2012

At CRS (The Center for Remembering and Sharing)

123 Fourth Avenue 2nd Floor (Buzzer #2)

Please RSVP to Stephanie Gail Ross, NYS-ADTA Corresponding Secretary at:

*If you cannot attend this gathering but are interested in attending another please let us know, that way we can adequately and accurately gauge the interest and needs of the community.

Until then take good care!

Cara A. Gallo, M.S. BC-DMT/LCAT

President, NYS-ADTA

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