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Anna Dako

Anna Dako, Ph.D., RSME/T, UKSMDT, holds a Ph.D. in counselling in education (art practice-based research), MA in dance and somatic wellbeing and MA in theatre studies. Anna is a registered somatic movement educator and therapist with over seventeen years of experience working with dance, movement and creative arts. Anna’s earlier experience stretches from dance research, dramaturgy and on-screen productions. She is also a board member of the Association for Somatic Movement Dance Therapy, United Kingdom & Éire. She collaborates internationally and has lived and worked in Poland, the Netherlands and now in Scotland, United Kingdom. As a writer she specializes in practice-based research, eco psychology and environmental philosophy perspectives. Her forthcoming book Dances with Sheep: On RePairing Human-Nature Condition in Felt Thinking and Moving towards Wellbeing is due to be published in 2022 with Intellect Books. Anna is the founder of Dunami – Movement, Arts, Wellbeing, a platform for ecologically mindful growth, psycho-somatic health and outdoor arts projects: In her research, she has been developing movement-based approaches towards more embodied ways for ‘being well’ with the natural environment guided by processes of creative felt thinking, and is currently offering both online and on-site courses on this somatic methodology of ecologically inclusive self-therapy work.

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