Posts by LauraValenti

Drumming with battered women in London

Posted by on 4 Feb, 2014 in Blog, drum circle, women | 0 comments

Back in March 2011, I had an opportunity to work with some of the most incredibly brave women I have ever met in my life. Many of these ladies had been victims of violence for much of their lives and were dealing as well as they could with the physical and mental impact of terrible abuse. We were introduced through the Praxis centre for displaced people in London after it was suggested to me that some of my techniques for promoting wellbeing and relaxation might help. Through the Family Care Project, we came to the conclusion that perhaps a drumming session might be the most beneficial to...

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Movement Medicine with Laura Valenti in Sacramento

Posted by on 31 Jan, 2014 in Blog, Uncategorized, workshops | 0 comments

Movement Medicine with Laura Valenti in Sacramento

After a long journey with the School of Movement Medicine, I attended in December the first module of the Professional Training. I am currently allowed to teach MM as an apprentice teacher.  When I had a meeting with my teacher Susannah Darling Khan, she said to me I was going to be the gipsy teacher….and I thought wow…yes, this is what is going to happen, after I deeply felt that I couldn`t stay in London anymore on regular basis and that I wanted to travel, especially to places where there are communities living in a way that respects the Earth and embrace the sacred in daily...

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New Movement Medicine class in London

Posted by on 20 Mar, 2013 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

I am very happy to announce a new Movement Medicine class starting in LONDON on Friday 15th. I will be assisting Keef Miles on the dance floor after Drum Circle at Jacksons Lane and I invite you warmly to come to drum and dance!  ‘Human Dancings: A River of Yoga in Motion, an Ocean of Dancing Devotion’ Movement Medicine with Keef Miles (PranaMotion) From Friday 15th March and EVERY Friday going forward, ‘Human Dancings’ will be an opportunity for everyone – no experience required – to re-connect with the Self through movement.  With a wonderful soundtrack of...

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Drumming Out Dementia&Percussive Furniture

Posted by on 15 Mar, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I am very happy to share this article written by drummer and designer Thomas Maisey, who has been attending Drum Circles at Jacksons Lane. I am keen to offer the space to artists, therapists an dreamers to experiment and bring new ideas. Thomas brought his percussive chairs and run an experiment with the group.   Percussive FurnitureJanuary saw the sound therapy group take time to experiment with some other sound: the electrical, theamplified, the assistive! A big thank you to Laura, Anna and Mara who volunteered at Jackson’s laneTheatre.The title of the research project Drumming Out...

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Short Bio: Laura Valenti, Sound Therapist.

Posted by on 4 Feb, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

I am very pleased to share this article, which it has been written about me by Ipek Ozerim, a cultural event manager. This short bio it has been written to present Kush, a fantastic project created by Melisa Yavas, designed to support women to blossom. I will be part of the workshop “Acceptance” offering sound therapy, Tuesday 26th of March 2013.   Laura Valenti is a qualified sound therapist helping those on “a path to empowerment, awakening and transformation”. Formerly an Italian teacher, drama facilitator and a lawyer in human rights working with trafficked women,...

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