Rainbowdance is universal in its focus on the establishment of safety, trust, and self-esteem while also customizable to suit the unique needs of your populations. Trainees include mental health clinicians, teachers, social workers, speech therapists, occupational and physical therapists, program administrators, early intervention therapists, expressive therapists, child life specialists, and parents. In these experientially-based trainings, you will learn our Rainbowdance structure and theory, gaining the tools needed to implement this intervention with your clients and children.
Basic Rainbowdance: Movement Poetry Program
Through music, movement, and storytelling, the basic model of our program works to build social empathy, self-confidence and self-regulation. Rainbowdance is adaptable for children ages 1-5 as well as children with special needs and behavioral challenges. It may be used in individual, dyadic (parent/child), and group interventions. In this two-day training, participants will engage in both experiential and didactical learning that will ready them to immediately begin implementation of this work in their professional and personal practice.
Advanced Rainbowdance: Transition to Kindergarten Model
Social and emotional health at the preschool level increases children’s readiness for kindergarten. If they feel regulated, confident and empathic towards others, they will be successful in a formal school environment. In the advanced Rainbowdance model we expand the repertoire, increasing its sophistication to mirror the challenges children will face in the formal school environment. It is adaptable for older children with special needs and behavioral challenges. This training is for those whom have completed the Basic Training and 20 hours of field experience.