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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® Endorsed Practitioner Training
The newly revised Advanced Training* prepares practitioners to be well-informed advocates of the work, and credentials participants to provide Rainbowdance® Orientations to their current sites. The Orientation educates teachers, staff, and caregivers on the theory behind, and goals for Rainbowdance®, thereby enhancing community engagement and support. Upon completion of this training, participants will gain the status of “Endorsed Practitioner,” which provides discounts on BCF workshops and trainings, and earns participants a spot on BCF’s website listing of credentialed Rainbowdance® interventionists.


*The advanced training is for those whom have completed the Basic Training and 20 hours of field experience.

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The Art and Technique of Isadora Duncan

Our Isadora Duncan Workshops are for clinicians, dancers, and all who desire a basic reconnection to their physical and spiritual bodies.  Through the exploration of nature, archetypes, and the choreographic etudes of Isadora Duncan, participants find a renewed sense of empowerment and harmony that carries into their daily lives and practices.

All workshops are taught by Dicki Johnson Macy, BC-DMT, LMHC, IDMA.  Licensed Mental Health Clinicians receive 6 CEUs for full-day workshops and 3 CEUs for half-day workshops.  Registered Dance/Movement Therapists may use these workshops toward group supervision hours for their BC-DMT. 

Identity Workshops

Girls Identity and Empowerment Workshop
Offered by Dicki Johnson Macy, PhD, LMHC, BC-DMT
Coming-of-age teenagers, and even young adults in college, are bombarded with changes that they perceive as out of their control. The onset of puberty and the shift from the security of the one elementary classroom to the many periods, teachers, subjects, and physical rooms of high school, represent changes that are both internal and external. This time is ripe for identity confusion. This workshop provides a safe arts-based platform where girls might explore feeling associated with this coming of age, normalizing, and validating them all. It includes exploring and participating in established (but forsaken in western culture) rites of passage as well as rituals from traditional cultures. I know that teens are hungry for such rituals. I have heard, increasingly, that high school students, limited to virtual interaction, have chosen to create their own rituals and ceremonies. Some teachers have listened to their voices and have validated their wishes. The need to have these young voices heard and responded to shapes my recommendation for creating the space for their art and rituals, both individual and collective to emerge. These sessions offer multi-modal experiences. Included are gesture, movement, visual art, guided imagery, all of which encourage the development or enhancement of individual and collective empowerment. I have piloted this program in a New Hampshire public Middle School and in a High School. I will offer one session to adolescent girls and one to mothers and/or teachers. Each session will be limited to 6 participants.

Nature Based themes include:
Grounding/Stability Earth Element Symbology
Wisdom/Spirit Air Element Symbology
Emotion/Expression/Vocalize Water Element Symbology
Strength/Energy/Resilience Fire Element Symbology

Wise Women Rites of Passage Workshop

Offered by Dicki Johnson Macy, PhD, LMHC, BC-DMT
This workshop offers to participants the opportunity for transforming the perceptual distinction of aging from “elderly” to “elder”. The former implies degradation and decay, the latter acknowledges the wisdom gained through life experience. Personal and collective rites of passage are explored and developed. Borrowing tools from earth-based cultures, this workshop empowers women to reclaim their voices which continue to be truncated in patriarchal cultures. This workshop is arts based with explorations inclusive of: Movement, guided imagery, music, story and elder fairy tales, and journaling. Limited to 6 participants.

Explorations and Tasks:
1) Balance and Safety. In youth, the hero fears falling which equates with fear of failure. The ego and the development of identity and validation by the social and external environment is central as the youth projects forward momentum into the future. For the elder, fear of falling becomes the fear of lost balance, of losing mobility, of breaking the physical body. This beginning ritual will encourage practicing physical and emotional balancing.
2) Exploration of three phases of female development: maiden-mother-elder. The images of the Beech tree in varied stages of development are offered as symbols for embodiment. The collected stories and memoirs that are gifts of having lived so many years and accrued memoirs, are represented by the Elder Beech tree.
3) Integrating Conscious and Unconscious as symbolized by the images, respectively, of land and sea: Reflecting upon the essential theme in elder tales, the confrontation of neglected
aspects of the self which are hidden in the unconscious.
4) Reclamation of wonder and delight in life.
5) Generativity (paying it forward).


Community, Classroom, Culture-Based Intervention (CBI) is an evidence-based method developed by the International Trauma Center (ITC) and BCF.  Following our commitment to empowering communities, we train local clinicians, teachers, first responders, and concerned citizens in this work so that they may best support the survivors of trauma in their neighborhoods.  This intervention, taught in a 3 or 5 day training, is a tailored fit for children of any cultural, linguistic or socio-economic background.  Hundreds have been trained nationally and abroad, and BCF continues to respond to new calls for trainings on an ongoing basis.

Psychological First Aid and PTSM

Our Psychological First Aid and Post Traumatic Stress Management trainings are designed for: school counselors, school administrators, educators,  psychologists, social workers, mental health clinicians, substance abuse counselors, nurses, pediatricians, juvenile justice and law enforcement personnel, clergy, and marriage and  family therapists.


PTSM is a cognitive-based (verbal) group intervention for youth and adults 10 years old and older. It has been developed and tested extensively in the field over the last 30 years by Dr. Robert Macy in the US and abroad within post trauma and violence exposure settings in schools and local communities. Our PTSM training series includes the most current components of psychological first aid, psychosocial stabilization, and resiliency enhancement. Attendees are taught the skills used to identify, stabilize and augment the psychosocial needs of youth who have been exposed to life threatening events including traumatic loss. The PTSM design and development service continuum includes gender specific, developmentally specific, culturally and linguistically specific post-disaster psychological intervention, stabilization, and resiliency augmentation protocols.

PFA is designed for delivery by mental health specialists who provide acute assistance to affected children and families as part of an organized disaster response effort. These specialists may be imbedded in a variety of response units, including first responder teams, incident command systems, primary and emergency health care providers, school crisis response teams, faith-based organizations, Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), Medical Reserve Corps, the Citizens Corps, and disaster relief organizations.