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Tango Therapist Neurotango®

Since the beginning of 2015 we have been offering  trainings for Tango Therapists.

Content and dates 2018:

Becoming a Tango Therapist. Four days training to have the
Certification Neurotango® - "Neurotango® Practitioner"
in Germany from 6th - 9th of December 2018
The twelve „Tango Tools” , taken from the Argentine Tango,
combine with psychotherapeutic exercises and together form building blocks for a broadly applicable practice. The appropriate selection of these diverse methods and practices stemming
physiotherapy, neurology, psychotherapy and/or various coaching practices
allows a holistic approach in working with a variety of clients to achieve diverse goals.

By now we have certificated about 46 Neurotango® Practitioner in 5 countries.

Place: The German Tango Therapists centre - 
Funkengasse 2, 58313 Herdecke
Information from Simone: or call +49 173 740 2000
Seminar price: 1.250 Euro
The course will be held in English.

There is no need of Tango dance knowledge or music knowledge as requirement.

Level I – 2 one-day seminars

Practical tools (the 12 tango tools)
Psychological tools for Tango Therapists
Structure of the training concept with practical exercises for neuromotor stimulation
+ Psychotango - psychological effects and psychomotor exercises

Further content:
Effectiveness, neuromotoric basis of the concept and historical development.

Resources and techniques of Argentine tango for exercises which train several areas of the brain simultaneously. Linking reasoning and movement, as well as emotional sensations which boost the storage processes of movement. Influences of musical impulses on cognitive and motor abilities.

General principles of Tango Therapy and its application areas: for example, Down syndrome, social phobia, dependencies, cardiovascular, pain management, depression, dementia, and use in geriatric psychiatry.

Another goal  is to draw up personal possibilities and resources of the future trainers in order to determine special applications or integration into existing therapy concepts.

Level II :
- Participation only after previous participation in the foundations and orientation seminar
Length: two one-day workshop seminars

Theoretical part: studies and literature to the development of tango therapeutic exercises.
Fundamentals for effectiveness in physical, psychological and cognitive areas.
Didactics and design of the Tango Therapy session (points I - IV).

Outline and structure of Tango Therapy training in nine parts.
I Welcome
II Personal assessment wellness
III Motivational part
IV Preliminaries (warming up the brain) in a circle of chairs
V Preliminary exercises standing – preparation through balance or coordination exercises
VI Main part partner dance
VII Personal assessment wellness
VIII Chill out
IX dismissal

Practical part:
Practical exercises to psychological objectives.
The symbolic body language in tango - the body does not lie.
Processing of emotions through physical expression 'from the inside out'
e.g. caused by loss (of a loved one, home, identity, property, culture), or by trauma, loneliness

You will learn to make a 10 classes Tango Therpy concept with your self chosen target group and you will get your certification after the presentation .
Final work: The written dissertation of the concept and presentation.

Photo: Scharper

Final certification 'Practical Tango Therapy Trainer' Neurotango©

Training to become a tango therapist Neurotango® Practitioner 

Limited participants (10 - 20). Please registrate as soon as possible.

Please register early at:
Simone Schlafhorst or Tel.: 0049 (0)173 740 2000

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