The institute for Ashe Movement (IAM) was born out of a dream by its founder, Dr. Marshall Lee, to provide individual psychotherapy and group movement therapy to under-served populations. Understanding the need for mental health services in the greater New Orleans area, IAM to offers workshops to educate underserved communities on good mental health and well being. The goal is to help decrease the need for mental health services, especially among uninsured and under-insured populations.
Dance Movement Therapy
(DMT) is the connection between mind and body. Its purpose is t nurture mind-body-balance that is vital to our physical and emotional well-being. Among other things, DMT can convey culture, personal feelings, ideas, and social norms. DMT also has the ability to assist individuals dealing with stress, anxiety, and other psychological challenges.
Ashe Movement is offering DMT sessions. It is a choreographed system of movements based on West African ancestral and spiritual traditions that honor the forces of nature and nurture. It was developed to enhance meditation, mental health, and relaxation within our modern world. Coupled with psychotherapy, Ashe Movement is a drumming form of healing
In addition to Ashe Movement, IAM offers talk therapy sessions. Which, provides the emotional space for a person to get to the root of their problem and to find long-term solutions. IAM is a safe space with licensed therapists who will walk with you on your journey to emotional healing.
Research tells us that many patients prefer psychotherapy over medication. It is well documented that drugs can relieve suffering sooner than therapy. It is the latter, however, that provides the emotional space for a person to get to the root of their problem and to find long-term solutions. It is a journey.