Andrea Juhan, PhD, MFT,
is a therapist and dancer, and for three decades a student/teacher of Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms, Gestalt Awareness Practice and Integrative Body Psychotherapy. She has created her own form of movement practice called Open Floor, and together with other gifted teachers she co-founded Open Floor International.
There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.
Joy is our birthright. We are designed to experience pleasure. However, have you ever noticed how easy it is to drift to the one negative comment in a sea of positive responses? To dwell on one doubt in the face of overwhelming support? Yes, we are designed to experience pleasure but our brains have what neuropsychologist call a negativity bias. Therefore, we need to practice embodying the full spectrum of human joy, teaching ourselves happiness to counterbalance evolution's survival directive.