Alison Waldman at TEDxGreatMills
Why we should be dancing with our doctors • September 2020
Founder & Lead Facilitator Alison Waldman shares how she re-imagines hospitals as places for common humanity, creativity, and agency. From dances in chemotherapy wings to a surprise duet with a robot, learn how she works with staff, patients, and caregivers in healthcare spaces to incorporate movement into medicine and to enhance community building and compassionate relationships between providers and patients.
Episode 5: #GetStretched with Alison Waldman
3:30 On what I really mean by "bring your curves and curiosities"
6:00 The technique and speciality of working in hospitals
9:50 How I found myself working in healthcare space
12:30 Teaching trauma-informed yoga
24:00 Reflections on teaching virtually during COVID-19
29:00 Zoom fails and stories about my dog interrupting me
Denison University Career Center
Healthcare & Wellness:
A Conversation with Alison Waldman '10
In an interview with my alma mater, I share advice for graduating seniors on how to enter the wellness and healthcare fields as a good listener, an advocate for progress, and how to keep oneself accountable and cared for in a field of giving. Sept. 2020
The Importance of Wellness at Work
An interview with HireEffect, LLC about wellness and sustainability in entrepreneurship, and the core of our business mission. I share tips on managing the demands of the modern work day, and my female heroes in honor of Women's History Month. March 2019
Montgomery Blair High School Counseling
Expert Speaker Series: Wellness of Body & Mind
A conversation from home with expert high school guidance counselor Makeyda Soriano on wellness as self-advocacy, getting back to your body after trauma, and giving the gift of accountability. (IGTV) Dec. 2020
Core to Coeur CEO Madison Page and I sit down and talk pant legs, MTV Cribs, retreat, messiness, shamelessly being weird on the bus, heartbreak, Disney princesses, and the wall art that never fails me. (IGTV) July 2020
Movement for MS
January 2019 • Georgetown University Medical Center
Movement for MS is a dance class designed specifically for people living with multiple sclerosis, created in collaboration with the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Department of Neurology. Movement for MS empowers participants to explore their movement potential in fun and creative ways while building community, collaboration, and physical confidence. Alison Waldman is the co-lead foundational teacher of this award-winning program.
The Day of Dance at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
December 2017 • Associated Press
Alison Waldman directs and choreographs the annual the Day of Dance at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, a day of integrated, site-specific performance throughout the hospital by professional performers. The first Day of Dance in 2017 was the first of this kind of integrated dance programming in a hospital setting.
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