Movement for the Mind

Become a Movement For The Mind® Practioner

Francoise Netter Performing MovementToo often in this age of technology, we find ourselves segmented, over extended and locked in our intellect. Creative awareness motivates us, awakens us and inspires us. Learn an active process of awakening that employs the body as an instrument for living and as a storehouse of memory, transformation, creativity, and knowledge. Through visualization, dance, movement, breathing, journaling and music, you will have the opportunity to explore and define your own creative states and generate healing.

The body is a medium for purposeful creativity. Active change is achieved by integrating the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the individual through the alpha brain wave state. The result may be practical such as problem solving, dissolving stress, and healing emotional or physical trauma and pain. Or the result may be as simple as discovering new feelings and finding freedom in unblocked self-expression and resiliency.

Listen to Francoise talk about Movement For The Mind on a Prinzing radio show interview, starting around the 12:30 mark. Watch part of a YouTube video on Moving the Body, Connecting the Soul presented at INATS (International New Age Trade Show). Listen to Suzanne Toro’s radio show interview about the book and Movement For The Mind and how it will improve your life. Or listen to Bob Charles’ radio interview with Francoise about the value of Movement For The Mind. You can also listen to Dave Barnett’s radio interview about the book. After listening, let us know your thoughts. Look for upcoming trainings and workshops and always feel free to contact us with your questions and comments. Contact us for classes, or information about how to book a one-on-one session or workshop in your area. Contact [email protected] or call 303.960.6000.

“What makes Movement for the Mind unique is its integration of both the body and mind; it taps into the emotional and creative parts of the mind while activating the body. It is structured, but free-form, self-directed, and guides the body to be a conduit that expresses the emotions, thoughts and experiences an individual may be trying to process or cope within his or her life.

“In experiencing this method firsthand, I admit that I was surprised with both its effectiveness and efficiency. I can understand how, when used regularly, this method would prove transformative for individuals. In this way, an individual can create space for positive thoughts to replace those that are causing dissonance between the body and mind.

“Each step in the Movement for the Mind technique is a critical component towards achieving an elevated sense of body awareness, promoting calm, connecting with the breath, using the body as an channel for what’s occupying the mind, creatively expressing future desires and goals through the body to set the mind on a path towards positive change, and reflecting on the meaning of the experience through journaling and discussion.” — L. Baer

Upcoming Events, Classes, and Trainings

Movement For The Mind® Practitioner Certification Training

Movement For The Mind is the ability to integrate ones awareness and attitude through creative embodiment and actualize the results in daily life.The program offers a way to deepen your awareness of the mind, emotions, body & spirit and how to integrate creativity and movement into practical realms of life and also offers you opportunities to augment your career or start a new one. This program is especially relevant for those interested or who have (had) careers in Teaching, Yoga, Fitness, Dance, Psychology and Counseling. It is the unique opportunity to take this work and find your own voice in it and train others.

For application or information, contact [email protected] or call 303.960.6000.

Movement For The Mind®

Ongoing classes and private sessions are available, as well as specialized programs throughout the United States and Europe. Contact [email protected] or call 303.960.6000 to sponsor a class or request a training in your area.

The following services, classes and products are also available:

  • One-on-One Movement Therapy
  • One-on-One Coaching
  • Enhancing Creativity In The Classroom For Educators Courses
  • Redress Your Stress Courses
  • Movement For The Mind For Educators–Gateway to Integrating Right and Left Brain Learning Courses
  • Movement For the Mind (Paperback Book and eBook)
  • The Magic of Movement–Movement For The Mind CD

To find out more information about these or other products and services, please call 303.960.6000.

Order The Movement For The Mind® Book

An exciting new book, Movement For The Mind®: Dance That Awakens Healing, Inspiration And Wisdom is now available in both hardcopy as a paperback book and as an eBook for download. Read a book excerpt published in BellaSpark magazine.

It describes a unique way to integrate creativity that begins in the body and translates to your life. It also explores the dynamic aspects of healing, wholeness and inspirational wisdom.

The information in this book offers a unique antidote to many of the problems facing us today. It integrates body with mind and creates a vehicle for learning, fun, creativity and revelation. It incorporates the principles of “The Secret,” “Shadow Work” and utilizes as a vehicle what we all share in common: our bodies and minds. It is akin to Yoga and to what the ancient Yogis instruct us about life: That the treasures that we all are looking for are always there, right in front of us or more precisely, within us.

“Hello Françoise! I just started reading your book and I wanted to write you and express gratitude for explaining why dance is so important-how profoundly healing it is! I was never a dancer until I was 42 and my 2 year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I went to sign up for yoga; to find some peace. I left having signed up for bellydance. I realized that bellydance was all about nurturing and healing the sacral chakra! Your book explains so well what I try to communicate to others…thank you! Blessings and best wishes to you as you bring people to the healing modality of dance!” — Gail Johnson

The thousands of people who have participated in Movement For The Mind® have reported a wide variety of benefits. See the photos from Françoise’s book release party. Or read the newspaper story about her and her work.

Visit the Books page to order or get information about our book. Also see that page’s money-saving Digital and Traditional Bundles. Both bundles include the book and CD, either in digital form as an immediate download or by mail as hardcopies of the book and CD.

“I found myself in a situation where the teacher for whom I was subbing had the flu and was unable to provide lesson plans for the class. Fortunately, I had your book with me. I asked the kids if they wanted to try movement, and they all lit up and responded enthusiastically. I chose your meditation on movement. I started by guiding the students through complete breathing techniques, then moved into the different physical environments that you suggested, including taffy, sand, water, etc. It was very impressive to me to see this high school class fully present and engaged in the exercise. At the end of the activity, the student response was overwhelmingly positive, and they asked to do more. My experience has shown me that many educators seem to drift away from the creative approach to the more boring rote memorization style of teaching. Students yearn for a creative approach…” —R. Fortin

Order The Magic of Movement – Movement For The Mind® CD

Get this CD which allows the individual to experience the creativity of Movement Exploration. This self-help CD will facilitate exploration of the body in a creative and powerful way through guided imagery. Individuals will learn how to ground themselves, create appropriate boundaries, how to express feelings safely and uniquely and how to connect to their body in a non-judgmental process. This CD is also useful for  teachers and therapists interested in incorporating Body Awareness and Movement as a tool for creative enhancement, communication and/or therapy and can be used with children or adults.

The Magic of Movement – Movement For The Mind® is designed to offer the following benefits:

  • Kinesthetic awareness
  • Awareness of appropriate boundaries
  • Consciousness of breath
  • Expanded creativity
  • Greater self-expression
  • Becoming more comfortable in your body
  • Utilization of Dance Principles in innovative ways
  • Relaxation

Visit the Products page to order or get information about our CDs.

“Françoise Netter is an extraordinary teacher, mentor and creative being. I had the good fortune of working with Françoise in my graduate internship. During this time, I studied Françoise’s method of Movement for the Mind® through the book, the CD and her mentorship. Movement for the Mind® is a powerful tool that guided me to live more fully in my body. After each session of reading and practicing the method, I felt more grounded and open in my body and mind, as well as more connected to spirit. …

“Exploring Movement for the Mind® with Françoise’s mentoring was powerful and transformative. I was able to access and heal various layers of my being, and then share this in my work with others. Françoise is charismatic and captivating with her teachings and very open and loving in her interactions. She employs humor and kindness that made me feel safe and comfortable in our work together. Françoise has an exuberance for life that I continually felt in our conversations. …

“Françoise also mentored me through the movement class I was teaching as part of my internship. She made herself available to me throughout the process. Anytime I came to her with an issue about the class or my own personal process, she was quick with a helpful suggestion that spoke right to the heart of the matter. There is a sense that Françoise has really done her own work and can relate to her students and clients with compassion and understanding. I feel blessed to have worked with Françoise and hope that others have the good fortune to do the same!” — Joslyn Swinger, Sonoma State University

“Through the text, Movement for the Mind by Francoise Netter, I have been able to decipher a greater understanding for aligning my brain with my body to create harmony for myself. Statistics show that we may be using only ten per cent of our brain and scientists agree that the actual capabilities of our mind have been barely tapped. Movement for the Mind helps us to loosen the cobwebs of creative inactivity. One of the most important chapters in Movement for the Mind is the end of chapter five. Using dance as psychotherapy can be beneficial to anyone at any age, in any profession and position. What we fail to see is that these unresolved traumas have become trapped in survivors’ minds. ‘If you were able to get in touch with the past, understand that your inner child’s painful pattern allowed you to survive. Graciously now, you can move beyond the limitations of the past to a greater wholeness.’ Movement For The Mind, Francoise E. Netter. (p. 141). This is incredibly important to help us connect our bodies and our emotions in order to combat any negativity that gets in our way. By releasing our frustrations through kinesthetic movement, we are able to cleanse ourselves both emotionally and physically. We are using our bodies to release the pain that has caused us to have a negative correlation with our physical selves and to finally embrace our bodies as the safe haven they are intended to be.” — A. Johnson

“This course has given me the opportunity to explore the arts and movement in my own learning, reflect on my teaching practice, and plan lessons that will provide learning experiences for my future students. As I read Movement For The Mind– Dance That Awakens Healing, Inspiration and Wisdom I reflected on the past school year. My mother passed away in December and she volunteered in my classroom every Friday. This book brought healing to my soul and had I read it earlier I could have planned activities for the souls of my students as well. It was a gift to create some balance in my own life and do the exercises on the CD, The Magic of Movement.” — R. Eisenbach


Now offering 2024 Meditation, Yoga, and Movement for the Mind® classes. Register or learn more.